ArduCopter Quad v1.1 Full Electrics UAV.
This kit has been discontinued, this page is for reference only.
This ArduCopter QuadCopter Kit contains the frame, motors, ESC's and the ArduPilot Mega 2.5 flight controller. You will need to add the following items: your own Radio Rx/Tx modules and battery, 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 ArduCopter set is based on famous ArduCopter Quad design by Jani Hirvinen and his team on DIY Drones.
What is an ArduCopter Quad?
The ArduCopter is a multi-rotor amateur UAV development platform, the ArduCopter is intended for DIY people who enjoy building RC kits and playing with the latest RC equipment, the main applications of the kit is for use in aerial photography or just for the pure enjoyment of flying the ArduCopter Quad.
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 QuadCopter kit v1.1 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 v1.1 Full Electrics KIT Contains (hardware):
The items listed are the basic components of the ArduCopter. Other items you can use (these are not included in this kit) include a Sonar sensor, camera, video systems, batteries, radio or other devices. This way you can build your own custom ArduCopter!
This DIY kit will need to be assembled, you will also need to have basic soldering skills to solder the ESCs, cables, connectors, Power distribution PCB and the connectors, basic mechanical skills and knowledge to build the frame.
Items you will still need:
R/C Radio and Receiver.
The ArduCopter Quad Platform, Software development roadmap
Due to the Arducopter kit being an open source community project, we can only provide a main software development roadmap. This is not a list of what software is capable currently, for current features please check the ArduCopter Wiki website.
Some of these features will need external devices to work, like wireless radio telemetry.
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 Kit Here 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.
GPS & Magneto 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
Due this is a community product, features can change without any notice!