The Quadcopter V1 – Demonstration Video

I finally finished the first version of my quadcopter.

Here is a short demonstration video:

The frame was CAD designed and laser cut into plywood at SoFAB. Carbon booms come from RCExplorer store. In this video, I use different semi-automatic and automatic Arducopter flight modes:

  • "Loiter" mode to fly given a straight pass (01:27), using compass and GPS.
  • "Circle" mode to perform the panorama (00:39) at a specific rotation speed, but also to take the footage around (01:43) me given a specific radius.

The image is stabilized using a Walkera G-2D gimbal (2 axis). The yaw axis isn't stabilized by the gimbal so I had to post process some footage using the warp stabilizer in Adobe Premiere Pro. I'm going to replace this gimbal by a 3 axis ones soon.


  • Flight Controller: APM 2.5
  • GPS: u-Blox CN06 Plus (RCTimer)
  • Motors: T-Motor MT2216-12 V2 800KV
  • ESC: Favourite Littlebee 30A (BLHeli)
  • Props: Graupner E-Prop 9x5
  • Battery: Zippy 4S 5000mAh 20C
  • RC/TX: Graupner MX-16 HoTT / GR-16
  • Video TX: ImmersionRC 5.8Ghz
  • FPV Goggles: Fatshark Attitude V2
  • Camera: GoPro 3 Black
  • Gimbal: Walkera G-2D
  • Total weight : 1.7 Kg
  • Flight time : ~ 15 minutes

I'm going to explain how I built it in detail in the "Projects" section.

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