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Backwoods Spy Satellite

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Photo: Recon balloon.

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As a contractor for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Travis knows there are designs for large-scale spy planes, but he wants to build something smaller that could be used for rapid recon and fit in the back of a truck. The guys borrow a high-altitude weather balloon from a nearby university, and "MacGyver" together the aircraft using a fishing bucket, Michael's iPhone and a remote-controlled helicopter. Will it work? There's only one way to find out...send Rog out into a field

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