Well, the good news is that our film crew, BHP Sport are here and filming in earnest with the very latest Sony HD equipment. Early footage looks stunning and they will be posting Video blogs here shortly. Simon and the crew from BHP are great friends of the project and have been filming progress since the early days in 2001.
The bad news, is that it is raining, hard! Not sure how much has fallen so far but we will get accurate measurements from our rain collectors in the morning. We will then have to reassess the situation
and how this has affected the drying time, sailable area, etc.
Today was another tuning and tweaking day, with stall tests on the main wing and tail flap angle adjustment for starting. Wool tufts are stuck to the wing to visualise flow and show when stall occurs. Even though real operating speeds are much faster than these static tests at low wind speeds, the results should be fairly linear.