Ok I'm here at the space and I'm planning on getting something done while I'm here.
The TODO from last April:
Huh. Looking at that I'm liable to say we actually got things done.
Worst case on the Telemetry Tx is we can use the antennas it came with. Harold didn't like them since they're garbage on both weight and aerodynamics, but I'm at a point where I don't care anymore and just want it to fly.
Long range Tx is still an important consideration. Iirc after looking at the Dragon Link (?) thing it was decided LR Rx decisions could be postponed until after everything else was done, since integration was basically that it's a drop-in replacement for our current setup.
I think once those two things are handled we can move on to full systems tests of power draw and range.
Once power draw is known, we decide the battery. THEN we can finalize component placement since CG can be known for sure.
Once all that is done, the aircraft is basically complete. We would then move on to testing range more fully and generally building experience so that we're ready in the event we need to manually fly it in. Then prepare for launch and launch.
The fastest way forward is probably to use the crappy antennas we have, buy whatever long range system with committee money, integrate, test, and fly. It's not elegant, but I'm going to prioritize completion over elegance here.