Flight #34 - 2018b

Release of Flight #31's flight string.

Flight 2018b's purpose will be to test the final design of the new ArduinoTrack Flex controllers.  The PCB Revision 1 has two successful flights on it, and Revision 2 is currently under construction.  Launch location is TBD and will likely be on the south side of Hutchinson, or possibly even somewhat south of town, depending on weather. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flight Parameters

 

Launch Date/Time Saturday July 7th at 8:00am (13:00Z).  Plan on meeting at 7:15am to prepare.  
Alternative Date n/a  
Launch Site TBD  

Capsule 1 (Track)

144.39MHz

ArduinoTrack Flex with RadioMetrix 300mW transmitter and Ublox M8Q GPS, signing W0ZC-11.

Beaconing is altitude-based delay:
20 second delays below 4,000m, 20 second delays above 25,000m.  Otherwise 45 second delays.

Path is disabled above 2,000m MSL.

Canon A570IS camera running CHDK and GoPro camera pointed up.

1.10kg

Capsule 2 (Track)

144.39MHz

ArduinoTrack (Combined) with RadioMetrix 300mW transmitter and Ublox M8Q GPS, signing W0ZC-12.

Beaconing is simple time delay:
55 second delays through entire flight.

Path is disabled above 2,000m MSL.

0.31kg

Capsule 3 (Track)

144.39MHz

ArduinoTrack Flex with RadioMetrix 300mW transmitter and Ublox M8Q GPS, signing W0ZC-13.

Beaconing is simple time delay:
100 second delays through entire flight.

Path is disabled above 2,000m MSL.

0.49kg
Recovery / Misc
Parachute and misc rigging. 0.31kg
Total Flight Weight Total neck weight on the balloon. 2.21kg
Balloon / Gas 1200g Kaymont with 5.4cu meters (190cu ft) Helium. Neck lift (4.3kg) / Net lift (2.1kg)  
Estimated Burst Altitude 29,939m MSL (98,225')  
Estimated Ascent Rate 6.1 m/s (1200'/min)  
Estimated Descent Rate 6.6 m/s (1300'/min)  
Chase Frequencies 446.100MHz  

 

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Flight Results

Launch Date/Time Flight data is pending post-launch processing...
Launch Site  
Burst Altitude  
Average Ascent Rate  
Measured Descent Rate  
Touchdown Site  
Touchdown Time  
Recovery Time  
Distance Traveled  
Total Flight Time  
Downloads

 

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Tracking Predictions

28 June 2018

To be announced...

 

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Photo Highlights

 

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