Yet another successful flight! Braga 1

Yet another successful flight! Braga
Dona Maria II high school First Flight! Mr. Pikinhas (João Abel Vaz) found our most precious payload.      

Balua launch 4 April – Braga, Portugal

Balua launch 4 April – Braga, Portugal
The new Balua launch, which will be done in collaboration with Escola Secundária D. Maria II, is set to April 4th (Friday) at 14.30 GMT. The launch coordinates are: 41°32’56.1″N 8°25’05.2″W, Will be emitting APRS (144.800MHz) callsign CR5BAL. You can follow it here: http://aprs.fi The SPOT tracker link. The live feed is available at:  http://www.qsl.net/lars/ You are all welcome to join us ...

Another Balua launch – Braga

Another Balua launch - Braga
You heard it right. We will have another launch really soon… It will be in Braga on April 4 (Friday), between 13 and 17 hours. This launch will be in collaboration with the students and professors of Escola Secundária D. Maria II. This School is celebrating 50 years of existence and this launch is part of the ...

We found it! =) 2

We found it! =)
We found it! =) We and Solar do Mimo successfully launched and recovered everything. Here is a sample of the photos that were taken. More will come soon.

Follow Solar do Mimo Launch with SPOT

Here is the link for the launch tracking – SPOT.

Balua launch 29March – Seia Portugal

Balua launch 29March -  Seia Portugal
The new Balua launch which will be done in collaboration with the institution Solar do Mimo is set to March 29 (Saturday) at 14.30 GMT. The coordinates of the launch are: 40º 24′ 07”N 7º44’02”W, Will be emitting APRS (144.800MHz)  callsign CQ7BALUA. You are all welcome to join us tracking the balloon!  

New BALUA launch is coming!

New BALUA launch is coming!
This launch will be done in collaboration with the institution Solar do Mimo, aiming to promote the “Our Dream” project, which boils down to the construction of new facilities for the institution. The launch will be on March 29 (Saturday), between 13 and 19 hours. Solar do Mimo is a temporary Shelter of children at risk, nonprofit, ...

Balua members obtained the National Amateur Certificate

Balua members obtained the National Amateur Certificate
We now have even more Balua members with the National Amateur Certificate. Congratulations! This accreditation is essential to be able to work legally in RF in Portugal (especially in the frequency ranges used in Balua). Below you can see the CAN cards and the respective call signs, they now join the previous members already certified.

GPS mount for F450

GPS mount for F450
  Today we’ve made a GPS mount for our quad! Built from scratch and printed in house! All the files required can be found HERE. Take a look!

It’s alive!!!!

It's alive!!!!
    Few hours after, multiple connection cables (re)made, S-Bus issues solved and  a couples of firmware updates this boy it’s now alive and kicking! Can’t wait to field test it !!