Underwater Glider Control

Remote Control Helicopter Schematics

Spray's method of travel Spray, 2008b The glide control in Spray is achieved exclusively by axial translation and rotation of internal battery packs. Pitch is controlled simply by moving the center of gravity in the manner of a hang glider. Turning is initiated by rolling. This gives the lift vector a horizontal component and induces vehicle sideslip in the plane of the wing in the direction of the buoyant force. The horizontal component of lift provides the centripetal force for...