Swashplate and linkages assembled

A project log for Mars Ingenuity Helicopter

A 1:1 scale flying model of the Mars helicopter

Nick RehmNick Rehm 04/19/2021 at 03:340 Comments

Hopefully we see a flight (of the real Ingenuity) tomorrow morning! I spent some time tonight getting the swashplate all setup and the 'blade grips' mounted to the main shafts. When I can find the time, the next step is hooking up electronics to see the proper swashplate actuation while the blades are rotating, and to make sure there's not too much resistance on the geared down motors. It feels fairly easy to rotate by hand, so fingers crossed it stays that way...