Autonomous Landing of Unicorn Wing using Paparazzi Autopilot

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Comment by Wim De Wilde on December 28, 2008 at 3:49am
Nice landing! What sensors are you using to monitor airspeed and altitude?
Comment by Daniel Morgan on December 28, 2008 at 8:12am
Just GPS
Comment by Doug H. on February 18, 2009 at 4:02pm
Does the propeller get harmed on landing? If there is a danger of damage, how is the damage avoided? Is there such a thing as full stop on the motor so the blade can completely stop before landing?

Thanks in advance for any information!
Comment by Reto on February 18, 2009 at 5:11pm
After many wings flying, I broke a propeller only once because I landed on something much harder than grass.
Comment by Daniel Morgan on February 18, 2009 at 7:24pm
We use a prop saver. They are simply a rubber band that holds the prop on. http://www.hobby-lobby.com/axi-accessories.htm Works well on small airframes like this. On larger ones we simply don't worry about the props breaking since its pretty rare

Also yes there is a way to stop the blade before it lands and is done so by setting the engine brake on most ESC's
Comment by Jack Crossfire on February 18, 2009 at 9:28pm
The trick with autonomous landings is to hit a confined, precise spot consistently. The best autopilots can be hand caught in the bed of a truck. What the pros sell as "automated landing" is originally developed for guided weapons.

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