This project was started in , electronics and control loops. Because I always need a cool project to learn new things, it was clear that something that can fly had to be built.
The project started as a "tricopter-only" project, but as I wanted to build smaller vehicles with more payload capacity, I decided to make some quadrotor, hexacopter and Y6 hexacopter firmwares too. My main interest is to build very small MAVs that fly as good as larger ones (or even better) and that can be controlled by wireless video link. I also experimented with autonomous flight in GPS-denied areas (video), and with GPS assisted autonomous hover (video).
-- William

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Article on Shrediquette

Paul Escalier from just finished his article on my tricopter. It has become a nice story I think :-)

Table of contents
  1. A Time to Make Something Awesome
  2. A Little Bit of Background
  3. The Birth of an Idea
  4. Taking the Plunge: Buying Some Parts
  5. Building the First Prototype
  6. Overhaul: Taking the Prototype to a New Level
  7. A Few Polishing Touches and a Mini Conversion
  8. Future Developments and More Information
Have a look at the article here:,review-1552.html

1 comment:

  1. Just read the article on Tom's and now checking out your blog. I must say your work is most impressive especially considering you have no formal training in control/flight systems. I am an engineer and hobbyist and am completely wowed by what you have achieved. Also impressed by your flight skills. How difficult is it to control compared to a 6Ch heli?

    Arthur from Vancouver, BC