Erle-Copter drone kit

Erle-Copter drone kit

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Now upgraded with Erle-Brain 3.

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.

This drone kit is a Linux-quadcopter that aims to teach an inspire people about the upcoming robotics revolution. In its simplest version this product includes:

– Erle-Copter frame
– Erle-Brain 3 Linux autopilot
– 4x Erle Robotics brushless motors
– 4x Erle Robotics compatible ESC
– 2x Erle Robotics propellers CCW
– 2x Erle Robotics propellers CW
– Power module
– 1x 5500 mAh 3S LiPo battery
– 1x 3S LiPo charger
– RC 2.4 GHz 6 channels (includes transmitter and receiver)

Flight time ~20 minutes with a 5000 mAh battery
Propellers 9.5×4.5 in
Payload Up to 1 kg (influences the flight time)
ESC Signal Frequency range 30Hz – 450Hz, support 3S-4S battery
Motor Stator size 22 x 12 mm (2212) and KV: 920 rpm/V
OS Debian or Ubuntu Snappy Core
Frameworks ROS Indigo

Consider:

- 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.