Rubik's Gobe
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Vgyuri
N 47° 36.860 E 019° 10.674
34T E 363071 N 5275045
Quick Description: Cca. 200 waypoint or a track draws the silhouette of the famous hungarian glider airplane 'R-26 Gobe' on the terrain. (The constructor of plane, Erno Rubik sr. father of planner of Rubik's cube)
Location: Pest, Hungary
Date Posted: 1/1/2012 7:40:59 AM
Waymark Code: WMDE2K
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni
Views: 75

Long Description:
This waymark started on the hungarian site (visit link) The language of site is naturally hungarian, but I translate the mains.

The origonal coordinates now disposed to biggest hungarian soaring airfield, Dunakeszi (LHDK), but they are transportable for any place of world.

My request: if You find a suitable place in Your country, please download the GPX files from the (visit link) , convert to Your enviroment, and walk on this trail.

Useful tools for convert of silhouette to your enviroment: 2 Excel tables, both contains the Gobe. If You write to the headlines converion data,(new coordinate, horizontal mirror flag, rotation angle, resize), the result is the converted coordinate series for desired place.

First in in track format (coordinate series), downloadable: offset_rotate_mirror_resize_gpx.xls

Other in waypoint form, contains coordinates of important point of silhouette offset_rotate_mirror_resize_gpx.xls

The result in both coordinate series and GPX files.

Other way use of bitmap silhouette of glider (below in the gallery) as overlay bitmap in GoogleEarth or in any bitmap-base chart e.g. in OziExplorer or Fugawi. Your walk on this trail may be new waymark.

It will an impressive sight to see the old bird on several places of the world, to commemorate the not too long ago deceased planner.

This waymark made by hungarian cacher Csuhas with using my basic idea and navigation plan on 12.31.2011. I will repeat this waymark in my city airport Debrecen (LHDC) and on the Hajduszoboszlo Airfield (LHHO) in the future.
Track Length: 6.02

Track Length Units: Kilometres

Uploaded Track: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
You must visit the given co-ordinates and provide a photo. Beyond that, there are no mandatory additional visit requirements, but you may want to try your hand at reproducing the design in the original Waymark. Go on ... why not? However, you can't log your copy of the original track as a new waymark ... for that you'd need to do it in a new location.
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