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All motors vibrating but not spinning?

I made a 3D-printed drone body and attached some MT2204-2300kv brushless motors. I have the standard yellow 30A ESC for each of the 4 motors. I also have an Arduino Uno running YMFC-AL and a FlySky FS-...
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How to use DJI Mini2 to 3D Mapping?

Now,I have only DJI Mini2.I plan to do 3D mapping with mini2. Dronelink doesn't fit mini2 yet,how to use DJI Mini2 to 3D Mapping? Simply put, Drone Mapping is when you specify the area that you like ...
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are the power connections for BECs of ESCs made in parallel or series with each other?

so i see the 5V power pin of BECs all connected to the flight controller, but within the flight controller, is this registered as a 4 5V batteries in series or parallel? in series would not make sense ...
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what is the voltage output from the ESCs of drone motors?

the flight controller i am using is a custom one, which is a teensy 4.0 microcontroller. it cannot have more than 3.3V into its GPIO pins. I know I can use the 5V from the BEC of the ESC to power my ...
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Autonomous Programmable Drone - Specs

Although this may sound Noob-ish, a few hours of Google searches has forced my hand. Perhaps this is not a basic question. I need to find a drone with the following capabilities: IMPORTANT: Able to ...
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Problem in transmitting Stereo Camera footage

I'm working on a Surveillance drone for underground mining and after assembling drone, I decided to add a companion computer NVIDIA Jetson Nano and a Stereo Depth Camera (Intel realsense D435i stereo ...
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How are IMU used to detect orientation with respect to ground?

I have seen some interesting videos of quadcopters floating autonomously and recovering from free-fall flight using only IMU. Can someone tell me how gravitational acceleration is detected and ...
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Remote controll via Mavlink with iNAV 3.0?

I'm not that familiar with Mavlink, but try to find a way to controll my FC Omnibus F4 nano v5 via a serial connection to a RPI (which is itself connect to a wifi). Using mavproxy, I'm able to ...
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Pixhawk 4 vs Hex Cube Orange on Auterion platform

I would like to know if Hex Cube Orange is compatible with software developed on auterion. I know that pixhawk 4 is compatible, but since Hex cube has a better CPU, I'm more leaned to choose hex cube. ...
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A Valid Question For This Site? [migrated]

Main Question: I know that this Stack Exchange website is for Drones and Model Aircraft, but would a question about RC cars be a valid question? Other Questions: Is there already a Stack Exchange ...
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One of my motor don't turn if throttle is raised too rapidly

I've recently have an issue with my quad. One of my motor don't spin if I raise throttle too rapidly. If i raised it slowly i the motor turn correctly. Only one of my motor have this issue and i've ...
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Using DJI mavic min in Iceland during July

I was wondering if someone had the chance to fly a DJI mavic mini/2 in Iceland? Im asking because it is small and im not so familiar with drones, all I read is that it can fly up to 13/16 m/s winds ...
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Drone show and swarm robotics

I am working for my company and we are studying swarm robotics we would like to host a drone show for starting, and then implement swarm robotics (maybe with Agent Oriented Programming?) We have ...
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What is the advantage of using more motors?

I am at the beginning of a drone project, which will have a 25 kg MTOW, and I am analyzing whether I use four, six or eigth engines. Is there a good advantage of using more motors or does it really ...
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ESC shutting down when motor loaded

I have a BLDC motor and a 300 amp ESC, The ESC shuts down after a few seconds at full load. The motor only draws 2 amps at full throttle, full load and the voltage only drops .5 volts. The battery is ...
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How to wire F4-FC-t-motor to FrSky-Xr602t-f2-D16 receiver

I have a t-motor F4 flight controller which I want to wire to a crossover Frsky D16-XR602T-F2 receiver. For power (5v) and ground, it is clear and it works. I connected the ...
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why do drone frames have spaces and holes

This may sound like a very dumb question, but I am building my first quadcopter and I just realized that some frames have these perfectly symmetrical holes/spaces. I used up all the screws on mine, so ...
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Drones with attachments for cleaning windows

Newbie on drones. Are any attachments that can added to the bottom of a drone to carry a 1/4 or 3/8 water pipes? Thanks,
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Is Psychiatric History an Obstacle to Obtaining a Part 107 Certificate?

