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quadcopter

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A flying machine that uses four spinning rotors to fly. Popular choice for UAVs with cameras due to increased stability.
 
"A Rice Alumnus uses his quadrocopter to take pictures of Rice campus from above."
Etymology : A compound blend of the prefix quad- and the word "helicopter". Latin prefix "quad". Modern English "helicopter," a machine that flies via one set of rotors.
Source : "Rice alumnus turns quadcopter hobby into a gift to Rice University", Spring 2013
Last modified: 24 November 2013


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