PX4 supports tilt-rotor and tailsitter VTOL airframes

Progress on VTOL for the PX4 Flight Core: Full forward and back transitions now with tailsitters and tilt-rotors.

We have now full VTOL support for tilt-rotors, in addition to tailsitters, which were introduced six months ago (video). People interested in flying these can find contact details and build logs on this page. You can follow us on G+ or on Twitter for general PX4 platform updates.

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Comment by Paul Meier on June 20, 2015 at 9:47am

This is AWESOME.

Many thanks to all developers who made this possible

Comment by Olivier on June 20, 2015 at 10:13am

Spectacular.  Congratulations!

Comment by Jack Crossfire on June 20, 2015 at 10:28am

Keeping drone startup valuations soaring.

Comment by technicus acityone on June 21, 2015 at 7:04am
Comment by Jake Stew on June 21, 2015 at 3:06pm

Why not add this to the APM also?  It's not like there's much math involved, and we really don't need "transitions".

A simple "prophang" mode added to the mix would suffice.

Comment by JB on June 21, 2015 at 9:04pm

Awesome stuff guys! Will be adding myself to the testers list!

Do you also support non-tilt rotor VTOL (quad) with a pusher motor? Is there a way to configure your existing system to do this to get smooth airspeed based transitions between fight modes?

Comment by Tipu on August 5, 2015 at 3:37pm

This is  great news

Comment by James Miller on January 6, 2017 at 5:40am

Finally, some action on VTOL tailsitters. Great news! I'm a newbie on PX4, but looking forward to lots of creative new VTOL designs. Where can I /who can I talk with for help converting my three VTOL tailsitters (currently running on the KK2.1.5 board) to Pixhawk/PX4?

Comment by John McGrath on April 23, 2018 at 3:06pm

I would sure like to know where this is at now I know guys have been having good success dumping AVA. What is the switch over like and is there a forum / github whatever with the play by play info thats up to date.

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