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!
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, ...
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.
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!
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 !!
A new platform to bring Balua back from the skies! Unboxing photos:
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 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 ...
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!
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: ...