Ed Scott, along with his sons Nicholas and Christoper, get the credit for this unique flyer! Equipped with a Go Pro camera, FPV video transmitter and even a GPS system, this Lego quadcopter is definitely not in the “toy” category. Ed writes:
My son kept asking me to attach lego things that they made to my GAUI 330x we had lots of fun making there creations fly. One day I was on a field and crashed my GAUI, one arm was completely broken off, I went home and that night I remembered my son using, LEGO Digital Designer (LDD), so I though maybe my sons and I could make a quad and use the motors from the GAUI. If we could automate it we could make the worlds first flying LEGO Drone.
We came up with a design using LDD that had strength and we would be able to open the top to get at the wires. Then we used LEGOs Pick A Brick to order the LEGOs.. The Quad was built 100% by my boys and then I helped them glue it together together. Since we have been flying it we have had some very hard landings and a few flips, except the legs breaking off it has been superb and very very strong. I plan on changing out the legs from the “LEGO window frame” to a “2×2 brick” to give it even more strength.
Most people go to their favourite hobby store to get parts for their UAV, I go to my kids playroom.