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Monthly Archive: February 2012

Mid-Week Update

New Site Announcement! Starting, March 1st,  we’ll be porting over this blog to our new locale at farhorizonsproject.com . Visits to the farhorizons.wordpress.com site will simply redirect you to the new site for the near future. Don’t forget to update your subscription, Facebook, RSS or other feeds. I’ll be sending out an email message about …

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Stabilization Frame v2.0 Test

This Saturday we did a test flight of a design for a stabilization platform. Thanks to the whole team in the lab we got it up on a tethered balloon and got some good observational information. Is this an improvement from our version 1 square frame? It’s hard to say. From what we observed, I …

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Feb 15th Flight aka “Jumping Indiana”

Well we’re back! The maximum altitude was 30,222 meter (99,153 feet). Pretty good for a 1500g balloon. It was also the longest flight in FH history. We did a long jump over the entire state of Indiana, landing in Payne, OH just over the state border. I’ve already volunteered for another retrieval run to try …

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