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We're obliged to Gary Mortimer of sUAS News for flagging up an entertaining piece of tomfoolery in the form of a quadcopter hewn from vegetables - the entirely convincing "Carrotcopter". The Carrotcopter Sadly, there's no information on the avionics, or indeed the variety of carrot used to create this magnificent flying …
This isn't a UAV, as most quads aren't. I am a quad enthusiast, not a UAV builder, and not everyone who builds quads wants to strap an Arduino & GPS to it and have it fly away to A then B then C under it's own control...most of us build a quadcopter then fly it ourselves...at which point it is just another hoverable RC aircraft.
So please - don't get all Daily Fail and mix up your terms and frighten people...
From what I could tell, this is an 'off the shelf' Hubsan X4 stripped down to the PCB, shoved in a carrot frame, and, to my amazement, still flew with those crappy one or two inch propellers! And was that super glue sticking the carrot bits together!? :-)
Next trick, buy the bits from the far east - custom flight controller, four electronic speed controllers, four brushless DC motors, a 3S battery, and four medium sized props. Reflash ESCs with SimonK firmware, upgrade flash on custom flight controller. Pop down to the market and get, I dunno, a few sticks of celery, make a somewhat more impressive veggie based flying machine.
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