370 – Nixus, the Fly-by-Wire Glider

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Guest: Paulo Iscold  Host: Markus Voelter   Shownoter: Kolja Dummann

In this episode I talk with Paulo Iscold, a professor or aeronautical engineering at Cal Poly about Nixus Nixus, his most recent project. Nixus is one of the most fascinating and ground-breaking research efforts in the space of gliding. It uses advanced manufacturing techniques to support a very thing wing, plus a fly-by-wire system to control the ailerons and the flaps; the latter are automatically adjusted to the current speed.

Here is the Idaflieg presentation I mentioned in the intro.