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Altitude Control System, part II

Our “first draft” altitude control system worked well, but it had a number of problems… First off, it was awkward to use, second, it was larger and heavier than it really needed to be. Finally, it required a separate cutdown system. After the success of the first draft we wondered if we could do better. …

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The Good News, and the Bad News

Ugh, Another Flight Delay The predicted winds continue to blow. 17 mph sustained winds with 23 mph gust out of the south spell disaster for a launch. Those wind speeds are a challenge for any attempt. This mission has a full compliment of payload mass as well. For any of you who have been at …

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Flight Reschedule

Flight This Weekend? With a much more promising early prediction, we’re going to try and fly this Saturday, November 10th. The track is throwing us ENE, landing southwest of La Porte, IN. We’ll see if this prediction holds. The greatest concern is ground winds. We have an informal 15mph cutoff for reliably safe launch conditions. …

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