PX4 has been supporting tailsitters [video], tilt rotors [video] and quad planes since over half a year now and is constantly refining the performance. This video from Marco Robustini shows the latest testing results.

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Comment by Cala on February 1, 2016 at 5:19pm

Can you share a photo? It's work with only two motors? This works with different code than arduplane?

Looks nice :D 

Comment by Cala on February 1, 2016 at 5:31pm

Here I found the info https://pixhawk.org/platforms/vtol/tbs_caipirinha_vtol ;

Really cool !!!, I have a Phantom flying wing waiting in a box for something like this :)

Comment by Jonny Hyman on February 1, 2016 at 7:34pm

Fantastic!

I'm developing a (gigantic) flying wing VTOL where all 4 of the motors rotate to forward during transition. This is like a mix of the tilt rotor and quad plane design.

Just a quick question: the Pixhawk / APM does not support this architecture currently, correct? If not I may go with the tailsitter takeoff or program onto the flight stack myself.

Transition actuation is provided by four independent servos.

Photo of the architecture:

Comment by PX4 on February 2, 2016 at 12:19am

@Jonny Hyman: PX4 supports all sorts of tilt rotors and tailsitters. Here is the dev documentation how to run it on your Pixhawk: http://dev.px4.io/airframes-vtol.html

Comment by JB on February 2, 2016 at 12:24am

Nice!

Comment by Paul Schreiber on February 2, 2016 at 9:14am

Absolutely fantastic!

Comment by Ravi on February 3, 2016 at 12:36am

this is real VTOL. just two motors and still so stable in hover mode. a new era in drone code has begun. amazing!

Comment by Ravi on February 3, 2016 at 2:32am

can someone pls suggest how to download code from Px4 github. I had been mostly using mission planner to upload the firmwares.

Comment by PX4 on February 3, 2016 at 3:03am
Comment by PX4 on February 3, 2016 at 3:03am

And the airframe specific configuration here: http://dev.px4.io/airframes-vtol-caipiroshka.html

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