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Project Vertex Completes Helo Flight by Tablet

iPads Can Even Replace the Yoke? Not Yet, But Soon Airbus has completed a series of hands-off helicopter flights using a “simplified human machine interface”, controlling it entirely via tablet. The Airbus Helicopters “FlightLab” testbed flew all phases of flight without requiring human intervention directly on the stick. Everything from lift-off, taxi, takeoff, cruise, approach to landing was flown by the system along a pre-planned route.

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