[balloon-makers] Temp gauge / Photos
cpackdo at citynet.net
Thu Jul 12 09:56:57 CDT 2001
I am using the 100 Cel rated wire I had. The length is 75 feet in a twisted
pair. I hope to see if it works this weekend if wind and weather cooperate.
I hope to keep the temps low and will run the wire on the outside of the
envelope for the test. The wireless thermometer Jon suggested may work but
the transmitter would be subjected to alot of heat in the top of the
I hope to have answers for you soon. If this works this would be an
extremely cost efficient solution but elements of durability, wear and
accuracy need to be tested. I have yet to check the local appliance
repairman for the high temp wire suggested by Duane but the experiment by
Tim suggest there is some leeway built into the temperature ratings for
wire. My temps concern me because I am flying a 28500 c.ft. balloon at a
pilot weight of 250 lbs on near 90 degree days. Which side of 200 degrees
did Phil say to stay on ? :)
----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Whelan <bwhelan at sprint.ca>
To: Curtis Pack <cpackdo at citynet.net>
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2001 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [balloon-makers] Temp gauge / Photos
> Hi Curtis I tried to find a supplier of the digital temp, prod up here but
> with no luck, so I hope the experiment works.. what wire are you using and
> how long will it be..
> wild bill EH!!!!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Curtis Pack" <cpackdo at citynet.net>
> To: "Rat6666" <rat6666 at home.com>; <balloon-makers at deering.org>
> Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2001 9:00 AM
> Subject: Re: [balloon-makers] Temp gauge / Photos
> > Jon,
> > What a great photograph ! You need that poster size. I will be
> > the only photos we have of Joshmans' model balloon. It was a trial cold
> > inflation. When we did the hot inflation I was so busy I didn't get to
> > any digital photos. Hopefully this weekend we will make the first free
> > flight if we can get the burner upgraded in time. I am still waiting for
> > weather / time window to test the low cost digital temperature gauge.
> > Everything is ready (gauge ,wire,probe,etc.) and waiting.
> > For those on the list, you really should request Jons' "Reflections"
> > photograph. Very nice!
> > Fly safe,
> > Curtis
> > ---- Original Message -----
> > From: Rat6666 <rat6666 at home.com>
> > To: Curtis Pack <cpackdo at citynet.net>
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2001 6:38 PM
> > Subject: Re: [balloon-makers] Temp gauge / Photos
> > > Hey Curtis,
> > >
> > > Just wondering if you have any more interesting pictures of the latest
> > > projects.... Particularly Joshman's balloon!
> > > Here's a nice shot of my balloon from a flight two weeks ago... I
> > > be uploading some of the rest of these couple rolls to my website
> > > the next week or so, plus some Post Mills pictures as well. I need to
> > > get a good digital camera so I dont have to spend so much on film!
> > >
> > >
> > > See ya,
> > > Jon
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