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(Reordered the table so that Hardware is now divided into Schematics and PCB Design)
(Added some physical configuration criteria)
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! align="left" colspan="5" | Sensors
 
! align="left" colspan="5" | Sensors
 
! align="left" colspan="5" | Flight modes
 
! align="left" colspan="5" | Flight modes
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! align="left" colspan="8" | Configuration(s)
 
! align="left" colspan="2" | Source code
 
! align="left" colspan="2" | Source code
 
! align="left" colspan="4" | Hardware
 
! align="left" colspan="4" | Hardware
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| colspan="2" | Hexa
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| colspan="2" | Octo
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| colspan="1" | >Octo
 
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| colspan="2" | Schematics
 
| colspan="2" | Schematics
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| colspan="1" | <span title="GPS Position Hold">GPS&nbsp;PH</span>
 
| colspan="1" | <span title="GPS Position Hold">GPS&nbsp;PH</span>
 
| colspan="1" | <span title="GPS Flight Points">GPS&nbsp;FP</span>
 
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| colspan="1" | Avail?
 
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| style="background:yellow" | [http://www.mikrokopter.de/ucwiki/MikroKopterRepository?action=show&redirect=svn partially]
 
| style="background:yellow" | [http://www.mikrokopter.de/ucwiki/MikroKopterRepository?action=show&redirect=svn partially]
 
| style="background:red" | proprietary
 
| style="background:red" | proprietary
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| style="background:yellow" | Dev
 
| style="background:yellow" | Dev
 
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| style="background:lime" | [https://dev.uavp.ch/read-only/wolferl/public/ Y]
 
| style="background:lime" | [https://dev.uavp.ch/read-only/wolferl/public/ Y]
 
| style="background:lime" | GPLv2+
 
| style="background:lime" | GPLv2+
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| style="background:yellow" | Dev
 
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| style="background:red" | N
 
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| style="background:lime" | [http://events.ccc.de/congress/2008/wiki/UAVP-NG GPLv3]
 
| style="background:lime" | [http://events.ccc.de/congress/2008/wiki/UAVP-NG GPLv3]
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| style="background:lime" | Y
 
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| [http://paparazzi.enac.fr/wiki/Index.php/Main_Page Paparazzi] [http://paparazzi.enac.fr/wiki/NoVa NoVa]
 
| [http://paparazzi.enac.fr/wiki/Index.php/Main_Page Paparazzi] [http://paparazzi.enac.fr/wiki/NoVa NoVa]
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| [http://www.quadcopter.org/index.php5/Quadcopter_Home QuadCopter]
 
| [http://www.quadcopter.org/index.php5/Quadcopter_Home QuadCopter]
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| [http://mikroquad.com MikroQuad]
 
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| style="background:yellow" | soon
 
| style="background:yellow" | soon
 
| style="background:red" | proprietary
 
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| [http://www.rctoys.com/rc-toys-and-parts/DF-VTI/RC-HELICOPTERS-DRAGANFLYER-VTI.html Draganflyer&nbsp;V]
 
| [http://www.rctoys.com/rc-toys-and-parts/DF-VTI/RC-HELICOPTERS-DRAGANFLYER-VTI.html Draganflyer&nbsp;V]
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Revision as of 05:30, 29 March 2009

This is an attempt at comparing all currently known/available projects trying to build DIY, open-source or commercial quadrocopters (sometimes also referred to as UAVs, quadrotors, or multicopters).

Projects

Project MCUs Sensors Flight modes Configuration(s) Source code Hardware Price/EUR Started Status
Tri Quadro Hexa Octo >Octo Schematics PCB Designs
Gyro Acc GPS Compass Pressure HH ACC Height Hold GPS PH GPS FP + x Y V Avail? License Avail? License Avail? License
Silverlit X-UFO Unknown Mech. N N N N N Y N N N ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? N N N 46 2004 Mostly EOL1
Mikrokopter 1x ATMega, 1x LPC Piezo Y Opt Opt Opt Y Y Y Y Dev ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? partially proprietary Y none N >=700 2006 stable, active
UAVP PIC MEMS Y Opt Opt Opt Y Y Y Dev Dev ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Y GPLv2+ Y ? Y ? ca. 800 ? stable, active
UAVP-NG 2x ATMega, 1x LPC2148 MEMS Y Opt Y Y Y Y Y Dev Dev ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? N GPLv3 Y "CC-NC" N "CC-NC" ca. 600 08/2007 in development2
ARM-o-Kopter AT91SAM MEMS Y Opt Opt Y Dev Y Y Y Dev ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? N Y ? ? ? ca. 400 03/2007 in development
Ulrich Radig ARM-FC ARM LPC213x Y Y ? ? ? Y Y ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Y none partially none N ? ? stable,active
Paparazzi NoVa ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
QuadCopter ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
MikroQuad ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
TT-Copter ATMega8 Piezo N N N N Y N N N N ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? N N N ? ? ?
AscTec X-3D-BL 2x ATMega Piezo Opt N N N Y Opt N N N ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? N N N ? ? stable, active
AscTec Funpilot 1x ATMega, 1x LPC Piezo Opt N Opt Y Y Opt Y N N ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? N N N 959-1048 ? stable, active
AscTec AutoPilot 1x ATMega, 2x LPC MEMS Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? N N N ? ? stable, active
tt-tronix QuadroControl II / XS ATMega168 Piezo N N N N Y N N N N ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? soon proprietary Y none ? ? ? 2007 stable, active
tt-tronix QuadroAssist ATMega2561 Piezo Y Opt y Y Y Y Y Dev Dev ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? N Y ? ? ? 2008 in development
microdrones MD4-200 ? Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? N N N 11788-26578 ? stable,active
microdrones MD4-1000 ? Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? N N N ? ? in development
Walkera UFO 4 ATMega88 Piezo Y N N N Y Y N N N ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? N N N ? ? ?
Walkera UFO 5 ATMega88 Piezo Y N N N Y Y N N N ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? N N N ? ? ?
Draganflyer X6 ? Y Y Opt Y Y N Y Y Y ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? N N N 14995$-? ? stable, active
Draganflyer V ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
IntelliCopter MC9S12DG128B MEMS N N N N Y N N N N ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? N N N ca. 1000 ~ 2004 ?
Quadrocopter 450 ARF ATMega128 Piezo Y N N N Y Y N N N ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? N N N 299 2008 in development

1 The original Silverlit X-UFO is no longer being produced. While amazon.com doesn't carry it anymore, amazon.de still does as of 01/2009.
2 Estimated release date: 2009.