VA5BNC-15 has taken off again from GA


Bill Brown
 

Wow....It took off again !!  It Must've needed to get some sleep last night :-) I will alert the potential GA recovery folks to regroup.

- Bill WB8ELK


-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Coates <bruce.coates@...>
To: wb8elk@...; GPSL@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Jul 14, 2020 10:09 am
Subject: Re: [GPSL] VA5BNC-15 will be gently landing in Georgia

It looks like it's airborne again???

Climbing at 100 or so fpm, travelling east at 15-17 km/h.  The solar
cells are charging.

That's one stubborn balloon.

On 2020-07-14 7:39 a.m., wb8elk@... wrote:
> Do you have a photo of the payload I can send out to folks in GA so
> they know what to look for?  What solar cells did you use?
>
> - Bill WB8ELK
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bruce Coates <bruce.coates@...>
> To: wb8elk@...; GPSL@groups.io <GPSL@groups.io>
> Cc: tommcelroy.mail@... <tommcelroy.mail@...>
> Sent: Tue, Jul 14, 2020 8:32 am
> Subject: Re: [GPSL] VA5BNC-15 will be gently landing in Georgia
>
> Thanks Bill
>
> It seems like a lot of work for 50 grams of mylar and pc board but if
> I could see a photo of it that would be amazing.
>
> If the solar panel survived, which is unlikely, it will return to
> beaconning once per minute.  If it's on battery,  it will beacon
> roughly every 15 minutes with a path of WIDE1-1 and is designed to run
> for 24 hours or more on the battery.  Of course if it rains, it
> probably won't survive.
>
> 73, Bruce



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