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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 …

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  1. LB
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    Vulture 1 GPS tracking test

    Good luck PARIS and Steve, will follow wuth interest.

    Fellow radio ham callsign G6HFS.

  2. I didn't do IT.
    Happy

    Top Airborne Secret

    My completely uneducated and non-sourced guess is an (manned) ultralight.

    1. Annihilator

      Or...

      An RC helicopter? Or dropping it off a tall building?

  3. Gordon is not a Moron

    Classified airborne-ness

    strapping it to under carrage of a real Vulture would seem appropriate

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    PARIS Getting High.

    Naughty Naughty...

  5. SteveD

    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

    1. Brian Morrison
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      Hey Steve....

      ...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!

      1. SteveD

        receiving

        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.

  6. Anonymous John
    Happy

    Re Finnish APRS site aprs.fi

    Almost an anagram of Paris. Effing paper aeroplane released into space?

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Grenade

    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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8EVGGA26HY

    helped the the newest top secret Royal Navy destroyer HMS Vulture

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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

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