apollo13
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### 1:500 Runway Length

Hello everyone. THis past week i was able to clear out my family;s old "playroom" and it is now all ot myself. I want to create an airport in there for my herpa wings collection (100+ airplanes) now im having trouble. I want to have a realastic airport with a realisitic runway from start to end. FOr a 11,000 foot REAL runway. What would the length be in 1:500 scale and even 1:1000 scale. Also, does anyone know how to calculate or convert real length to 1:500 length?

gunsontheroof
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### RE: 1:500 Runway Length

Yes...a 10,000 foot runway would be about 20 feet long in your room.

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B737200
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### RE: 1:500 Runway Length

If I'm not mistaken a scale of 1:500 means that for every 500 feet of real runway is represented by 1 foot in the scale model.

Therefore, for an 11,000 foot runway at a scale of 1:500 you must divide the 11,000 feet into 500 foot segments, the result will be the number of 1 foot segments you need to represent in your model.

Hence: 11000/500=22 feet on your model;
or else at a scale 1:1000: 11000/1000=11.

I might be wrong but I think thats the way to do it, hope this helps.

san747
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### RE: 1:500 Runway Length

Simple- divide the real length by 500.

In your case, 11000/500... That'll be a 22 foot runway.

With 1:1000, its the same principle- 11000/1000- an 11 foot runway.

[EDIT]Looks like I've been beaten by 2 others! Either way, just divide by 500 or 1000 (whatever the case may be) and you get your result.

[Edited 2006-12-24 08:28:16]
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Continental
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### RE: 1:500 Runway Length

HAHA! That was really funny! But nevertheless, I would've never thought about making a scale runway. Awesome. If you pull it off Apollo, get some pics!

apollo13
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### RE: 1:500 Runway Length

I just realized the probably a 9 foot runway will be sufficent (maybe shorter). Im really focusing on the terminal detail. None the less i would really like to make a full airport but it would make the room really small for more than three people to be in there at the same time.

gunsontheroof
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### RE: 1:500 Runway Length

 Quoting Apollo13 (Reply 5):I just realized the probably a 9 foot runway will be sufficent (maybe shorter). Im really focusing on the terminal detail.

Post some pics here if when it's coming along. Sounds like a fun project.
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