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 !!

PixHawk – Unboxing

PixHawk - Unboxing
  A new platform to bring Balua back from the skies! Unboxing photos:    

New Launches and a New Balua Article in Diferencial

New Launches and a New Balua Article in Diferencial
Balua’s Team have new launches planned! Expect surprises coming soon, so check our website frequently! There is also a new article about Balua in the Diferential Newspaper (in Portuguese). Check here the online version of the article or the complete newspaper here.

The 3D printer is Here!

The 3D printer is Here!
The new 3D Printer has arrived! The Makerbot Replicator 2X is ready to be used for prototyping parts and accessories quickly and effectively! The 1st thing to be printed was the symbol of Balua.   Here are the steps followed by the end result. We used an infill of 10% and white ABS polymer. One ...

Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming
    Balua is getting ready to take another huge step!  A new UAV Autopilot system arrived for testing and evaluation. You’ll hear about it soon! Get ready for a cold electronic winter!    

Mission: Take the Rooster of Barcelos into near space by Marco Neiva

Mission: Take the Rooster of Barcelos into near space by Marco Neiva
An excellent article about our last experiment can be found in the following link: http://marconeiva.com/missao-levar-o-galo-de-barcelos-ao-espaco/ In this article is explained the idea, execution and the feedback received after our team launched the portuguese national symbol (Rooster of Barcelos) into near space. It is written in Portuguese but you can find a google translated version here: ...

Galo de Barcelos goes to Space! – Video

Galo de Barcelos goes to Space! - Video
Last weekend in Barcelos was  fantastic! The launch was a great success and everything was recovered in good shape! The result is now on video and you can take a look at this amazing trip!

Balua @ Barcelos

Balua @ Barcelos
After 450+ km, Balua team arrived at Barcelos to check the launch site and review those last details! Launch is schedule for 27 jul 10AM GMT at: N 41° 31′ 39.54″        W 8° 37′ 07.92″ To follow the Ballon one can use: SPOT – Click me RTTY on 434.650Mhz (7asci, 1stop bit, 50 baud, ...

Friedrichshafen ham fair – photos

Friedrichshafen ham fair - photos
Our trip is over and it was a huge success! (apart from lost luggage and so on..) The flea market was the biggest surprise, every thing (radio related) you might want to buy for a euro coin is there!! From simple connectors to complex spectrum analyzers it’s all there. The balloon launch had some nice ...

On the way to friedrichshafen @ LIS Airport

On the way to friedrichshafen @ LIS Airport
Balua is going to friedrichshafen international ham fair! We will be watching an HAB demonstration and keep updated about the latest technologies in radio communication. Stay tuned for updates. More info