ArduCopter 3DR-C QuadCopter Kit, Frame Kit only

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ArduCopter 3DR-C QuadCopter.


Please not that this part has now been discontinued. This page is for reference only.


This is the new ArduCopter 3DR-C frame design, it incorporates several new features. The landing gear is moved further apart making the quad more stable during take-off and landing, this allows a wider unobstructed field of view if your camera is mounted beneath the main frame.

The centre platform is wider allowing more room to mount electronics in addition to the space in the stack up assembly. Leave the very top empty to protect the electronics in case of upside down landing. The arms are strong enough to withstand a heavy impact. They extend past the motors to protect them in a sideways collision.


The frame is designed to fit ArduPilot Mega Flight Controller screw holes in any orientation.


This kit is designed and manufactured at the 3D Robotics headquarters in San Diego, California.


Changes to Revision-C

  • Shorter arms.

  • Arms now come in blue and black.

  • Motor mounting is no longer done with a bolt through the entire arm but now the motor just mounts to a single face of the arm. This is to prevent the arm from sinking in.

  • Kit now includes spare arm.


Assembly instructions in PDF format are here.

Dimensions are here.

Please Read This Post About Motor Mounting Tips



You can find more information about development status and more here

ArduCopter 3DR-C Quad Frame KIT Only Contains (hardware):

  • 2 Main frame boards

  • 4 Aluminium arms (Plus one spare)

  • 2 Carrier boards

  • Landing gear

  • Power distribution board, power cables and signal cables for PDB-APM

All hardware needed to assemble the components above.

Assembly instructions in PDF format are here.
Dimensions are here.


The kit does NOT include:


ArduCopter 3DR-C Platform, Software development roadmap

Due to the fact that this is an open source community project, we can only provide main software development roadmap. This is not a list of what software is capable currently, for current features please check and ArduCopter Wiki website.

Some of the features needs external device to work, like wireless radio Telemetry Kit.

Already implemented features:

  • 6 Degree of Freedom IMU stabilized control.

  • Gyro stabilized flight mode enabling acrobatics (loops and barrel rolls).

  • GUI for configuration of PID and other flight parameters.

  • Real-time graphs of flight data.

  • Motor control using low cost standard PWM Electronics Speed Controllers (ESC's).

  • On board flight telemetry data storage.

  • Capability to fly in "+", "x".

  • Capability to fly quad, (hexa and octo coming) configurations.

  • Mounted camera stabilization capability.

  • User configurable LED flight pattern.

  • Capability to use any R/C receiver.

  • ArduCopter Configuration and Ground Control Software.

  • Real-time graphs of flight data.

  • Wireless command & telemetry for long distance communication (with external mode).


Features under development:

  • Magnetometer for heading determination.

  • Barometer for altitude hold.

  • IR sensor integration for obstacle avoidance.

  • Sonar sensor for automated take-off and landing capability.

  • Battery level detection.

  • GPS for position hold.

  • Automated waypoint navigation.

  • On Screen Display (MiniM OSD) integration.

  • Waypoint programming using Google Maps, (coming).

If you would like to add Telemetry to your setup, look at our Telemetry Kit Here

Due to the fact that this is a community product, features can change without any notice!


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