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Old 06-07-2014, 3:02 PM
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Old 06-08-2014, 10:06 PM
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I noticed it a day late. It landed only a few miles from me and I was in the area. I wish I would of known about it to help track it.
Too bad my APRS digipeater in Elsie was offline, it could of helped iGate packets for tracking.

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Thanks for the support guys. It was a great time. A nail biter the entire time, but man was it fun. We lost the first balloon on fill (oops), and put the second in a tree. 3rd times the charm!
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Old 06-09-2014, 9:53 PM
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A really quick rundown of some of the data gathered.

Approximate flight duration: 4 hours, 27 minutes
Approximate distance from launch site to landing site: 57 miles, 70 degree compass heading
Approximate total distance flown: 103.8 miles
Avg. ascent rate: 6.48 ft/sec
Avg. descent rate: -47.12 ft/sec
Avg. ground speed - ascent: 35.38 MPH
Avg. ground speed - descent: 39.3 MPH
Avg. ground speed overall: 35.73 MPH
Highest reported altitude: 90,392'
Fastest reported ground speed - ascent: 128 MPH
Slowest reported ground speed - ascent: 2 MPH
Fastest reported ground speed - descent: 120 MPH
Slowest reported ground speed - descent: 2 MPH
Fastest reported ascent rate: 19.15 ft/sec
Slowest reported ascent rate: 2.52 ft/sec
Fastest reported descent rate: -108.15 ft/sec
Slowest reported descent rate: -18.24 ft/sec.
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