I had issues with everything and the customer service was excellent; they went above and beyond to explain everything (a couple of times) - - so patient and helpful; as well as being great on returns and exchanges. I would definitely recommend Sky-Probe to explore low space.
As for the con, the site makes hydrogen seem better than helium for flights. I found the danger risk of hydrogen outweighed the cost and difficulty of getting helium. Sky-Probe was great in exchanging the platform and helping me find sources for gas.
Dominic at Sky-Probe was wonderfully responsive to emails and was unbelievably patient with my numerous novice and repetitive (in hindsight) questions.
Excellent Product on 2013-01-05 05:35:49
5 of 5 - Excellent
This is the kit Educate Our State used for this launch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaWlgNKbjRw It's very complete and worked really well for us, and I didn't have a lot of help putting it together. I'd recommend Sky-Probe anyday -- they were there for ANY questions and even came out to help us launch. Good guys, excellent product and service and a great result! Thanks a lot Sky-Probe!
Weight of Payload: 2lb, 5oz Includes: Enclosure w/ Foam, Spot, Contour, Reflector,
Support Arms and Hardware
Total Weight with Parachute: 2lb, 10oz
Internal Dimensions of Enclosure: 8"(L) x 4.5"(W) x
This is the perfect gift for spending quality time
with the family! Work together to build your kit, plan the launch, and track
your payload down! We've spent countless hours on launches with our families
building, launching, and retrieving kits, and it's always a satisfying
experience. It's also a great way to get kids interested in science and
engineering. With a price like this, it's the gift that keeps bringing families
together, at least than half the cost of comparable kits online.
Everything you need to get started with your
own launch, minus a camera and helium. This kit is designed to be lightweight
yet rigid enough to mount experiments inside or outside. The launch box is
designed to be modular, you can add extra poles for multiple viewing platforms
or other experiments. The foam inside the box is pre-scored, you just pull out
what you don't need to fit your electronics. You simply can't find a more
complete and inexpensive launch kit. Best of all, you save BIG when you
buy the package, plus you get complete documentation and technical support!
*Note: Kit no longer includes the Contour
ROAM camera, as the company is out of business.
Need A Flight
Computer? We also updated our Ready-to-fly Data Logger to be
lighter, smaller, and use a micro SD card! Add one to your kit today to
record atmospheric conditions and your flight path without any programming or
soldering experience! Just put the sensors where you want, plug in a
battery and micro SD card, and your flight data is saved onboard. Check
out the Sky-Probe Data
Logger in more detail to see the full capabilities.
Benefits: -The most inexpensive
complete kit on the market -Customizable to
your needs, add your own electronics or ours! -Multiple mounting points for experiments, inside our
outside -FAA compliant, takes the worry away
-Reusable, withstands multiple launches
-Technical support provided, along with
complete instructions -Sky-Probe can cut a viewing
hole in the enclosure for the camera
Level: Easy to Moderate. Once
everything is setup, you just follow the checklist. The most difficult
part is finding an FAA tower that knows
about weather balloons. Your recovery can be difficult if it lands in a tree or
the mountains. If you just want to recover some awesome video, everything
is easy! The moderate difficulty is adding electronic sensors and programming
them. Don't worry, there are tutorials for each sensor we sell, along
with a list of everything you'll need. Or, you can purchase our Sky-Probe Data logger and it's
ready to fly. We're here if you need help!
A Few Items You'll
Need (Ok, we include almost everything): -Phillips Screwdriver -Adjustable
Wrench or Pliers -Camera
(GoPro, Contour, etc if you want video) -Large Tarp for the Balloon -Knife to Cut Cord -Helium or
Hydrogen size K tank. If you use Hydrogen, you should get a regulator from a
local welding shop (try Airgas or Praxair).
Please allow 3-5 business days for
the kit to ship, as each is a custom order. *SPOT Requires $149/yr Service ($99 basic + $50
Here's what you can do with your
Some of our customers also purchased these items to use with the High Altitude Balloon Kit - These products go well with the High Altitude Balloon Kit, making it easy to conduct science experiments or just have fun!