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Old 11-02-2019, 12:47 PM
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... and I was going to bring up the issue of the Go Around after you cut the engine.
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Old 11-03-2019, 02:58 PM
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Default Radar Altimeter

A couple of people have mentioned the need for a radar altimeter to determine the height for the landing flare. Seems that Garmin has a much less expensive solution for this - a LIDAR sensor that they currently sell for USD 130.

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/557294

This is being used already in some of our experimental planes as a component of this product:

https://www.enginebridge.com/product...ntroller-copy/
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Old 11-04-2019, 02:11 AM
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A couple of people have mentioned the need for a radar altimeter to determine the height for the landing flare. Seems that Garmin has a much less expensive solution for this - a LIDAR sensor that they currently sell for USD 130.

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/557294

This is being used already in some of our experimental planes as a component of this product:

https://www.enginebridge.com/product...ntroller-copy/
Thanks, I had no idea about it..
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Old 11-04-2019, 02:23 AM
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Does the landing lidar have a continuous display mode, or is it voice only?
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Old 11-04-2019, 06:17 AM
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Does the landing lidar have a continuous display mode, or is it voice only?
Voice only
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Old 11-04-2019, 06:36 AM
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Don't forget servos for the brakes. Otherwise the system would have no way of steering or stopping once on the runway.
I think we can skip the brake servos .. once on the ground and slow enough where rudder authority is lost the job is done, lives are saved.
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Old 07-31-2022, 04:28 PM
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Default Keep it simple

I agree with the previous post. If I die or lose consciousness, and my family is in the plane, and Autoland sets the plane down on a runway, and tries to stay on centerline using the rudder, that's great. If it ends up running off the runway at 20kt then I'll take that.

Also, if the plane comes to a stop with the engine still running, I'm OK with that, too.
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