A project log for 'Bird of Prey' VTOL UAV drone

Flight time and versatility will be vastly extended using a combination of multirotor and blended wing technologies. 07/09/2017 at 04:040 Comments

The software to run the BOP will consist of flight control that can switch between VTOL and Forward Flight, OpenAero-VTOL in CleanFlight or similar. The software must be able to take data gathered from motors, telemetry sensors, and power systems and use this data to manage flight systems to manipulate component variables, including number of motors in use, stabilization, low battery auto return, efficiency, etc. Other software details may include autonomous collision avoidance, automated takeoff and landing sequences, and flight planning. Future development of softwares may include recognition of thermal updrafts and adjustment of flight path to coincide with these updrafts to maximize loft and efficiency.