New videos/ photos. When a drone goes 250m high

Hi everyone!

I created a new album on my flick'r account : Drones and stuff. I will try to update it frequently with pictures of everything we do πŸ™‚

Our quadcopter
Our quadcopter

We also posted 3 new videos on Youtube:

A FPV flight where we reach 250m of altitude with our quadcopter

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxX-b6REVtg[/youtube]

A peaceful flight near Saint-Benin, France.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EMD8Hvcxsg[/youtube]

A little "ad" for multicopters πŸ™‚

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muKquqGi12Y[/youtube]

More to come soon πŸ™‚

The quadcopter goes to an abandoned factory

The Simons abandoned factory

A new video made with our quadcopter! This time we went to an abandoned factory in Le Cateau, France and shot around 30 minutes of video in and around the factory. We will go back there in a few weeks and we will hopefully try FPV flight there ! πŸ™‚

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejml0YumyDg[/youtube]

The T-REX 450 filmed by our quadcopter

We tried for the first time to fly together and that was pretty cool, until Benoit crashed the T-REX... Never forget the idle-up when looping with a collective pitch heli πŸ™‚

For some copyright reasons, you might have to go on youtube to see the video....

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vveG6S--FlU[/youtube]

We'll surely try again really soon with our soon coming FPV kit πŸ˜‰

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 ! πŸ™‚

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 shieldΒ 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 πŸ™‚

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

Pretty cool, isn't it? πŸ™‚ We will post soon more articles about the details of the quadcopter, with more pictures and even more videos. Stay tuned πŸ˜‰