The quadcopter : first video !

Our quadcopter

After having been through many, many hardware problems, the quadcopter is finally flying! We still have troubles with the ITG3200 on the stick IMU from Sparkfun which is causing some stability problems, but it's pretty cool to fly, and to watch ! 🙂

The hardware features :

  • A 50 centimeters wide full carbon frame that we built using Benoits CNC mill
  • 4 Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 2826 1130 kv motors
  • 4 Turnigy Plush ESCs 30 A
  • 4 9x4.7 or 8x4.5 propellers
  • A homemade flight controller shield mounted on an Arduino Uno
  • A 2200 mAh battery for regular flights, and a 5000 mAH battery when the GoPro is mounted
  • Possibility to fly in X or + configuration (we only use X now )

Here is the first video we release on Youtube, we will try to add more, especially from the GoPro 🙂

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWE15DqSTSU&feature=player_detailpage[/youtube]

Pretty cool, isn't it? 🙂 We will post soon more articles about the details of the quadcopter, with more pictures and even more videos. Stay tuned 😉