First day on the ship for FEUP UAV team

14 Jul 2015
As the ship was close to shore, we were in a restricted flight area and so we had to ask permission to the local air traffic control. We only got an hour and a half window to fly, so we made the best of it to try out the launch and recovery setup on the ship (catapult and landing net). The takeoff from the aft of the ship proved to be a good choice, as well as the landing net placement which did very well also. This flight also served to test the communications setup with success.
Unfortunately after FEUP UAV landed it started to rain and when finally stopped, it was already too late for the NTNU UAV team to fly. Tomorrow they'll have the first opportunity!