The A.P.E.S. Project ground control


George is on the laptop setting the controls as the A.P.E.S rig flies overhead. Intact, Kevin took the rig up the forest road in the Green Swamp to see if he could get a more clear area. Wouldn't you know, it stuck in a tree.

From this stationery position, the video transmission was stable and clear. Even in this calm day, it was obvious that any rig would be knocked around. The images I was seeing were awesome. Perhaps I was just excited to ser aerial shots.

George has plans for future launches that will include wind veins and a small gyroscope that should keep it very still. Then, we will be able to see if there is any movement on the ground.

This has been the bane of researchers who have attempted things like this in the past. They just could not stable the craft.


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