For our fourth flight (JHAB-4) – we’re going to try for an amateur altitude record. According to arhab.org/ – the current record is held by XABEN at 143,441 ft (43,721m) ! That’s impressive. Our goal will be at least 136,400 ft (or more).
To accomplish this, we’re creating a new capsule to lighted the payload to no more than 650g (1lb), and changing balloon’s to the 2000 gram Hwoyee Weather balloon.
Essentially – the flight plan is the lightest payload, biggest balloon, and very little helium. Based upon some current flight calculations, it will be about a 5 hour flight, and depending upon where we start – it could start at the California coast and end up as far as the California – Nevada boarder!
We’ll update again once we have more plans finalized.