Here's one of the first test flights of the ArduCopter quadcopter setup, from team leader Ted Carancho. Try doing that with a Parrot AR.Drone!

This is using the ArduPilotMega hardware (APM board and IMU shield) on the original AeroQuad platform. The ArduCopter platform is in final design tweaks before it goes into production. The merger of the AeroQuad and ArduPilot Mega software is going well and a public beta is probably a few weeks away.

Great job, Ted!

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Comment by Mark Colwell on June 26, 2010 at 5:57am
Add a coil, rectifiers and you could harvest some of that 60 hz AC power. Great work!
Comment by DODY on June 26, 2010 at 6:02am
Cheer for the work of the equipe, highly that the kit is ready.

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 26, 2010 at 6:03am

What frame are you using for the software checkout? Looks like flying in "X" configuration. Is it more stable than "+"?

Comment by Mauro Rodriguez on June 26, 2010 at 7:40am
OMG!! it is also immune to the high power lines!!! jajajaj
Comment by Knuckles904 on June 26, 2010 at 11:14am
I will def be looking forward to checking out the code when it goes public beta. I had a leisurely read through the Aeroquad code last night. +1 for the song. What was it?
Comment by Xander on June 26, 2010 at 11:26am
Just curious, what was I watching here that couldn't be done with the AR.Drone?
Comment by Taylor Cox on June 26, 2010 at 11:55am
Didn't it fly upside down for a little bit? Not to mention this arduCopter will be able to do much more than the A.R.Drone once everything is completed.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on June 26, 2010 at 12:23pm
Xander, when you get an AR.drone you'll see that it's not great outdoors (it can't handle much wind), really not designed to fly much off the horizontal plane, and not designed to fly above ultrasonic sensor height (about 15 feet). I've had one for about six months and I love it indoors. But it's only acceptable outdoors on the stillest days.
Comment by Earl on June 26, 2010 at 4:01pm
Any chance we can test the software on the bench ?

Comment by Morli on June 26, 2010 at 5:51pm
I call this "Tested on/by fire" !! you couldn't have chosen any better/more EMI saturated field :)) . Enchanting to watch. good work, keep it up


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