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Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 31 by Mark Frauenfelder

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QUADSHOT MOCHA

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It’s a quadcopter and a flying-wing — this unique R/C aircraft takes off vertically, then flies in copter or airplane mode, or both.

We received a pre-production Quadshot Mocha model, ready to fly. Like a UAV, it’s got an autopilot board with an IMU that tells it where it’s pointing and how fast it’s rotating. Flight software lets you easily switch it to hover like a copter, fly easy like a trainer plane, or give you full control for aerobatics.

The hardware is open source and hugely hackable, with kits for ...

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