Other RC multi-blade (Quad, Hexa, Octo) copters

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Other RC multi-blade (Quad, Hexa, Octo) copters

Post by rpc_rodgers » 15 Sep 2010, 19:19

An interesting competitor for the AR.Drone is the AeroQuad:
http://aeroquad.com/
http://hackaday.com/2010/01/15/aeroquad ... uadcopter/
which uses the Arduino controller board, widely used by the robotics hobbyist community. This
project succeeds an earlier one called MikroQuad.

Daniel Mellinger, a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania,
built a machine he calls the "quadrotor":
http://fling.seas.upenn.edu/~dmel/wiki/ ... .Quadrotor
which appears to have an impressive cargo-carrying capacity, as well as amazing man maneuverability.

There is an interesting commercial-grade copter promoted for use in aerial recon. for police, etc.:
http://www.draganfly.com/
where it is shown to have three booms, each with two stacked propellers, so I guess it is a hexacopter,
though another photo I saw at:
http://www.rcgeeks.ca/category/rc-helicopter-cameras/
clearly shows four booms, each with two blades making it an octocopter. This device looks very
expensive. I found the video "demonstrations" less than completely convincing in terms of cost-effectiveness,
but the unit itself looks pretty impressive

Which leads to the thought -- could one merge *two* AR.Drones into one unit, with some clever hacking?
Could the driving and other circuitry in the main board handle a unit with two X-beams, each with 4 motors
(and would the current control software be up to it)?

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Re: Other RC multi-blade (Quad, Hexa, Octo) copters

Post by Symon » 16 Sep 2010, 23:15

Have you seen these??

Wow I want one(or more) of those!!

http://ardrone-flyers.com/index.php?opt ... &Itemid=59

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Post by looner » 17 Sep 2010, 00:34

Have you seen these??

Wow I want one(or more) of those!!

http://ardrone-flyers.com/index.php?opt ... &Itemid=59
I want a few, too!

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Re: Other RC multi-blade (Quad, Hexa, Octo) copters

Post by rotohead » 18 Sep 2010, 22:51

Dragonflyer for only $19,000?! I thought my pucker factor was high flying my drone!!

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Re: Other RC multi-blade (Quad, Hexa, Octo) copters

Post by mf25053 » 24 Sep 2010, 23:38

rotohead wrote:Dragonflyer for only $19,000?! I thought my pucker factor was high flying my drone!!

and if I recall correctly that's not including the camera or controller.


Fully outfitted they cost in excess of $40k (at least the law enforcement package does).



Then again that's like comparing a jeep to an M1 abrams tank... sure they can both go play in the mud, but one's a toy and the other is a serious tool.

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Re: Other RC multi-blade (Quad, Hexa, Octo) copters

Post by looner » 02 Oct 2010, 03:47

mf25053 wrote:Fully outfitted they cost in excess of $40k (at least the law enforcement package does).
:!: :!: That's a little out of my price range... I think I'll stick with the AR. Drone. :!: :!:

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Re: Other RC multi-blade (Quad, Hexa, Octo) copters

Post by Albot » 01 Dec 2010, 21:57

Microdrones has a huge quadrocopter (payload 1,2 kilos):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CLIpBpLV90" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This guy knows how to fly his hexacopter:
http://vimeo.com/6194911" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Amazing aerial HD videos from Quadrocopter:
http://quadrocopter.us/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Tricopter:
http://vimeo.com/7491815" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

But there are so many other kinds of these quadro, hexa copters out there, its amazing how many people are looking into these cool aircrafts!
And most people build them themselves, i just ordered an arduino mega 2560 and some other stuff to build a quad myself :)

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Other RC multi-blade (Quad, Hexa, Octo) copters

Post by CeKMTL » 01 Dec 2010, 23:16

WOW!


CIAO!
CeK!

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Re: Other RC multi-blade (Quad, Hexa, Octo) copters

Post by Vstolferre » 13 Dec 2014, 15:53

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Re: Other RC multi-blade (Quad, Hexa, Octo) copters

Post by Ebnar Josh » 18 Aug 2015, 10:29

I have heard a lot about the aero quad but the prices put me off. I found the AQ-08 aero quad Drone with advance GPS technology priced $339.99 http://www.thehobbyworx.com/rc-helicopt ... n-pnp.html. This AeroSky drone comes with the main components pre-assembled right out of the box. It is pre-programmed from the factory. It can carry a camera like Go-Pro or mobius with powerful 920KV motors and also Arduino compatible. I found this drone a really nice. Install the propellers and ready to fly. Will try to post some pictures of it in flight.

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