After a parking lot full throttle steering test, the landing wheels were damaged - front and back - from hitting a curb (no brakes). What emerged from these tests, similar to a formula racing car, is a new design and tougher construction with breakaway gear. However, the airframe proved maneuverable and stable in ground steering and did not flip - although extra weight was added to push the limits.
Carbon fiber - epoxy reinforcement modifications are currently underway to the airframe to maintain its structural integrity. After modifications are implemented, testing resumes.
Botmite was invited back to Mini Maker Fairer at Georgia Tech campus for the second annual event on the 6th of October 2012.