The Raven project was the result of an unfulfilled childhood desire to fly. It is a quadracopter with FPV goggles. This project is not a kit but did use many off the shelf components. A fellow hacker hardmouse from LMR, gave me an old GAUI quadracopter chassis he had laying in his basement. This chassis was beaten up and only had mounting holes for small motors. I fixed the chassis up, made new aluminum mounts for bigger motors and an FPV pan and tilt mechanism. I also etched a custom power distribution board which provided power to the entire system.
The system was successful in initial flights and won first place at a Waterloo design competition (featured in local newspapers Iron Warrior and Imprint). Some work remains until the FPV is working flawlessly, but more importantly I need to log more flight hours before I am comfortable taking sensitive equipment like a camera up in the air.
Etched and Soldered Power Distribution Board
Sealed with Waterproof Sealant for Flight
A Closeup of the Hobbyking Quadracopter Board
Closeup of the Pan and Tilt FPV Mechanism
Ready for Flight!
(with wooden safety bumpers)