Flight Announcement - Saturday September 24th 0900-1200

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Max Dymond

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Sep 21, 2022, 10:23:34 AMSep 21
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Hi all,

I'm aiming for my first flight on Saturday; details below:
  • Flying from Elsworth
  • Flight window between 0900 and 1200
    • The predictor is all over the place at the moment but hopefully this gives me a bit of leeway.
  • LoRa from piinthesky
    • Frequency 434.250
    • Mode 1 (SSDV)
    • UKHAS format
    • Callsign WLIGHT
Aiming for ~35000m, chasing on my own! Will try and be on IRC where possible.

Thanks,
Max

Kevin Walton

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Sep 23, 2022, 7:24:18 AMSep 23
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I'm not at home tomorrow but setup to listen on 434.250 Mode 1 ready. Good luck!

Cheers
Kev
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Max Dymond

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Sep 23, 2022, 2:06:03 PMSep 23
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Unfortunately bad news - the Notice to Aviators was not processed so no flight is going ahead tomorrow. Trying to work out a sensible reschedule now.

That predicted flight path was just too perfect 🤣

Steve

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Sep 23, 2022, 2:23:47 PMSep 23
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Mostly my fault I'm afraid - I put the wrong date on the NOTAM request - and by the time it was sorted it was less than 24hours to the launch window.  Also new ARops being picky IMO.

    Steve

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Max Dymond

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Sep 27, 2022, 4:41:32 AMSep 27
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The flight has been rescheduled to Thursday 29th 0900-1200 (NOTAM in place!); hoping for a good flight path!

Max Dymond

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Sep 29, 2022, 10:00:12 AMSep 29
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Flight was successful! I'll write a more in-depth update later once I've had chance to take the payload apart. I have a feeling I was very lucky 😅

Thanks so much to everyone who's helped with this project, especially Steve, without whom I'm not sure this would have happened!

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Max Dymond

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Oct 18, 2022, 6:24:31 AMOct 18
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I promised I'd write an update, which is now very overdue!

AFAICT the flight went very well and tracked very close to the predicted flightpath. Max altitude according to telemetry.txt was 35932m. On burst the payload came down a bit faster than expected, which put the landing zone in countryside (better than Welwyn Garden City!). On impact the action camera disconnected the power supply from the Pi, which meant the piezo buzzer (which was definitely working!) stopped sounding. Thankfully the package was exactly where the predictor said it would be, so all I had to do was walk into a field a little bit.

Got some good video for YouTube (https://youtu.be/WENxP0hxrN4) and some lovely shots (which I have to post separately I think)

Already thinking about how to optimise the next flight (if I do one!)

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Max Dymond

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Oct 18, 2022, 6:25:57 AMOct 18
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and more Pi shots
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