"PX4 VTOL" - Full automatic mission with multiple transitions


In this video you can see a full automatic mission with the "PX4 VTOL" firmware, installed on a single Pixhawk.
The current code is now fairly stable, and if the system is properly calibrated can perform missions more complex.
Thanks to Lorenz Meier, Roman Babst and Andreas Antener (PX4 Development Team) for the excellent work they're doing, and for implemented some features that i suggested after my tests.

Marco

("APM:Copter" Lead Tester)

For information and details:

http://px4.io/
https://pixhawk.org/platforms/vtol/start


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Admin
Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on February 1, 2016 at 7:10am

Hi Marco,

Congratulations! Very impressive!

Regards,

TCIII AVD


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Comment by Bill Piedra on February 1, 2016 at 8:28am

Fantastic.  I tried building one about a year ago, but never got it fly.  It's made from an XUAV Talon.  Another 'unfinished symphony'.   


Developer
Comment by Marco Robustini on February 1, 2016 at 11:30am

Bill, it's time to takeoff!!! ;-)
Nice build...


Moderator
Comment by Bill Piedra on February 1, 2016 at 11:53am

Thanks.  

I helped a friend of mine also build an X8 version of the same thing, but it has not flown as a VTOL yet.   This is a picture of the X8 fuselage before an early test flight.  

The frame is made from carbon fiber tubes that mount inside the foam fuselage.  This is what it looks like 'naked'.

I have been more focused on software lately and need to revisit it.  I'm passionate about drones, but until now its just been a really expensive hobby, and I keep running out of money!  

Right now I'm focusing on finishing a low cost streaming thermal camera.  

    

Comment by Marc Dornan on February 1, 2016 at 2:01pm

I am so absolutely building one of those. That looks awesome.


Moderator
Comment by Bill Piedra on February 1, 2016 at 2:08pm

I'd be willing to sell you the one that I started on.   Let me know if you're interested.  It's been sitting in my shop idle for a year.   

Comment by Marc Dornan on February 1, 2016 at 2:19pm

What kinds of flight times are you getting with your Penguin in that config. What kind of battery pack are you flying with? Is there any payload potential with that airframe. Do you have more details? The coolest thing I have seem for a long time.

Comment by Marc Dornan on February 1, 2016 at 2:21pm

Do you have a tilt built in? Have you got 4 motors in it? Message me some details.

Comment by Marc Dornan on February 1, 2016 at 2:24pm

Bill I just friended you so we can chat. I also want to pick your considerable brains on IR thermography.

Comment by Marc Dornan on February 1, 2016 at 2:31pm

And yes I will speak about your Talon. I was wanting a talon anyway but had never in my wildest imagination considered one bolted to a quadcopter --- until I saw Marco's demo.

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