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Hey guys. How are you doing on this fine evening?
So I've been thinking lately about travel. Namely, cheap or free travel. Now we all know there's hitchhiking and digihitch and couchsurfing and they're great for getting around. I know Hitchbro has posted here before about those very things.
But what about longer travel? I'm in the US. What if I wanted to go to Britain or something? I looked into booking passage on a freighter, apparently that's gotten really expensive now. I don't really see any other way to cross the pond on the cheap. So that's why I've come to you, my /diy/nosaur friends. Let's have a travel thread, and let's discuss methods of travel, specifically long travel.
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I doing some experimenting to improve aviation safety, and by June or July, I'll need to get a payload of about one pound at least 1,000 abkve ground for initial demonstration.
I'm not sure how to do this, and I have a few options, and am hoping for /diy/'s advice.
Rockets are out, because of the speed and shock.
A quad rotor or other r/c could work, but I don't have either of those, so there would be some initial cost, and then the problem of keeping the testbed in flight, and would the weight of that payload be too great for a platform like that?
Assuming I make it our of my own personal financial hole I'm currently in, I will be able to afford a biennial flight review and plane rental, and just strap the payload to the mains or wing strut. the downside there is that I would need a group of people on the ground to collaborate with, not to mention people freaking out about me strapping something to an airplane.
A kite? I don't know jack about large kites other than that large kite fliers call themselves pilots.