Another day of sewing, soldering and trailer repair.
The air beam outer shells have been hemmed (thanks Paul) and today we’re making cylinders out of them.
We’re modifying the current data logging system from the Discovery Channel solar missions to measure the current from the MHD generator on the quad engine. We’re going to up the data rate from 5 samples a second to 20 samples a second. Other than that we’ll be running pretty much the same system. Just to be safe side and redundant I think we’re also going to put an auto adjusting meter inline and put a video camera on it. I know it’s klugy, but, I really want that data.
The tail mount for the chase plane on the trailer is very flaky. We had to stop and tighten it several time on the way to the airport. Today we’re making a completely new tail mounting system.