A quadcopter falling down from a few meter can be a dangerous and costly thing. To avoid danger and minimize costs a serious testing effort has to be made. Therefore a realistic but safe environment is needed. Below you see how we test the Qdrone quadcopter. Beside testing and debugging with the development tools each control algorithm is analyzed on the quadcopter with an adequate test stand.
On the image you see the pitch and roll angle test stand. One axis is mounted on the frame. The quadcopter can move around 360° in one axis. With this construction we are able to test different control algorithm and/or different control parameters.
last update : February 13th, 2012