TRAPHX – Tripoli Phoenix -01/25/14

Dwain Desbian flew GPS-1 in his 4″6′ tall custom built rocket on an L935 to 13,390 AGL (14,570 MSL) at the Tripoli Phoenix (TRAPHX) launch in January. “Flight went perfectly and recovery was a very short walk.  As rocket went out of view was watching decent on basestation when we heard the main chute charge go off at exactly the correct altitude according to the GPS.”  The onboard GPS-1 lifted off with 12 satellite lock while being subjected to temperatures of over 140F.

apogee temperature



Gerald Meux claims TRA O-Impulse, Single Stage Research Group Altitude Record using GPS-1 at BALLS

Gerald Meux and Guy Hardy at BALLS 2013.

Gerald Meux and Guy Hardy at BALLS 2013.

Gerald Meux and Guy Hardy flew their 6″ diameter, 12′ long rocket “Circus Peanut” to an altitude of 23,512′ AGL at BALLS this year and claimed the Research O-Impulse altitude record using the new TRA altitude reporting rules.

Circus Peanut GPS Track

Gerald flew using a Real Flight Systems GPS-1 telemetry transmitter and Basestation-2 ground-station. Lift-off was at 2:49PM, flight weight was 141lbs and the 40″ long O motor built by Guy flew the rocket to a top speed of 1719 ft/sec (Mach 1.56) and 23,512′ AGL. GPS lock was kept at all times during the flight and recovery occurred about 1 mile downrange.



LDRS 2013

LDRS32 Pegasus-III

James Dougherty flew his Pegasus-III at LDRS 2013 with a N-1100, GPS-1 onboard telemetry, Rousetech C02, G-WIZ LCX, and Marsa54. James achieved an altitude of 43,682′ MSL,  (40634′ AGL) and recovered the vehicle approximately 5 miles downrange. Dougherty tracked the rocket through apogee and landing. GPS-1 onboard telemetry worked perfectly throughout the flight.


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New High-altitude GPS Antenna

SL1206 High Altitude Antenna


Compatible with both GPS-1 and GPS-2 telemetry transmitters and designed for nose-cone mounting, this model features the mighty SL1206R with the radome  removed, Gold plated SMA 0.062 mounting fork, Gold plated SMA cable (12″ or 24″),  2″ circular PCB ground-plane/counterpoise mount.

Order yours in time for LDRS, XPRS, and BALLS!


TCC DairyAire 2013

Gerald Meux flew his Thor-X at DairyAire 2013 with a CTI M2020 I-Max, GPS-1 onboard telemetry, GOPRO Hero 3 Black edition, Rousetech C02, Marsa54 and Perfectflite electronics. Gerald achieve an altitude of 16,900′ AGL with a top speed of 1,440 ft/sec (Mach 1.3) and recovered the vehicle approximately 2 miles downrange and is currently the only holder of the TCC Presidents challenge. GPS-1 onboard telemetry worked perfectly throughout the flight.

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