Hi everyone!

We had a very productive day at Dave's house! Here's some of the highlights:

- We can launch the rocket! We met today's primary mission objective,
which was to to set up all of the networks, simulate a rocket launch,
turn everything off, and do it again.

- We turned on the GPS and ran the GPS message parser on the FC, and
then  turned on the WiFi and ATV amplifiers. Weirdly, we had a crummy
GPS lock the whole time, and the RF amplifiers didn't seem to have much
affect either way.

- The old LPC-based avionics power system is badly malfunctioning, and
we're not sure what to do about it. It's a system that we'll throw out
after this launch, so it's not worth putting in that much effort.

- Setup is becoming faster and faster. We took about 2 hours to set up
the entire launch tower/ground control system, and about an hour to
strike it all down. It also takes us only 30-45 minutes to tear down/set
up everything in the rocket room and get it out on the roller shelves to
a waiting vehicle.

- We're better organized. We went through and re-organized all of our
boxes and have already pre-loaded Troy's trailer that we're taking with us.

Here's our next steps:

- Meet tomorrow (Monday) from noon on at PSU and work on FC/FCF code.

- Meet Tuesday evening for the final launch logistics.


Andrew Greenberg

Portland State Aerospace Society (http://psas.pdx.edu/)
and...@psas.pdx.edu  C: 503.708.7711

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