Another experiment for our own pleasure. We wanted to know how a time lapse recording of a meteorological balloon looks like when it soars from the Earth surface to the stratosphere. Together with Jamcopters we worked on the project for almost half a year. We were inventing, building, testing new technologies and planning.
After three months of preparations we had just one attempt.
Even after proper tests it was not clear if the camera and the motors of the stabilized gimbal would work in -80°C. They worked perfectly up to 28 km of altitude. There the meteorological balloon burst and went down safely on a parachute.
Thanks to two GPS locators we found the camera 120 km away from the starting point.
The image was not as smooth as we imagined due to a strong wind. But we are glad that after such a long preparation and during that one single attempt the camera didn’t switch off after e.g. 5 minutes. The gimbal stabilized and held the direction the whole time, even though it was swinging on an eight-meter cord under a helium filled balloon.
Here you can see how the whole project was created:
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