Monthly Archives: August 2014

Progress as of 20th August

It has been a while since the last post, so I thought it would be a good idea to provide an update in the progress of the project. The application for flight is still with CASA/AirServices. Some good progress has … Continue reading

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Gimble for the Spot Messenger

It was decided after a bit of risk analysis regarding the parachute that it would be advisable to have a gimbal arrangement to ensure that the SPOT Messenger antenna is pointing directly up at all times. This is because Spot … Continue reading

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Making the CloverLeaf Antenna

The HAB payload needs a small/suitable antenna. I decided that it would be easier and a lot more fun to make the antenna; rather than buy one. It would also reduce costs and a lot of additional knowledge and know-how … Continue reading

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Improving the Cut-down mechanism

The cut-down mechanism did not work as well as hoped during the trial launch. This post discusses the issues and proposes a possible solution. The problem with the cut-down mechanism The main problem with the cut-own mechanism is that it … Continue reading

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