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    Nate Saint bucket drop

    So I saw a reference to the “Nate saint bucket drop” online, and a quick search turned up this related article.

    Skip the part about the drone hypothesis and just read about the drop and pickup.
    https://www.popularmechanics.com/mil...6/bucket-drop/

    While I have no use for this, the concept intrigues my mind. Has anyone on here used or tried this?
    You surely don’t want to invite a moose stall but I would think the circles would have to be pretty tight?
    According to the Saints, it worked very well..


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    FWIW the story of Nate Saint is pretty interesting,
    he was an early pilot for MAF.
    I've read at least one book about it.

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    Awesome! Thanks for those photos. That’s pretty cool. Would love to see a firsthand demo.


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    When I first saw that 20+ years ago I wanted to try it. I figured it would be smart to start small so I was going to use the bottom half of a fishing pole and spinning reel with 15 or 20 lb line with a couple tennis balls on the end. I wanted some thing that would break if it got snagged. Never did it.

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    Movie based on the Nate Saint story:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YS_RFrmFgyg

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