NASA using ArduCopter

We've been using the ArduCopter platform at Marshall Space Flight Center for almost a year now.  We started with a 3DR Quad and have several 3DR Hex vehicles.  We're using them to test their capabilities for aerial reconnaissance as well as search and rescue.  This past week we used our Quad with a GoPro Hero3 to film a test flight of the Robotic Lunar Lander.  It was a fully autonomous flight (takeoff, ascent to 100' altitude, transit to loiter position, RTL once filming is complete, and landing).  As you can see from the video, we got some amazing footage from a very unique vantage point.  Thanks to 3DR and the devs for all your help and assistance!


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  • Not to mention we had over 600 people watching. Pucker factor was definitely a 10/10.
  • My new favorite video!

  • 3D Robotics

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing

  • YES!

  • Distributor

    Great video! How have you guys mounted you APM regarding to vibrations?

  • Wow!!! What a great video! So, when can we pre-order one of those nifty rockety-lander-thingys from Hobby King or Horizon? (grin). Seriously, it's awesome to see NASA using something that many of us have built and/or own ... thanks so much for posting this, made my day!

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