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[aprssig] APRS Glider packages

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Fri Jul 17 16:26:39 UTC 2009


Yeah.  And some guys up in BC did this a few years ago with some 
success, but with a much heavier vehicle.  Handling the high speeds it 
reached when dropped in very thin air sounds like a major issue.

Scott
N1VG

Stephen H. Smith wrote:
> Robert Bruninga wrote:
>> I
>>
>> 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...
>>
>>   
> 
> Sounds like a civilian version of a JDAM smart bomb kit to me.....
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