The Quadcopter team has built a four-rotor helicopter, or quadcopter, using a variety of sensors to ensure stable flight. The craft will carry a high definition camera on board, which will enable us to capture footage from angles otherwise impossible to reach. The team plans to collaborate with other Yale organizations and departments, producing everything from art installations to admissions promotional media.
Recently the team designed a new system of landing gear using springs and sheet metal, as well as fixing parts from previous flights. They hope to improve the safety and stability of the quadcopter.
Sunday, January 26th the first video footage was taken using the quadcopter.