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  • Pre-launch Avionics checkout
    • Turn system on for 1-2 hours, triggering cameras etc.
    • Download images, stitch a few of them
    • Upload some or all to DoubleTake author in Germany for huge video creation


  • Pre-launch day
  • Launch day
    • Deploy checklists
    • Assign roles
    • Safety check
    • Helium set-up
    • Balloon lay-out
    • Weather check
    • Payload and lift-train layout
    • Camera checkout
      • Connect to each camera with minijack cable + USB-to-video + Laptop with WinTV sw
      • Verify camera settings are correct: focused at infinity, max resolution, empty sd cards
    • Fill system set up
    • Lift calibration set-up
    • Filling procedure
    • Launch check
    • Launch
    • Ground systems clean-up
  • Tracking & Recovery
    • Team coordination
    • FAA reporting
    • Sight tracking
    • Telemetry monitoring
    • Landing
    • Check for remaining battery power, replace batteries if necessary
    • Connect each camera to Bre's laptop with USB
      • Download images
      • Burn dvds of images
      • Use autostitch to create single panoramas
      • Upload to DoubleTake author in germany for giant Quicktime video

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