I bought my unit from Tim about three years ago. Best investment in rocketry. Ever. Paid for itself in the first season. Granted, Bong state park has a lot of hazards and a small landing area, but it has saved me at least 8 rockets that I would likely never have seen again, each with avionics, motor cases, and parachutes worth more than cost of the receiver. Been over 4 miles away on two occasions. Deep in the woods or buried in crop. Ever look away for a second and lose your line? Or the references seem to change when you get closer? With a tracker, you can wait an hour, or come at it from a different direction, and it will still get you to the right area.
I think of it like insurance. You hope you don't need it, but you sleep better knowing it is there if you do.
Last edited by SMR; 12th September 2012 at 10:24 PM.
Wisconsin Organization of Spacemodeling Hobbyists
Fox Valley Rocketeers
Quad Cities Rocketry Society
2013 APCP: 48,397.3 Ns (18% P)
Highest altitude achieved: 21,981' AGL
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