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  • Simulating Mars Perseverance with a quadcopter
  • Premier Icon epicyclo
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    Interesting exercise. I hadn’t thought of it as a two-body pendulum. There must have been some rather fancy control systems.

    Premier Icon wobbliscott
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    This whole sky-crane manure just boggles my mind. It’s unbelievable. I guess it boils down to Manual control vs computer control. The human just can’t react quickly and often enough to stabilise the load hanging below.

    Similar kind of thing to this I guess:

    Premier Icon andrewh
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    They make it look easy

    Premier Icon phil5556
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    Chickens have got this nailed

    Premier Icon Riksbar
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    I noticed on the Perseverance/Curiosity mission they used several tethers which would help reduce oscillation, and the manoeuvre was primarily in a decelerating descent with lateral movement kept to a minimum which would also help, but the thruster control is incredible.

    For when you don’t have enough things going in different directions at once…

    Premier Icon Flaperon
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    I wondered what would happen if you clipped the basket with the helicopter blades, then decided that I didn’t want to know.

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