Some high altitude ballooning missions, projects, and ideas from Northern Ohio.
Introduction On the morning of August 12, 2017 I and my co-conspirators flew a High Altitude Balloon mission out of the Wyandot County Airport, near Upper Sandusky, Ohio. One of the goals of this mission was to show we could operate a Raspberry Pi throughout the flight. I had hoped to fly an SHT31A Humidity … Continue reading SOhio 2017-1 Stratospheric Sense HAT data (pt 1) Pressure, Humidity, and Temperature
The SOhio 2017-1 mission included a downward facing camera. This was a Canon A495, running a CHDK intervalometer program. Pictures were taken at roughly 20 second intervals. About 380 in-flight pictures were taken. Additional information on the flight is contained in a previous post, Picam in the Sky. However, some relevant flight information is: Launch … Continue reading SOhio 2017-1 Downward Camera
Last Saturday, Aug 12, 2017, we flew a Raspberry Pi carried by a 800gr weather balloon. The payload reached 105.5 kft, and more importantly, was recovered. This is a preliminary report to show the results of the attached PiCam camera. The Pi ran throughout the entire flight, as shown by the file creation times. The … Continue reading Picam in the Sky – SOHIO 2017-1
Update 8/12/2017: Flight complete and retrieved. Report to follow. Flight path (enlarge the screen for full path) Update 8/9/2017: I’m planning to launch from Wyandot County Airport (56D), on Aug 12, at 9:45AM EDT. The APRS call sign has been corrected to KB8PVR-3. Present predictions are for a 60 mile flight toward the west, … Continue reading Planned High Altitude Balloon Flight, August 5, 2017 – Postponed to Aug 12