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Arducopter Maiden

by on Mar.09, 2012, under Everything, Projects, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Finally had a nice sunny day to take my Arducopter for it’s first flight!

It is not as stable as I thought it would be; most of the flying time I had it in ‘loiter’ mode which attempts to maintain a position based on GPS and altitude (using either barometer or sonar). ¬†Even so as you can see from the video it moves around quite a bit still – next time I’ll take my laptop to make sure it has a solid, accurate GPS fix before launching.

Three flights in total, the last one had a hard landing which flipped the quadcopter throwing a prop; all fixed in just a minute ready for the next flight in a few days.

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