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Old 09-02-2008, 08:20 PM
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I am sure this has been covered somewhere but I couldnt find anything in the search. Is there anything out there that is reasonable to track downed aircraft. I ask of course because I lost my battery in my 85" cap with a spektrum it just kept flying when locked out. She went into some bad bush down here in south Texas.. 2 days of searching with many people, backhoes, etc have resulted in nothing.

The plane I am not concerned with it was my os 160 and receiver I would like back. There has to be something reasonable not neccisarily GPS but even like the screeching devices and such that could be rigged in larger aircraft.

Ideas???

Thanks and a formal goodbye to my favorite plane in the fleet. May she rest in pieces!
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:29 PM
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Default RE: GPS or Tracking?????

Herer is one:
http://www.hobbico.com/radioaccys/hcap0335.html

There are other off-the-shelf units as well.
Old 09-02-2008, 08:34 PM
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Yeah those I have seen but what if the bat goes dead? And I fly 6 volt. This is nice to warn you when battery is low but what if it came unplugged. I would like to see something more self sufficient.
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Situations like yours are very difficult. I have seen where searchers walked within 10 feet of a plane and never saw it. Brush and high grass can make a plane disappear. Our club, Bay City Flyers just north of Tampa, does have one asset that many clubs do not. Over the past several years, using the full scale shown below, I have found five of six airplanes that ground searches could not find. If Texas weren't so far away (at 60mph), I'd come do a search. Good Luck
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:38 PM
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Now that is a solution. But will my os 160 be worth the 80K for a good one?

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