July 13, 2021 - The Quattro flight management system has successfully demonstrated autonomous runway takeoff and landing. Flight tests were conducted by Magline Composites and Systems in Zaragoza, Spain. The Quattro performed several fully autonomous flights to demonstrate autonomous ground steering, liftoff, waypoint and orbit tracking, and landing. Logic for flap management,
November 23, 2020 - The Quattro autopilot successfully demonstrated autonomous takeoff, waypoint tracking, and auto landing with minimal input from the user. The flight was conducted with Applied Navigation’s 760-size electric helicopter at a test site in rural Virginia.
Applied Navigation’s waypoint tracking guidance is unique because it forward-predicts in time.