In order to train astronauts, conduct research or even film motion pictures, airplanes have been used to provide a nearly weightless environment. Research in weightlessness is already available with some companies (GoZeroG or airZeroG) which offer access to space environments for advanced research. Aboard a specially modified plane, weightlessness is achieved by doing aerobatic maneuvers known as parabolas. Specially trained pilots perform these aerobatic maneuvers which are not simulated in any way.
To create these environments, the airplane flies in a long parabolic arc, firstly climbing and then entering a powered dive. During the highest part, the plane´s occupants experience about 25 seconds of weightlessness, before experiencing about 25 seconds of 2 g acceleration. Here, you can find more information about Zero-G flights.
Our objective for this project is to design and build a drone capable of create zero-g situations at a cheaper price. The unmanned aerial vehicle will perform parabolic flights creating some seconds in zero-g.
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