After the crash of our primary airframe 2 weeks ago, we have switched to our backup airframe (a Pilatus Porter RC model) and are running our flight testing.
We’ve already managed to “find” Joe at our local RC airfield and have done a few bottle drops. So far the only casualty has been the tailwheel during an aborted takeoff.
In the meantime our ground station is up and running, just needing a sunshade to be complete.
With 4 weeks until the 2012 OBC, our priority will be refining our bottle drops and making the the team has plenty of practice with the 15 minute setup/teardown and flight operations.