QuadCopter & Drones

Quadcopter (Quad represents “four” and Copter comes from “helicopter”) is basically a robot which can be used for aerial applications. It is developed using simple propeller mechanism with electronics components for real-world applications. It comprises of ICs, Microcontrollers, sensors, motors, flight gears and other integrated components. With the workshop the participants will develop a quadcopter from the scratch with the understanding of various engineering concepts in making Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

Course Highlights
  • Learn by Doing with 7 hour sessions each day
  • Learn the basics of aviation engineering
  • Develop a fixed wing radio-controlled aircraft
  • Build a rotary-wing UAV: Quadcopter
  • Configure and test your Unmanned Aerial Vehicles


  • Introduction to Rotary-wing aircraft
  • Introduction to design and development of Multi Rotor Vehicle
  • Understanding the Electronics circuitry involved in Quad copter
  • Learning about the working of accelerometer sensors, gyroscopes and controllers
  • Hands-on experience for participants with DC motors, electronic speed controllers and Quadcopter Embedded control board
  • Exposure to Design and concepts of Embedded Systems behind Multicopter
  • Fabrication of Quadcopter frame and its circuit
  • Calibration and Testing of the developed Quadcopter
  • Quadcopter Flying using Radio Control and competition


  • Certificate of Participation from SkillThon-2018 in Association with ELAN & Nvision IIT Hydrabaad and Microsoft AEP.
  • Certificate of merit from SkillThon-2018 in Association with ELAN & Nvision IIT Hydrabaad and Microsoft AEP.
  • Certificate of Coordination from SkillThon-2018 in Association with ELAN & Nvision IIT Hydrabaad and Microsoft AEP.


Participation Benefits:
  • Learn & Interact with renowned Industry Experts.
  • Project Completion letter to each attendee from SkillIT Nation New delhi
  • The Certificate of Participation in association with ELAN & Nvision IIT-H
  • Free CD/DVD containing Software Resource Toolkit
  • Students will get the opportunity to have Free 6 month project based Internship.
  • Top Teams will be awarded as winners with the certificate of honour & respected prizes at IIT-Hydrabaad.


Day 1
Introduction to Multicopter
  • Definition
  • History of Quadcopter
  • Difference between different types of Multicopter
  • Applications of Quadcopter
  • Uses of Quadcopter
  • Working Mechanism
  • Operating Techniques
  • Constructional Techniques


Base of Multicopter
  • Frame
  • Types of Frame
  • Frame Configuration
  • Propeller
  • History of Propeller
  • Theory and Designing of Propeller
  • Standard Propeller Size
  • Different forces acting on Propeller
  • Understanding Propeller Size and Control
  • Analysis of Propeller Pitch, Diameter and RPM


Day 2
  • Types of Motors
  • Basic working concept of Motors
  • Characteristics of BLDC
  • Advantages of BLDC
  • Applications of BLDC
  • Theory of operation of BLDC
  • Different Phase BLDC Motor
  • Evaluation of BLDC


Electronic Speed Controller (ESC)
  • Features
  • Working
  • Pulse Width Modulation
  • Interfacing of ESCs
  • Start up Procedures
  • Protection Methods
  • Trouble Shooting


Overview of Sensor
  • Definition
  • Different Types of Sensors
  • Use of Sensor in QuadCopter
  • Interfacing of Sensors


Day 3
Introduction to Flight Controller Board
  • What is Microcontroller?
  • Difference between Microcontroller and Microprocessor.
  • Microcontroller Architecture and Interfacing.
  • Understanding the detailed pin out of the Microcontroller.
  • Understanding different protocols and peripherals of Flight Controller Board
  • How can we use Microcontroller in our Own Circuits?


Introduction to Battery
  • Difference between Lithium Ion (Li-ion) and Lithium Polymer (Lipo) Battery Characteristics 


Day 4
  • Benefits and Downsides of using Lipo
  • Charging Lipo Battery
  • Maximum charge voltage and current
  • How to overcome over discharging
  • Do’s and Don’ts for Lipo
  • Safety Precautions


Radio Devices
  • Definition
  • Use of RC Remote Control
  • Understanding Radio Transmitter
  • Types of Radio Transmitter
  • Different Channels of Radio transmitter
  • Basic Functionalities of RC Transmitter


Day 5
Installation of Software and Debugging
  • Flashing the Firmware into Flight Controller Board with the use of Programmer Updating the Firmware
  • Synchronizing RC Transmitter and Receiver
  • Calibrating RC Transmitter
  • Working with Flying Model Simulator (FMS)


Live Flying Session with Experts Guidance


Prerequisites: –
  • Can access computer system and make use of internet to perform search over Google.


Need to Prepare?
  • Prior programming experience is not required.


Tools Expected: –
  • Windows OS based Laptop, Smart phone with Internet, Notebook and Pen


Tools used (for the session): –
  • Quad frame Power Distribution Board
  • kk multi copter control board V 5.5
  • Screws and screw Driver
  • Radio Transmitter
  • Radio Receiver
  • Multirotor Stabilization Controller
  • 30A Electronic Speed Controller 4 nos
  • 1000KV Brushless DC Motor 4 nos
  • Propellers (1 pair of Pushers + 1 pair of Pullers)
  • 2200mAh Battery 01 nos
  • Normal Battery Charger 01 nos
  • Battery Strap 01
  • DEAN / XT60 connector
  • Bullet Connectors 12 nos


    • An amount of INR 2500 will be charged per participants for the NWTP.