- May 8, 2020
- Reaction score
- Oahu, Hawaii
Yes and yes. It just occurred to me that I have a FlightSketch folder on my phone. Sure enough, it’s all there but my logbook is blank. I reinstalled the app and no dice. Other than cursing Steve Jobs, how do I get the data back into the app so I can upload it to the website under my user name?Did you happen to save the FS data locally? If so you should still have it. Check the flight log function in the app.
I try to save FS data in both places every time, just in case....
Sorry to hear about hanging both the model and a Mini in a tree, though.
I've thought about it. How do I get the string through the tree from above? This this beyond my engineering skills.What about using a drone to carry up the tennis ball setup or a small grappling hook and drop it over the cord. Then pull the rocket down that way. Probably some damage, but repairable. I have a setup on my drone that allows me to drop something from it.
Many of the other possibilities would be expensive, like getting the P&R people to allow you to hire a high-lift forklift or something similar or contacting the tree trimming company used by P&R to get it.
Best of luck.
It's about 50ft up. We could duct tape my 24' pole to your 24' pole and use the ladder. Text me it you're available today.I don't think my ladder and pole will go up that high but I'll bring it on Saturday and we can try it.
I've thought about that also. The tree is next to the tennis and basketball courts. I'm trying to avoid having the 5-0 called on me for using a weapon in the park. They frown on that in Hawaii.Bow and Arrow?
Go fly a kite!
Fly a kite with a long tail with some kind of hooks or duct tape/fly paper on it over the top of the tree? Could even use a steerable stunt kite to take a dive over the top when you have the line where you want it.
or on a non-wind day, use a helium balloon on a long kite string?
It's surprisingly harder to do then expected. We tried...A fellow I fly with sometimes at Sixty Acres has a bag of shot or sand on the end of a light rope and he has gotten pretty good at swinging it in a circle and and releasing the line to take it up into a tree. He got one of mine down that way once, and retrieved a TARC model for a team that way as well. (Mine was treed on the north side just over the fence into the horse farm, the other was in one of the trees along the south end of the north field.) But I don’t think either of them was up quite as high as your model is….
Yeah...when I watch Bruce do it, I am kind of amazed that he can do what he does.It's surprisingly harder to do then expected. We tried...
The problem with the horseshoe is that it's straight up so be prepared to run.Yeah...when I watch Bruce do it, I am kind of amazed that he can do what he does.
The horseshoe idea that @Cape Byron suggested is a variation on the same approach....but I can see the advantage to the horseshoe vs. the bag of shot for the weight. But still, that's pretty high to sling whatever the weight is with any kind of accuracy.
@JC Hobbies : have a source for such a monkey?
I was wondering how big the rock needs to be? Small enough to reach the rocket but big enough to grab on to the shock cord.Slingshot with kite string tied/glued to a rock……….???
Genius...Maybe next time put some catnip on the rocket, and bring a cat with you.
When the cat meanders up the tree to get the catnip and gets stuck in the tree and can’t get down, then you can make a call to the Fire Dept, and maybe they can grab the rocket at the same time they are making the cat rescue!
But then the Firemen might want to adopt the cat and take it back to their fire station, and name him Pickles…and give him his own fire hat…
you need one of these3) Dog wand to throw tennis ball with string. I got close several times. I just need it to snag onto the shock cord. Optimally, the ball will return to the ground so I can attach a thicker rope but not likely. We tried a bazooka like ball thrower; could only go about 25'.
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