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KapetAir VTOL fixed wing UAV

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Hi all, my name is Luka and I am the founder of KapetAir, a Danish/Croatian hardware startup. KapetAir is a fixed-wing VTOL UAV featuring…Continue

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Luka commented on Luka's blog post KapetAir VTOL test flight
"@Tom Pittenger On PX4. "
Nov 29

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Tom Pittenger commented on Luka's blog post KapetAir VTOL test flight
"@Luka Which open-source autopilot is it mostly based on?"
Nov 29
Luka commented on Luka's blog post KapetAir VTOL test flight
"@Tom Pittenger No, not from scratch. Custom is a wrong word definitely. Firmware is a modification and compilation of existing open-source code. "
Nov 29

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Tom Pittenger commented on Luka's blog post KapetAir VTOL test flight
"@Luka btw, I think stock ArduPlane v3.8.3 will fly this and articulate the tilt-motors without any code changes. Worth a look."
Nov 29

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Tom Pittenger commented on Luka's blog post KapetAir VTOL test flight
"@Luka custom from scratch? That sounds unwise with open-source solutions out there with Billions of flight hours of experience. Is it based on an open-source autopilot? That would make waaay more sense."
Nov 29
Luka commented on Luka's blog post KapetAir VTOL test flight
"@Andrew Rabbitt it can do 30 km there and 30km back in 45 mins. Design cruise speed is 65km/h and speeds up to 110km/h are still within the envelope. @Tom Pittenger - We are running our custom firmware on Pixhawk2 flight controller @Chris Cloutier -…"
Nov 29
Chris Cloutier commented on Luka's blog post KapetAir VTOL test flight
"Very elegant design. How do you prevent a nacelle or ground propeller strike when powering off the front motors after landing or an aborted take off?"
Nov 28

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Tom Pittenger commented on Luka's blog post KapetAir VTOL test flight
"What flight controller hardware & software are you running?"
Nov 28
Andrew Rabbitt commented on Luka's blog post KapetAir VTOL test flight
"Nice machine!  Can it do a 60km round-trip mission inside 45mins...?"
Nov 28
Luka commented on Luka's blog post KapetAir VTOL test flight
"@Graham Dyer - the reason for using rear rotor is to increase the efficiency of propulsion during horizontal (airplane) mode at high speeds (over 20m/s) using fixed pitch propellers.However, forward two motors can be used at any time…"
Nov 27
Sebastian S. commented on Luka's blog post KapetAir VTOL test flight
"Like: Quantum-Systems Trinity"
Nov 27

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Graham Dyer commented on Luka's blog post KapetAir VTOL test flight
"Elegant! May I ask why use only the tail motor for forward flight and not the two wing motors alone?"
Nov 26
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KapetAir VTOL fixed wing UAV

Hi all, my name is Luka and I am the founder of KapetAir, a Danish/Croatian hardware startup. KapetAir is a fixed-wing VTOL UAV featuring patent-pending rotors that is designed to become a workhorse for remote sensing operations whether they are mapping, precision agriculture or industrial inspections.We have combined the best of multirotors and fixed-wings into a configuration that is both fully autonomous and has a long range. There is no…See More
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KapetAir VTOL test flight

Posted on November 26, 2017 at 1:00pm 12 Comments

KapetAir is a fixed wing VTOL UAV featuring patent pending rotors that is designed to become a workhorse for remote sensing operations whether they are mapping, precision agriculture or industrial inspections.…

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