tutorials

Parts / Assembly

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    PARACHUTE

    Like a protective parent you only want the best for your payload, so when it comes to dropping it from over 30 thousand metres it’s important that a bumpy landing isn’t on the cards. Worry not you’ll find exactly what you need here. Our parachutes…

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    Payload construction

    In this section we’ll give you advice and direction on how to make a suitable payload for your launch. Everything you need is available in the shop and if you need any more detailed advice on anything get yourself over to our forum and fire…

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    SMS Locator - NO LONGER ON SALE

    Ground based tracking is the essence of successful recovery. So long as we know where our payload is once it lands we should have a successful launch. Over at the shop, you can buy an SMS based locator. Here is a quick description of how…

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    Black Box

    This tutorial covers everything you'll need to know about your Black Box data recorder. The Black Box will record everything you might want to know about your flight from pressure and temperature to position and altitude. First up we'll need to charge the unit You…

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    Satellite Locator

    Satellite tracking gives some great additional features to SMS based tracking. Although it costs a little more and needs a subscription, there are a whole host of great things it brings to your launch such as automatic positioning information and a flight map. What’s more…

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    GSM Locator

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    What good is launching a near-space balloon flight if you can't see the results afterwards? Ground-based tracking is at the heart of our launch process. The SpyTec GL300 uses multiple cellular networks and bandwidths to allow you to track its location across the world. We…

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