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High Altitude Glider Video

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Philip tells the story of our High Altitude Glider FPV flite.  The project was a huge success and went without a glitch…we released the glider at 20000 ft and the balloon + camera payload went to 32km.

We completed this project in collaboration with the HABEX team  – we loved working with these like-minded guys, and they

  • organized sponsorship of the hydrogen from AFROX
  • sponsored the balloons
  • sponsored the APRS units used (three in total for cars and glider)
  • communicated and liaised with CAMU for permission to complete the endeavour
  • providing lots of wisdom, advise, support and direction
  • lots of other things, without which this would not have been possible!
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High Altitude Glider

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The Plan

Attach a glider to a weather balloon and go as high as it will go (hoping for at least 20 km, 30km would be fantastic, 40km would be record breaking!), then release the glider and fly back to earth FPV.

Yes, we know David and some other guys have done the same, but we want to do it our way and  ….well….we want to do it!

 

 

The Team

House4Hack have teamed up with the guys from HABEX – they have lots of experience and has reached a height of 39km….so we are excited to learn from their experience

On the House4Hack side, the team currently is

  • Arnold
  • Gert
  • Matthew
  • Nico
  • Philip
  • Richard
  • Schalk

If you are interested to join us, pop in on a Tuesday evening – we are in the “space” room.

Posted in: Builts, FPV

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FPV at Valhalla

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Friday’s weather started out quite miserably, so we only got to the Valhalla baseball fields at around 13:00.

However, the day really improved and we had lots of phun flying FPV planes and quadcopters.

Zer0T1lt recorded some footage using his GoPro and new gimbal and edited that into a great summary of the site and day:

Nico and I tried some formation flying and Nico edited the best scenes together – at some point his plane is so close to mine, you can read the writing on the wing!!!

 

Posted in: FPV, quadcopter
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