Home of Wasabi Air Racing

Elliot Seguin and Jenn Whaley's Formula One class air race team based out of Mojave, California. Pylon racing at the National Championship Air Races in Reno Nevada. Eight airplanes racing head to head around telephone poles in the desert. Mojave is the best place on the planet to build and modify a race plane, and Wasabi is lucky to have the best support in the business.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Linear Pots and Data Logging

Hey Guys

Been having some really good luck with these linear pots $2.95 from Sparkfun.  I was introduced to these particular pots by Justin Gillen who was using them for measuring pitch loop position while doing the initial envelope expansion on his Tango II.  We have been using them alot and have had particularly good luck running the signal through our MGL RDAC.  Our MGL automatically datalogs the pot's position for post flight data processing.  We have the channel labeled as a current meter using the auxiliary input.

What are you working on tonight?
-Race 68

Note: Also pictured are the rotary potentiometer $0.95 also from Sparkfun.