SAE Aero Update; Hanging On To 1st Place

AAVGDSC_6341.jpgThree updates:

The winds have died down considerably.

S&T cut back on their payload weight and managed to fly with an under-powered engine.

They flew well but the payload drop failed due to electronic problems.

No other advanced-class plane had a successful flight. Yet. Some missed the designated drop zone and one managed to clip* a tree.

There’s one more flight round on tap today. Brazil is always a top contender, and a new plane from India is expected to fly this afternoon.

*One doesn’t simply “clip” a tree. That’s just a PC way of saying they tore the plane’s, uh, TAIL off.