VTOL on Engine model using Pixhawk


I am planning to work on VTOL aircraft. I do have an engine model aircraft. I do have a Pixhawk and I am not new to it.

I just wanted to know, if my VTOL as a Fixed wing with Engine and as a Multirotor with BLDC motor, will work using Pixhawk?

What are all the suggestions and tips that I should keep in mind doing it?

Thank you for the help


Are you meaning a combustion engine? If that’s the case, you should be able to but you’ll have to be conscious of vibration transmitted to the Pixhawk.

Good luck.

I do have a pixhawk working on a petrol engine fixed wing UAV.

I am not quite worried about the vibrations. I just got this in my mind, as, on VTOL ardupilot website it has recommendation for only 4 models and all are electric. That led me to ask this question - whether Pixhawk can be set for Engine powered VTOL UAVs or not.

Its just that I will have to turn ON the engine first, then BLDC motors (for Quad) and takeoff vertically.

Thank you so much.

Yes, you should be able to, just like the Eagle Hero. The petrol engine is started and running before takeoff.

Good luck.

Thank you so much for your response and reference.

I feel, I can proceed now in this project.

Thank you so much for your time and help.