After two months of designing and testing, DragonTech and I present you with...
Valkyrie, a fully automated VTOL aircraft. It has flight mode, program assisted hover mode, and automated targeted landing.
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This is a beta release of our project. The craft is fully functional, but it’s possible there are some bugs that we missed. If you have problems or suggestions, let us know so we can fix them for the final release.
AG 1: Flight mode
Turn on AG 1 to automatically take off. One the takeoff is complete, manual control is engaged, and you can fly it like a normal plane
AG 2: Hover mode
Activate AG 2 to start hover mode. This starts the stabilization program and activated translation mode. The craft can be moved up/forward/sideways with translation mode controls (use keyboard, joysticks, or up/forward/right sliders). Use slider 2 to adjust heading. You don’t need to touch anything other than those controls. When everything is zeroed, the craft will come to a complete hover stop.
AG 3: Autopilot
Activate AG 3 to start the autopilot landing program. If you don’t already have a target selected, the program will ask you to choose a target from the list.
- you can activate autopilot at any time, while grounded, hovering, or flying. The program will figure out what to do. If you are very far from the target, it will switch into automated flight mode until it gets close, if not it will hover the whole way.
- You can activate AG2 to automatically switch from flight to hover anytime while flying, or activate AG1 while hover to switch to flight mode.
- The targets options listed will only work in the Juno 2.2 system, because it is targeting various structures within DSC.
- The vizzy needs to run fast to be stable, It might not work as well on some devices.
- Total Delta V: 0m/s
- Total Thrust: 300N
- Engines: 7
- Wet Mass: 26,426kg
- Dry Mass: -13,728kg