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Old Sep 27, 2011, 10:46 AM
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We (team Windward) experienced the Skytrace GPS satellite lock problem on Sunday morning. Three times the blinking green light went to solid green for several seconds and then started blinking again. This is the first time I had witnessed this and it could be the problem other teams experienced when they launched believing they had a solid green light lock. Luckily John and Ron had emphasized not moving the glider for at least a couple minutes after getting satellite lock to ensure the lock was real. It also helps to shade the GPS with your hand when in direct sunlight to make sure you can see the green light go solid, it is very small and hard to see in direct sunlight.

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