The Erle-Copter DIY drone kit provides a low cost pack to build yourself your own Linux drone step by step.
Erle-Copter is a professional quadcopter drone kit that uses the Erle-Brain 3 hardware autopilot and the APM flight stack. In a nutshell, it's a Linux flying robot kit whose behavior can be extended in the same way you'll code something in your Desktop machine.
It's ideal for outdoor operations and it has been designed for an extended flight time (about 20 minutes) with a takeoff weight of up to 1 kilogram. It includes official ROS support and an alpha version of ROS 2.0.
- Telemetry, although not included is recommended. – It is advisable to install some fiberglass legs if you use a gimbal. – If you use a 2-axis gimbal, you will need a 9 channels RC to control both axis. With the 6 channel RC you only can control one of the axis. – You will need a 4S LiPo battery charger/balancer for the extra 4S batteries.