The OpenDrone Quadcopter is our major project. Our design utilizes an ARM Cortext-M3 as its MCU via Flymaple, a custom control board. At the top level is a Linux device (probably a router) used for high-level computing and tasks such as camera control and GPS/IRS navigation.

What is a Quadcopter?


A quadrotor, also called a quadrotor helicopter or quadcopter, is a multicopter that is lifted and propelled by four rotors. Quadrotors are classified as rotorcraft, as opposed to fixed-wing aircraft, because their lift is generated by a set of revolving narrow-chord airfoils. Unlike most helicopters, quadrotors generally use symmetrically pitched blades; these can be adjusted as a group, a property known as “collective,” but not individually based upon the blade's position in the rotor disc, which is called 'cyclic' . Control of vehicle motion is achieved by altering the pitch and/or rotation rate of one or more rotor discs, thereby changing its torque load and thrust/lift characteristics.

— Quoted from Wikipedia

Build Your Own

Necessary parts:

  • 四轴机架 4轴飞行器 折叠型 FLYINGROBOT-550 x1
  • 蝎子电池 11.1V 2800mah 30C 高端聚合物锂电池 x1
  • Flymaple Board 4轴/飞控板 1.1 x1
  • 密视锐 30A好盈程序 无刷电调 x4
  • 新西达 XXD 无刷电机 A2212 KV1400 x4
  • 四轴飞行器10寸 正反桨 1045桨 x4
  • 扶他爸 遥控器及其接收机 x1
  • Micro-USB Wire