"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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Comment by Bill Piedra on February 1, 2016 at 2:44pm

This design was to include a 5th pusher motor in addition to the 4 tilting motors.  The quad motors don't tilt all the way forward.  Here is a short video of an early frame test with the tilting rotors:

Comment by Pmarche on February 1, 2016 at 3:51pm

Marco, what Ground Control software are you using?.


Developer
Comment by Marco Robustini on February 1, 2016 at 4:02pm
Comment by Mark on February 1, 2016 at 4:23pm

Fantastic transition, very smooth.  Had to out a coat on though, just watching made me feel cold!

Comment by JB on February 2, 2016 at 12:30am

@ Bill

Nice talon. Looks familiar somehow! ;-)

@ Marco

How do you go with the quad props auto-rotating? Do you have a ESC brake?

Comment by Pmarche on February 2, 2016 at 7:59am

Ti ringrazio molto Marco!


Developer
Comment by Marco Robustini on February 2, 2016 at 12:03pm

@ JB: no brake.

@ Pmarche: grazie a te!


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Comment by Bill Piedra on February 2, 2016 at 12:04pm

@The Sun - I might be able to help you.  

Comment by JB on February 3, 2016 at 6:19am

Marco

No Brake? Do the props spin and create lift or aren't you travelling fast enough horizontally? Spinning props create both drag and turbulence over the wing which reduces flight time etc.


Developer
Comment by Marco Robustini on February 3, 2016 at 11:57pm

This is a calculation that should not be done.
The VTOL is a compromises in terms of efficiency.

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