4/26/22: Rate-of-Climb Pressure Flight Test

The team conducted its second test flight for the semester on 4/29. The focus for this flight was gathering pressure data using the pitot tube installed on the AL37 aircraft. The results were that the aircraft's airspeed averaged 59 mph, hitting a maximum of 70 mph mid-flight. This flight was conducted at roughly 50% throttle. [caption id="attachment_656" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Figure 1: AL37 aircraft on the runway, with pitot tube and Pixhawk installed[/caption] [caption id="attachment_657" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Figure 2: AL37 mid-flight during flight test 2[/caption] The team was unable to receive GPS data due to an outage at the time of the flight. As a result, any altitude data is unusable. The aircraft otherwise saw no issues during the flight.
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