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).

Please keep the lists sorted alphabetically, first by vendor name (if any), then by project/UAV name.

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 DSL Temp HH ACC Height Hold GPS PH GPS FP + x Y + V Avail? License Avail? License Avail? License
Non-commercial community projects
ARM-o-Kopter AT91SAM MEMS Y Opt Opt Y Y Y Dev Y Y Y Dev ? Y ? ? ? ? ? ? ? N Y ? ? ? ca. 400 03/2007 stable, active
Next Generation UAVP 2x ATMega, 1x LPC2148 MEMS Y Opt Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Dev Dev Opt Y Y Opt Opt Opt Y Opt Y soon2 GPLv3 Y "CC-NC" N "CC-NC" ca. 550 08/2007 beta, active2
Paparazzi NoVa ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
QuadCopter ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
UAVP PIC MEMS Y Opt Opt Opt N N Y Y Y Dev Dev Y Y Y N N N N N N Y GPLv2+ Y ? Y ? ca. 800 ? stable, active
Ulrich Radig ARM-FC ARM LPC213x Y Y ? ? ? N N Y Y ? ? ? ? Y ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Y none partially none N ? ? stable, active
Commercial projects
AscTec AutoPilot 2x ARM7 LPC2146 MEMS Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Opt Y Opt Opt Opt Y Opt Y Opt N N N ca. 15000 ? stable, active
AscTec Funpilot 1x ATMega, 1x LPC Piezo Opt N Opt Y N Y Y Opt Y N N N Y Dev N N Y N N N N N N 959-1048 ? stable, active
AscTec OpenSourcePilot 1x ATMega, 1x LPC Piezo Opt Dev Opt Y N Y Y Opt Opt Dev Dev Dev Y Dev N N Y N N N soon GPL soon none N 959-1048 ? devel
AscTec X-3D-BL 2x ATMega Piezo Opt N N N N N Y Opt N N N N Y Y N N Y N N N N N N ? ? stable, active
Draganflyer V ? Piezo N N N N N N Y N N N N N Y Y N N N N N N N N N $899.95-$2,499.95 ? EOL3
Draganflyer X6 ? Y Y Opt Y Y N N N Y Y Y N N N N N N N Y N N N N N 14995$-? ? stable, active
IntelliCopter MC9S12DG128B MEMS N N N N N N Y N N N N N Y N N N N N N N N N N ca. 1000 ~ 2004 stable, active
microdrones MD4-200 ? Y Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y N Y N N N N N N N N N N 11788-26578 ? stable, active
microdrones MD4-1000 ? Y Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y N Y N N N N N N N N N N ? ? devel
MikroQuad ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Mikrokopter 1x ATMega, 1x STR9(Opt) Piezo Y Opt Opt Opt Opt N Y Y Y Y Dev ? Y ? ? Y Y ? Y ? partially proprietary Y none N >=700 2006 stable, active
Quadrocopter 450 ARF ATMega128 Piezo Y N N N N N Y Y N N N N Y ? N N N N N N N N N 299 2008 devel
Silverlit X-UFO Unknown Mech. N N N N N N N Y N N N N Y N N N N N N N N N N 46 2004 Mostly EOL1
TT-Copter ATMega8 Piezo N N N N N N Y N N N N N Y Y N N N N N N N N N 250-400€ 2004 stable, active
tt-tronix QuadroAssist ATMega2561 Piezo Y Opt Y Y N N Y Y Y Dev Dev ? Y ? ? ? ? ? ? ? N Y ? ? ? 2008 devel
tt-tronix QuadroControl II/XS ATMega168 Piezo N N N N N N Y N N N N ? Y ? ? ? ? ? ? ? soon proprietary Y none ? ? ? 2007 stable, active
Walkera UFO 4 ATMega88 Piezo Y N N N N N Y Y N N N N Y ? N N N N N N N N N ? ? ?
Walkera UFO 5 ATMega88 Piezo Y N N N N N Y Y N N N N Y ? N N N N N N N N N ? ? ?

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.
3 It seems to reached end of life. On the main page it is currently unavailable, and it seems to been replaced by Draganfly X6.