Help Out a Beginner!

Hello there, I've caught the miniquad bug!

That being said, I want to start out with an arduino-based quad that I could upgrade to a simple (slower?) FPV drone as I go.

The questions I'm looking to get answered are:

1) Can I build a quad around an Arduino Uno board? How about an Arduino Mini?

2)What is the difference between "Arduino" and "ArduCopter/Ardupilot, etc."?

3)If the answer to #1 is yes, does anyone have an example project they could point me toward?

Thank you very much for your help!!!

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  • Yes, it's certainly possible to build an Arduino quad - that's the premise behind projects like ArduCopter/Ardupilot.

    The Uno is the "stock" barebones version of Arduino. All the variants like ArduCopter have been tweaked for a specific purpose. While starting with Uno is certainly doable, it's going to be more work to tweak than starting with something  that has already been tailored for quad flying like ArduCopter.

    example project - bluecopter

    https://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=184503.0

    BlueCopter - Arduino Quadcopter
    BlueCopter - Arduino Quadcopter
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