Originally Posted by carguy1994ca
Some guys dump planes like they don't care. I always find it sad to lose a good plane and try to find it asd fast as I can. Its nice of you (and I bet fun
) to locate the lost planes at your club. Of course, it would be even more fun if you posted the cabin view landings of your FPV recon flights
Once I was flying my AD6-HL at 1,000m high, directly above me, was using double batteries (6200 mAh each), didn't know until now that old lipo batteries and banged up from crashes shorten life considerably (don't hold what actually is supposed to).
10 minutes after lifting I noticed the voltage was dropping considerably, then proceeded to "drop it like its hot", I was running the FPV and MK tool, all of sudden I loose both signals, then put throttle to 100% just in case, I only heard the usual buzz from the engines (I assume it was descending quite fast) and the few seconds of 100% throttle saved it from total annihilation.
When this happened I was sure I wouldn't be able to find it, but after 10 minutes driving around the perimeter my friend spot it in a low grass field, about 600m where we launched it. We got SO lucky, in most case you never find it due to tall grass, high trees, difficult access areas.
I've read people use GPS beacons on their rigs and what not.
Well that's my short happy ending story (it ended with messed up camera mount and a few broken gear rails). Considering it only took us 10 minutes to find it, VERY LUCKY.