Building SkyTiger

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Disclaimer: You MUST do additional research to ensure the legality and safety of your weather balloon launch. I may have misidentified some ingredients, forgotten basic or important steps or generally gave bad advice.  I will not be held responsible if you do something foolish, dangerous, illegal or in bad taste!

Basic Ingredients

1 styrofoam bait container
1 Weather Balloon, 600g
1 military surplus 6’ parachute
nylon zip ties
Canon Powershot camera
SD card
cell phone
2 pair adhesive toe warmers
tank of lighter-than-air gas (with regulator)


Extra Ingredients

styrofoam safe paint
delicate surface masking tape
auxiliary battery
GoPano micro lens
iPhone 4/4S (the GoPano micro currently only works with an  iPhone ,so you will need one if you launch with it)

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