Help find lost FPV plane in Waikato

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Help find lost FPV plane in Waikato

Postby mkuvy » Wed May 09, 2012 12:29 am

This is an invitation to FPV pilots in Waikato (hi Tokoroa mates!) near Te Awamutu / Cambridge for an easter egg hunt!

I've lost my FPV EasyStar yesterday due to underestimating wind. From the ground recording I've identified the area it should've crashed -- it's about 1km^2 of hilly pasture land. I've searched for 3 hours yesterday (thankfully, the farmers here were very understanding) with no luck.

This was my only airframe, so I can't easily strap a camera to another plane and search for crashed plane. The plane should be very noticeable from another FPV plane, so this will make an exciting hunting adventure.

Obviously, a case of beer or any other drink of your choice (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4-asBVPmTg) is on me.

Thanks!
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Re: Help find lost FPV plane in Waikato

Postby RCModelReviews » Wed May 09, 2012 1:57 am

Bad luck mate. Unfortunately, until I get my truck back on the road I'm walking so that's a bit beyond my FPV range right now ;-)
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Re: Help find lost FPV plane in Waikato

Postby mkuvy » Wed May 09, 2012 3:31 am

RCModelReviews wrote:Bad luck mate. Unfortunately, until I get my truck back on the road I'm walking so that's a bit beyond my FPV range right now ;-)


Heck, I'll pick you up and drive you around and buy you lunch ;-).
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Re: Help find lost FPV plane in Waikato

Postby dannyzz » Wed May 09, 2012 6:29 am

If i lived closer i would definitely give you a hand finding you plane :D
Hope you find it. ;)
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Re: Help find lost FPV plane in Waikato

Postby mkuvy » Thu May 10, 2012 3:23 am

FOUND!

I'm never going long-range without a GPS SMS tracker.
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Re: Help find lost FPV plane in Waikato

Postby RCModelReviews » Thu May 10, 2012 10:54 am

Ahah, I'll turn the AXN around then -- almost made it to Cambridge but only have 30% battery left now for the return flight :-)
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