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[02:03] <CablitoE> hey
[02:03] <CablitoE> anyone awake?
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[07:24] <jcoxon> morning all
[07:26] <jcoxon> jetstream : http://www.wunderground.com/global/Region/i_UK/2xJetStream.html
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[07:56] <riksta> mornin
[07:56] <riksta> nice
[08:04] <jcoxon> bbl
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[09:37] <jcoxon> online from launch site
[09:39] <Jafet> gas expands with altitude right
[09:39] <Jafet> ?
[09:41] <jcoxon> yup
[09:50] <Jafet> do you know of any types of fabric that won't leak hydrogen?
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[11:28] <jcoxon> right
[11:28] <jcoxon> back now
[11:30] <jcoxon> launch has been delayed for about an hour
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[13:54] <CablitoE> hey
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[14:00] <CablitoE> Launch today?
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[16:24] <mc-> hi jcoxon
[16:25] <kc0wys> hey
[16:25] <kc0wys> is he launching today?
[16:26] <mc-> he was on-line from the launch, I think
[16:32] <jcoxon> hey guys
[16:32] <jcoxon> i'm back now
[16:32] <jcoxon> we did launch
[16:32] <jcoxon> and it appears to have landed
[16:33] <jcoxon> however comms have gone down
[16:33] <kc0wys> nice!
[16:33] <jcoxon> no radio link
[16:33] <jcoxon> and text messages aren't giving a position
[16:33] <kc0wys> oh....
[16:33] <jcoxon> so not good
[16:33] <kc0wys> :/
[16:33] <kc0wys> sounds familiar...
[16:33] <kc0wys> (loss of communication)
[16:35] <jcoxon> indeed
[16:39] <jcoxon> am trying to track the mobile phone
[16:40] <kc0wys> it must be very discouraging :(
[16:40] <jcoxon> indeed
[16:40] <jcoxon> still haven't sorted it yet
[16:41] <jcoxon> we'll get a working one soon
[16:43] <mc-> did the comms on my payload work?
[16:45] <jcoxon> yup
[16:45] <jcoxon> but the signal was really faint
[16:45] <jcoxon> a couple of minutes after launch
[16:46] <jcoxon> it was working nicely at the launch
[16:46] <jcoxon> and now we've got nothing
[16:54] <jcoxon> its been found
[16:54] <jcoxon> !
[16:55] <jcoxon> someone found it in Essex and phoned them up
[16:55] <jcoxon> they are off to go and collect it
[17:19] <mc-> great news
[17:22] <jcoxon> yup
[17:22] <jcoxon> lucky someone found it
[17:25] <jcoxon> bbl
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[19:59] Action: jcoxon is bored waiting for the payload to come back
[20:01] <kc0wys> lol
[20:01] <kc0wys> glad to know someone found it tho!
[20:11] <jcoxon> yeah
[20:11] <jcoxon> apparently the pics are amazing
[20:11] <jcoxon> can see for miles
[20:11] <jcoxon> the weather was absolutely perfect
[20:14] <icez> :D
[20:16] <icez> looks like a heck of a launch too
[20:23] <jcoxon> right i better walk down to the lab
[20:23] <jcoxon> bbl
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[22:03] <jcoxon> hey rocketboy
[22:03] <jcoxon> how was the recovery
[22:07] <rocketboy> no probs - it was good we had a chance to show the people the shots from laurences camera - they were imressed
[22:07] <jcoxon> excellent
[22:07] <jcoxon> retrieve any data?
[22:07] <rocketboy> just downloading the pics now
[22:07] <jcoxon> oh cool
[22:08] <jcoxon> where did they find the payload
[22:08] <rocketboy> - not sure about the data - need to wait until the pics download before I can plug the flash card in
[22:09] <rocketboy> came down in a back garden in haverhil
[22:09] <jcoxon> :)
[22:09] <jcoxon> so not far
[22:10] <rocketboy> no chute though!
[22:10] <jcoxon> yeah
[22:10] <jcoxon> thats strange
[22:10] <jcoxon> must of lost it when the balloon burst
[22:10] <jcoxon> to much tension on hte parachute
[22:11] <jcoxon> disattached from Tracker 4
[22:11] <rocketboy> sounds like the cable tie henry had it tied to broke
[22:11] <rocketboy> possibly due to low temp making it brittle
[22:12] <jcoxon> right - something to note then
[22:13] <rocketboy> yeah - a few things to note on this flight - but we got it back
[22:13] <rocketboy> :-)
[22:14] <jcoxon> hehe yup
[22:17] <rocketboy> hum - the shots are a bit so-so - i didn't expect much given the camera
[22:17] <jcoxon> :)
[22:17] <jcoxon> high altitude pictures are good
[22:18] <rocketboy> I was impressed with laurences pics
[22:18] <rocketboy> and video clips
[22:18] <rocketboy> time to get one of those me thinks
[22:19] <jcoxon> i look forward to seeing them
[22:20] <jcoxon> so ended up being a really successful launch
[22:20] <rocketboy> yeah - I'm definitly going to do it again soon
[22:21] <jcoxon> :)
[22:21] <jcoxon> brilliant
[22:21] <rocketboy> I think it was skin of teeth job
[22:21] <jcoxon> it was close
[22:21] <jcoxon> but with the nice weather etc it was the best scenario to test new stuff
[22:22] <rocketboy> BTW O2 told me that tracking does not work on pay-as-you-go O2 phones
[22:22] <rocketboy> yeah absolutlty - cant wait for laurences pics on the web
[22:22] <jcoxon> thats good to know
[22:22] <jcoxon> i'm keen to launch now :-p
[22:24] <rocketboy> Me thinks its time to get this phone unlocked and move to voda
[22:27] <jcoxon> vodafone are probably the best
[22:27] <rocketboy> wow - the pics show a rough descent
[22:28] <jcoxon> so no parachute then
[22:28] <rocketboy> its like looking down the funnel of a tornado
[22:28] <jcoxon> oh dear
[22:31] <jcoxon> bbl
[22:48] <icez> :|
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