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Masterless™: Setting the new standard in autonomous drone avionics

Leaders in high-reliability flight control solutions for drone platforms. Distributed Avionics is part of Windracers Group.

Designed and built in the UK, our patented autopilot system utilises Masterless™ control technology to bring unparalleled levels of safety to any platform.

Our cloud-based Distributed Control software maintains connection to the platform from any location.

Our software provides BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) control to any platform using Masterless™ technology.

We are setting new standards in drone and UAV regulation in the areas of air risk, airworthiness and technical competence.

Essential Autopilot Technology

Certified flight control systems are complex and uneconomic for drone applications. The alternatives available failed to meet our exacting standards for cargo drone logistics.

The challenge our design team faced was to create an affordable and extremely robust flight control solution that will drive the next evolution of air transportation and sets the standard in drone avionics.

We created Masterless™ – an entirely new architecture developed and patented by Distributed Avionics that provides best in class autopilot technology for drones and UAVs.

Masterless™ Zero Single Point of Failure philosophy

Masterless™ architecture is a patented unique flight control system built for safety and reliability. It is designed to be robust to flight control unit failures, as well as sensor failures, meaning that no individual flight computer is controlling the vehicle.

This has been achieved by developing the concept of “resources” and a multiple redundant triple layer Masterless™ flight control system. A dedicated flight control bus distributes messages associated with safety and time critical functions.

Masterless™ control means that no single flight computer is directly controlling the aircraft, so if any component should fail or produce false data, the aircraft will still fly safely.

World-class Avionics and Autopilot System

Integration Support
Our engineers will take you through every step in getting your platform fitted with an autopilot. We have experience in working with all types of aircraft (Fixed-Wing, eVTOL, Multi-Rotor, Hybrid).

Zero Single Point of Failure
Distributed Avionics patented Masterless™
control technology ensures class leading
levels of system robustness.

Distributed Control
Our optional ground control system features a unique network-based approach, eradicating the need to install software on multiple devices and allowing you to control the autopilot from anywhere in the world.

Fully Modular
Configure the entire system to your exact needs, tailored to your platform’s requirements. You can extend the capability of your autopilot system at any point with our plug and play design.

Approved Training
Distributed Avionics offer a wide range of training programmes to get you operating as quickly as possible.

Web APIs
Distributed Avionics offer a set of standard web APIs to enable rapid integration with your autopilot either on-board the platform or over the internet.

Our Organisation

Combining the best of aviation technology, logistics and commercial expertise to deliver essential logistics, the next evolution of the air transportation industry.