DARPA demonstrates robotic landing gear for helicopters

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DARPA demonstrates robotic landing gear for helicopters

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Postby Raffles » Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:45 am

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Helicopters are versatile machines capable of all manner of maneuvers in the air, but when it comes to takeoffs and landings they are very fussy creatures, preferring flat, level pads, which are scarce in combat and rescue missions....

Read it at Gizmag

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Postby Moertoe Pilut » Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:06 am

I can see this will improve static rollover but would this affect dynamic rollover?

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Postby Bell 407 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:02 pm

Moertoe Pilut wrote:I can see this will improve static rollover but would this affect dynamic rollover?

A good idea for slope landings but won't help with dynamic rollover.

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Postby Moertoe Pilut » Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:06 pm

Bell 407 wrote:A good idea for slope landings but won't help with dynamic rollover.

That's what I thought....wouldn't it actually make it worse?


Found a small demo video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=65&v=Ip_WqX8nmKY

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Re: DARPA demonstrates robotic landing gear for helicopters

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Postby Bell 407 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:48 pm

Moertoe Pilut wrote:That's what I thought....wouldn't it actually make it worse?

Yes, imagine if you get the settings wrong for when you are landing on a normal flat and level surface :whip:


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