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RC Plane Rescue Mission

Andre

Fly yes... land no.
Admin
#1
Sunday morning as we were wrapping up the FTAH podcast I got an email from my Dad.

He'd gone out the field to fly before me...

I am back, lost the skipper at the edge of the bushes, so I will go back after lunch with snow shoes to get it, I have a good idea, but the snow is way too deep

Dad​


Team Family to the rescue.

James and I gathered up our snow shoes and headed over to the field to help.

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- We'd already been snow shoeing earlier this week.

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- Team Rousseau ready to search.

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- Off we go.

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- While not far out this area has seen a lot of snow. Plus it had rained the day before.

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- Spreading out to do a grid search.

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- Man down!

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- Oh boy this stuff is deep.

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- James had stepped on his own snow shoe and could not get back up :)

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- Not long after that I found the Skipper.

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- Honestly if we'd not managed to find it I suspect after a snow fall it would have been buried.

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No damage. After this experience I might add some colour to the top of mine.

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Pilot and plane reunited.

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It actually only took me 15 minutes to find the plane which was awesome.
 
#3
That is exactly the reason I always fly with a Loc8tor tag in my planes now.
It makes it soooo much easier. Plus now that I have a system my planes
don't even bother getting lost anymore. lol
LooseBruce
 

jhitesma

Some guy in the desert
Mentor
#4
Nice recovery! I'm no fan of snow (which is why I moved where I did) but have to admit 15 minutes searching in those conditions sounds like more fun than the 1 hour I spent searching the desert in 100f heat looking for my quad after flying further from myself than I meant to or realized I had and not having enough battery to get back :D