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Easy Recovery on the Playa | by jurvetson
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Easy Recovery on the Playa

It’s hard to lose a rocket when there is nothing, not even a rock, for miles. (At home, many rockets end up in trees or drift randomly across the neighborhood.)

 

When the winds pick up, the parachutes can drag the rockets, and you hope that you can run faster… My Mirage got a “playa rash” from the drag.

 

A flickr question from Rocketeer prompted me to try a portable GPS system in the payload of one of my wider rockets (on the right), and it worked like a charm. (If my speed got too high, I would have problems with a stock consumer model, per an earlier discussion).

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Taken on September 25, 2005