We achieve the autonomous, stabilised flight of a 2-meter-long airship, which will perform amongst many purposes tests of various sensor technology and advertisement purposes. In case of a light wind the airship will autonomously utilise on-board sensors to keep its position and alignment steady. For this purpose our team attached a flight controller and four brushless motors. The required control commands are calculated from the data of the GPS, the compass, the accelerometer and the gyroscope.
How do we proceed?
Step 1: Development and construction of a foil-hull of 2 meter length.
Step 2: Calculated decision for a suited drive concept after consideration of weight, complexity and manoeuvrability.
Step 3: CAD design of the accumulator-/flight controller casing and the engine-nacelles.
Step 4: Production of the components. In many cases by 3D print.
Step 5: Programming of the flight controller.
What have we done so far?
- The hull has been completed.
- A decision was made: We will use a drive concepts with four adjusting engine-nacelles, which are positioned around the hull.
- Preparation of the CAD model is ongoing.
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