What are the FAA specifications for a rooftop helipad?

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  1. FleshLight

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    They don't have one for 1:10 scale RC copters.
     
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    Why the fvck would you ask that here?
     
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    Drop a ladder it's far cheaper! Trust me.
     
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    I don't know, I remember seeing a scammer here that flew helicopters for a living.
     
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    I'd like to know too.. I'm getting a helipad on my third floor mansion in my estate in a year or two.
     
  9. olds

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    Oh.. That makes sense.
    :roll:
     
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    Apply 2,4,D Silvex liberally across broad areas of vegetation.
     
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    It a trap to catch unsuspecting scammers who fly helicopters... duh.
     
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    I figure it's a local/state building code issue not FAA related even... of course you'd need to beef up trusses and load bearing walls where helipad is.
     
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    This thread makes me laugh.
     
  15. olds

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    NFW?

     
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    It varies by the blade diameter and rotary load rating of the helicopter. In addition the immediate surrounding area (size dependent upon heli type as well) has to be properly established to handle side vectored currents from the downdraft as well.
     
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    Are you a scammer that flies helicopters for a living by any chance?
     
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    Thanks :)

    With that, I went to google and found this:

    http://www.riversideca.gov/municipal_code/Title_19/64/040.html

    Seems pretty thorough.

    I was referring to a certain insect.
     
  20. olds

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    No but he stayed ay a Holiday Inn Express last night