Tom and Boyd getting the plane ready.
Tom getting ready to move plane to airstrip.
Tom and Boyd make last minute adjustments
Pit crew gets plane ready for next flight.
Ready for takeoff
Sebastian analyzes data between flights
Robin and Sebastian pose with the plane
James River as seen from the airstrip
You can barely make out the small private jet at the end. We had to break our flight test briefly for it to take off.
Our testbed stack: 4 STM32 microcontrollers (ARM Cortex M3s), an SD card for logging data, air pressure sensor, and voltage regulator.
Sebastian installing the hardware stack
Robin and Sebastian take pride in a job well done!!!!
The Copilot team (L to R): Alwyn Goodloe, Lee Pike, Robin Morisett, and Sebastian Niller.
Alwyn logging the flight plan.
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a UAV!
The pitot tube (air pressure) sensor.
The entire flight team for the day. Thanks for letting us fly with you!
Not really a farm, it is the road to the airstrip
A clear shot of the stack installed in the hull
Radio test day, 20/8/2010
First liftoff with stack
The NASA Airplane Inspector