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Old Dec 09, 2003, 06:31 PM
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downlink system for high altitude attempts? ideas?

My friends and I plan to take our patented airship to record hights for lighter than air. we need a downlink system that can transmit at least 2 and preferably 5 channels of info back to the ground ( camera, altimiter, temp, gps, envelope pressure ). if anyone has ideas on such a system either commercial or custom it would be great. the current record is held by the japanese at 26,000 feet with a 141 foot long ship that offered no control other than a burst valve. we are going after this record with a 20 foot tall ship with full control. if anyone has experience with either the downlinks, record attempts or anything else that might help out we would welcome any input.
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Old Dec 09, 2003, 07:03 PM
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Cyber-flyer has been at +20K feet AGL. His telemetry data consists of a stock GPS that is viewed in the cockpit via a second camera (activated from the R/C Tx). His video transmitters are 900Mhz and a 2.4Ghz (~1 watt) that are paired up with a custom cross-dipole and diversity Rx antenna system.

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