I have been working on a hexacopter version of Scout. This version is ideally suited for mounting a larger camera than a GoPro or Contour camera. The max camera weight for a hexacopter is around 400 grams. Scout Hexa is equipped with a ArduPilot Mega and a camera gimbal with tilt stabilization. The ArduPilot Mega is equipped with sonar, a magnetometer, and GPS. These sensor enables Scout to have autonomous capabilities like GPS position hold, terrain following and return to home.
I spent a lot of time, tuning Scout Hexa’s autonomous functionality. I am really happy with the aircrafts performance. The only thing left to do is eliminating the aircrafts vibration to the camera.
This video is a demonstration of Scout Hexa’s autonomous capabilities.