[islandlabs] Balloon Launch Date?

Burns, William burns at cshl.edu
Mon Feb 8 16:04:39 EST 2010


Setting a date is a good idea.
We're running out of time.
I-Con 29 starts March 26th.
 
I haven't seen anything from John K. in a while.
Does anyone know what the status of the microcontroller is?
Alternatively, do we know where the phone is? We've never done a test-fit of the phone to the antenna.
 
-Bill

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From: list-bounces at islandlabs.org on behalf of John Teddy
Sent: Mon 2/8/2010 2:23 PM
To: Island Labs main mailing list
Subject: Re: [islandlabs] Parachute Purchase


Bill what do you think about setting a date for the launch? or better yet, setting 2 or three days, perhaps 3 weekends in a row, each Saturday morning (early), so if it's windy..it can default to the next day.

When is icon? We should set the first date at least 3 weeks before icon at a minimum. It would not surprise me if we got 25+ mph winds three weekends in a row, so it's certainly possible.

-John



On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 1:55 PM, John Teddy <masterjediyoda at gmail.com> wrote:


	I'm not showing up tonight, but I just got the parachute delivered to my office. It's really nice, it's really light weight. It looks like it's exactly what we need.
	
	-John 


	On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 10:54 AM, Burns, William <burns at cshl.edu> wrote:
	

		Tony:
		
		Um... If I go to the fosscon website, I see your name on the site, but
		no content. No dates.
		When is it?
		
		-Bill
		

		> -----Original Message-----
		> From: list-bounces at islandlabs.org
		
		> [mailto:list-bounces at islandlabs.org] On Behalf Of Tony Biondo
		> Sent: Sunday, January 24, 2010 3:38 PM
		> To: Island Labs main mailing list
		> Subject: Re: [islandlabs] Parachute Purchase
		>
		
		> the people at fosscon seem very interested if we can launch a
		> balloon and give a talk about it.
		>
		> On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 5:18 PM, Jonathan Dahan
		> <jedahan at gmail.com> wrote:
		> > I'll put money down for the second balloon launch with *all* the
		> > electronics, and find that phone asap since its still a good option
		> > for the first launch. Tonyb will find out if we can get the
		> second (or
		> > maybe third) launch to be at FOSCON, for all those who are
		> interested.
		> > - Jonathan
		> >
		> >
		> > On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 4:49 PM, John Teddy
		> <masterjediyoda at gmail.com>
		> > wrote:
		> >>
		> >> o yea, I am ordering from here:
		> >> http://www.the-rocketman.com/recovery.html
		> >>
		> >> If you know of a better price, or better parachute...
		> speak up now.
		> >> I'm thinking to just go with the 4 feet one, since it only
		> costs $5
		> >> more, and I don't think the weight is any significant difference.
		> >>
		> >> On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 4:46 PM, John Teddy
		> >> <masterjediyoda at gmail.com>
		> >> wrote:
		> >>>
		> >>> So I'm going to order a parachute.
		> >>>
		> >>> Bill has invested lots of time and money into this
		> weather balloon
		> >>> project. He is spearheading most of the efforts from what
		> I can tell.
		> >>>
		> >>> Now Kuzew is stepping up and paying for electronics for an APRS
		> >>> system to my knowledge as well. Each Bill and kuzew are
		> throwing in
		> >>> over $50 to acquire the resources for the project.
		> >>>
		> >>> I bought the $20 cell phone (*cough* which can't be found
		> >>> *cough*)... now that this new APRS system is being setup by kuzew
		> >>> (and tonyb?)... this cellphone option seems obsolete.
		> >>>
		> >>> The parachute will cost $51 (with shipping) for 3 feet, and $56
		> >>> (with
		> >>> shipping) for 4 feet. I want a consensus as to 3 or 4
		> feet, or some
		> >>> kind of feedback. So what do you guys think, 3 or 4 feet?
		> >>>
		> >>> The guy on the phone said he was the first civilian to launch a
		> >>> rocket into space. I was asking him about the weight of the
		> >>> parachute, he said he didn't quite know... but speculated
		> 1/10th of a pound to 2/10ths.
		> >>>
		> >>> I don't want this to diminish the paisley parachute
		> either. I figure
		> >>> at this point we just need someone to step up and buy another 800
		> >>> gram balloon... and we can do two launches, maybe even on
		> the same
		> >>> day. Since they'll land generally in a similar vicinity,
		> I speculate.
		> >>>
		> >>> -John
		> >>
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