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Old Sep 28, 2006, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Magician
Looks like the military will need to come up with a mil-spec "if found" label
Actually looking at it this could be a very good discussion...

On my amateur stuff I try to place the electronics battery, GPS, and telemetry downlink in a crash resistant area. After checking out a few model crashes I noticed behind the spar and 1/4 in from the wing tip usually survives. I usually place the battery on one side of the wing. The the electronics on the other side to counter balance things out. I've also switched over to wires and connectors that can resist a very blunt tug on them. This includes a loop for some stress slack tucked away in the wing. The hope is should the main battery fail resulting in a crash, the backup will still power the GPS and telemetry. In a perfect world this would allow me to track down where the plane might be.

What is everyone else doing in the amateur world to help them track down a lost plane?

--Scott
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