We have the rotor! Testing will commence tomorrow, once McBride returns to us. In the meantime, we managed to check off lots of little things that we needed to do before flight–strapping cables down, checking the gondola balance, putting on solar shields, etc. My todo list for the flight computer is rapidly waning. I’m happy with how it’s running these days, it seems very solid.
To follow up my pictures from the CREST launch, Daniel found a vintage 1992 video about CSBF, Ft. Sumner, and scientific ballooning on YouTube. It’s an excellent introduction to the launch process!