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poacher wrote:Just curious as I was thinking about various modes of transport for war driving the other day and I was wondering as to what altitude you have to fly at to log networks from an aircraft? i.e. are you skimming roof tops?
argh wrote:bump.. well, two years later, I got go to warflying again. Same pilot, a slighly newer Cessna 172 (this one was a 1971) and a smaller antenna. The first trip I used a parabolic antenna handheld (only do this with Kismet, because it does not transmit). This trip I used a little 5.5 DB magmount. The parabolic obviously had lots more gain, and from the maps in the link in the first post you can see that it's clearly only getting them out the side that I pointed it, at the expense of the other side.
The little magmount actually worked well, and was certainly easier. The first trip I held laptop, antenna, and GPS all in my lap. This trip I was in the back seat (s), and had room to lay the laptop in the other seat.
This is all still a very rural area, and we basically flew over three other small towns. I got 15,000 total APS in two hours. I had driven some of these areas quite a bit, I wound up with 3220 new ones.
Fun stuff, highly recommended. We burned 12 gallons of fuel. If you have a friend with a plane, get some people to chip in for gas. Pics forthcoming.
argh wrote:fun with warflying. i only had about 30 minutes to make a quick loop with it, and we were traveling pretty fast for a single antenna with an 8 degree slice of beamwidth.
don't try this with anything that transmits!
me: WOW, THOSE PEOPLE LOOK LIKE ANTS!
pilot: those are ants, we haven't taken off yet.
icurnet wrote:That might have worked better if your hand was not blocking a good portion of the antenna!
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