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In case you don’t realize this already, a quadcopter is essentially just a helicopter with propellers. There also exists quite a few tricopters, hexacopters, and octocopters. On this page we will present to you ideal quadcopters that you (assuming you’re a complete beginner, can fly.

The waterproofing is a huge industry advantage. Many of the most advanced quadcopters can’t claim this feature. No more worrying about crashing into water and melting like the wicked witch. Sure, there are some out there similar. But, not to being able to meet this quality.

Remote control quadcopters are really fun to fly, and they are especially ideal for beginners. The reason is because they are much easier to control and stay balanced than your regular remote control helicopters.

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Due to their ease of both construction and control, multirotor aircraft are frequently used in model and radio control aircraft projects in which the names quadcopter, hexacopter and octocopter are frequently used to refer to 4-, 6- and 8-rotor helicopters, respectively.

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I have now shown you a great selection of quadcopters that you can buy. I now want to show you some other related products that aren’t necessarily 4-prop helicopters but are still considered copters. Hope you enjoy!

It is not necessary to keep adding that these are drones in the lead para. Most earlier quadcopters were manned aircraft and their use as unmanned aircraft is fully explained in the fourth para in the lead section. Putting in “unmanned quadcopters are also called drones, however this is a more general term that applies also to other non-quadrotor vehicles.” is like putting in “Cars are also called vehicles, however this is a more general term that applies also to other non-car vehicles.” It adds nothing to the article of any value. – Ahunt (talk) 13:22, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

The parrot Ar.drone 0 is the best beginner quadcopter all-around. I wouldn’t really call it a remote control quadcopter because you don’t fly via a typical remote, but by your ipad, android tablet, iphone, or any other device that is compatible to the latest android or apple apps. The app in which you have to use is totally free, so there is no extra hidden cost to be able to fly it.

Quadcopters and other multicopters often can fly autonomously. Many modern flight controllers use software that allows the user to mark “way-points” on a map, to which the quadcopter will fly and perform tasks, such as landing or gaining altitude. Other flight applications include crowd control between several quadcopters where visual data from the device is used to predict where the crowd will move next and in turn direct the quadcopter to the next corresponding waypoint.

In conclusion, quadh20 quadcopter is wonderfully designed and well rounded machine. There is nothing quite like it out there. If you can afford the machine, which is currently about $800, this drone is for you. The customer service is out of this world good. You won’t be disappointed if you have any troubles (unlikely though).

It’s aesthetic appearance is also something to take note of. The quadcopter’s hull is designed to look like some kind of UFO/spaceship. It also has two blue lights, which is handy when flying low-light conditions.

Quadcopters are quickly becoming the next big thing in RC flight. They are generally more stable then RC helicopters and in my opinion are much more fun to fly!

Note quote about 500,000 Parrot AR Drones being sold is grossly incorrect. Just checked the referenced CNet article, and it was 500,000 BOE-Bots sold. Only 500 Elev-8 Parrot quadcopters sold. Gb96 (talk) 00:18, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

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Parrot AR.Drone is a radio controlled flying quadcopter helicopter built by the French company Parrot. The drone is designed to be controlled by mobile or tablet operating systems such as the supported iOS or Android within their respective apps or the unofficial software available for Windows Phone, Samsung BADA and Symbian devices.

Because they are so manoeuvrable, quadcopters could be useful in all kinds of situations and environments. Quadcopters capable of autonomous flight could help remove the need for people to put themselves in any number of dangerous positions. This is a prime reason that research interest has been increasing over the years.

The IdeaFly Ifly-4 is a radio control helicopter with four propellers and for motors hence the name quad copter. The quadcopter is a multi axis multirotor aircraft, and it can fly outside even in fairly windy conditions.

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DJI has also developed a series of quadcopters called the Phantoms with its landing gear made of a pair of skids. These quadcopters are mainly intended for aerial cinematography and photography applications. The Phantom 2 Vision+ features a camera and a gimbal system manufactured by DJI. It is capable of taking 14 MegaPixel still shots and filming a high definition (1080 dpi) video.

Codename: Project Artificial Sun Night FPV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwphUep2Vl8 Still images: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.8380283929284…

Unlike most helicopters, quadcopters use two sets of identical fixed pitched propellers; two clockwise (CW) and two counter-clockwise (CCW). These use variation of RPM to control lift and torque. Control of vehicle motion is achieved by altering the rotation rate of one or more rotor discs, thereby changing its torque load and thrust/lift characteristics.

Sorry to shout with that big chart, but the small text at the bottom is otherwise not visible. Google has an excellent Explore Trends tool. It allows you to find out what keywords are being typed in by all its users worlwide. The results can be broken down by date, and by region. Here’s what it says in response to a query about Web search interest in Quadcopter and Quadrotor, worldwide over the past 12 months.

Also the IFLY-4 has software which is easy to use just plug the quadcopter into your pc or laptop and you can tweak the flying characteristics to how you want it. No messing around with code like on the Multiwii boards, No soldering, just Bind and fly.

