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Originally posted by UnixFE
I have a question to all scientific/aircraft oriented members. All my collegues just started to build those quad- or octocopters. As this trend is all about creating a very stable aircraft that can hoover like a helicopter I thought about some other methods to stabilize an airborne platform. To be specific I think about CMGs.
Originally posted by alfa1
Its probably "possible" in a technical sense, but like reaction wheels they do spin up and become "saturated" I believe... and require a rocket thruster every once in a while to let them unwind.