Think you know what it takes to fly a hexacopter?
Play this simulation to learn how force, torque and angular momentum all help hexacopters hover, move and turn.
Special thanks to Wake Forest doctoral candidate Max Messinger, whose expertise in hexacopters assisted in the design of this animation.
Teachers, we’d love to hear from you! Is this animation useful to you? Are there additional functions or changes that you think could make this a better teaching tool? If so, please send an email to Daniel Lane at email@example.com or Lucy Laffitte at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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