Electric brake for VTOL plane

(Uwe Fechner) #1

For a plane with vertical take off and landing we need an electric brake on the motors.
Background: When flying as plane (and not as copter) we need to make sure that some
of the foldable propellers do not turn.

Does the current software has an option to activate a brake (to shorten the three phases
of the motor) while the set speed is zero?


(Pavel Kirienko) #2

Yes, although this feature is only available via UART and USB at the moment. We may expose it via other interfaces in the next release if desired.

(Jasonthegreat1955) #3

This is pretty necessary. Even for normal plane use in some scenarios. Is there an update to the 0.2 beta? Also, anything with a higher watt rating coming out? Either software side or a physical unit?

(Pavel Kirienko) #4

Okay, we will schedule it for v0.2 or v1.0. Most likely the feature will be implemented when we the transition to UAVCAN v1.0.

Regarding the new firmware and hardware: yes to both, soon.