I Have A Dream: See flying my Drone on Antarctica

Summer 2011,

  I Have A Dream:  See flying my Drone from it Antarctica.

  Dream of the meeting of timeless nature and technology.

  I designed for that a Drone, equipped with a APM1 (Thank you DIYDrones).


March 2012,

  I was on the Antarctica Peninsula,

  As in my dream, my Drone fly….



Engine and ESC: HobbyKing

Electronic: APM1 + Original Motherboard (Alim and Elec distribution)

Frame: Original Design, All with carbon fiber.

RC : WBCommander = Original Design, Action Direct by Telemetry ( XBee-Pro 2.4GHz).

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Comment by Alonso Rodriguez on April 26, 2012 at 6:35am


Do you notice any advantages/disadvantage in having a frame that is not exactly a (+) shape?

Certainly it's easier to tell where the front is.

Love your video.

Comment by wilfrid.babilas on April 26, 2012 at 6:41am


Yes, The First Advantages is The Front,

The 2nd Advantages is The elegance, as a bird :)

Comment by YureZzZ on April 26, 2012 at 7:08am

Wow! Impressive!!!

How did you manage to get to Antarctica? How was the flightime?

Comment by wilfrid.babilas on April 26, 2012 at 7:28am


Go to Antarctica with a sailboat (16m), has to leave Ushuaya,

Go Into the Wild for 5 Weeks...

The Flight Time is around 17,5mn with Slow travelling and Power Batt = 5A 3S

Comment by Ellison Chan on April 26, 2012 at 7:53am

Hey, did you have to do any code  changes to support the swept back motor configuration?  Nice custom controller too.  Are you using the Joystick over telemetry link?

Comment by wilfrid.babilas on April 26, 2012 at 8:12am


No Code change to control Drone (APM1+Arducopter v210)

All code is in WBCommander  (UC Arduino Mega + Soft Arduino V1)

Yes, all is controlled by Joystick over telemetry link (MAVLink 0.9)

It Work Great, and i can add many specifique control function !!!

Comment by Evie Alani on April 26, 2012 at 9:04am

Simply awesome dream! Where can I checkout the go pro footage!?

*Best   Evie

Comment by wilfrid.babilas on April 26, 2012 at 9:41am


The little video of GoPro,


Comment by wilfrid.babilas on April 26, 2012 at 10:38am


The Joysticks com from a cheaper TX of HobbyKing (~25$)

Comment by Dave Wicks on April 26, 2012 at 8:19pm
Very impressive Wilfrid!


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