Fast Multirotor Landings on Steep Roofs using Friction Shock Absorbers and Reverse Thrust #drone #droneday

You might not always find a clear flat spot to land your drone. Some new tech is helping small drones land on pitched roofs (or other non-flat surfaces).

The researche comes out of the paper:

Adaptative Friction Shock Absorbers and Reverse Thrust for Fast Multirotor Landing on Inclined Surfaces

Some more info from Drone DJ:

The Createk Design Lab at the Université de Sherbrooke in Canada has developed a new landing technology that enables drones to land in situations that are far from ideal.

Combing the concept of reverse thrust and adaptive friction shock absorbers, the team has designed a landing gear prototype that has since been attached to a DJI F450 drone and tested in real-world conditions.


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