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Old Oct 12, 2012, 05:16 PM
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Patina of maturity

Asym now carries the patina of experience. It's had a couple bad crashes. Nothing design related - equipment and crew.

I added the right aileron and have spent a lot of time on the electronics. I believe everything is cleaned up. We shall see this weekend.

One of the project criteria was ease of field assembly. The Asym has fallen short in that regard. It takes two people 15 or twenty minytes to assemble this thing. That takes time and can lead to errors.

So, I did some measurements and found that the model will travel on the package cover of the Land Rover. That, and some autopilot packaging changes, removes over half of the assembly time.

Should be back in the air by Sunday.

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