Flip and Hover

We are adding more quality control to our assembly process, and will be doing another batch of robots this October once parts come in.

We are also working on an installer set, both for the robot itself, and also for a development laptop and a simulator. This means you will be able to start programming for Spiri before you get it, and try your programs out before flying.

For today, I want to share a video. What you're seeing is part of the work ongoing at McGill University, where they have been working with the release version of Spiri over the summer. Their work is on maneuvering, collision recovery, and being able to fly or recover to fly in extreme situations.

In this clip, Spiri flips over, and then hovers calmly up while upside-down. Symmetrical propellers are used, and the ESC firmware is altered to allow both directions of spin. Once ready for release, we'll show you how to do this, too.

Caroline Glass