[aprssig] APRS Glider packages

Steve Dimse steve at dimse.com
Fri Jul 17 11:16:07 CDT 2009

First, the guy invents a big brother system that makes us want to  
report our exact positions. Now he wants us to build a fleet of  
balloon-launched smart-bombs. I'm beginning to see a pattern, and it  
is scaring me ;-)


On Jul 17, 2009, at 12:07 PM, Robert Bruninga wrote:

> It would sure be fun to design smart packages...
> When dropped from a balloon, each one would glide itself to its
> assigned GPS delivery address.  A GPS, a uP, some tiny
> actuators, and I would think you could put this into something
> the size of a toilet paper tube.  With short stubby wings.
> A great student project...
> Of course, APRS would track the success of these...
> So much fun, so little time.
> They would have to be lightweight and "bounceable" so that they
> bounce right off of windshields and leave no mark on someones
> hood...
> But Gravity is a pretty reliable propulsion system...
> Bob, Wb4APR
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