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    Continent 7: Antartica

    Chris, was that one of yours flying in the latest episode in 70 MPH winds?

    Impressive,, and congrats!

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    Possibly, do you have a link?
    Yes that is a custom build of a hotwire cut spade 70 I did.
    They fly it down there regularly.
    Here , I found the link.

    http://channel.nationalgeographic.co...eath-my-wings/
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    They did a great job with it, especially in those conditions.

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    Ya, it was more of an autopilot issue, not an air frame problem.
    They have an old ruby in it and it was struggling.

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    How did they come up with the "$80,000 drone system" number? Looked like a spade with a ruby, a taranis and a crosshair with either dragonlink or ezuhf. Maybe they have some sensing equipment on board collecting data?

    That's freaking awesome that you have planes doing real work like this. From what I understand, you've got a pretty decent environmental / agricultural customer base. It's just so freaking cool... I love planes

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    I guess this is old news but I just saw this on NAT GEO in Italy a few minutes ago. Very cool and had to send ole Chris an email and then I came here and of course, you guys already mentioned it. I guess that what I get for taking a FPV sabbatical, lol. RW still bad ass

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