Tao Du
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About Me:
PhD student at MIT CSAIL working on aerial robots and graphics.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I am mostly interested in multicopters. I built customized multicopters (https://people.csail.mit.edu/taodu/copter/copter.html) and wrote software (https://github.com/mit-gfx/multicopter_design) for copter design and simulation.

Huaian, China

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Flying a pentacopter after losing one motor

Posted on July 24, 2018 at 3:30pm 10 Comments

This was inspired by @John Hestness's comment in my last blog:

"Can a pentacopter survive the loss of one motor?"

I thought it sounded like a very interesting idea so I tried it during the weekend. Short answer: it depends on…


Pentacopter build log

Posted on July 20, 2018 at 6:00am 6 Comments

A step-by-step guide to building my own pentacopter:


Everything (software and hardware) is open-sourced and publicly available.

flight video:…


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