Debugging in the rain

09/09/2010 at 5:20 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

We took Pinta out on a test run after launching her but things didn’t go to well. We concluded that the rudder logic is backwards (this is why you do real world testing!). What is really annoying is that we had previously flipped when doing lab testing thinking that it was wrong then. The weather got a lot worse this afternoon and it was quite difficult to sit in a small dinghy and follow Pinta. At one point while towing Pinta the boom popped off the mast, this made towing her really difficult. It looks like everything is now pretty much working but we need better weather to do it. Fortunately it looks like tomorrow will be a lot calmer.


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