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JRM Vol.28 No.3 pp. 334-342
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0334
(2016)

Paper:

Flight Characteristics of Quad Rotor Helicopter with Thrust Vectoring Equipment

Akitaka Imamura*, Masafumi Miwa**, and Junichi Hino**

*Osaka Sangyo University
3-1-1 Nakagaito, Daito, Osaka 574-8530, Japan

**Tokushima University
2-1 Minamijosanjima-cho, Tokushima 770-8506, Japan

Received:
September 26, 2015
Accepted:
March 21, 2016
Published:
June 20, 2016
Keywords:
quad rotor, UAV, ducted fan, extra thruster, tilting rotor
Abstract

Flight Characteristics of Quad Rotor Helicopter with Thrust Vectoring Equipment

Thrust vectoring mechanisms for WRH

A quad rotor helicopter (QRH) is a radio controlled (RC) aircraft that tilts its attitude to generate a horizontal force component to move in a certain direction. Using autonomous control, the attitude control system tilts the airframe against disturbances, such as wind. Thus, the attitude of a flying QRH is always slanted. In this study, three types of deflecting thruster were compared to maintain the position and horizontal attitude of the QRH. The extra thrusters are tilted to generate a thrust against disturbances without causing the airframe to incline. It is suitable for precise measurements for which the airframe posture should remain horizontal.

Cite this article as:
A. Imamura, M. Miwa, and J. Hino, “Flight Characteristics of Quad Rotor Helicopter with Thrust Vectoring Equipment,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.28, No.3, pp. 334-342, 2016.
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