Quadcopter Flights

We’ve been flying our quadcopter testbed this month as part of our “puck” flier development (see our earlier post for the product we’re aiming to produce).  The quadcopter we’re flying doesn’t look much like the final goal “puck” device, but it provides a great testbed for the avionics, automated control systems, and for assessing the imaging behaviors.  Today we shot some video of the quadcopter flying for pretty much a full battery cycle (about 12 minutes).  The flier uses a range of sensors for attitude and position determination and has modest “flight computer” for flight control.

EDIT: We’re continuing to add more videos of and from the flier as we make them

Newer, Still Rather Cheap 5.8 GHz 720 CMOS Camera

Fighting winds in the park in Corona, Jan 25 (no onboard footage) – click here
Flight in the park, 17 Jan – click here
Nighttime flight with camera a 45degree view angle – click here
Evening flight over the building – click here
Nighttime flight with camera looking nadir – click here

Old, Super-Cheap 2.4 GHz Camera Test Camera

Long flight video – click here
Picture-in-picture from live camera during flight – click here
High-level flight over the building – click here
Nighttime flight – click here
Night roof flight 1 – click here
Night roof flight 2 – click here
Sunset onboard flight – click here
Park Flight 1 – click here
Park Flight 2 – click here
Park Flight 3 – click here
Parking Lot – click here


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