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Old Oct 16, 2012, 07:02 PM
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This is my OTHER standard rant. The first is about foam-core floats.
!. You always need a man-carrying boat available when float-flying. They can always crash and fragment. They can be faaar away and drifting farther. They can hit a tree. They can drift into the dreaded God-forsaken, snake-infested swampy brier -patch. Only a man-carrying boat will help you here.
Other sometimes useful tools:
A long boathook
A tennis ball on a string.
A bow-and-arrow with a fishing rig on the bow.
A spinning rod with a streamlined bobber for looooong casts.
An RC boat pulling the line from a spinning rod/reel can just loop around the plane and snag it with the line. Then the boat can drag the plane back, or the reel can drag the plane back.(added 1/26/13)
All of those work sometimes. A man-carrying boat works EVERY time.
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