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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] RE: Box Marker Setup


Thread: [Acro] RE: Box Marker Setup

Message: [Acro] RE: Box Marker Setup

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From: jeffery at

Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 23:56:09 UTC


  The question is, "How much corn will the farmer let you chop down to make the 
panels visible when not directly overhead?"  Using a plane to determine panel 
visibility as a function of cleared crop area would be mandatory.  Or I guess 
you could trig it out.  More fun to fly...

Jeffery Poehlmann

> Re:  box markers in corn,
> Yeah, we used to do it at McGregor.
> 1.   GPS to find the general vicinity
> 2.   Airplane or helicopter overhead to help with orientation and "yeah, that 
looks about
> 3.   Big stick to deal with rattlesnakes.  seriously.
> 4.   The first person that whines about the crooked box gets delegated the 
task of doing
it next year.
> Don P
> Original Message:
> -----------------
> From:  IAC34PILOT at
> Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 18:28:26 EDT
> To: acro at
> Subject: [Acro] Box Marker Setup
> There is a possibility that we may be contending with setting up box markers 
> at our contest this year in a mature corn field.  Has anyone else ever had to 
> deal with how you are going to lay out markers so they will be visible to the 
> contestants in a field with 8 ft high cornstalks in it ?  I would appreciate 
> suggestions from those that have.
> Thanks!!
> Randy
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