Today we set up the ground station, repaired and prepared the airplanes, conducted a flight test, and traveled to our launch location in Ventura, CA.

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Filmed, Edited, Produced and Published by Trent in Arkansas, USA

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Comment by Quadzimodo on December 2, 2014 at 10:07pm

Fantastically candid account!

You really aren't the luckiest bloke when it comes to mailing things are ya?. Sounds like it was a super hard day where nothing was going to go your way.

Out of interest, were you able to recover the log file from this catastrophic flight and learn anything that might help diagnose what could have caused the craft to become unresponsive?

Comment by Gary Mortimer on December 2, 2014 at 10:17pm

Love your work Trent, I hope with the perspective of time since the first attempt and with the wisdom's considered during the making of the video series you realise just how much you will have learnt. That's never a bad thing.

Comment by Trent at MyGeekShow on December 3, 2014 at 6:31am

@Quadzimodo: Thank you! It was a tough day, had to press on through the difficulty... I do have the tlogs, I've analyzed them, but I should share them to see if any of you can see something I've missed. The cause of the crash is pretty clear, and will be discussed on video 7 (Dec. 7th)

@Gary: Thank you! That is a huge compliment. There was a TON learned from this day and the following days. I was very prepared for the USA trip, had flown thousands of miles and worked hundreds of hours to make it successful, so a failure was totally unexpected, but we learned so much from it. Day 7 (Dec.7th) will cover all of these in pretty clear and direct detail.

Thank you all again!!


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