On Mon, 28 Feb 2011 22:14:21 -0800, Nathan Bergey <nathan.ber...@gmail.com> wrote:
> From what I gathered in the list this is a competition to get people working > on reasonable goals. I think they're tired of seeing pie-in-the-sky plans > that don't get off the ground. Baby steps. Just get to 100,000 feet without > blowing anything up and record GPS (proof of not being an idiot about flight > electronics) and recover safely then share what you did with the world. > Sounds pretty great actually. There have been a few amateur groups who have beat 100k'. Might be fun to see how small a rocket we could get to go that high. I'm currently building an airframe that flies on a single L and sims to 10km. I don't know if anyone has gotten to 100k' (a bit more than 30km) with less than an N total impulse. I might be able to convince the Skytraq guys to provide a tweaked firmware image for their GPS chips for a university project like this. All of the GPS systems I know of that will report reasonable data during ascent are much larger and heavier than TeleMetrum. -- keith.pack...@intel.com
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