Parallax ELEV-8 Quadcopter UAV Kit
Parallax ELEV-8 Quadcopter UAV Kit
Parallax ELEV-8 Quadcopter UAV Kit

Parallax ELEV-8 Quadcopter UAV Kit

Parallax Inc. | A-000000-00564
The Parallax ELEV-8 Quadcopter UAV Kit is a four-propellers personal UAV to build at home. This open-source quadcopter can be controlled using standard radio-controllers. The ELEV-8 quadcopter features a Propeller multicore microcontroller from Parallax, providing automatic stabilization mechanisms.
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Presentation of the Parallax ELEV-8 Quadcopter UAV Kit

The ELEV-8 Quadcopter UAV is a personal UAV designed by Parallax. This personal drone is particularly suited for outdoor flights and video capture, and can be controlled with standard radio-controllers.

This personal UAV is equipped with a high-performance HoverFly control board that embeds the Propeller multi-core microcontroller from Parallax. Along with the embedded gyroscopic sensors, it provides the ELEV-8 Quadcopter UAV with high responsiveness and exceptional stability during both dynamic and stationary flights to get the best of your camera.

The ELEV-8 Quadcopter UAV Kit contains everything the advanced user needs to build his own personal UAV: mounting frame, engines, propellers, electronic control board. Simply add a 6-channels radio-control equipment and a battery to obtain a fully functional mini UAV.


The ELEV-8 Quadcopter UAV performances will please all RC aircraft enthusiasts, but also people fond of aerial photography thanks to its incredible stability. Handymen won't be left aside as the ELEV-8 Quadcopter has been designed with a modular and open-source approach and can therefore be easily customized.


Technical specification of the Parallax ELEV-8 Quadcopter UAV

The specifications of ELEV-8 Quadcopter UAV are the following:

General specifications:

  • Mini UAV dimensions 514x514mm (20.25in), weight 1.13kg (2.5lbs) without battery
  • Open-source hardware, design files available online
  • Standard materials and components with modular design for easy repair and customization
  • Integrated camera mounts
  • Protection for motors and embedded electronics
  • Carry up to 1kg (2lbs) payload
  • High-quality HoverFly electronic flight control system for maximum stability
  • Turnigy brushless motors with programmable electronic speed controllers

Technical specifications of the ELEV-8 Quadcopter UAV:

  • 2 APC 10x4.7 nylon propellers with reinforcing carbon fibers
  • 2 APC 10x4.7P (Push) nylon propellers with reinforcing carbon fibers
  • 4 Turnigy 2217 brushless motors 860Kv
  • 4 Turnigy Plush 25A programmable electronic speed controllers
  • HoverFly SPORT flight control system with:
    • Propeller microcontroller from Parallax, with 8 cores, 2KB memory per core and 32KB of shared memory
    • HoverCore™ technology for sensor data fusion and flight control
    • 8 PWM motor outputs
    • 3-axis Gyroscopic sensor
    • USB port for software updates


Assembly of the ELEV-8 Quadcopter UAV

The ELEV-8 Quadcopter UAV Kit is meant for experienced users and requires a fair amount of mechanical skills.

Necessary tools for assembling the ELEV-8 Quadcopter UAV:

  • 1/4" wrench (box-end or socket)
  • 11/32 wrench or nut driver
  • #1 Phillips screwdriver
  • Soldering iron and solder
  • Wire strippers (12-16 AWG)
  • Wire cutters (12-16 AWG)
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Heat gun or lighter for melting heat-shrink tubing
  • Scissors
  • Safety glasses
  • Velcro (for securing R/C receiver to chassis)

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