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NTNS-2 Flies to 88k ft with Stinger 64 Airframe (partial success)

On 5/18/12 North Texas Near Space (NTNS-2) achieved a maximum altitude of 87959 ft over a sparsely populated section of North Texas. The flight was partially successful and full duration telemetry and…

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Added by Larry Grater on August 24, 2012 at 4:00pm — 23 Comments

Stinger 64 HAB Early Integration Pictures with APM2

I've just finished the build and will begin early full up integration testing in the next day or so on NTNS-2.  This is a highly modified Stinger 64 with APM2.  There are really 2 airframes.  One is for flight testing, gain tuning, learning a little about APM2.  I have to admit that there have been several issues.  The two that i know that I have are the flash card slot being a…

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Added by Larry Grater on July 17, 2012 at 9:30pm — 7 Comments

APM-1 Ride-Along HAB Flight to 86688 ft (Dual Launch, also from Albuquerque)

On 5/20/12 North Texas Near Space (NTNS) and Project Soar collaborated on a dual launch during the annular eclipse. Albuquerque was directly in path of the eclipse. The NTNS payload had most of the electronics that I had intended for a guided flight. That airframe is no more, but I have some data that I'd like to share with the group as a result. The dual launch was a great target of opportunity…

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Added by Larry Grater on May 29, 2012 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

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