It flew ! For 50 feet off ground. Premature rope cut ! Dang....getting closer

Moment of ground release.

Next Friday...8-10-12...same time ...same place...another launch !

Earl

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Comment by Frank on August 3, 2012 at 2:22pm

Congrats Earl! :)

Comment by David on August 3, 2012 at 2:28pm

Keep up the good work... one step at a time, regardless of how small each step is.  ;-)  Like Monroe, I'd be interested in hearing the results of a root cause analysis. 

Good luck next week!

Comment by Michael Krader on August 3, 2012 at 2:32pm

hope next friday goes good.

Comment by Earl on August 3, 2012 at 2:55pm

Arduino cut down CPU reset several times. I am triggering the hex-fet cut down nichrome wire off the red led d13 on the FIO Arduino. When it resets, the red led flashes 3 times then goes into the timer mode. During the 3 flashes, it is heating the wire. Continuous resets, flashing of the led, heat the wire enough to melt the rope.

Next flight, we trigger the hex-fet from another digital output like D12 that does not go high during reset.

That's my story.....and I'm stickin to it !

Earl

Comment by Earl on August 3, 2012 at 7:17pm

More Pics..

Earl

Comment by Earl on August 3, 2012 at 7:34pm

Thanks all !

The guy with the Red X8 is me...Earl

The boy in the B/G is Jean-Luc, my son. He will be 21 on 8-19-12

Earl

Comment by Earl on August 3, 2012 at 7:44pm

Some more..

one shows the cut down rope and nichrome wire.

Comment by Earl on August 3, 2012 at 8:06pm

A little more detail on cut-down

Comment by Carl La France on August 3, 2012 at 8:49pm

Earl you look Like the guy behind the fence on "tool time " and just as knowledgeable also. Good luck next week!

Comment by Kevin Brown on August 3, 2012 at 9:08pm

Sorry to hear, do you know what was causing the adruino to reset

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