High Altitude Balloon class is now up and running. We will be launching our 1500 gram weather balloon on February 12th. We have an extensive payload planned with lots of new and exciting technology!
February 12, 2016 Flight Predictions
Thanks to PocketFinder, the Brainerd Ham Radio Club, The Brainerd School Foundation, Samsung and the many others who have supported our STEM class.
Flight one landed in Danbury, WI. You can see the payload got hung up in a small scrub oak tree. The payload reached a height of 104,685 feet!
Flight two landed in a tamarac swamp just south of McGregor, MN. This flight only made 27,000 feet before the balloon developed a small helium leak.
Flight three landed in Clearwater, MN in a newly planted corn field. The payload reached 85,000 feet before popping.
Flight four landed in Pierz, MN. A perfect launch and recovery. The kids could not have planned it better! We reached 82,438 feet!p>
Perfect landing. 10 miles south of Staples, MN! We were able to drive right ot the landing spot because of the Pocket Finder! Nice job PF!!!
Perfect flight. Perfect weather and perfect company! 113,080 feet! A new record for us!!!
Launch site will be FMS and landing zone has yet to be determined. Come back soon!
This will flight will be February 2017.