[islandlabs] Parachute Purchase

Jonathan Dahan 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.

- 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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