ArduCopter Quad v1.0 - Frame and motor UAV kit.
This ArduCopter Kit contains the frame, motors and ESC's only. You will need to add the following items: your own Radio Rx/Tx modules and battery, ArduPilot Mega 2.5, and optionally a Mediatek GPS, or a 3DR GPS LEA-6, Sonar sensor, Xbee and a Xtreambee.
If you would like to add Telemetry to your setup, look at our Telemetry Kit Here
If you would like to add a camera mount to your setup, look at our Camera Mount Here
The frame set is based on famous ArduCopter Quad design by Jani Hirvinen and his team on DIY Drones.
What is an ArduCopter?
The ArduCopter is a multi-rotor QuadCopter platform for amateur UAV development, the ArduCopter is intended for DIY people who enjoy building RC kits and playing with the latest RC thecnology, the main applications of the kit is for use in aerial photography or just the pure enjoyment of flying the ArduCopter.
Even if you are not a software developer or "hacker" who would like to tune everything last setting, you can still enjoy this community product.
The Arducopter frame kit allows people to build their own mini UAV or just an ordinary R/C toy, it all depends on its owners requirements. You can also program everything on it by yourself or use software that has been developed by DIY Drones community; the software is updated at regular intervals.
ArduCopter Quad v1.0 Frame+Motor KIT Contains (hardware):
1 x ArduCopter v1.0 Frame as seen in DIY Drones
4 x Motors designed for ArduCopter use, 850kv
4 x ESCs designed for ArduCopter use, 20Amp
4 x Propellers designed for ArduCopter use, 10x45
The items listed above are the basic components for the ArduCopter.
This kit does not include the:
This is a DIY kit, you will have to assemble it, you need basic soldering skills to solder ESCs cables, connectors, Power distribution PCB and it's connectors, basic mechanical skills and knowledge to build the whole frame.
To make it flying add:
The ArduCopter Quad Platform, Software development roadmap:
Due this is a opensource 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 DIYDrones.com and ArduCopter Wiki website.
Some of the features needs external device to work, like the wireless Telemetry Kit Here .
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.
Realtime graphs of flight data.
Motor control using low cost standard PWM Electronics Speed Controllers (ESC's).
On board flight telemetery 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.
Realtime graphs of flight data.
Wireless command & Telemetry Kit 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 takeoff and landing capability.
Battery level detection.
Mediatek GPS for position hold.
Automated waypoint navigation.
On Screen Display (OSD) integration, (coming).
Waypoint programming using Google Maps, (coming).
Support is provided on their website on ArduCopter forum areas.
Documentation can be found from ArduCopter's GoogleCode repository
You can find more information about development status and more:
- DIY Drones main site
- ArduCopter forums
- ArduCopter development wiki
- ArduCopter issue tracker
- ArduCopter software downloads
- EagleCad Board
- EagleCad Schematic
Due this is a community product, features can change without any notice!