Date: 10/10/2012 Location: ACRC Aircraft: Thor, GPS FASER Pilot: Arion Mangio Flights: 4 Thor, 3 GPS FASER Weather Partly cloudy with winds up to 14 mph towards the afternoon. METAR (Anoka County) KANE 101345Z 26006KT 12SM SKC 02/M02 A3007 KANE 101645Z 26012G16KT 12SM SCT045 BKN250 08/M03 A3008 Adhika, Andrei, Arion, Brian, and Will arrived at ACRC around 9:00am to test the revised waypoint guidance algorithm, and to obtain flight data from GPS FASER for Adhika's research. For Thor, a 70x70m and 150x150m square pattern was flown with both the original waypoint guidance algorithm, and the newly revised algorithm. GPS FASER was flown once in manual mode to verify the navigation filter solution and GPS sensor measurements. Once verified, the revised waypoint algorithm was flown with GPS FASER in a 150x150m square, and again in a 600x250m rectangular pattern with limited bank angle and a slower airspeed. All flight ops ran smoothly. GPS FASER flight 3 was conducted to verify the funcionality of the three newly configured GPS antennae, and also the performance of the EKF 15 state navigation filter. The airplane was flown in manual mode the entire flight.
GPS FASER Flight 03.
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