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helicopter project

hello there.i am new to this forum and i am about to built a controller that could control the tail of the helicopter model.

something like a heading lock gyro.have anyone any idea for how can i do that or any similar project?thanks for your time time and looking forward hearing from you

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Well, you'd need some sort of sensor (compass, GPS, etc.) to tell what heading you are on, and use that feedback to a microcontroller that would compare the programmed heading against the actual. Then if you are off course, command the tail prop to spin either faster or slower to compensate.

Check out the Start here robot for some basics about motor control, sensor input, etc. It's not exactly what you are looking for, but if you are a beginner you may find it helpful to get started.