Flight Dynamics & Flight Control

Research in flight dynamics is the exploration of the aerodynamic performance of an UAV. The higher you push the limits, the better you can control the vehicle. Based on the 1 kHz update rate of the AscTec AutoPilot, even aggressive maneuvers with precise timing are possible, hence flying in tiny areas or in rough conditions gets feasible.

The following video shows a flight dynamics research demonstration using the AscTec Hummingbird AutoPilot.

Example configuration: Flight Dynamics

  • AscTec Hummingbird
  • Wireless data link XBee Pro
  • External tracking system