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.

Figure 1: AL37 aircraft on the runway, with pitot tube and Pixhawk installed
Figure 2: AL37 mid-flight during flight test 2

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.