Thanks for the update Adrian. Hoping to hear how your flights went over the weekend!Minor status updates: My surface mount assembly vendor expects to ship the first production pathfinder panel of 10 units on the 15th. I hope to have my production calibration fixture mostly operational by then so I can evaluate the first 10 units for hardware errors. If there aren't any problems the next 240 units will get built after that.
I'm still doing some minor tweaks of the embedded software based on flight tests, and I'm getting ready to fly a prototype again tomorrow on a new 29mm test rocket with a 32G flight followed by a 133G flight, if the wind cooperates and I don't screw up the deployment charges again.
My phone app developer has the new Featherweight phone app performing over-the-air embedded software updates on a vendor development board. Integrating Bluetooth software with the rest of the Blue Raven embedded software is my last big software task after getting the production test/cal fixture running. I have verified and tuned the Bluetooth hardware performance on the Blue Ravens using test code. Once the production hardware is done (probably not the schedule driver) and I get Bluetooth running with the rest of the Blue Raven software (a big step), and Blue Raven over-the-air firmware updates are working with the phone app (another big step), then I can start thinking about letting Beta testers get started with serial commands/data over USB while we work on the phone app and the rest of the Bluetooth functions.