Today Dana completed a full mission of a forest restoration entirely from the top of a 15m canopy tower. After waiting out a rain storm and low clouds (it is the rainy season), we decided we needed to give the closest field site a go. Previously we had taken a short drive to a yard near the plot, but we realized that since we were so close at the station, we could just walk to the launch location.
Dana executed an auto take-off from atop the tower, let the mission run its course, then assisted with gentle prods of pitch and yaw to help the copter land perfectly atop the 2m x 3m tower viewing platform with a light breeze from the south.
As you can see - she was very excited! Hopefully this is just the beginning of another excellent field campaign for Ecosynth. More to come - I hope I can manage to get Dana to write a post as well.
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