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Old 09-15-2013, 07:18 AM   #2099
DakarNick
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Had a fun day at the hobby shop yesterday. One of the employees moved to Saturdays only because he took another full-time job. So, I stopped by to see him.

The E-Flite UMX ASK-21 sailplane dropped to only $50 so he bought one and we were debating whether to get out the high-start or not. It has been raining here, lately, so we were trying to watch the storm. We caught a break between showers and customers and then an idea hit us.

Pull up the ASK with the store's DJI Phantom and release it! It was great fun. We rigged a short line to the ASK along with a weight so the string wouldn't get caught in the Phantom's props after release. We towed the glider nose-up and released at around 300 feet. The Phantom stayed in altitude/GPS hold via another employee and the ASK owner flew it successfully to the parking lot. Great fun!

I'll see if I can get a copy of the video.
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