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Still, this is a time of the year I both love and hate. I love seeing the plane come together after all the work, and I don't mind the time investment and dedication required to do so. However, this is the time of the year that really tries my time-management abilities, and where I have to remind myself that while I love Aerodesign Team and the feeling of working on real problems, I'm not a full engineer. I'm still a student, an engineer in progress, and I even if the plane needs my time, I still have to be able to get my homework done and wake up in the mornings.
My link tonight is last year's first flight video. Note the date, and compare that we may fly this weekend if all goes well--seven weeks earlier even with the loss of time from the month-long holiday break. We'll be checking the landing gear bolts more carefully this time, too. With any luck, I'll be able to point a link towards some images of the wings from above putting a new plane in the air in a week or so--I guess I make a poor power source, so we'll stick to batteries and electric motors.