| "bill kolofa" > wrote
| > I fly in areas surrounded by tall weeds and somewhat swampy
| > with tall "cat tails". Who would have thought that the weeds could swallow a
| > 2 meter glider?
| You need to get one of those 100 buck or less wireless TV cameras from
| somewhere, and put it into a plane, and then go on a spy mission.
You make it sound easy. In practice, it's not so easy. At the very
least, make sure you have somebody else there to watch the TV screen
so you can fly your plane, lest you find yourself looking for *two*
| Plus, it would be fun !
There is that.
Though really, Bill's advice to use a lost plane alarm around places
like this is good advice. They're cheap and light and help
tremendously. As an added bonus, most will also warn you when your
battery goes low -- which isn't so important for electric planes, but
for gliders or glow planes, it's very nice.
This is what I use --
and I tend to build it into my slope planes, since they're the ones
most likely to get lost. If you can make a hole for the speaker to
get outside it'll be much louder, but it's not essential.
It's amazing how easy it is to lose a plane in a bunch of trees, and
get 10 feet away from it and still never realize it's there.
Doug McLaren, firstname.lastname@example.org
Knowledge is Power
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