2016 Autonomous Software and Photuris Tiltrotor Development

Background: Our two-man engineering team known as “Team Tiltrotor” has been developing VTOL / Tiltrotor software since early 2014. Before VTOL / Tiltrotor development we spent over a year developing custom fixed-wing aircraft. Using APM:Plane software, we explored twin engine thrust control and used unique flight control concepts combining the […]


2015 Autonomous Tiltrotor Software Development

Last November we posted the details and results of the first year of our prototype tilt rotor project. A lot has happened since that post, so we thought we’d provide an update. We also recently presented our progress to the Dronecode Foundation, and if you haven’t seen it you can find it […]


Dronecode

Team  Tiltrotor is proudly sponsored by Dronecode – an open source, collaborative project that brings together existing and future open source drone projects under a nonprofit structure governed by the Linux Foundation. Below is an online presentation Team Tiltrotor provided to the developers at the Dronecode Foundation.  (Drone Code APM:Tiltrotor Presentation)   […]


Tiltrotor 1

Why a Tiltrotor? In the past few years of watching a number of VTOL aircraft designs pop up on DIY Drones. It was very apparent we were not the only ones with the desire to fly a plane and  never need a runway or prepared landing area. The intriguing appeal […]


Progress Update with APM Tiltrotor Software Development

Last November we posted the details and results of the first year of our prototype tilt rotor project. A lot has happened since that post, so we thought we’d provide an update. We also recently presented our progress to the Dronecode Foundation, and if you haven’t seen it you can find it […]


Prototype Tiltrotor Development using APM 2.5

We are a two-man team that just completed the first major phase of our yearlong APM 2.5 tiltrotor project. We wanted to keep things in the dark until we knew it had potential. Here is a quick summary, but if you’re interested in VTOL aircraft, we’d really like you to […]