This paper presents the development of a quaternion-based nonlinear event-triggered control for the attitude stabilization of Flying robots. Firstly, it is proved the existence of a Control Lyapunov Function. Unlike some previously proposed schemes, the aim of this paper is to propose a new and simpler event function. The control law ensures the asymptotic stability of the closed-loop system to the desired attitude. The approach is validated in real-time using a quadrotor mini-helicopter. The experiments show that the event driven controller reduces the control update without deteriorating the closed-loop system performance.