On Sunday, April 29, 2018 our organization, Overlook Horizon, launched our flight from Canandaigua, NY to an altitude of 105,798 FT. (32,247 m) over Central New York, landing about 48 miles downrange of our launch site. This flight tested 2 of our new flight computer variants and was the first flight of ours where our main (Arduino Mega) flight computer operated perfectly in every way so we were pretty excited about that. Previous flights have had a mix of major and minor flaws that we continually corrected for, but this flight operated perfectly. Our launch day was a crazy weather day for Upstate New York. The day started cold with an inch of snow on the ground. Eventually, the day got a little more pleasant and stopped snowing, but it was still quite cloudy and very windy during the launch itself. Below is our best photo from just seconds after balloon burst as our 1500g Kaymont Totex weather balloon photobombed our shot of Lake Erie in the distance. Our payload landed at the top of a 75 ft. tall tree, but fortunately, the land owner offered to cut it down as he was already considering doing that anyways since it was dying and would be good firewood. We recovered successfully about an hour after landing!
Our best photo entry is below along with our 3 minute condensed flight video from this flight.
Learn more about this flight here: http://overlookhorizon.com/flight-11
Best Photo Entry
Condensed Flight Video
Overlook Horizon Inc. is a small 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization in the United States that aims to inspire students and adults into science and technology. 100% tax deductible (in the US) charitable donations can be made at https://donorbox.org/olhzn