The aim of this research paper is to design a light weight quadcopter system using budget friendly Arduino UNO. The quadcopter will be controlled from a laptop or a RC (Remote controller) from a certain distance wirelessly. This small and highly manageable system would acquire data such as video/images from a camera installed in the quadcopter and send them to the base station. The project would have an impact on carrying out future rescue missions and would provide visual and audio aid to the people in distress. It will have the ability to help assist, locate and save victims, faster with more efficiency than any other option. It could also be used as a measure for survey or surveillance.

Keywords: Arduino UNO, Quadcopter, rescue mission, surveillance. ;