Next week sees the Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) programme take to the air for the first time, as we test the Vulture 1 GPS unit. The lightweight air-to-ground comms package (more details here) has been designed by radio man Steve Daniels (callsign G6UIM) to fit snugly inside our paper plane. It transmits a signal …
Vulture 1 GPS tracking test
Good luck PARIS and Steve, will follow wuth interest.
Fellow radio ham callsign G6HFS.
Top Airborne Secret
My completely uneducated and non-sourced guess is an (manned) ultralight.
An RC helicopter? Or dropping it off a tall building?
strapping it to under carrage of a real Vulture would seem appropriate
PARIS Getting High.
Camera and transmitters
I will be taking a camera, and what with the transmitters and antenna. No doubt we will be spending the night at her Majesty's pleasure.
We won't be going to the Giraffe Cafe thats for sure
...just make sure you've got plenty of capacity in whatever you're using to power that 817, otherwise the batteries will be flat before you know it!
Good luck....you'll need it!
just a bit more to what lester said. We hope to transmit on 433.950MHz and hope to have at least 100km coverage. We would welcome anyone who can to send to the APRS system to do so. Also reception reports of the APRS and beacon signals.
Re Finnish APRS site aprs.fi
Almost an anagram of Paris. Effing paper aeroplane released into space?
graf zeppelin vulture carryed plane
"Of course, you're all wondering just how we intend to get the unit airborne. That's currently classified, but all will be revealed in due course... ®"
clearly your going to use the
helped the the newest top secret Royal Navy destroyer HMS Vulture
were you release the http://www.ahomls.com/kennyp/vulture.JPG carrying the plane.
as clearly there's no good volcanic ash ploom's to get a good 5 miles air list to start you off and and beardy branson's airship 2 is not available at this time