[aprssig] Small blimp for digipeater?
ramirault at erols.com
Sun Sep 25 21:17:28 CDT 2005
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From: "Wes Johnston"
Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2005 9:10 PM
Subject: [aprssig] Small blimp for digipeater?
> Anyone have a source or web site for a radio controlled blimp? I'm
> thinking of something that is big enough to fly 70cm ATV and a small
> aprs digipeater.
That's pretty big. Do you need remote control of the location of the blimp?
Tethered blimps have been available for aerial photography for a while.
Any blimp big enough to lift all that weight would only be able to fly in
fairly calm winds, not to mention costing an arm and a leg .. then you'll
need a trailer to tow the thing around (you don't want to fill up the blimp
every time you want to fly it .. more $$$)
Also take into consideration the possible problem of interference. You'll
have two transmitters (ATV and APRS) in close proximity with the R/C
Richard Amirault N1JDU Boston,
www.erols.com/ramirault "Go Fly A Kite"
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