Aug
28
2012

Balloon Tracking Vehicle

The chances of our balloon landing somewhere next to a nice sealed road are fairly slim. With the wind taking the balloon where it will, we need a vehicle that will allow us to go basically anywhere to chase our balloon. Today we purchased the “balloon chaser” .. a Land Rover Defender … Its done […]

Aug
18
2012

Mobile Internet Coverage & Balloon Chasing

Due to the prominent direction of the wind across NSW being west to east, we will need to launch our balloon payload somewhere near Forbes in NSW so we can land before getting into the in-accessible areas of the great divining range to the west of Sydney. We want to make sure we have as good an internet service as we can […]

Aug
14
2012

Primary Tracking APRS Hardware ordered

Over the last few months we have been doing  quite a bit of research on ARPS trackers to use on our balloon, but we have decided to go with the  Byonics MicroTrak AIO HA as our primary tracking Hardware. This unit is designed specifically for High Altitude balloon APRS tracking.  We are using a specific […]

Aug
05
2012

Facebook Integration

We have added Facebook integration into the website. If you like one of our blog posts, Like it or send it to a friend

Aug
02
2012

GoPro Hero2 Camera Delivered

We dont think there was ever any doubt which camera we would be using for  the balloon payload. The GoPro Hero 2 is the High Definition camera of choice for projects  like this. When we are at 90,000ft we want to see the curvature of the earth in full 1080 High Definition Quality. It has a […]

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