This project was started in November , 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). It would be cool to add more features to this project but I am pretty busy with my PhD research. But maybe one day I could combine my scientific interests with my hobby projects...
-- William

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Shrediquette MM6

Small size and highly maneuvrable hexacopter for GoPro HD Hero recording & FPV













Controller: TriGUIDE mini v2, Atmega328p @ 16 MHz, 5V
Gyroscopes: 3*ADXRS610
Accelerometer: ADXL322
Control modes: Heading-hold or auto-level
Receiver: ACT DSL-4ST
Motors: Roxxy 2216-25
ESCs: Turnigy Plush 6A with I²C->PWM converters
Props: 5x3 3-blade GWS
Frame: GFK + aluminium tubes
Camera: GoPro HD Hero (AV-out used for FPV)
Battery: 3S, 2200 mAh
Weight without camera and battery: 360g
Motor shaft distance: 280mm
Max. dimension: 407mm
Endurance: 11-15 minutes







No, it's not a spider... Spiders have eight legs. Believe me, I am a biologist ;-D .