Space Glider - FPV to Space and Back!

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  1. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    This is amazing! This guy launched a weather balloon to the edge of space (over 100,000 feet) carrying a small RC plane, then he managed to (more or less) fly the plane back down, and actually recovered it.

     
  2. Josh Lambeth

    Josh Lambeth Well-Known Member

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    Holycrap! That was awesome! I want to try that!

    josh
     
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  3. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    I've been discussing doing a balloon->space thing with one of my friends, but this takes it to a whole new level.
    BTW, if you want to have some fun, you can go to this site and get a reasonable prediction of your balloon's flight path.
    http://habhub.org/predict/
     
  4. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Amazing. I wonder what the FAA and legislators will make of this? :)

    Andy.
     
  5. Gary Haynes

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    There is waiver process for these flights. Coordinated with ATC etc. Used to be involved with the local group many years ago www.eoss.org. Usually a payload launch, release of payload at apogee under parachute and recovery via beacon.
     
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