What’s Chris Flying?

Parrot AR Drone 2.0 – My first UAS and links to the suppliers I used.  Your mileage and prices may vary.

Green Parrot 1Green Parrot 1

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Quadricopter with a few upgrades including:

Upgraded 2000 mAh High Performance Battery (137 grams compared to the stock battery at 99 grams)

High performance Boca Bearings

Zip tie modified landing gear (installation instructions here) (8 grams)

Controlled via ASUS Transformer TF101-A1 10.1-Inch Tablet (however any of these should work just as well), using AR Free Flight 2.0 version 2.3 (stock Parrot Software) or AR Drone Free Flight Pro (advanced controls and options).

AR Drone Hardware 2.1, Software 2.3.3

AR Drone Inertial Hardware 2.3, Software 5.34

Motors 1-4, identical, Type:1.1, Hardware 6.0, Software 1.43

Onboard USB recording media: SanDisk Cruzer Fit 32 GB USB Flash Drive SDCZ33-016G-B35.  This memory plug brings 32 GB of storage capacity at a weight of approximately 1.6 grams.

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