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Desert flight, crash, and injury. Lesson learned!

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by Grandpa Don, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. Grandpa Don

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    I'm having a good time with the camera on my P3S. Only been flying it for about three weeks now. Still learning the little tricks that you only learn by building flying time. I'm a commercially rated fixed wing pilot, so I know how important flying time is. Yesterday I went out in the desert to do some practicing. It went pretty well, except for one crash. No damage done to the drone. I did trim the top of a bush though, and something else. Watch the video to see what else happened. Lesson learned the hard way! Thank God I had Prop guards!

     
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  2. gosports1

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    Enjoyed the Video. I live in North Carolina and lived in Tucson, Arizona when I was young 1959 . I Metal Detect for a Hobby and wished I had the opportunity to Metal Detect all the washes I see when the Family and I go to Las Vegas, and over to Oakman , Arizona. I have a Phanton 3 Pro. I live in a big city and no large area to fly. Some day I might have to take the quadcopter with me to the Beach, I have a very large area that I detect at the Beach, maybe 30 -40 yards wide but then have the Marsh Inlet's to deal on one side and the ocean on the other and if the quadcopter ever landed in the marsh ,its a gonna, the marsh oaks are too tall and then its a jungle.,very few kayaks come thru this area, they are stuck between tides.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I'm also heavy into metal detecting. I have several videos on YouTube showing some of my finds. Let me know if you're interested and I'll send a link.
     
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    my e-mail is gosports1@aol.com

    I upload some video's recently on my Beach Spot, ( no Name ) and this is what the Beach looked like this past April

    I find a lot of Buttons and Coins from the 1700 into the Early 1830's. This spot is not good for Gold, but I think the Gold Coins are about 3 feet deep and sitting on the hard compact bottom. I find a lot of Silver Half Dimes- and then the 1/2 Reales from Mexico.


    Have been Real Busy since April, so not much detecting


    Did get to the Coast after a couple of North Eastern storms April 2016

    My Good spot for all the Coins from the 1800's , the sand has accumulated so I had to search hard.

    I arrived at the Coast around 8:00 PM one evening and wasn't too tired from all the driving, It was suppose to Rain the next day, so I said I would do some night beach detecting 1st time in over 20 years I stayed out until about 11:00 PM and only found 3 Coins ,A Spanish 1/2 Reales , A Cap Bust Half Dime and the 3rd Coins was a Seated Half Dime,

    I haven't taken a Group Pictures of my Finds from April and May of 2016 for you to Post. I was reading this evening on Beach-Sand and shells accumulating on your Post


    Attached is 3 Videos that I made Public on you tube about 10 days ago.

    One is . 41 second.s

    One is 1.06 minutes

    One is 1.28 minutes
     
  5. gosports1

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    6/25/16 Report - A Lot of Beach Finds From GoldNugget. A Web Site For Identifying WW II and Aviation Finds. Restoration of LaBelle.


    Written by the TreasureGuide for the exclusive use of treasurebeachesreport.blogspot.com.

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    Really Nice Beach Finds.
    Finds and photos by GoldNugget.

    My 6/23/16 post provided a link to a North Carolina beach photo showing a beach as it appeared after the April storms. The video was made by Gosports1, also known as GoldNugget. You might want to look at the post and video again to see the conditions that produced the coins and buttons shown today.

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    More Great Finds By GoldNugget.
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    Closer View of 1853 Half Dime by GoldNugget.
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    Button Find by GoldNugget
    Besides coins and buttons, GoldNugget also found some other things. Here are some shell casings he found at another beach. 50 caliber Browning shells show up regularly along much of the Florida East Coast, but I haven't seen many of them on the Treasure Coast for some time.

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    WWII Shell Casings Found by GoldNugget.
    As most of you know, WW II training exercises were held along the Treasure Coast.

    GoldNugget said, "The imprint stamped on the brass casings are SL 43 and TW 45

    As with most Old Beach Coins from the 1700-1800's it's hard to get a date,

    One of the Large Cent was laying on top of the sand ( Note Eye Spy ). This happens when the water pushes over the top sand level and will leave some coins on top. I have found a lot of coins like this. , Easier than finding shark teeth.

    Three of the best coins were found from 8;00 PM until 12:00 AM - my 1st time Detecting the Beach after dark in over 20 years, not that I won't do it again if I can fill up my finds pouch.

    Notice the fishing weights were the old round style. I only found 2 that were pyramid shape with the leaders."

    Thanks for sharing GoldNugget. And congratulations on great finds.

    I talked about shell casings in my 2/17/12 post and gave information telling what the marks mean on those types of casings mean.

    The shells marked SL 43 were loaded by the St. Louis Ordnance Plant in 1943, and those marked TW 45 were loaded at the Twin Cities Ordnance Plant in Minneapolis in 1945.

    Below is a web site that gives the markings for all of the ordnance plants as well as a lot of other interesting WW II information. You might want to take a look at that link.
     
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    I have buckets of those .50 cals. I live very near an old WWII bombing and strafing range. I have also found 4 live 100lbs bombs. All had to be detonated by EOD. Here is a video of the latest. I found it with a metal detector. I did not disturb it beyond properly identifying it. EOD blew it up while I filmed from 1/2 mile away. I don't go out looking for them. I'm hunting on an old 20 Mule Team wagon trail from the 1890s that runs right through the middle of the range.