1017Re: [GPSL] Last Weekend's ISU Flight
- Oct 5, 2004
> I coat my BalloonSat with Uline tape, a tape made for styrofoamOur students used what appeared to be colored duct tape, but we weren't as concerned about weight. Is the Uline tape available at hobby stores?
> gliders. It comes in
> a variety of colors and is very lightweight. Especially when you
> compare it to the
> aluminum tape used on some BalloonSats. With uline tape and 1/2"
> foam, I believe
> my BalloonSat airframe is lighter.
> On using a three line suspension...Can you describe (or post a photo) of your three-line suspension?
> Using the single line suspension risks abrading the line and
> dropping the lower
> BalloonSats, which is how my BalloonSat was lost. There are
> alternatives, as Mark
> said. But if you use a three line suspension, you also reduce the
> rocking and
> spinning experienced by the BalloonSats. The photos should be
> crisper as a result.
> The reduced rocking and spinning also cuts down on the abrasion.
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