Flight number 40 will be launched from the Hutchinson Municipal Airport's open-house and fly-in. The event will be held on Saturday May 1, with the launch happening at 10:00am from the ramp near the airport tower.
The payload will include two cameras, two APRS trackers, and a LoRaWAN transceiver being developed by Travis Baker, W0ECO.
|Launch Date/Time||Saturday May 1, 2021 at 10:00am (15:00Z)|
|Launch Site||Hutchinson Municipal Aiport (38.07N, 97.87W)|
Tracker: ArduinoTrack transmitter signing W0ZC-11
Tracker: ArduinoTrack transmitter signing W0ZC-12
|Capsule 3||LoRaWAN Tracker designed by Travis Baker, W0ECO||0.20kg|
Tracker: Backup tracking beacon transmitting CW on 433.94MHz. Includes piezo beeper for audio tracking.
Beaconing: Continuous every 10 seconds.
|Recovery / Misc||Parachute and misc rigging.||0.30kg|
|Flight Weight||Total neck weight on balloon.||2.05kg|
|Balloon / Gas||
1200g Kaymont with x.xcu meters of Hydrogen.
|Estimated Burst Altitude||29,847m MSL (98,011')|
|Estimated Ascent Rate||5.3m/s (1,040'/min)|
|Estimated Descent Rate||6.6m/s (1,300'/min) velocity at touch-down.|
April 16, 2021
The initial prediction shows a flight heading southeast from the Hutchinson airport and landing south of El Dorado. The maximum wind speed encoutered is forecast at 53kts.