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[aprssig] N1VG-11 Balloon Aloft in Southern Cal

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Sun Jun 20 23:00:02 UTC 2010


I should have stayed put at the parking lot in Mettler rather than 
second-guessing the flight path prediction - it came down within a few 
miles of there.  The last position was only a few hundred feet off and 
it landed in a nice freshly-plowed field.  I'm downloading video now. 
The camera ran out of space at 2 hours and it had a lot of spin at 
first, but for a last-minute addition (with about 15 minutes of total 
construction time) the camera payload seems to have done pretty well.

113,876 feet on an 800 gram balloon, not too bad.  Got a little nervous 
when the battery voltage dropped under 5v but it kept on going.

Scott
N1VG

Keith VE7GDH wrote:
> Stephen WA8LMF wrote...
> 
>> N1VG has launched another balloon in Southern Cal...
>>     <http://wa8lmf.dyndns.org:14439>
> 
> Good flight! Scott is rapidly approaching the last gated position,
> but I see that WB9KMO is already going up and down lanes in the
> vicinity. Nice path that he's using... apparently WIDE2-2,WIDE1-1.
> 
> 73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
> -- 
> "I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"
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