The LARICS part of the MORUS team spent a week in a military base in Udbina preparing the MORUS aerial vehicle its first take off. Stjepan Bogdan, Matko Orsag, Tomislav Haus, Antun Ivanović, Marko Car were preparing the aerial vehicle powered by four internal combustion engines for its first flight.
We are happy to report that the maiden flight of the vehicle took place on November 17, 2017. In the final experiment, the vehicle was piloted through an RC controller, with height, yaw, roll, and pitch manually controlled by the pilot. This first flight demonstrated that the concept proposed within the project is feasible. Many lessons were learned during the week spent in the base, which will be used to improve the vehicle design and performance.