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Old Feb 23, 2012, 04:39 PM
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Old radar test range?

Looks to be mostly inside Fort Irwin. Aka Off limits.

Been to Calico a lot though... Just down the road a bit.
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Old Feb 25, 2012, 02:03 PM
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White Chief Mining area Oatman, Az.

Out exploring a friends property called White Chief Mine near Oatman, Az. This mine goes straight down 400' with 3 miles of tunnels. Has an old runway and the main pilot that flew people in and out was with the Black Sheep squadron during WW2. Crazy up hill landing and right into the canyons for take offs. Lots of old Indian petroglyphs. High winds kept us from flying most of the time but managed to get the 6061 Hexacopter up for a couple flights.

Enjoy

Exploring Near Oatman, Az. with Hexacopter (5 min 15 sec)



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Old Feb 25, 2012, 02:15 PM
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Crash,

Perhaps you have stumbled across this place?

Plug these coordinates into Google Earth and see what you think.

3517'15.01"N 117 6'10.83"W

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Frank
My bother in-law trains troops out there...I'll have to ask about this.
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Old Mar 14, 2012, 01:42 AM
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This is exactly why I got into FPV! I am so glad that I found this thread, didnt think FPV could get me hooked anymore then it has. You guys really have inspired me! Cant wait to do some of this great stuff with my FPV bixler.

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Old Apr 03, 2012, 11:50 PM
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Lets fire this thread back up!

This thread is very interesting and would love to get it going again!!

Cheers
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Old May 24, 2012, 03:43 AM
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Out exploring a friends property called White Chief Mine near Oatman, Az. This mine goes straight down 400' with 3 miles of tunnels. Has an old runway and the main pilot that flew people in and out was with the Black Sheep squadron during WW2. Crazy up hill landing and right into the canyons for take offs. Lots of old Indian petroglyphs. High winds kept us from flying most of the time but managed to get the 6061 Hexacopter up for a couple flights.

Enjoy

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Do you know if that mine is posted "No Trespassing"? I have some friends who I explore with and we might be interested in a visit.



Once I learn how to fly, I would be interested in capturing some aerial video of the surface areas around where we are exploring.

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Old Jan 22, 2013, 07:55 PM
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Springtime is just around the corner... this thread will pick up again to full swing!
Great vids & pics. :-)
Reminds me of days past.
My advice... plan your trip. stick to the plan. advise someone separate from your group what you are doing and when you will return. check in with them when you return.
It could be important.
Old mines are treacherous!
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 09:40 PM
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This thread is very interesting and would love to get it going again!!

Cheers
This is a great thread! Keep up the good work guys!
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:33 PM
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It occurs to me that AP searching would be best done when shadows are long... to disclose portals that otherwise might be missed when reviewing the pics or vid.
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 08:37 PM
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Here there going mine. Santa Rita Mountains. Thought I would show. Slow fly works great. Here there is lots of old mines, but the land is public use and no one wants a mine. It also awesome place to fly. This is a critical environment issue as the information below the video
Gunsight Pass Light on Rosemont Mine (7 min 12 sec)






* Thanks and thanks. As you wish to say, its not about cutting roads or just something to anything, these mountains are perfect.!!! but the old mines there would be destroyed and land in accessible to public.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 09:09 AM
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Interesting vid, tank.

I think it clearly shows the value of a stable platform, the need for hi-res, and geologic experience when studying video while searching for mines.
Time of day is very important when seeking low wind periods for best flite.
Good for AZ that the Santa Rita Mountains hold the potential to provide copper which may be produced for commerce by the local economy.
Quite difficult and expensive to cut roads in, like that... there must be substantial deposits!
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