My son has a great internship at Farr Yacht Design this summer doing programming for them. It's kind of a dream job for a tech and sailing crazy college student but there is one hitch - it's unpaid. In order to make a little cash over the summer, Sean has been building quad rotors for people. He'll clear about $300.00 for each one he builds which I'm sure will go exclusively for books and other educational supplies while at college.
The video above is a one of the first test flights of the basic design. The landing is a bit abrupt but safe as Sean forgot to recharge the battery from earlier tests. Some of the earlier flights didn't go so well as he was tuning the program he wrote for flight control.
Here's a picture of the first quad that will be delivered today. The rotors have been removed for transport.
At least he wasn't being lazy this summer.