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projects:balloon:balloonmark3 [2014/05/07 14:29]
kd2eat [Actual track vs the projected track and recovery]
projects:balloon:balloonmark3 [2014/05/07 14:32] (current)
kd2eat [Lessons Learned]
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     * There is a suggestion to try packaging the tracker in a plastic bottle for greenhouse effect and insulation value.     * There is a suggestion to try packaging the tracker in a plastic bottle for greenhouse effect and insulation value.
     * Hand warmers have also been suggested, but the experienced people on the balloon e-lists discourage them.     * Hand warmers have also been suggested, but the experienced people on the balloon e-lists discourage them.
 +    * An SDR might be be handy to have along to check for frequency drift if we lose a tracker in the air again.
   * Finding the tracker would have been easier with a buzzer on it.   * Finding the tracker would have been easier with a buzzer on it.
     * Add a buzzer to the package on the next mission.     * Add a buzzer to the package on the next mission.
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   * NVIS testing still needed.   * NVIS testing still needed.
     * We did not get a chance to test DF on this mission.     * We did not get a chance to test DF on this mission.
 +  * We under-inflated the balloon.
 +    * It was difficult to tell when it was full "​enough"​. ​ It was too windy to measure the neck lift.
 +    * These balloons are small enough that we could probably consider them a sphere and measure the circumference to estimate volume of gas used.  We'll try that next time.