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Monday, June 11, 2007
Today I drove the Wicked Witch out east of Frederick, CO where I found a short section of road for a test flight. Objectives for this flight where:
1) Test the video quality using a mini-DVR instead of the transmitter system.
2) Further test takeoff/landing in storm winds.
The takeoff was a little short and I almost stalled the plane. On further takeoffs I need to allow the plane to build up more speed before takeoff.
On takeoff you can see how the prob causes interference lines on the top of the video. A minute or so into the flight I rotate the camera to the right using the camera control servo and you can see the video clear up as the prop is moved out of the field of view. The Wicked Witch 2 will have a pusher prop so will not have prop interference problems.
I tried a loop, a roll and another loop. On the first loop the camera pointed into the sun which caused the video to wash out. By the second loop the video was beginning to recover when loop number two washed it out again. Keeping the video from pointing directly at the sun is something I'll have to avoid in the future.
The landing was a little rough as the thunderstorm was gusting out and causing dry microbursts in the area. I had to land across the road and ended up tail high in the weeds on the side of the road. The only damage was a rip the the horizontal stabilizer.
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