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If you illuminate the rotors with very brief, very bright, flashes of light then you can use a camera with a much longer exposure suitably synchronised to the strobe flashes to take pictures of them, and they will appear stationary. This means you can get a good idea of what deformations the blades are undergoing. This is a common technique for looking at ...


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Supplemental answer: Let's ask ourselves How does Ingenuity start moving forward? How does Ingenuity steer? Then answer: The same way a normal terrestrial helicopter does and not the same way a quadcopter does. From this (frighteningly thorough) answer to Why Ingenuity drone has 2 coaxial rotors, not quad-rotor: The way a helicopter works (and the way ...


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