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Apr 13, 2008, 10:01 PM
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Las Vegas - Hoover Dam today


Ever wanted to fly camera over Hoover Dam ? New bridge being constructed high above, today I let my Slinger idle and climbed partially built bridge:
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Apr 13, 2008, 10:32 PM
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Ever wanted to fly camera over Hoover Dam ? New bridge being constructed high above, today I let my Slinger idle and climbed partially built bridge:
I have meaning to that for some time now. I was a bit afraid of interference from all the power lines.
Apr 13, 2008, 10:47 PM
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Wow! I can't believe how low the water level has become since my last trip there a few years ago!

Great pics!

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Apr 13, 2008, 11:08 PM
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I have meaning to that for some time now. I was a bit afraid of interference from all the power lines.
I never flew anything using standard RC, almost year ago bought mini-Slinger made TX/RX out of two-way radios and learned to fly. Never had interferance or range problems, I could fly my invisible AP Slinger through all those power lines without damaging them
Apr 13, 2008, 11:28 PM
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Great pics! I take it these were taken from the new bridge though (and not through AP means). I just drove over the Hoover dam a few weeks ago on my way back to Phoenix from Las Vegas. Here are some of the shots of the new bridge that I was able to get from the car.

- Matt
Apr 14, 2008, 12:01 AM
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Great pics! I take it these were taken from the new bridge though (and 'not through AP means). I just drove over the Hoover dam a few weeks ago on my way back to Phoenix from Las Vegas. Here are some of the shots of the new bridge that I was able to get from the car.

- Matt
I was on the bridge all by myself (Sunday!!), it was incredible hike to see all the equipment and "see through" bare bones bridge.
Apr 14, 2008, 05:22 AM
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Nice shots ! If the water continues dropping they wont need a dam !
Apr 14, 2008, 07:24 AM
I AP'd myself again......
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We took these exactly 2 years ago. I got one as they started the project. I took these with the Pentax Optio s5z

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Apr 14, 2008, 08:15 AM
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Nice shots ! If the water continues dropping they wont need a dam !
Or the bridge...

Nice shots!
Apr 14, 2008, 12:10 PM
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here 1 hour old 9am pictures
Apr 14, 2008, 12:28 PM
I AP'd myself again......
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do they have wifi?

We'll be back there in August, I'll check that bridge out-

Dave
Apr 14, 2008, 01:51 PM
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Wow great pictures fmkit. Where were you flying from for your pictures both the first ones and the last few?


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Apr 14, 2008, 02:22 PM
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@ Dave and Dave (DWA /aviatordave):

You must be nuts to fly over the dam, not only it's crowded with tourists, policemen and helis you also need to have disposable plane to land on boulders(in the morning I landed on the hood of my car). Also the dam is too big to frame so you have to fly very high using downlink.
There is nice place to fly RC: stop at nearby hotel/casino Hacienda, hike around the hotel toward lake to find perfect landing strip and incredible views. Watch free movie inside the casino, the old B/W documentary about building Hoover Dam worth to see. From here you can fly heli tour starting from $29 if you have 3 passengers or $35ea for two.
Apr 14, 2008, 03:19 PM
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It does look like a very challenging place to fly RCAP. Glad you are having some success at it. Makes the pictures even better knowing they were hard to get.
Dave
Apr 14, 2008, 05:08 PM
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I was thinking he wasn't nuts but had some big stones. I would be too afraid of the police to pull a stunt like that.

However, the power lines would not stop me even though I have proven, just two weeks ago, I can hit them just fine (on my maiden flight no doubt with my new plane).

Nice photo's, can you get some low fly by's over the traffic?


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