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At 2pm this afternoon, the El Reg Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) programme take to the air for the first time, for a live test of the Vulture 1 GPS unit. At the helm for this test run is PARIS radio man Steve Daniels (callsign G6UIM), who's put together the lightweight air-to-ground comms package, details of which …

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  1. TheRobster

    Airborne...

    "Just how we're getting the GPS unit airborne we're not saying"

    You threw it out of the window, didn't you?

  2. Annihilator Silver badge
    Go

    2pm - GMT?

    I'm guessing GMT and not BST

    Are you strapping it to a carrier pigeon? Dropping it into an Icelandic volcano?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    FAIL

    is it working?

    ...if so my guess is that it was attached to a football which the kids have booted over the fence, pretty good boot mind, its gone next door but one.

    1. Andus McCoatover

      If that's the launch method...

      I suggest you get this bloke on the team....

      (Skip the first 30 seconds, boring). However, he'd get it up there for you...

      http://www.nimportequi.com/en/video_foot_2009.html

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    it should quickly become evident what's going on...

    Yes its called a cockup! did someone leave home without the right bits of kit?

  5. Anonymous Coward
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    rocket ship vulture LZ 127

    clearly the carrier on the top of the http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8EVGGA26HY needs some work as the transmitter fell off before it got to the end of the track, when are you going to test drive the http://www.ahomls.com/kennyp/vulture.JPG carrying the plane BTW ?

  6. Gareth 7
    Black Helicopters

    2pm - more like 10 to 3 and UTC at that

    Looks like it's been lobbed on a roof next to the car park

    2010-06-02 14:51:25 UTC: PARIS-6>APBL10,qAS,G6UIM-12:!5043.87N/00324.92W^232/000/A=000164-

    Hasn't moved for 20 mins, maybe it's in the queue at the check-in desk.

  7. Dale 3

    Dodgy

    This seems as dodgy as the Moon landings. Pics, or it didn't happen.

  8. SteveD

    test

    Well as said above the test was a success, the GPS to laptop worked as expected. so the Radio link works. Sadly the broadband let us down.

    It was after all a test, to find any possible problems.

    Lesters flying was fine, although it would have been good to land on the runway, rather than the M5.

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