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Jul 13, 2007, 02:20 AM
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Bicycle wheel terrorism

Well back to full cyclic tests. In test after test, the same thing happens that happened to the Kalman filter. Drifting pitch over time followed by uncontrolled acceleration. Maintaining heading causes some improvement. At least this INS doesn't explode randomly. Really need video to characterize the drift, but with those high velocities there's no way to keep the camera on it.

In a copter, heading determines pitch. Pitch up 45', turn 180', and the INS still thinks it's pitched up 45'. Bicycle wheel syndrome, U might say. So you have to either recalculate pitch for every heading or fix the heading manually as we've been doing. Don't intend to mount a 4th gyro on Vicacopter for heading hold.
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