This is because during the high-speed rotation test of the rotors last Friday, the command sequence controlling the test ended prematurely due to the expiration of the “watch” timer. This happened while trying to switch the flight computer from “pre-flight” to “in-flight” mode.
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According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Creative Helicopter is in excellent condition. In addition, it has relocated the entire telemetry assembly to the ground.
The monitoring timer monitors the script and alerts the system of any potential problems. It also helps in stopping the system so you can stay safe if you encounter a problem and it works as planned.
The helicopter team is reviewing telemetry data to diagnose and understand a larger problem. If not, the speed test can be rescheduled.
With information from NASA.