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    Lost UAV in Malibu Ca USA

    Well this is an interesting story but in a nutshell, this UAV as been found by some body in the trash as you see it in the photos. There are many speculations to how this UAV ended up at a trash container of a national park in California.
    I just want if possible to find out more about this machine. It is apparent that it has been put together by an expert or by a project team at some university.
    If you know of any body or any team that has lost this UAV I could feel in the blank for you on this matter.
    Thank you all for reading this post, and lets keep them flying....
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    is there any recording device within the aircraft? Like a GoPro or something with an SD Card?
    LOOKING FOR ENGINEERING WORK ON UAV'S?

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    Unfortunately no, probably who ever found it, took it. Do you recognize the model markings?

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    It appears to be just an RC airplane that someone threw away.
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    That is an airplane not a UAV!! The writing on the control module says a Big Stik2.
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    Looks like someone tried to fly it, crashed it and say, "Well, to hell with this!!!" and dumped the whole thing in the trash. Anyone ever seen happen at the flying field? I have.

    Back when we used one transmitter with each plane, there was this friend that was having trouble with his radio. He lost control of the plane and it made an epic splash. Next thing I knew, the transmitter was flying at about 50 feet into the air that looked like a "hail Mary pass". The left field receiver wasn't there for the catch and the referee called it out of play. No touch down, no first down.

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    Looks like it was out in the weather for quite some time. Guessing a 2011 or so crash date from the battery, it may have been outside for two years.
    The remaining electronics look like an ignition module, and perhaps some sort of stabilization module. I suppose the stabilization module is large enough to also be
    a type of autopilot or return home module as well.

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    That looks like a "Stik" plane. Must have been nose deep in the ground for awhile. Looks to be a gasoline engine maybe a 20cc. The engine may be of value (parts, etc..) depending what shape it's in.
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    It looks like it was put together by savage Ubangi warriors, not by a "project team" at a University.
    WHO GUNNA FEED MAW KEEEIDS..???


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