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12513Re: Rockoon Launch

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  • Monroe K
    May 21, 2011
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      Sorry I got too busy to check the thread. We have an Arducopter from DIY Drones anyone interested should check out the Ardupilot. It's a good start. We are doing FPV/OSD as well check that stuff out the range is extended with Scherer UHF components 20 watts 900 Mhz for the FPV system 7 watts for the remote control system. A ground station guides the dish with auto-tracking. The telemetry comes down one of the audio channels of the 900 Mhz transmitter.


      --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, Scott Miller <scott@...> wrote:
      > > Any non-powered descent device is going to have a very hard time
      > > penetrating the high speed winds encountered during ascent. Gliders,
      > > steerable parachutes, or whatever else you dream up would need to have
      > > a glide slope and forward speed that averages high enough to overcome
      > Are there any resources out there on guided landing systems? I was
      > thinking about trying some sort of autorotating helicopter blade for a
      > balloon payload. It wouldn't be for returning to the launch site, just
      > for choosing a landing site within a certain range.
      > Scott
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