It depends on your definiton of auto landing. Most of us have done plenty of landings with our Airplanes that do not have any landing gear. I know Martin Mueller has done a couple with his Twinstar 2 which has some wire gear on them. The way that we do landings is by shooting an approach at an altitude, and then killing the engine while adding some static elevator(the DragonSlayer doesnt stall), which gives us a nice steep decent on target. We have messed with this a lot and using the Ublox I can say you should get your airplane within 50 feet every time. But it does vary depending on the wind. There is also a function to fly a glide slope in paparazzi. I could never get the climb loop gains tuned well enough for this function to work as designed.
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Subject: [Paparazzi-devel] Auto landing
From: "Daniel Morgan" <
Date: Tue, January 15, 2008 9:38 am
Has anyone been working on making the aircraft using paparazzi be able to auto land? Can you give me any info you have on this?
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