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Old 07-27-2015, 05:39 PM
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Location: Colorado
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Originally Posted by DeanHFox
This is the kind of situation where I wish the club owned a nice quadcopter with onboard video - so we could have someone fly it over an area and look down into the brush from above. Bet we'd spot stuff faster...

Perfect application for one! In the 90s we flew up in Walden, Colorado, in the mountains. It was a large valley surrounded by mountains, and was covered with sage brush. You could lose a rocket in that stuff easily, if the rocket and chute went down in between plants, even if you had a pretty good bearing on it. You might not see it until you were practically on top of it. A quadcopter would have been perfect to overfly the suspected location.
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