Aerovel Enhances Flexrotor’s Rough-Weather Handling

Aerovel Flexrotor hovers in gusty conditions using a newly developed autopilot.
Credit: Aerovel
Aerovel’s Flexrotor long-endurance vertical-takeoff-and-landing unmanned aircraft has demonstrated operations in gusty winds using an autopilot developed by the University of Washington. A Class 2 unmanned aircraft with a maximum weight of 55 lb., the Flexrotor has a tail-sitting design with a large...

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