Have been wondering (ever since I donated to the kickstarter - cash sharpens the mind ) whether the wings on LOHAN will produce sufficient lift to glide it, now you've added a load more batteries?
It's with a great degree of relief that we can report today we appear to have cracked our Vulture 2 spaceplane's pesky servo power supply issue. As Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) regulars know, we were having a few issues with juice to our Pixhawk autopilot and servos. We originally had the whole rig powered from …
I was actually pondering the same thing myself, and I am sure that this was computed.
But every time I try and think I remember stratodangle and for some reason that makes me smile, I like the word stratodangle.
If the worst does happen then just remember that falling is just flying to the ground really quickly.
I suspect because it allows you to power a second device off a single set of batteries. It seems to be a simple voltage regulator, but the name probably comes from the fact that it saves you from having to use a second (different voltage) battery pack.
Of LOHAN, which is to be launched from America?
That explains everything then: NASA to Make Major Announcement Today About Astronaut Transport to the International Space Station
"NASA will make a major announcement today at 4 p.m. EDT regarding the return of human spaceflight launches to the United States. The agency will make the announcement during a news conference from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's website."
IT shouldn't be too hard to measure the current draw of the servo's (and the other loads), measure the internal resistance of the batteries, and therefore calculate the power "lost" ie used to heat up the batteries from inside.
From there, it is a fairly simple experiment/calculation to determine heat loss / specific heat, etc.
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