We passed our safety inspection and Flight Readiness Review presentation today. The weather for the next few days won’t be great - there are heavy rains coming tomorrow and more potentially on Saturday. There was a chance for teams to fly today in the afternoon; however, we didn’t take it as our systems weren’t ready at the time. Only 3/24 teams flew today; it is likely that the Sunday rain day will be used with the current forecast.
We also tested our interoperability systems today - both the telemetry and target information update to the judges’ servers worked beautifully.
Issues we encountered today included;
- Trouble with updating the autopilot flight plan for this year’s competition waypoints.
- Fixing a cracked tail servo.
- An unreliable serial data line from the autopilot telemetry port to the onboard imaging computer.
We’ve been able to resolve 2/3 of these issues.
Andrew looking chipper with a partially assembled plane.
Hopefully we’ll be able to get a flight in soon. Stay tuned!