Goal: Do a final systems integration and test of the complete LV2 system
The evening before the test, we're going to set everything up so that we can focus on the test the next day. See the schedule for exact times and locations.
On Sunday, we'd like to get started at 10:00am, so please try to show up at 10am and not later, especially if you're needed for the first series of tests on the agenda. We'll end as soon as we're done; right now, around 8:00pm looks about right.... but of course things always take longer than we plan on. Some of us will probably be up late in the night dealing with issues that came up that day, so feel free to stick around late if you want to.
In SE Portland, at(which is now his workshop).
- Set-up the evening before:
- Set up ground infrastructure including trackmaster (2 hr)
- Do LTC cabling to LT, LTC power cabling incl. shore power (inverter?) (2 hrs)
- Day of:
- LV2 airframe/avionics "ready for launch" setup: aeroshell, camera shroud, recovery, etc. (1 hr)
- Check wifi and ATV CPA's for return power while under full power and on launch rail.
See if we can acquire GPS lock while on the launch rail. (1 hr)
- Write out launch script and responsibilities (1 hr)
- Do 3 complete scripted launch sequences without simulator (get to FC's Boost detect using accelerometer test pin and umbilical cord) (2 hrs)
- Do 3 complete scripted launch sequences using simulator to go past Boost (2 hrs)
- Practice "non-optimal" launches (chuff, motor igniter failure, etc) (1 hr)
- End of Day:
- Go/no go decision for December 18-19 launch
We'll arrange to bring in sandwiches for lunch and pizza for dinner, so bring money if you want some.
- Launch tower and one section of rail (do we need to extend launch tower?)
- No, we can do the test without extending the tower - Brian
- All LV2 parts - airframe, aeroshell, camera stuff, avionics
- I will bring the aeroshell - Brian
- All LV2 ground systems parts except two meter antenna and BBQ dishes
- Someone: Good topomap of the launch area, with lots of details
- I have some sectional maps and arial views I'll bring - Brian
- Glenn: RF power meter
- Andrew: Passive GPS antenna with SMA connector(?)