I have a personal project that consists on designing an autopilot for stability and control of an experimental fixed-wing aircraft with no vertical tail.
The target is to use differential thrust in its engines to control the yaw attitude and moment the same way the rudder is used.
At this stage of the project I am using Gazeebo to try to simulate a fixed-wing aircraft with two engines but I haven’t found any airframe that uses more than 1 engine. That’s why I am a bit unsure on the steps to follow.
So far I’m thinking on the following:
- Create a new mixer that has outputs for 2 engines and link them with yawing
- Create a new airframe that uses that mixer
- Simulate a coordinated turn or a flight with lateral winds to see if the differential thrust works
What do you think? Maybe you could provide me with your feedback and ideas.
Thank you all,