With the flight computer reading 25F with a steady 10mph wind a few brave team members headed out for our coldest flight yet. Another five flights with the ARF and duraplanes collecting more data on the flight computer were completed. Except for minor frostbite and the pilot literally realizing he can't feel his fingers while flying; the day went well.
A few days later we returned with a few more tweaks to the flight computer. While the weather was warmer (28F) the snow was thick. Despite bringing every tool we did not bring a snow shovel.
An hour with a sheet of plywood and a tiny section of runway was clear and we were off. The flight went well and important data was recorded. Eventually an electrical issue caused the plane to twitch on landing missing the small patch of cleared runway. The gear was stripped and the plane became a sled for the last 30ft. But all is well and we will be back up next week.