Range Test w/ Emergency Parachute Deployment

Flight from LPHS, Cedar Hills Utah. Attempt to make a 1 mile /1.62km flight from launch.

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on May 26, 2009 at 1:00am
Cool, maybe you could show how the chute releases??
Comment by David Low on May 26, 2009 at 6:25am
thumb up for the parachute :)
stephen, which radio u using?
the glitch happened due to interference?
Comment by Stephen Carlson on May 26, 2009 at 11:23am
David: It's a Hitec Eclipse 72 Mhz. It originally had a channel 19/17/lower 20's crystal- I swapped it to the much higher channel 48 (72.750 Mhz). I'm heard but am not sure if that has any effect on radio tuning. Any info?

It is hard to notice in the video, but as the camera pans left, you will see the antenna taped to the left wing, extending out horizontally. I must have looked goofy back at my car, as I was holding the transmitter antenna out horizontally while bending over looking down at the monitor. This was to match polarization and present the most radiation possible to the plane. I think I hit the severe glitch because the planes antenna was momentarily pointing directly at me in the turn for home. I think the JR 600 receiver is single-conversion only, which may have compounded the problem.

Gary: Sure, I'll post that.

-Steve
Comment by Earl on May 27, 2009 at 9:59pm
Gonna defiantly add that to my list on my UAV....
Earl
Comment by Gian Carlo M. on June 17, 2009 at 12:25am
lol.. that ending was exciting.. :)

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