[islandlabs] Parachute Purchase
jedahan at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 17:18:13 EST 2010
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.
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.
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