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Day 18: A step closer to the cave of mystery

Posted on June 20, 2013 by Jeanette

Video from yesterdays test flight before climbing the walls:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok4mdBvpvPA&feature=em-upload_owner

Today used the Phantom with the Optio to transect the southern walls again.  Beautiful cloudy morning till around noon when the skies opened up just as we finished a flight.  We expected the rain to subside as usual after 1-2 minutes, but 10 minutes later we were soaked and decided to head back to base camp.  Ka’a’awa’s law:  When you are finally under cover from the rain, it will stop.

Later, our Phantom and strategically placed Optio disappeared.  We had to put on our MacGyver thinking caps to figure out how to put  Mikes borrowed Optio onto the Phantom without the connector that comes with the Phantom.  Using a few zipties and foam, we made an even better way to view horizontally.  (Next time we will use more foam).  Few more transects down and then we moved onto the Instant Eye to get up close and personal with “the cave”.

I also took a photo with Ted’s telephoto lens-Nikon camera.  (From base camp)

 

 

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