This was inspired by @John Hestness's comment in my last blog:"Can a pentacopter survive the loss of one motor?"I thought it sounded like a very interesting idea so I tried it during the weekend. Short answer: it depends on which motor fails. In some cases, a pentacopter is still fully controllable after losing one motor.Long answer: since a) we cannot alter the spinning direction of motors during the flight, and b) a pentacopter has 2 CW…See More
"Cool. Thanks. As you know, EKF is a LQ estimator, so adding a LQ regulator = LQ controller = stochastic controller.
I mistakenly assumed you’d worked one into ArduPilot, but it’s your sim. Still, nice to see!"
"Hey John Hestness,
I haven't tried it that sounds like a really interesting idea. I tend to believe it can survive the loss of one motor. Of course, the controller code needs some modification accordingly. In ArduCopter, I guess it could be…"
"Cool project, great write up, and thanks for sharing! Can a pentacopter survive the loss of one motor? Have you tried it? Do you have another reason for using five?
I see you mentioned that you did calculations for using tilted rotors, but the…"