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Old 02-26-2022, 02:03 PM
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Default First outing with my Simplex+

My kids and I were up in gold country California just sweeping the banks of the American river when we a nice hit. We’re really new to this so we dig every hit we get. Well instead of finding a huge nugget we found buried in about 3 inches of gravel and rocks, we found a drone!



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Old 02-26-2022, 02:10 PM
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That's not something you dig up every day, congrats! Simplex+ sure is an attractive detector. Nice family time!

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Old 02-26-2022, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by groundsweeper View post
that's not something you dig up every day, congrats! Simplex+ sure is an attractive detector. Nice family time!
i heard dat! ;-)
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Old 02-28-2022, 12:38 PM
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Well that's pretty unusual.

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Old 02-28-2022, 10:15 PM
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Yea, it is amazing the weird things you find. I found a radar detector in a corn field last year.
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Old 03-03-2022, 06:54 AM
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Looks like it has a camera , should have a chip in it , you may be able to get it back to it's owner.
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Old 03-04-2022, 08:26 AM
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That is indeed a very unique find!
It is amazing when odd things turn up in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 03-04-2022, 07:16 PM
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Welcome from Michigan and nice find! Looks like it probably won't be flying again anytime soon, be interesting to see if there is any footage on the SD card if it isn't ruined.

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Old 03-04-2022, 08:05 PM
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It does have a micro SD card in it. The slot is pretty caked with sand though. We’re going to try getting it out this weekend and see if it’s still readable.


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Old 03-26-2022, 03:42 AM
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Not an expert, but I'm pretty sure that is a late Bronze Age drone - great find!

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Old 03-26-2022, 06:35 AM
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Very cool find!

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Old 03-26-2022, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by radlsneak View post
It does have a micro SD card in it. The slot is pretty caked with sand though. We’re going to try getting it out this weekend and see if it’s still readable...
What was the result of that ?

I found and was able to return a go-pro once. Was able to return it to a happy owner, who tipped me nicely. So let us know how the SD card goes.

Although, .... being a drone .... perhaps it will not have anything revealing enough to track an owner. Ie.: Not like cameras or go-pro where you're likely to be looking at PEOPLE. But a drone ..... probably just aerial shots. Doh !
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Old 03-29-2022, 05:48 AM
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Be careful with those cards, years ago I read one I found and infected my camera and laptop, pretty much rendered them worthless.

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Old 03-29-2022, 09:07 AM
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See if you can find the serial number someplace and send an email to DJI. It's got to be registered and they might be able to contact the owner.
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