Quadrocopter comparison

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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 Source code Hardware Price/EUR Started Status
Schematics PCB Designs
Gyro Acc GPS Compass Pressure HH ACC Height Hold GPS PH GPS FP 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 ? ? ?
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.