Details copied from the launch card filled out at the launch site.
|Joey-M Test Launch & Squirrel RTTY & SSTV
|Sunny, ~23C, 3mph ground wind w/ gusts
|Target Neck Lift
|Target Asc. Rate
|Estimated Burst Altitude
|Joey - 50 baud RTTY on 433.975MHz, Squirrel - 50 baud RTTY on 434.650MHz & Martin 1 SSTV
|Notes from Launch Card
|Flow meter not used due to time constraints
|Sea Level Descent Rate
|Flight Computer Log
Notes and Details
A fairly successful first flight for Joey but being below 434MHz receivers suffered a lot with ISM band noise. Work to commence on Joey to bring it to a frequency above 434Mhz to avoid that problem on the next flight. Everything else worked very well, GPS kept a lock and nav mode was set up correctly. Temperature drift of the Micrel MICRF112 radio was worse than NTX2 but acceptable, better than expected. Shift was very stable.