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helicopter + TAS control

Postby alexandermiro » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:39 pm

Hi,

I've developed an application to control a OH-1 Ninja helicopter outside from FG via telnet commands.
I had to implement an autopilot based on PID controllers. Until now, my autopilot can keep the heading direction and the
altitude, however I am very confused about how to keep the helicopter at a constant velocity (TAS).

I would like to know what are the helicopter's controllers that must be used to keep a constant velocity. Should be both
the elevator and the throttle (collective) simultaneously?

Thanks in advance.
Miro
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Re: helicopter + TAS control

Postby pommesschranke » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:03 pm

alexandermiro wrote in Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:39 pm:Should be both
the elevator and the throttle (collective) simultaneously?


yes.

I did read that FG's autopilot also works with (some) helicopters - might be interesting for you.
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Re: helicopter + TAS control

Postby alexandermiro » Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:14 pm

Thanks pommesschranke,

I will verify your information about FG's autopilot for helicopters.

Feel free to share links that you might consider interesting about this subject.
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