Michael Colton
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah
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I live in Utah with my wonderful wife, Karalee. I work as an electrical engineer. I love backpacking, rock climbing, and I'm learning to paraglide.
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I started UtahAerials.com with Scott Paul about three years ago. I'm primarily interested in multi-rotor helicopters, but I like conventional helis and fixed wing craft as well. I love FPV. I love the engineering aspects of designing, building, programming, and flying. Experienced with various microcontrollers.
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Early Flights of the MAXrotor

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 9:39pm 3 Comments

I posted this way down in the comments of my other recent post about the MAXboard, but I thought I'd share it here where more people would get a chance to see it. You'll notice that I refer to it as the "Bomb Squad Helicopter" in the video, that's because it was originally designed for them, but once I got it together I realized that maybe it was good enough to…


The End of Wiring Woes

Posted on June 23, 2013 at 1:48pm 48 Comments

Hi everyone! I am finally ready to show off something I've been working on for months! It's a motherboard (which I am calling the MAXboard) that all the various electronics for a multirotor aircraft plug into. It eliminates pretty much any possible wiring mistakes, and all soldering. It makes it much easier to build, repair, and upgrade your aircraft.

This is an…


The MicroQuad Prototype

Posted on January 6, 2011 at 10:21pm 20 Comments

Thought you guys might enjoy this. It's a MicroQuad that can payload a GoPro HD Hero. It uses a KKMulticopter Brain and uses the same motors and ESCs as Jose Julio's tiny ArduCopter (Thanks for the feedback Jose!) Check my blog for the "Crash Test" video. …

Huge Flying Quadcopter Turkey Drops Pumpkin Pies

Posted on November 25, 2010 at 5:30am 3 Comments

Hi Everybody! It's me again. I am glad you enjoyed the Flying Ghost I made for Halloween. We decided to do another video for Thanksgiving. This is our remote control, flying, quadcopter turkey. It flies, it drops pies. Pretty much all you could ask for. (I tried to up the production values on this one as well.)…

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At 3:31pm on April 7, 2011, Anil Kumar. M said…
I think it might be.... thanks for dropping in.

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