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Fun on ADSB....track the Zephyr!!

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posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 01:16 AM
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Just for fun...been tracking the Airbus Zephyr being tested not far from Yuma...going for the endurance record and is currently at 58600 feet...at 16 knots!!!

Not sure how long it can stay up before they have to change the battery pack due to the constant recharge cycles but as battery technology advances the loiter time will go up...very useful for certain tasks!!




posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 02:31 AM
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a reply to: Silentvulcan

The Sion cells they are using are supposedly good for about 300-400 cycles.

The actual issue is probably getting enough solar power during day to fully recharge them.



posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 06:27 AM
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a reply to: Silentvulcan

This sort of thing is definitely my cup of tea, thanks for sharing!

Tracking now, still at FL58, 31Kts




posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 11:17 AM
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a reply to: Silentvulcan

By chance is it the aircraft over the Yuma Proving Grounds at 60k ft callsign KELLEHER.
got a screenshot, but it won't upload to ATS. It's moving at 21mph.

I'm watching it on Flightradar24; it's not showing on ADS-B.



posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 12:20 PM
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Yep that’s it...it’s on open ADSB if that’s any use to you...a reply to: Bigburgh




posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 12:36 PM
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originally posted by: Silentvulcan
Yep that’s it...it’s on open ADSB if that’s any use to you...a reply to: Bigburgh



Terrific thanks





posted on Jul, 22 2018 @ 02:01 AM
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If you look a bit further up the coast there are a few project loon items up at about the same altitude...!! a reply to: Bigburgh




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