Feb
23
2014

Pressure Shield Testing

To comply with CASA regulations for medium balloons we need to fly redundant cutdown systems. Our design uses Ardunino’s (Freetronics Eleven) devices as the heart of the redundant cutdown. We have opted to use a pressure sensor to let the Arduino know if its going up, floating at the same altitude or falling. Our initial […]

Feb
13
2014

Participation in Successful Launch

Over the weekend of 8/02/2014 we were lucky enough to assist Andy Nguyen launch his latest balloon flight in Deniliquin NSW. Also there to assist were Robert Brand, his son Jason, Tim and his son Rhys. We successfully launched a 1200g balloon which was recovered 2hrs 50m later. IT achieved a height of 36,789m (approx […]

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