In addition, there’s nothing special about quadcopters. The only information that really applies specifically to quadcopters as opposed to the broader slice of multirotors is the exact configurations of the propellers, and that can be in either article regardless. Further, the default for professional use is at least a hexacopter/Y6, if not an octocopter, so I forsee the exact configurations expanding and becoming less standardized in the future.

A lot of people use these sorts of craft just for having fun and flying line of sight like you would with an rc plane or helicopter, but with these quadcopters been so stable they also are becoming a great FPV platform. FPV stands for first person view this is like if you put a camera on your forehead and let people see what you are seeing through a wireless video connection. The same thing applies to FPV with radio aircraft you have a camera on board the quadcopter and a video transmitter that send the image down to your video receiver and you view either through a pair of Video Goggles / Glasses or a monitor or small tv. This is how you get the view as if you are sat in the cockpit of the quadcopter .

The starting point has to be size of this model. At just 6x6cm (blade tip to blade tip) and 4cm tall this model is tiny. To put it in perspective the footprint of the Q4 is half that of an iPhone 4s. Don’t let the size fool you though, this is a powerful little quad thanks to its four motors and an all up weight of just 15g. This means the quadcopter is more than powerful enough to be flown both indoors an outside in calm conditions. Colour schemes vary but orientation of the model in flight is principally provided by the Q4’s powerful LED’s. Additionally the rear two propellers are a different colour to those at the front.

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Remote control quadcopters are really fun to fly, and they are especially ideal for beginners. The reason is because they are much easier to control and stay balanced than your regular remote control helicopters.

More recently quadcopter designs have become popular in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) research. These vehicles use an electronic control system and electronic sensors to stabilize the aircraft. With their small size and agile maneuverability, these quadcopters can be flown indoors as well as outdoors.

In conclusion, quadh20 quadcopter is wonderfully designed and well rounded machine. There is nothing quite like it out there. If you can afford the machine, which is currently about $800, this drone is for you. The customer service is out of this world good. You won’t be disappointed if you have any troubles (unlikely though).

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Over time, I think that the basic quad configuration is becoming less and less a default, and because of that, along with a few other reasons, I think this article should slowly be merged with multirotor. To start with, multirotor is the better broad category where all quadcopters will fit in regardless, as well as allowing related content.

Took the Hubsan X4 H107L Quadcopter out at around 2 pm once I realized that the temps were not going to get over 35°F and the roads were not going to dry out…

We all know that kids love to break things, accidently. So I decided to label the skywalker the best quadcopter for kids. As you can see, it has a protective cage completely surrounding it, so if your child, (or you) bump into things, no harm will be done.

Until I saw an amateur film on YouTube I never knew these geeky little quadcopters existed. You may have seen the film on another of my articles, Of course the article has nothing to do with the little model but it does show what great aerial films these little machines can take.

Having wanted to buy a quadcopter for some time I stumbled upon the Q4 (also known as the Estes ProtoX) which instantly caught my attention as it was so small! Having watched a few videos and seeing what it was capable of I was very surprised to find this item was available for such a low price. I decided it was worth a go and bought my Q4 from the eBay link below, and I couldn’t be happier! As an experienced RC flier (of planes) but being totally new to quadcopters I can say that this is an excellent product for anyone interested in RC flying on a tiny scale. I’ve flown little RC helicopters before and although they’re fun, in my experience the level of control and the durability of such models leaves quite a bit to be desired. It was for these reasons that the Q4 stood out as it has none of these issues.

It is a drone, so it does have a camera pointing forward and a camera on the bottom. The bottom camera is mainly for the quadcopter to know where it’s at so it ca hold it’s position in hover mode, however it is still possible to record flight and/or get live feed from, although it will be a bit grainy. The front camera is a bit more funtionable, and is capable of recording flights, taking pictures, and getting decent live stream to whatever device your using to control it. I say “decent” because depending on your wifi strength, the feed can become glitchy. So don’t plan on flying FPV.

The Phantom 2 Vision+ can connect to the remote control’s wifi signal from up to 700m. This allows you to automatically synchronize photos and videos you make with your quadcopter with your smartphone. No need to plugin a computer or remove the SD card.

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In conclusion, quadh20 quadcopter is wonderfully designed and well rounded machine. There is nothing quite like it out there. If you can afford the machine, which is currently about $800, this drone is for you. The customer service is out of this world good. You won’t be disappointed if you have any troubles (unlikely though).

Just to muddy the waters – “quadrocopter” 1,940,00 I tried that as it seemed as likely being a parallel to quadruped and possibly what got shortened to quadcopter. Had a look for etymology of the word quadcopter – no luck though Quadcopter is presumably a contraction from quad + helicopter. GraemeLeggett (talk) 19:19, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Sorry to shout with that big chart, but the small text at the bottom is otherwise not visible. Google has an excellent Explore Trends tool. It allows you to find out what keywords are being typed in by all its users worlwide. The results can be broken down by date, and by region. Here’s what it says in response to a query about Web search interest in Quadcopter and Quadrotor, worldwide over the past 12 months.

