Quanser Aero-2

Quanser Aero-2 is a teaching platform for fundamental and advanced control theory concepts from Quanser, a global leader in educational solutions. With its compact enclosure, high-quality components, and extensive educational materials, it can be quickly implemented in student laboratories.

The reconfigurability of the platform allows for the demonstration of various topics, ranging from system modeling and identification to advanced control algorithms.

Students are exposed to real engineering problems, such as helicopters and drones, which increases their motivation and interest. 

This product is also available as a virtual version: (click here) 


Basic technical specifications:




Device dimentions (D x W x H)

18 x 52 x 40 cm

Operating space (D x W x H)

52 x 552 x 62 cm


4,7 kg

Pitch Angle Range

90° (± 45° from horizontal)

Yaw Angle Range


Pitch Encoder Resolution

2880 counts/revolution

Yaw Encoder Resolution

4096 counts/revolution

Prop Thrust Constant

5 x 10^-4 N-s/rad

Inertial Thrust Constant

0 .042 Nm/A

Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)

IIM-42652 Compact 6-Axis MEMS Device

Tri-axis Gyroscope Range

+- 500 dps

Tri-axis Accelerometer Range



  • Quanser Aero-2 is compatible with NI LabVIEW, Matlab/Simulink, and any microcontroller programming language
  • The device is supplied with comprehensive educational materials
  • The open architecture allows for the development of custom control algorithms