Last Saturday was the warmest day of the year here so far. So we went to the park to do a outdoor test of my Qaudcopter. I had a sony bloggie video camera on board but unfortunately the camera lens was tilted downwards too much, so all it recorded was the ground with occasional brief horizon views during pitch/roll maneuver. However, the second camera did capture the flight quite well. Here is a short video of the flight..
The quadcopter controller is running on a homemade arduino board with Atmega328 (running at 16HMz) and the homemade sensor board mentioned in my last post. The sensor board has ITG3200 gyro & BMA180 accelerometer for stable flight mode and BMP085 barometric pressure sensors for altitute hold. I am using Hextronix 24 gram brushless motors and Super Simple 10A ESCs from hobbyking and a 4000mAh 2 cell lipo battery. The frame is made from round aluminium tubes and I am using a align t-rex 450 helicopter landing skids.
Here is a short video from the onboard camera: