Autonomous soaring

Autonomous soaring

Nikropht writes –

Dan Edwards a student at NC State University, is attempting to break two records by creating an autonomous glider. The project goal is a 142 mile cross country flight and a 25 mile flight with return flight without human intervention. The glider finds thermal updrafts and automatically circles them to gain altitude, much like birds and insects do.

Autonomous soaring – Link.

2 thoughts on “Autonomous soaring

  1. JoshCube says:

    Interesting, but I wonder how he’s going to get it to avoid restricted airspaces.

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