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    How to retrieve your RC airplane from a tree

    Just too cool not to share.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffEYqGGYXRk[/youtube]

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    RE: How to retrieve your RC airplane from a tree

    WOW!

    I just took an into ride/lesson in a R22 couple weeks ago.
    Sure didn't try anything like that, tho.[X(]

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    RE: How to retrieve your RC airplane from a tree

    Wish he lived near me!!!
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    RE: How to retrieve your RC airplane from a tree

    That was an awesome video

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    RE: How to retrieve your RC airplane from a tree

    Yes, amazing, plus flyer got the plane back with very little damage. No doubt if they tried other methods (rod and reel casting with tennis ball, etc.), when it fell it would have been damaged. It reminds me of the courtesy retrievals from nearby swamp done by the police department helicopter in Hawaii some 30 years ago, at the state park flying site just east of the Pali.
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    RE: How to retrieve your RC airplane from a tree

    PTS picking, love it.
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    RE: How to retrieve your RC airplane from a tree

    Too cool! [8D]
    Quote: Hey, who put that tree there?
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    RE: How to retrieve your RC airplane from a tree

    I wondered if the prop wash from the heli would have driven the plane further into the tree. Simply amazing. I have my own flying field with plenty of trees. I have cut trees down to retrieve some of my own planes.

    Are their any devices that are on the market that help locate downed and lost planes???? I have a Patty Wagstaff gaser that is lost on my property (have chainsaw will travel). I hope this post doesn't interfere with the main subject.....Ron

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    RE: How to retrieve your RC airplane from a tree


    ORIGINAL: GallopingGhostler

    Yes, amazing, plus flyer got the plane back with very little damage. No doubt if they tried other methods (rod and reel casting with tennis ball, etc.), when it fell it would have been damaged. It reminds me of the courtesy retrievals from nearby swamp done by the police department helicopter in Hawaii some 30 years ago, at the state park flying site just east of the Pali.

    I've flown from that site many times....the swamp assumed ownership of my Zero back in 2010....wish they still did those retrievals then! I'll be moving back in a few months, so I can resume my search and rescue operations lol. More than likely, I'll add again to the swamps missing in action list again.

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    RE: How to retrieve your RC airplane from a tree

    Casey, if you happen to find my red Cox .020 Pee Wee powered 20" span Littlest Stick that I lost there around 1978, please let me know.
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    RE: How to retrieve your RC airplane from a tree

    ORIGINAL: rghalcomb I wondered if the prop wash from the heli would have driven the plane further into the tree. Simply amazing. I have my own flying field with plenty of trees. I have cut trees down to retrieve some of my own planes.
    Apparently not. Helicopter in use was one of the smallest available. If it had been a CH-47 Chinook, perhaps.

    Are their any devices that are on the market that help locate downed and lost planes???? I have a Patty Wagstaff gaser that is lost on my property (have chainsaw will travel). I hope this post doesn't interfere with the main subject.....Ron
    There is a loud beeper that plugs into an unused servo channel or Y cord it to another. When the transmitter is turned off, it emits a good loud squelch.

    If you buy a telemetry device, you could locate it with a directional antenna and a signal strength meter or receiver, I suppose.
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    RE: How to retrieve your RC airplane from a tree

    hi
    this is funny after losing 2 last year and couldnt find them in the woods i got them in my planes now and havent lost one in the woods all this year and had my share of dead sticks this year, see if you put them in you never lose another one lol

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    RE: How to retrieve your RC airplane from a tree

    Hey Rye,
    Thanks for your reply. Where did you purchase the devices.......Ron

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    RE: How to retrieve your RC airplane from a tree

    Thanks for the reply George. What kind of device and where can you purchase them?........Ron

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    RE: How to retrieve your RC airplane from a tree

    from tower hobby, http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXSZ87 ,i am also think of a crossbow so i can shoot a rope over the plane to pull it down ,last one i put in the trees i when home to get a rope and when i got back some sob had climb the tree and got it and no one saw a thing [:'(][:'(] [:@]lost the hole 9 yards

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    RE: How to retrieve your RC airplane from a tree

    Thanks Rye, I ordered 2 of em...............Ron

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    RE: How to retrieve your RC airplane from a tree

    LOL.....Those guys on the ground must have just been like "what friggin luck is this".....Got a staples button "that was easy"...lol

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    RE: How to retrieve your RC airplane from a tree

    One of the guys had a long extension pole the electric company uses. All that accomplished was poking a hole through the wing.
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    I went home and came back with my chainsaw.
    Figured it was justifiable homicide. Damn tree.
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    RE: How to retrieve your RC airplane from a tree

    Hey Praire Mike, So far Ive cleared at least 2 dozen trees. I've put 4 planesn the trees. So I figured them thar trees had it comin. Got lots of fire wood all split and stacked........Ron

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    RE: How to retrieve your RC airplane from a tree

    Pretty freaking Cool.  We've had a local dr drop down and buzz us with a low fly by but nothing like that.

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    RE: How to retrieve your RC airplane from a tree

    Last summer I had a foamy stuck in a birch tree. Tried to climb it, not a chance. Went home to get the chain saw and mentioned to the guy next door, a marshal arts expert, who said he'd come along and help. When we got there he said let me try something and then proceeded to hit the truck of the tree with his palm. When I asked him what are you doing hitting a solid trunk, he said look up.
    To my total amazement the top of the branches shook every time he hit the tree. Once he'd established the rythem, it was just as if a strong wind was blowing, the entire top of the tree was shaking... quite amazing. After about 30 seconds the plane fell out! He said he'd learnt the technique in Japan.
    So there you go, forget the chain saw, learn Kung Fu!
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    RE: How to retrieve your RC airplane from a tree

    Iused a speargun to get a fellow member's damaged plane from the trees. A clean shot through the tail and it was pulled and lowered to the ground. Airframe was already shot but the gear was saved.


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