DeltaQuad VTOL autonomous maiden flight

After some succes with the QuadRanger we developed we decided to step it up and convert this Skywalker X8 to VTOL. And this was it's maiden (autonomous) flight

It was outfitted with the PX4 flightstack too which I recently added the VTOL_TAKEOFF and VTOL_LAND support.

The maiden flight of the DeltaQuad was a succes. It slightly overshot it's landing site due to a miscalibration of the airspeed sensor (it was flying faster then measured). Still it made for a very smooth flight.

In the next few weeks we will start payload and endurance testing, based on the current data it looks like it could carry a 1-2 kg payload for a distance of around 80km.

The build serves as a prototype for the modules/platforms that we (DronesLab) aim to produce and make available this year. 

I'm very interested in your thoughts, idea's and comments so feel free to drop a line! 

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Comment by Kevin Perkins on August 25, 2016 at 4:32pm
Can you recommend a simulator?
Comment by Cala on August 25, 2016 at 4:46pm

I learn with Real fligth but some time ago, I don't know if exist something better now, ask to a Rc shop what they offer you now.

Comment by Andre Aguiari Fonzar on September 11, 2016 at 3:54pm

I would like to build a X8 VTOL for mapping. Is it possible use a VTOL with Mission Planner? Cheers mate

Comment by Cala on September 11, 2016 at 6:27pm

yes

Comment by Andre Aguiari Fonzar on September 11, 2016 at 6:45pm

Cala, with firmware can I use to built a VTOL and use Mission Planner ?

Thank you so much

Comment by Cala on September 11, 2016 at 6:50pm

I don't build the VTOL yet but I hope always the last stable release is the best choice. http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/apm-plane-3-7-0-released?xg_sou...

Comment by Andre Aguiari Fonzar on September 11, 2016 at 8:16pm

Cala, thank you again, but I'm just asking it because I saw some tutorials that they use the QGroundControl firmware. Is possible I use this firmware with mission planner? Thanks again

Comment by Rafael on November 10, 2016 at 6:21am

Any idea on when it will be released?


100KM
Comment by sander on August 30, 2017 at 1:54pm

The DeltaQuad has been released and is now available world-wide at https://www.verticaltechnologies.com.

Read our press release here: http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/vertical-technologies-releases-...

Comment by El7ias on September 5, 2018 at 12:46pm

Nice! what is your full flight weight of this build?

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