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Lost Model Finder

Straight to the crash site!

Lost Model Finder
There are a number of systems around used to locate lost R/C models. I considered that I could build a system that was a little bit better. The concept specifications were: Lightweight transmitter for the plane; Battery backup in case of disconnection of the main batte; Using commercial, type approved UHF ISM band radio modules; Range at least 600 ft. (20m); Receiver to be handheld and able to use radio direction finding (RDF) to locate thmodel.
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