Low lift climbout test
Date: April 11th, 2016
- Mission: Test climbout capabilities with very low excess lift.
- Max Altitude: unkown
- Approximate Flight Range: 200 miles
- Hardware: 1 plastic balloon, carrying a bag of crumpled paper for ballast, and a business card, filled roughly half way and ballasted to 9 grams excess lift.
- Notes/failures: untracked flight. It did successfully demonstrate that climbout over surrounding obstacles and downdrafts could be sustained with under 10 grams of excess lift.