Browse Publications Technical Papers 2008-01-2255

Three-Movement Handlebar Piloting Control 2008-01-2255

A novel method of piloting control removes the requirements of conventional operator control mechanisms to facilitate simplified incorporation of a motorcycle and a separable flight device.
The operator uses a single handlebar to concurrently and independently affect the three axis of fixed-wing flight. Pitch, roll, and yaw, are affected through movements of up/down, tilt, and rotation respectively. The yaw rotation is also associated with ground steering.
The resulting product, a flight and motor module fastened to a lightly modified commercially-acquired motorcycle, is cost accessible to an un-before tapped market segment.


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