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you can see Rich Grimm adjusting the props before the test.
Here you can see the
portable generator that supplied the power to the engine for this test.
this picture Don Dotson is the AIAA member on the ladder. He is attaching
a device to measure rpms. In the red jacket, Mike Simundich is interested
to know how much noise the electric wires will make. This might effect
Of course Mugsy tried
to steal the limelight!
Here the video crew plans how
to capture the test. Look for their footage of the engine on the news
and NASA TV!
Bud Chamberlain's smile
shows he's confident the model will pass the test!
Bud Chamberlain and Arvin Basnight
check the preparations. All of the AIAA members know a lot about the model.
They take turns doing work and help each other. If one person has a specialty
he get to do that kind of work. This way they all have fun!
In this picture you can
see Jack Cherne checking the wires to be connected.
Can you see how excited everyone
is! From left to right, Pete Zell holding the radio to talk to the control
room, Rich Grimms doing some quick calculations, Don Dotson, Jack Cherne,
Joe Landers, Jim Barnes, Bill Haynes, Arvin Basnight, and Craig Hange.
Ira and George are monitoring
the engine noise with and oscilloscope.
Here you can see the propellors in motion.
Are you surprised that they are turning towards each other? Can you think
Bill Haynes reloads his camera. George
and Mike continue to watch the engine noise to understand whether it will
impact the balance data.
This is a close up of the prop.
Steve Nance looks relieved
that the test went well!