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On the BT version of Steady, I suggest means to prevent the antenna from breaking off when it is carried in a pocket for the 2km trek out to rocket in the desert and back. This is a typical Saturday launch day for me. I definitely get more than my 10,000 steps on these days...
Here is one idea:
Mount the antenna on the side (like Featherweight). You could use a kickstand type device to keep Steady on its edge when it is sitting on the prep table, if that is even necessary.

Yep, that's exactly what's planned !
To give you an idea, this new version should be between 2 and 3 times more compact than the current one. That way it should fit in a pocket with the battery just fine.
 
Yep, that's exactly what's planned !
To give you an idea, this new version should be between 2 and 3 times more compact than the current one. That way it should fit in a pocket with the battery just fine.
I would really like to be able to order just flight computers soon. I have multiple rockets I'd like to use it on. And I'll order the Bluetooth ground station as soon as it's available.
 
Time for a quick dev update:

I have finished the redesign of the new bluetooth ground station (see picture below).
The station itself is functionally the same as the original version, but incorporates a battery for completely wireless operation, and is almost 3 times more compact in size. The idea is that during a launch, it can be slipped conveniently into a pocket.

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I should have a first fully working version of this thing by the next week.


I'm also working on the big 1.4 software update, which implements a LOT of changes following your feedback over the last 2 months (many thanks once again!). I still have a lot of testing and development to do, but it should be ready in about a month.


But wait, there's more!
Alongside this update, I'm also actively working on my next product that will benefit from the new ground station.
I won't spoil too much because I'll be presenting it soon, but to sum up:

It's a high-performance, world's smallest GPS rocket tracker, with some very cool features.

This project is called Reperix, and to be honest I'm REALLY excited about it.
Stay tuned!
 
I would really like to be able to order just flight computers soon. I have multiple rockets I'd like to use it on.

It should be possible on the next batch.

And I'll order the Bluetooth ground station as soon as it's available.

I think I'll send some betatest (but fully working) units soon, let me know if you're interested to having one.
 
It should be possible on the next batch.



I think I'll send some betatest (but fully working) units soon, let me know if you're interested to having one.
Hi,

I'm flying an L3 rocket on July 27th in California. It'll be a 3-meter rocket with an apogee of 2.8km with dual deployment parachute.
I'm currently holding off on the original Fluctus set because of the wired ground station.
I would love to do a beta test for the new Fluctus ground station and it'll be a great test!

Also, are you including the board simulation option on the new software?

Best,
Josh Ko
 
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I think I'll send some betatest (but fully working) units soon, let me know if you're interested to having one.
Hey,

I'm launching a 120", 6" diameter rocket on an M-class motor later next month. I'll probably include a Blue Raven, Featherweight Tracker, and my own board. I'd be happy to put this alongside and run a test for you. I don't own a Flucuts right now, as I've been waiting for the BT version.

P.S. Any idea when you'll support iOS?
 
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Great, I'll contact you as soon as I get some betatest units available for you. (probably in about 3 weeks)

P.S. Any idea when you'll support iOS?
Soon. I still have a bit of work to do for a proper adaptation, but it already works.
I'm just waiting to make the new bluetooth ground station available before finishing and releasing the iOS app, since it doesn't make sense at the moment (you can't connect the actual wired ground station to an iPhone... thanks Apple).
 
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