"Hypertaxi was our main source of inspiration when we designed it. However, the AS3X system helps you fly it, but you still need to be an advanced pilot.
In our case, the controller does 80% of the pilot's job. The video shows our first flight test. "
"Indeed. In forward flight it tilts and uses the lift provided by the wing to fly like a plane.
This is more efficient than an helicopter because it can reach high speeds, while the throttle needs to be reduced significantly thus less power…"
"Actually, nothing happens. The forward flight is just a type of fly by wire.
So, by default the position of the aircraft is in hover mode. In order to fly it more like a plane, the controller maintains the position given by the control sticks, when…"
The UAV is a combination of a plane and helicopter. Therefore it is capable of hovering and vertical take off/landing, just like a helicopter but it can also tilt forward to achieve horizontal flight the same as an airplane. This is done in order to…
Can somebody please help me get rid of the yaw drift without using the GPS or compass? The roll and pitch are not drifting at all, but the yaw usually gets out of control in a few minutes, even when I keep the aircraft on the desk.
"I noticed in the new AP_AHRS_DCM.cpp code that independent drift correction was introduced. Does this mean that yaw drift can be corrected without the use of compass or GPS?
I am really interested in finding a way of getting rid of the yaw drift…"
I am very curious to know if you managed to pull this out :).
It looks like a nice project and I am also planning to try the ardupilot with an unconventional airframe and I would like to know if it is possible or not.