Wednesday, December 23, 2020

(Covi)diary Entry

Been a year to forget, although the event in California was undoubtably the highlight.

Meanwhile the lesson learned from testing in Llanbedr is that ~ as always from the Wright Flyer onward ~ control is more of an issue than the power required for lift.

This though is solvable, like all else associated with flight has been (and ever will be).

Thus resolutions for 2021, at the cost of both sanity and bank account, are two-fold:

Firstly, freed from the constraints of the aforesaid event we are able to pursue the outline as originally conceived so as to house a standing operator.

Secondly, we need to make removable one of the drones so that it can be registered independently with regulators, and flown separately prior to attaching to the airframe.

In this way we can be assured to the best extent possible that flight will be stabilised, while at the same time enabling calibrations to be pursued altogether more easily.

Happily the prototype is readily adapted to such ends, as I've drafted here for my own benefit.

(And among suggestions from GoFly mentors was a preference for sketch over render).

Practice ~ meaning at full scale and in the real world ~ will in time make perfect.