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04-07-2010 04:21 AM  8 years agoPost 1
fire_boy92

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I heard a story the other day from a trustworthy source that there were some people test flying a $10k aerial video platform near my house. They explained it as "like a flying saucer with a bad a$$ camera and gps on it." These guys did their test flights over water or at least too close to it, either way... they had a malfunction and it went in the water and no one can find it. They had boats out there looking and everything. I wonder if anything is worth salvaging.
The lake isnt too big but I heard its up to 50' deep.

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04-07-2010 04:26 AM  8 years agoPost 2
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It may have been worth 10k at one time,
however,now it aint worth much!

Which is worse, ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care!

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04-07-2010 04:40 AM  8 years agoPost 3
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Reminds me of when a buddy had a scarab deep vee model boat. When he built it he decided he didn't need no stinking foam in it. It sunk. I scuba dive and did a underwater search pattern using a compass and found it within twenty minutes.

A fifty ft dive is no problem but the camera is probably shot.

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04-07-2010 04:47 AM  8 years agoPost 4
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^bs^ If you got the right equipment to go down and take a look I say go for it. Because there is a lot that can be salvaged. Shere some of the electrics might be trashed but you would be surprised at how some will survive the water.

There was a member hear that put his 450 in and it sat at the bottom of a holding pound until the water live went down. Well he found it in the mud, cleaned it up and let it dry out. Then just for st!@# and giggles put power to it to see if any thing would survive. If my memory serves me correctly every thing worked. Just the battery needed some TLC, but it worked.

So go for it. If you can.

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04-07-2010 05:02 AM  8 years agoPost 5
Spitfire1

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50 metrers is a considerably deep dive for a regular joe blo with a scuba tank and a set of fins, then again 10k is a nice bonus.

Also scouring a murky lake bed where you may not be able to see more than 2 meters in front of your nose, you may search for days and find nothing at all.

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04-07-2010 05:27 AM  8 years agoPost 6
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Not sure about Texas law, but does "finding" it actually make it yours? Just wonderin'.

Which is worse, ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care!

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04-07-2010 06:31 AM  8 years agoPost 7
helibeast

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50 meters is a considerably deep dive
Yes it is but the lake is 50 feet deep (50 feet ' = 15.24 m) So you can stay down for 100 minutes without decompressing.
As far as finding something, doesn't give you ownership but being underwater might give you salvage compensation rights.

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04-07-2010 06:37 AM  8 years agoPost 8
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use a fish finder...

i'm serious.

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04-07-2010 08:16 AM  8 years agoPost 9
Spitfire1

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(50 feet ' = 15.24 m) So you can stay down for 100 minutes without decompressing.
15m is nothing then, I used to figure anything below 30 meters you would run your tank bone dry and drown before you would end up with bubbles in your brain.
I think they have changed the charts though since I was diveing, they used to base the times on what the military had come up with for fit young navy divers, now I think they have revised the safety threshholds to allow for overweight japanese tourists and the like.

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04-07-2010 11:32 AM  8 years agoPost 10
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MY Raymarine would pick it up on the bottom!!!

Hire a diver?


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04-07-2010 09:12 PM  8 years agoPost 11
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i saw the sae thread this 450 was on a lake bed for 3 months
servos fired up

=http://rc.runryder.com/t539718p1/?highlight=450+on+lake][/url]

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04-08-2010 12:40 AM  8 years agoPost 12
AFjetmech

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Go for it. Just hope you don't run into something like this at the dark 50ft bottom.

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04-08-2010 03:36 AM  8 years agoPost 13
fire_boy92

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The lake is in front of a big oil company building. Security is pretty tight. Seems like the people that crashed it were very concerned about recovering. I think they used our boat with side scan but never found anything worth looking at. I guess the bottom is all trashed out, and yes it is very murky water.

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04-08-2010 01:38 PM  8 years agoPost 14
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04-08-2010 09:55 PM  8 years agoPost 15
Rodney

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I put a Pmax in a pond at our club. It was a run off from landfill. Dug by a dragline I hit depths of 80ft. The bottom was not flat at all and the water was so dark i could not see the light from dive light until I stuck it to lens of mask. But after a couple hours I found it and it flew again after sending in radio gear to be checked out after cleaning with alcohol and wd40.

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04-09-2010 05:06 AM  8 years agoPost 16
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things like that sink down deep in the mud real quick, never find it. we had a pond here we lost rc electric boats, they sank deep into mud quick.

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