Autonomous Tilt Rotor Aircraft

Myself and a group of undergraduate students at the University of Glasgow are designing and building a tilt rotor UAV which is towards our degree in Aerospace Systems Engineering.

We are unsure how to go about controlling the two different modes of flight (as Quadracopter and essentially fixed wing) as well as the critical transition phase.

Is it possible to enable a ‘plane’ mode in the arducopter software for VTOL tilt rotor capability? This is maybe possible by merging the arduplane software and the arducopter software?

The Wingcopter ( seems to have done just that doing some form of VTOL with an APM board.

Many thanks in advance for any help we can get!

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