The VAMUdeS Project

VAMUdeS (Université de Sherbrooke Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) is an innovative aeronautic and avionic project. This project is entirely managed by undergraduate engineering students. The group gathers more than 30 students from mechanical, electrical and computer engineering.

What we do?

Autonomous airborne solutions meant to enhance capabilities in wild fire monitoring, electrical line maintenance and search and rescue operations in unreachable regions.

Our vision

Develop an expertise of autonomous systems and enrich the education of students in order to prepare them for the job market.


  • Number of propellers: 6
  • Propellers size: 18” x 6.5”
  • Diameter (no props): 1.10 m
  • Takeoff weight: 9.9 kg
  • Autonomy: 7 km / 24 minutes
  • Cruise speed: 10 m/s
4 x
World Champion
7 x
Canadian Champion

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In 1987 the Scorpion Power System Ltd was founded by Georges, an avid RC enthusiast, for the purpose of manufacturing the highest quality glow plugs available for both sport and competition flying. These original Scorpion products received wide acclaim throughout Europe and Asia during the late 80’s, and were frequently found in the winners circles of national competitions. Over the years, the Scorpion Company grew and diversified, moving into other areas of manufacturing, but through these changes, Georges maintained his love for the RC hobby, and continued flying and competing.


It is the General Student Engineering Association of the University of Sherbrooke. This is the grouping of students in Sherbrooke’s Bachelor of Engineering degree.

Université de Sherbrooke

Located in Canada, in the Province of Quebec, the Université de Sherbrooke is a French-speaking institution that offers you the opportunity to benefit from an academic education that is recognized and valued around the world.

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