Towel Recovery 2009: Floatzilla’s first mission

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Hello, Splinter here. I’m at a secret location running a salvage operation to recover my original towel. It was lost at the end of 2008. I had broken one of the original plastic motor mounts. While in the field, I attempted to create a metal motor mount. I used some rather flimsy material and flew the plane around some trees and over a pond. The plane lost control and it landed on the thin ice.

Amelia reminded me that our ER visit deductible was about the same cost as a new towel and it was left alone on the ice. Almost to be forgotten.

Dec. 7, 2008 Towel lost on thin Ice.

Dec. 7, 2008 Towel lost on thin Ice.

Some time in the summer, I flew my newer deck and towel over the same pond and low and behold I spotted, in the recon photos, what looked to be the towel, now submerged under water.

Submerged towel from air. Summer 2009

Submerged towel from air. Summer 2009

Which brings us to today. The first operation of Floatzilla (aka Frank) the Brooklyn Aerodrome’s inflatable rescue vehicle. A gift from the Triple H foundation, here are a few snaps from today’s efforts.

Rescue diver Photo courtesy of the Triple H Foundation

Rescue diver

Floatzilla providing a search platform for a Towel Rescue Mission Photo courtesy of the Triple H Foundation

Floatzilla providing a search platform for a Towel Rescue Mission

Inclement weather forced the operation to be called off before finding and rescuing the towel. More tomorrow.

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5 Responses to “Towel Recovery 2009: Floatzilla’s first mission”

  1. Breck Says:

    Hopefully we will be able to recover the airframe and determine cause of crash. Towels will fly safer as a result of this noble effort.

    Breck

  2. Lambrusco Says:

    Looking forward to the continued rescue mission in the murky, briny depths.

  3. jeeves Says:

    ahh, i’m betting all it’ll need to get back in the air is a little TLC with a heat gun and a fresh battery!

    Toss it and see what happens…

  4. brooklynaerodrome Says:

    Karen sez “Sexy Rescue Diver!”

  5. Paul Says:

    Hope that is the Towel in the lake and not a Loch Nech Monster

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