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Did a test launch today with a payload of one camera, two gps tracking units and a data recorder. Here is the flight path it took, it travels from Gateway Regional High school to Maryland! Traveled over 48 miles!
This was a projection if the launch was today 10/27/11. It travels 150 miles! WOW.
Build Materials Rough Draft
Now what balloon?!
I’ve found that they’re are hundreds of balloons to choose from but how should I choose? Well I found this article!
I went out and bought a Spot gps(the one i posted about previously) and found that I have to pay 100$ and to use it. Also to get it to track its position every 10 min. is and extra 50$.
I just started to get my ideas down on paper, making my first design brief. It needs some work but you have to start somewhere!
I was making a solar charger to help keep the camera charged in flight but the panel i found out i was using wasn’t putting out enough amps to charge the camera or a phone. So…NOTE TO SELF talk to Mr.Better about a panel that will put out 1amp (100mA) minimum.
So many questions and finding many without answers, I cant wait until I can find a mentor to help me out! Possibly a local weather station?