Tag Archive: Deuce

Aug 18 2017

Operations Summary – Week of 8/14/17

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Aug 17 2017

Deuce Flight Trial 3

Captain Jebediah once again takes the Deuce for a spin to see how adjustments that have been made to the controls affect the pitch handling, and also to further investigate its left-roll tendency

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Aug 16 2017

Deuce Flight Trial 2

Captain Jebediah, most familiar with its handling after taking it up last time, flies the rebuilt & redesigned Deuce for its second trial run, fighting instability again but landing properly this time

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Aug 14 2017

Deuce Ground Trial 2

Commander Valentina takes a rebuilt Deuce through its paces on the ground similar to how Jeb tested things back in June so engineers can assure that all is ready once again for flight tests to resume

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Aug 11 2017

Operations Summary – Week of 8/7/17

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Jul 05 2017

Deuce Flight Trial 1 Accident Report

C7’s crash investigation team has closed its inquiry into the events that occurred during the first test flight of the Deuce aircraft. All the data that could possibly be collected was available to the team, meaning they could rule out any and all possibilities. Flight data recorders showed that all systems and controls were operating normally, and inspection of the engines after they were raised from the sea floor show they too were operating normally at the time of impact. Interviews with the ground crew and hangar crew turned up no issues that could have caused the accident. The conclusion reached by the team after talking with Captain Jeb is that there is a fundamental flaw in the aerodynamic design of the Deuce that needs to be found and corrected, and the engineers at C7 Aerospace Division are now working on figuring out what it is. Overall the flight trial was deemed a success – the Deuce made it off the ground and was able to maintain controlled flight, at least initially. Plans are already set to dampen down the controls – the Civvie also faced a similar problem in initial trials and engineers are still working to find a good common ground for first flight trials – they don’t want to initially dial back the controls so much the test pilot is unable to recover from adverse situations. While HAB workers continue to wait for all the new parts to come in, over the next week or two C7 engineers will hopefully find the problem that led to the crash.

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Jun 23 2017

Operations Summary – Week of 6/19/17

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Jun 16 2017

Operations Summary – Week of 6/12/17

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Jun 15 2017

Deuce Flight Trial 1

Captain Jebediah flies the Deuce for the very first time, although it has been said & proven that getting up into the air is the easy part. Getting back down…

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Jun 12 2017

Deuce Ground Trial 1

Captain Jebediah gets mitts-on with the new Deuce twin-engine aircraft to put it through various tests on the ground prior to possibly being cleared for an attempt at flight

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