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Flying your H over water? May want to try a set of these.

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I've been waiting for my H wondering in the back of my mind am I setting myself up for an epic FAIL.

The majority of my flying will be done over water and I worried that just one idiot newb mistake by myself or some sort of systems error could end in a splashdown! It's one thing to crash on land in a field or forest somewhere, at least you have a chance of retrieval and repair. Crash in the ocean and it's time to hit the re-order button :eek:.

Found this product and it looks to be a good idea for a little peace of mind. No guarantee but at least you may have a shot at recovery. Gonna put a pair on the H. Anyone have any experience with the "GETTERBACKS"? If so, please save me from myself!

Amazon.com : GetterBack Rod Recovery System with Black Velcro Strap, Yellow : Fishing Reel Care Accessories : Sports & Outdoors
 
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I've been waiting for my H wondering in the back of my mind am I setting myself up for an epic FAIL.

The majority of my flying will be done over water and I worried that just one idiot newb mistake by myself or some sort of systems error could end in a splashdown! It's one thing to crash on land in a field or forest somewhere, at least you have a chance of retrieval and repair. Crash in the ocean and it's time to hit the re-order button :eek:.

Found this product and it looks to be a good idea for a little peace of mind. No guarantee but at least you may have a shot at recovery. Gonna put a pair on the H. Anyone have any experience with the "GETTERBACKS"? If so, please save me from myself!

Amazon.com : GetterBack Rod Recovery System with Black Velcro Strap, Yellow : Fishing Reel Care Accessories : Sports & Outdoors

Wow, this is impressive, wish it didn't take 10 min+ to deploy. Heck even at 30 sec everything inside would likely be a lost cause leaving you with nothing more than a shell but if your plan would be to repair I guess something is better than nothing.
 
Wow, this is impressive, wish it didn't take 10 min+ to deploy. Heck even at 30 sec everything inside would likely be a lost cause leaving you with nothing more than a shell but if your plan would be to repair I guess something is better than nothing.

I looked at this option and decided the deploy time was much too long. Also, I'm not sure it would lift the H after it sank. I think this is a better idea:
 
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I was wondering about that option also MD. The landing gear on the H seems a bit delicate though, and I guess you couldn't retract the landing gear?
 
I've been waiting for my H wondering in the back of my mind am I setting myself up for an epic FAIL.

The majority of my flying will be done over water and I worried that just one idiot newb mistake by myself or some sort of systems error could end in a splashdown! It's one thing to crash on land in a field or forest somewhere, at least you have a chance of retrieval and repair. Crash in the ocean and it's time to hit the re-order button :eek:.

Found this product and it looks to be a good idea for a little peace of mind. No guarantee but at least you may have a shot at recovery. Gonna put a pair on the H. Anyone have any experience with the "GETTERBACKS"? If so, please save me from myself!

Amazon.com : GetterBack Rod Recovery System with Black Velcro Strap, Yellow : Fishing Reel Care Accessories : Sports & Outdoors
Only issue, is if you land in OCEAN(salt water) you are toast and without hope anyways, the salt will short every resister and diode out in 5 secs due to salts conductivity. Freshwater, ummh!, you might have a 50/50 chance. So if you plan to fly over the ocean, don't waste the money!:( Because eventually it is going to flip over. Why in the world would someone want to land on water? When you can take off/land on land ? If someone likes water sports, get a RC boat to have fun in the water with!:confused:
 
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Only issue, is if you land in OCEAN(salt water) you are toast and without hope anyways, the salt will short every resister and diode out in 5 secs due to salts conductivity. Freshwater, ummh!, you might have a 50/50 chance. So if you plan to fly over the ocean, don't waste the money!:( Because eventually it is going to flip over. Why in the world would someone want to land on water? When you can take off/land on land ? If someone likes water sports, get a RC boat to have fun in the water with!:confused:

what you don't use yours for fishing?o_O

 
Only issue, is if you land in OCEAN(salt water) you are toast and without hope anyways, the salt will short every resister and diode out in 5 secs due to salts conductivity. Freshwater, ummh!, you might have a 50/50 chance. So if you plan to fly over the ocean, don't waste the money!:( Because eventually it is going to flip over. Why in the world would someone want to land on water? When you can take off/land on land ? If someone likes water sports, get a RC boat to have fun in the water with!:confused:
If you want to land on water get this. There is a newer version listed on Amazon as well.
 
I was wondering about that option also MD. The landing gear on the H seems a bit delicate though, and I guess you couldn't retract the landing gear?

The landing gear is beefy enough to handle the foam. I don't see any reason why you couldn't retract the landing gear. As mentioned by others, I wouldn't land on water intentionally. Only reason to do something like the foam would be to allow a recovery from water after a forced landing...
 

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