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[aprssig] APRS Glider packages

Earl Needham needhame1 at plateautel.net
Sat Jul 18 12:33:54 UTC 2009


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> Message: 4
> Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 12:07:02 -0400
> From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu>
> Subject: [aprssig] APRS Glider packages
> To: "'TAPR APRS Mailing List'" <aprssig at tapr.org>
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> 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
    You mean a miniature LGB?

    Earl

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