Our flight tests
© Eric Feron and MIT
Our first flight test in July 2000. Double-click on the
picture to get the movie going again.
This is the movie of a remotely controlled, manual flight
test aimed at recording acrobatic helicopter maneuvers for modeling
purposes. Our machine is fully instrumented with IMU, GPS, altimeter,
all stored in a 6.5 lbs aluminium box hanging under the machine.
In this movie, the ~18 lbs (fully loaded) helicopter performs a loop,
one of the numerous
maneuvers that are executable by this type of machines. The rotor can be
are stored and processed for modeling purposes.
This project is funded by Draper Laboratory , the
Office of Naval Research , the Defense Advanced Research Project