About Us

Pitch Aeronautics is building the world's most advanced industrial inspection drone capable of precise, touch-based inspection and maintenance of industrial assets. Pitch is leveraging a patented propulsion device known as a cyclorotor which enables unparalleled thrust control and maneuverability.  

Cyclorotor Inspection Drone

Precise Inspections​

Cost Savings

Enhanced Safety

Cyclorotor drone inspections allow fewer inspectors, reduced inspection times, and less asset downtime, slashing inspection costs by 90%.
Precision-aiming and enhanced maneuverability allow a cyclorotor drone to perform precise, touch-based tasks inconceivable with conventional drones. 
Pitch's drone eliminates the need for dangerous rope-based inspections and certified climbers, resulting in increased safety for inspection technicians.

Our secret sauce...

As the rotor spins, the angle of the blade, also known as blade "pitch," is changed once per revolution. 
Blades shaped like wings create thrust as they rotate.

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Altering the blade pitch, changes the direction of thrust, allowing precise movement in 360 degrees. 

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It all happens in a fraction of a second, making our drone
5x more responsive than conventional drones, allowing for wicked precision and maneuverability. 

Projects

  1. Cyclorotor Airship
    Pitch partnered with DSPii, a crop management company, to build a small-scale hybrid airship utilizing cyclorotor propulsion.
  2. Cyclorotor Drone
    Pitch partnered with researchers at the University of Maryland to fly one of the world's most maneuverable cyclorotor drones.

Large-Scale Cyclorotor

Small-Scale Rotor Performance Testing

In 2018, Pitch completed performance testing and characterization of its most advanced cyclorotor. 
Our engineering team collaborated with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to build and test the world's largest cyclorotor.
  

Cyclorotor Drone Prototype

Pitch has initiated design and development of a prototype cyclorotor drone for touch-based industrial tasks. 
Products

Cyclorotor Kit
Coming Summer 2019!

Pitch is launching sales of its most advanced cyclorotor. The cyclorotor kit will include all hardware and assembly instructions for building your own rotor!   
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​​Our Team
  1. Co-Founder & CEO
    Co-Founder & CEO
    Zachary Adams, PhD
    Zach serves as CEO and chief engineer for Pitch. He is recognized as the world's leading authority on cyclorotor technology. He is the named inventor on multiple cyclorotor patents and has published extensively on the topic. Zachary holds a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue.
  2. Co-Founder & CFO
    Co-Founder & CFO
    Ian Gibson
    Ian oversees business operations, and provides strategic direction for Pitch. He has significant experience in the defense acquisitions industry leading multiple U.S. Government advanced technology programs valued in excess of $2B. Ian holds degrees from the U.S. Air Force Academy, The London School of Economics and The London Business School.
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Zach Adams
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Ian Gibson
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