Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Flight of the Second Generation Avionics Testbed

Team Phoenicia has been continuing to work on the avionics testbeds for the team's lander. The first step was a standard quadcopter. The second step, demonstrated here, is what we have been referring to as the tetracopter. It has the same layout of engines as the lander does, although obviously not the same kind. The intent is to develop and discover the algorithms for the avionics needed for our lander. We are working with a unique layout and that will require, in turn, unique flight software. With the integration of new sensors, the team took the tetra to the air ... outside and here are the results.

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