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Old 12-27-2018, 03:55 PM
andrewtac andrewtac is offline
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Originally Posted by YellerDaisy View Post
Apologies Bill, I was terribly vague. I was attempting to say that attempts to manually note height and position (using instrumentation and outside visual clues) was too slow/inaccurate. All required far too much attention from this pilot when workload is high and things are happening quickly (wheels up to 50' is 3-4 seconds).

I was really looking for pointers on how a 'common guy' can gather this data with reasonable accuracy (and, hopefully, without investing thousands of dollars). You have clued me into using the GPS track/recording functionality. I can see how this would work quite well. While no longer a pressing issue for me, I will still explore this as I'm a bit of a data junkie. Thank you!!

While not quite as accurate as instrumentation a good flight test engineer could probably get you something reasonably accurate. They did it before orange wire and high speed data. Iíve seen some rather accurate data gathered this way.
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