Erle Hexacopter

Erle Hexacopter

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Erle-HexaCopter is a Linux-based copter that uses the Erle-Brain 3 hardware autopilot and the award winning APM:Copter software project. It's capable of different flight modes and ideal for outdoor operations. In a nutshell, it's a Linux flying robot kit whose behavior can be extended in the same way you'll code something in your Desktop machine.

It has been designed for an extended flight time and it can carry a payload of about 2  kilograms. It includes official ROS support and an alpha version of ROS 2.0.

Flight time ~20-30 minutes with a 5000 mAh battery
Payload Up to 2 kg (influences the flight time)
OS Debian
Frameworks ROS
Propellers 10×4.5, 9.4×4.3
ESC Signal Frequency range 30Hz – 450Hz, support 3S-4S battery
Motor Stator size 22 x 12 mm (2212) and KV: 920 rpm/V
Weight ~ 1078 grams (depends on the additions)


– Telemetry, although not included is recommended.
– It is advisable to install some fiberglass legs if you use a gimbal.
– If you use a 2-axis gimbal, you will need a 9 channels RC to control both axis. With the 6 channel RC you only can control one of the axis.