Inspired by customer applications and developed in collaboration with leading educational suppliers, NI miniSystems are small-scale replications of real-world systems that connect with NI educational hardware and software to create engineering and science systems.
The myVTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) by Pitsco Education is a plant to teach flight control with NI myDAQ. The vertical take-off and landing system uses a variable PC fan to create the lift for the one DOF plant. The flight distance of the fan is measured using a Hall effect sensor. The system teaches the fundamentals of basic flight dynamics, motion control, and proportional integral derivative (PID) control. Students can directly explore these concepts to make the system hover, take off, and land vertically to understand the applications similar to a helicopter or harrier jet.
Manufactured by Pitsco Education.
The myVTOL can be purchased in packages of 10 from NI and in single units from: