A drone’s eye view of Rachel, Nevada
During a recent trip to Nevada with a couple of my fun flying contraptions, I found myself within striking distance of Rachel, Nevada. In my misguided younger days I had spent an embarrassing amount of time in that vicinity, but it had been around ten years since I last stopped to check things out. It seemed like I was overdue for an Alien Burger! Oh yeah, and I had drones.
I stopped at the southeasterly edge of what passes for “town” and launched my Tri^3 tricopter. It was carrying a Canon SX230 camera and took pictures every two seconds. I held it at an altitude of about 100 meters and flew along Highway 375 from one end of town to the other. It didn’t take long. I ended up with some nice pics of Rachel that might be of interest to visitors. Apparently Rachel still gets a lot of “alien tourism” as when I was enjoying my Alien Burger at the Inn, a couple of Brits came in with their tour guide. I just kept my mouth shut (other than eating my burger).
As point of reference, the images were taken on 4 November, 2014.
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