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It also has an expert mode, and in this mode it’s much more nimble. Expert mode is primarily used to fly in the great outdoors, and for such a tiny quadcopter, it can fly at pretty fast speeds.

Long Range, 1 hour flight endurance Quadcopter for Aerial surveillance. Honey! I grew up my Quadcopter. Check out the Giant Quadcopter in Flight testing. Thi…

Parrot AR.Drone is a radio controlled flying quadcopter helicopter built by the French company Parrot. The drone is designed to be controlled by mobile or tablet operating systems such as the supported iOS or Android within their respective apps or the unofficial software available for Windows Phone, Samsung BADA and Symbian devices.

There are several engineering research laboratories currently developing more advanced control techniques and applications for quadcopters. These include mainly MIT’s Aerospace Controls Lab, ETH’s Flying Machine Arena, and University of Pennsylvania’s General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Lab.

The parrot Ar.drone quadcopter also has some pretty neat augmented reality games, which is what the AR stands for in product name. If you are interested in this quadcopter, the video I’ve included goes into more details about this quadcopter.

It is a drone, so it does have a camera pointing forward and a camera on the bottom. The bottom camera is mainly for the quadcopter to know where it’s at so it ca hold it’s position in hover mode, however it is still possible to record flight and/or get live feed from, although it will be a bit grainy. The front camera is a bit more funtionable, and is capable of recording flights, taking pictures, and getting decent live stream to whatever device your using to control it. I say “decent” because depending on your wifi strength, the feed can become glitchy. So don’t plan on flying FPV.

I love the good looks of this quadcopter, and the fact that it is ready to fly is a big plus too. Let me specify what hobbyists mean by saying it’s ready to fly. Basically, there is no assembly required to fly it. however, you won’t be able to fly it right out of the box for very long because usually the battery won’t be fully charged.

Remote control quadcopters are really fun to fly, and they are especially ideal for beginners. The reason is because they are much easier to control and stay balanced than your regular remote control helicopters.

We all know that kids love to break things, accidently. So I decided to label the skywalker the best quadcopter for kids. As you can see, it has a protective cage completely surrounding it, so if your child, (or you) bump into things, no harm will be done.

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Due to their ease of both construction and control, multirotor aircraft are frequently used in model and radio control aircraft projects in which the names quadcopter, hexacopter and octocopter are frequently used to refer to 4-, 6- and 8-rotor helicopters, respectively.

The electrical components needed to construct a working quadcopter are similar to those needed for a modern RC helicopter. They are the electronic speed control module, on-board computer or controller board, and battery. Typically, a hobby transmitter is also used to allow for human input.

Note quote about 500,000 Parrot AR Drones being sold is grossly incorrect. Just checked the referenced CNet article, and it was 500,000 BOE-Bots sold. Only 500 Elev-8 Parrot quadcopters sold. Gb96 (talk) 00:18, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

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AI Bird hexacopter is a multirotor MAV with a pair of skids as landing gear, and it is intended aerial survey / photography applications. This hexacopter is the smaller cousin of its smaller cousin quadcopter. Specification:

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The Phantom 2 Vision+ allows you to shoot fully stabilized video from the sky. It features a built-in high precision 3-axis camera stabilization system that brings a whole new level of smoothness to your aerial video’s. Thanks to this amazing system your videos will be a lot smoother than with any other quadcopter.

Because they are so manoeuvrable, quadcopters could be useful in all kinds of situations and environments. Quadcopters capable of autonomous flight could help remove the need for people to put themselves in any number of dangerous positions. This is a prime reason that research interest has been increasing over the years.

The starting point has to be size of this model. At just 6x6cm (blade tip to blade tip) and 4cm tall this model is tiny. To put it in perspective the footprint of the Q4 is half that of an iPhone 4s. Don’t let the size fool you though, this is a powerful little quad thanks to its four motors and an all up weight of just 15g. This means the quadcopter is more than powerful enough to be flown both indoors an outside in calm conditions. Colour schemes vary but orientation of the model in flight is principally provided by the Q4’s powerful LED’s. Additionally the rear two propellers are a different colour to those at the front.

It is a drone, so it does have a camera pointing forward and a camera on the bottom. The bottom camera is mainly for the quadcopter to know where it’s at so it ca hold it’s position in hover mode, however it is still possible to record flight and/or get live feed from, although it will be a bit grainy. The front camera is a bit more funtionable, and is capable of recording flights, taking pictures, and getting decent live stream to whatever device your using to control it. I say “decent” because depending on your wifi strength, the feed can become glitchy. So don’t plan on flying FPV.

I have now shown you a great selection of quadcopters that you can buy. I now want to show you some other related products that aren’t necessarily 4-prop helicopters but are still considered copters. Hope you enjoy!

If you want a fairly inexpensive quadcopter with a camera, v959 is a great product to consider. It’s camera is of lower quality than the Parrot drone, but ironically, it’s also faster. This prevents your recorded video to not be as blurry when making jerky movements. The camera only records, it’s not possible to stream it to your controller to fly FPV. If you want to do this, you’re going to have to buy separate equipment, if such equipment even exists.

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