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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Shrediquette DLX

Specifications Shrediquette DLX
Name: Shrediquette DLX
Controller: TriGUIDE mini v2, Atmega328p @ 16 MHz, 5V
Gyroscopes: 3*ADXRS610
Accelerometer: ADXL322
Control modes: Heading-hold or auto-level
Receiver: ACT DSL-4ST
ESC: Tower Pro n18A, modified for digital I2C control
Motors: Scorpion SII-2212-960KV (prototypes)
Servo: Bluebird BMS-371S
Props: Maxxprod 10x4.5"
Battery: Terahobby 3s, 2200 mAh
Frame: CFK coated balsa wood + CFK tubes + Delrin (POM) hubs & spacers
Serial data link: Xbee Series 2
Endurance: 18 minutes
Max thrust per motor: 600 g
Weight: 628g
Payload: ~550g
Lift-to-weight ratio: 2.87:1

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Shrediquette DLX prepared for FPV with GoPro HD: