Operation Quadricopter


Okay people, Operation QuadriCopter is a go!! does the happy dance Okay, serious hat back on!

The stated aims for Operation QuadriCopter (#opquadricopter) are as follows:

  1. To get Stuart into the air using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), and experience the sense of flight through use of First Person View (FPV)1 flying.
  2. This aim will be met using a variety of different platforms, starting with the Parrot AR Drone and moving on to more complex custom-built drones and crashes.
  3. To use the incredible resource that is the help and advice from other drone pilots, university professors, a couple of awesome companies, Kevin and Steve, the cat2. All of whom have offered their advice freely and willingly!
  4. The operation will be considered successful when Stuart is able to fly a drone FPV style, essentially giving this particular quadriplegic the amazing. feeling of flight. And has open sourced the results of this operation, so that other quadriplegics and those with profound disabilities can have the same experience!
  5. Operation QuadriCopter is a portmanteau of Quadriplegic and QuadriCopter, just FYI!

Apart from the other contact options, I’ve set up an IRC channel on Freenode called #OpQuadriCopter in case you have any questions or would like to chat about anything else.

So, with all that in mind I give you… drumrollAdventures in GPS!

  • Platform: Parrot AR Drone with GPS Flight Recorder
  • Pilot: Stuart
  • D.P.H™: Clair
  1. Cats have always been known known for their aerodynamic abilities, no? 

  2. This is where a user sees the input from a camera mounted on the front of the drone in their video goggles. 

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