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Hi there, I was wondering if there is any GC sub game or something like that that involves throwing geocaches with a GPS coordinate locker kind of mechanism that when thrown from an RC plane and lands the cache with a parachute sends the coordinates and people can go hunt it whenever it is?

It may seem like a crazy game but just wondering xd it would be cool.

 

If someone knows of a beacon that is able to do such a thing or any arduino based code i'll be more than happy to hear from you :)

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Nothing like that.

 

I suppose someone could do such a thing, but have the coordinates beam back to them so they could submit the cache for publication. But they would possibly have challenges with cache permanency guidelines and/or landowner permission and/or cache saturation, if they're not careful.

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Yeah, the idea is to have a clean area such as woods, possibly the best ones are comunal, and the coordinates bounce back to the owner who can post them online.

Wow came to me a better idea :) having a kind of non harmful mortar (pumped air I guess) and each time a user finds the cache they have to shoot it to the air and the coordinates change a few meters (50 m would be ideal) qnd the new coordinates are automatically uptaded on the cache page, the mortar coordinates are the visible on the map.

 

I'm realising I may be kinda crazy and use my not so long spare time :)

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Some folks who've launched weather balloons have asked for help in their location.  Never heard back IIRC...

 

I feel your issue may be on the "caches" landing ... private property, military installations, and all that.

By the Geocache hiding guidelines, caches intended to move will not be published.  It must be a permanent location.

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Yeah too many guidelines, could be like an activity to do for an event, launching a cache and fight to get the FTF on the event day and just leave the cache wherever it lands for future years and hope it lands on a good spot

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2 hours ago, Mortio said:

Yeah too many guidelines, could be like an activity to do for an event, launching a cache and fight to get the FTF on the event day and just leave the cache wherever it lands for future years and hope it lands on a good spot

And left exposed for any passing muggle to walk off with it.

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It definitely isn't geocaching, but can be done - with great risks of landing illegaly or impossible to find. (Risk for litter remaining in forests.)

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On 12/30/2020 at 4:45 PM, Mortio said:

could be like an activity to do for an event, launching a cache and fight to get the FTF on the event day and just leave the cache wherever it lands for future years and hope it lands on a good spot

 

This is the biggest issue. A randomly selected location is probably not a good location, even if placed indefinitely and on public property. I don't just mean risk of being muggled.

 

If I took an ammo can and tossed it into a 50 ft diameter area of palmettos or briars, is that a good cache location? I guess if you like needle-in-a-haystack hides.

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