I was not able to find anything about this ont he blog so far, but as I was browsing Hackaday this morning, I saw a link to the Vicacopter site.

It looks very similar to the ArduCopter, but seems to only have 2 accelerometers rather than the three that we use, so with the magnetometers, it has 8 DoF. Other than that, details look pretty scare.

Hackaday have film of it doing some skywriting on their post:

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  • Jacks been a part of the diy drone scene since before it existed. I used to follow his blog at rcgroups way back when. Hope he doesnt mind me linking it here: RCG
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    Actually if you follow Jack's threads, he has a lot of photos and info on his machines.
    But unfortunately, only enough info on Major Marcy to keep us intrigued/confused!
  • "It looks very similar to the ArduCopter"

    well, it flies and has more than 2 propellers....

    like an dacia is looking similar to an Hummer H2


    I don't know this project but there are not much infos about what hardware used and what it really can do

  • The missing "c" might have been the reason I couldn't find it in the search then!

    Damn my dyslexia!
  • T3
    and if you can figure out who Major Marcy is please let the rest of us know!
  • Developer

    Vicacopter (don't forget the "c").  that's Jack Crossfire's's a tricopter instead of quad copter so one of the engines rotates via servo.  You can read many of his bloges here on DIYDrones.  He's also got a monocopter (i.e. one blade and the whole thing spins) and he actually started with a Trex450.

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