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Quadrotor rev 3


I am designing a complete rebuild of the quadrotor.  The new design will focus on minimizing weight while integrating the sensors and processing needed for autonomous flight. Where revision 2 used a Wiimote and offboard processing, revision 3 will use an IMU-3000 and ADXL-345 for inertial sensing and a Gumstix Overo Fire module for processing. The same motors and battery will be used. The motor drivers and propellers will be reused initially, but may be replaced later.

Considering the excessive weight of revision 2, revision 3 should have a large payload capacity. Moving processing on-board will reduce latency in the stabilization control loop. The reduced weight should make the aircraft easier to control.