Links

Advice:

The UK High Altitude Association is a group of like minded people with a common interest in all things high altitude…. especially balloons. A great source of detailed information and FAQs http://ukhas.org.uk/

Also if you are actually considering having a go yourself then get onto the Irc high altitude channel, a dedicated chatting environment where I had many detailed questions answered  instantaneously, I could definitely have saved time by visiting here sooner!   http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=highaltitude

Finally we would like to say a big thank you to the Chemical Engineering department at Queen’s University Belfast for all their support and helpful advice concerning the usage of Helium gas.

Suppliers:

Balloon, 35kg breaking strain nylon and parachute : http://randomsolutions.co.uk/top.htm

Very helpful and by far the cheapest supplier of weather balloons that I could find.

Radiometrix NTX2 Transmitter: http://uk.farnell.com/

Flight computer PCB and PicAxe 18X chips: http://81.134.141.187/epages/Store.storefront/?ObjectPath=/Shops/Store.TechSupplies/

Garmin GPS-35 : £15 Ebay

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