CONTEST STATUS - Last update: FRI ... 14-JUL-17 @ 8:30 PM EDT

Winter '17 / '18 - Snowfall Forecast Contests
19th Annual 'Regular Season'
Season starts when the first flakes start a'flyin'

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17th Annual 'Season-total'
Entries accepted between 01-NOV-17 and 30-NOV-17
Verification period: 01-DEC-17 through 31-MAR-18

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Winter '16 / '17 - Snowfall Forecast Contests
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18th Annual 'Regular Season'
FINAL results here
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16th Annual 'Season-total'
FINAL results here

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Cyclone Drones


Updated below


Developed and intended for investigating the lower levels of tropical systems...it/s not a stretch to imagine these 28-pound unmanned aircraft by Aerosonde being flown someday into extra-tropical winter cyclones deepening off the SE coast.

Aerosonde Gallery

Update

In 1998...an Aerosonde MK 3 crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 27 hours...using only 1.5 gallons of fuel.


Aerosonde specs
Wing span: 2.9 m (9.5 ft)
Weight:15 kg (32.2 lb)
Engine: 24 cc fuel injected
Payload(s): Up to 5.3 kg (11.5 lb)
Fuel capacity: Up to 6 liters (1.6 gal)
Operation: Autonomous
Generator: 75W
Navigation: GPS

Performance
Cruise airspeed:75-110 kph (40-60 kts)
Endurance: 5 - 30 hr(subject to payload)
Range: ~2000 km (50 kts)
Streaming video
Global iridium satellite
Service ceiling: 4500 m (15,000 ft)

Brochure (.pdf)

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