The ELEV-8 v3 Flight Controller is perhaps one of the most appropriate uses of the Propeller 1 Multicore Microcontroller. With individual processors managing the gyroscope, compass, R/C receiver, motor controllers, and LEDs, the main processor integrates these systems into a proportional, integral, and derivative (PID) control loop. The ELEV-8 V3 is a popular educational quadcopter from Parallax with tutorials for building, programming, and customizing the flight control system.
We’ve thoughtfully engineered the entire quadcopter as a durable yet highly functional aerial development platform. A generous 3lb payload capacity or flights up to 20 minutes on a single battery support the experiments and applications you want to pursue. The entire system is designed in a clean, open plan that requires no soldering for assembly. It is rugged enough to survive most minor crashes (inevitable if you’re doing development, as we well know). All parts are easily accessible so it can be repaired rather quickly and inexpensively—all replacement components are available from Parallax headquarters in Rocklin, California.
The ELEV-8 V3 product includes Flight Controller hardware, a thoroughly-commented C-language firmware, airframe hardware, and Ground Station software — all tightly integrated to make a safe, reliable system for the user.