Quadcopter recovers from prop loss thanks to clever algorithm

December 2, 2013 20:01 | By | Add a Comment

Mark Mueller just posted about the practical demonstration of one of his upcoming papers. Sound boring? It isn’t: What he and his colleagues are doing is to let a quadcopter detect and cope with the loss of one propeller, having the remaining motors bring the craft into a spinning hover that allows for a soft landing.


According to Mark, this algorithm can be implemented on most of the available flight controllers and works using just the existing onboard accelerometers and gyros.

Impressed yet? Check out the demonstration video below for a jawdropper.


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