Glider


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Nature is class. Birds are also class. If you have ever seen a bird gliding in the wind, that is exactly what this project is trying to emulate. The world record flight time for a two-seat glider is over 70 hours set in 1961 in Hawaii. This record has not been between because it is seen as being a pointless and dangerous challenge. Alpine swifts can fly for 6 months at a time without landing in fact.

So it is not too crazy to imagine building an autonomous glider that can remain airborne for large periods of time. To do this, a stable control system and suite of algorithms is required.

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