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High Performance Prop-Hanging Flight Control

Y. Minagawa, M. Hirata


This paper presents the result of the high performance prop-hanging flight control. Prophanging flight is known as a way of flight for the fixed-wing aircraft, and it can achieve hovering without special equipments to change the direction of the thrust. We had already succeeded in stabilizing the aircraft during prop-hanging flight using LQI-controllers based on the mathematical model. However, this LQIcontroller was inadequate in making the aircraft move quickly. In this paper, we apply a model-matching twodegree-of-freedom controller to achieve rapid and accurate movement duringĀ  prop-hanging flight. The effectiveness of the proposed methods is evaluated by simulations and experiments.

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