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Smart Turtle

I have been talking with a few people in the chase community from various places in the U.S. about special projects focused on their passion for chasing.
Generally these are somewhat secretive projects but they range from placing weighted cameras on the ground in front of a storm, to shooting instrument laden rockets into a storm.
I believe projects such as this, no matter how far-fetched they might sound, are great for our hobby. One of many reasons is that chasers are demonstrating a usefulness and reason to be out there chasing around thunderstorms other than pointing a camera at them (not that there is anything wrong with that so stop thinking about what snotty comment you want to leave below).
I’ll be the first to admit, chasing is all about the forecast and intercept for me but a special project has been on my mind for a while. Suffice it to say, if the project ever worked out there would be a website chock-full of pictures/details dedicated to it. Don’t hold your collective breath though.

Today I read about a project Verne Carlson is working on that is very similar to Tim Samaras’ “Turtle”. I applaud Verne for taking his passion to the next level. His pictures and discussion brought me back to the project I have contemplated for a while. Bob and Hans, you can expect a call from me over the weekend to discuss. No fear though Verne, it is not ground-based.

Since I have managed to compliment two chasers in as many entries here at the HamWx blog, I will try hard to find something/someone to complain about in the near future. :)

Anyone else out there playing around with ideas such as the “Turtle”, rockets, etc.?

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