Want to talk about soil? Join us for Open Call every Tuesday until Mar. 30 and our kick-off call on this topic on Feb. 2! Click here for details on how to join!

Public Lab Research note


Calculate how much helium you'll need to lift your camera

by liz | February 28, 2017 19:36 28 Feb 19:36 | #13973 | #13973

In the US, helium costs ~180 dollars for a large 240 cubic foot tank, or ~60 dollars for an 80 cubic foot tank. 80 cubic feet (click for image -- 'small' size) should get you 2 flights with a 4-5 foot diameter balloon, enough to lift a camera. For mylar balloons it may only last one flight, but if you seal them well, you should be able to keep the balloons inflated in a safe place for reuse for several days.

Calculate how much helium you'll need to lift your camera rig with this handy table: http://www.chem.hawaii.edu/uham/lift.html


I did this Help out by offering feedback!


People who did this (0)

None yet. Be the first to post one!


0 Comments

Login to comment.