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Re: [GPSL] Premature balloon burst thwart s US paper spaceplane attempt • The Register

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  • Mike Manes
    Good point. Soaring demand may have put the crunch on QC, or they may have discovered some cost savings by using less latex on the molds. Hard to tell with
    Message 1 of 8 , Oct 31, 2012
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      Good point. Soaring demand may have put the crunch on QC, or they
      may have discovered some cost savings by using less latex on the
      molds. Hard to tell with this limited experience.

      73 de Mike W5VSI

      On 10/31/12 7:25 AM, BASE wrote:
      > I am somewhat suspicious of the quality control of the Hwoyee balloons.
      > They seemed to gain in popularity after the amazing flight by Ron
      > K6RPT last December. I am not convinced that the newer 1600 gram
      > Hwoyees will perform like the ones from a year or two ago.
      >
      > Howard KC9QBN
      >
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      > *From:* David Akerman <dave@...>
      > *To:* GPSL Balloon Reflector <GPSL@yahoogroups.com>
      > *Sent:* Wednesday, October 31, 2012 8:59 AM
      > *Subject:* Re: [GPSL] Premature balloon burst thwarts US paper
      > spaceplane attempt • The Register
      >
      > Possible, however we have had a number of early bursts on the 1600
      > Hwoyees, all at around the 27km mark. Other makes/sizes don't seem so
      > affected. I've had 2 go at 27-29km and in both cases the launch
      > preparations and conditions were perfectly normal, and I'm sure it
      > wasn't a handling issue.
      >
      > Dave
      >
      > On 31/10/2012 12:42, Joe wrote:
      >> Or how it was handled pre launch
      >>
      >> Joe WB9SBD
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      >> On 10/30/2012 10:35 PM, Mike Manes wrote:
      >>> Bummer! Wonder why it blew out low? Not sure what the
      >>> neck load or fill might have been.
      >>> - Mike
      >>>
      >>> On 10/30/12 6:59 PM, BASE wrote:
      >>>> Mike,
      >>>>
      >>>> Sadly, that was a Hwoyee 1600 gram balloon.
      >>>>
      >>>> Howard
      >>>>
      >>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      >>>> *From:* Mike Manes<mrmanes@...> <mailto:mrmanes@...>
      >>>> *To:* GPSL Balloon Reflector<GPSL@yahoogroups.com> <mailto:GPSL@yahoogroups.com>
      >>>> *Sent:* Tuesday, October 30, 2012 6:56 PM
      >>>> *Subject:* [GPSL] Premature balloon burst thwarts US paper spaceplane
      >>>> attempt • The Register
      >>>>
      >>>> Bummer. Better use a Hwoyee 1600 next time?
      >>>>
      >>>> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/29/plane_record/
      >>>>
      >>>> 73 de Mike W5VSI
      >>>>
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