CU Boulder engineers fly drones into tornadoes

Jan 6, 2019
Reed Timmer is doing something similar isn’t he?
yes, with rockets.
He was shooting up in the inflow and then the payload was sucked into the vortex.

I think the payload is lifted up in the updraft by parachute after it is deployed.
Like Estes rockets do, the engines do a back burn to blow the top payload out.

I though about doing it, but with no letter suffixes after my name, nobody would pay any attention.
From what pricing i can find, the payload package that Reed uses come to something like 5k. ( I think ).
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Apr 23, 2010
I'd love to see that monster SOFIA telescope-equipped 747 follow an Orion/Electra and photograph a classic supercell tornado from the south.