Mark Mueller from the Flying Machine Arena website and the IDSC presents on Robohub a new failsafe algorithm that enables a quad to remain under control even after the loss of a propeller. The video shows up a quad that intentionally loose a propeller, with and without the new failsafe algorithm:

You can read the full article with more details and photos here:

Quadrocopter failsafe algorithm: Recovery after propeller loss

(don't forget to take a look at the comments below!) 

You can also read Robohub's coverage on Amazon's Prime Air and other Quadcopter related articles.

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Comment by Joshua Ott on December 3, 2013 at 6:40pm

That is pretty sweet!

Comment by Neuro on December 3, 2013 at 6:42pm

I neeeeed this !!!!!

Comment by Project Nadar on December 3, 2013 at 8:38pm

We all do :D 

Comment by jan michael on December 3, 2013 at 9:18pm

so we need 100 cameras to fly outdoor :)

Comment by Lee Park on December 3, 2013 at 11:11pm

Thanks ! That is great !


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Comment by RoboCopter on December 4, 2013 at 12:54am

So cool, I didn't think that was possible, glad to be proven wrong !

Comment by Jethro Hazelhurst on December 4, 2013 at 2:22am

That is genius! I wonder how it would handle with a large quad...

Comment by IKE on December 4, 2013 at 3:38am

Jan take a look at the comments ;)

it may use the Vicon room at the video but it can be of use with only the on board AHRS

Comment by Jared Reabow on December 4, 2013 at 5:01am

I am surprise how many people are amazed at this, I saw this being demonstrated over 6 months ago possibly by the same guy.

I even tested it with a small toy copter, yaw gain set to full and it worked ok to take off and land.

Comment by Crashpilot1000 on December 4, 2013 at 5:04am

Hopefully the algo can do more than this. Loosing a propeller can be completely ruled out on a copter. Only newbies suffer from that.

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