Certain psychiatric conditions will prevent persons from obtaining a commercial pilot's license. Do the same restrictions apply to Part 107? If so, what means are there of obtaining clearance? ...
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LiPo battery charger remotely controlled?

I spent hours trying to find a DC Li-Po charger that I can use to recharge my Drone's battery. I am looking for a DC charger accepting voltage between 24 to 48 V. This seems to exists. However, I also ...
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Can a 45C 11.1V 4500mah battery damage a 30A esc if a motor draws less amps?

I am really new to this, I am planning to build my own tricopter drone which can be controlled via raspberry pi using wifi and use Arduino as a flight controller to communicate via USB. I am ...
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How common is it for drone operators to actually follow all the regulations?

If you look at the list of rules for drone operators, it seems like the hobby is getting harder and harder to enjoy. Registration requirements, ID broadcasting, bans on flying over buildings of any ...
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How do certified drone operators ensure they're not harassed by the police while filming from their drone?

Lets say you get all your paperwork in good shape and have everything setup to film the city (or another scenic location) from a drone. How do you then ensure that the local police officers don't ...
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What should I use to cover this plane with?

Unsatisfied with the weight of my first model (a FT Tiny Trainer), I decided to build something lighter. Since overweight foamboard was the downfall of my first model, I decided to try reducing amount ...
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How to get a licence to fly a drone in the city of Prague for a week?

I would like to take my drone and go fly in the city of Prague - it's super beautiful there during lockdown. (I'm close by anyway so don't worry, I'm staying safe) But - According to Czech law it's ...
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Implementing object detection in DJI Mavic 2 pro in real time

I have developed a model in python (pytorch) for detecting specific kind of objects, Now I'd like to embed and load this model into the my DJI Mavic 2 pro, According to posts I understand I need to ...
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IR and/or Thermal FPV

I'm interested in thermal imaging and night vision and applying it to FPV flight. Can anyone recommend a good night vision FPV camera? I've seen the RunCam Night Eagle, and it looks great, if a little ...
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Questions regarding drone components

I am wanting to build an ultra-light manned bi-copter from scratch, but I first must learn about the components, which is why I am here. I am working with a 43kv (24s rated, 192 max Amp) 70kg thrust ...
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Please recommend a soldering iron for hobby use

I'm frustrated with cheap irons that take ages to heat up, don't hold a consistent temperature, only have one size of tip and break after a year or so. What sort of thing should I buy that can handle ...
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How to connect ESC to serial?

I am looking for a way to access to configuration of Blheli-S firmware running on a Diatone Mamba F30Mini: It seems possible using : blheli-configurator BLHeliSuite There is explanation on ...
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Help with finding a motor to rotate the plane of a propeller

I don't really know if this is related to this community but it's for a drone so it's worth a shot. I'm looking for some sort of motorized hinge or a motor that can move a propeller on the Y-Axis, a ...
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Working on a Quadcopter. Unsure if this flight controller supports an FS-IA6 receiver

I am really new to drone building and I have had some awful luck trying to figure out what is compatible with what. Here is the link to the AIO flight controller I chose to use for my build. It won't ...
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Is it possible to hijack a quadcopter?

Is it possible to hijack a quadcopter? Like an attacker would jam the controller's signals and send his/her own signal to controll the drone. If so, what would be the technical steps?
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What types of cameras don't have wide angle view? Are those a good fit for a racing drone?

I am looking to make an fpv racing drone but I want to find a small, lightweight camera without the wide angle lens. Should I use this camera as my main fpv camera or mount a wide angle camera for my ...
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DJI Mavic Mini 2 can't record 2.7k 60fps after update

As announced, DJI Mavic Mini 2 should support 2.7k 60fps. I have the latest update of 01.02.0300 but still do not see the option. Does anybody have the same problem ? Thank you!
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BLDC Motors not spinning at commanded RPM

I have a F450 Quadcopter frame with BLDC motors of 1000Kv and ESC (simonk) 30A each. I am trying to verify if the bldc motor rpm output at a commanded rpm is same as commanded rpm. I am using ...
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How to Simultaneously View and Record GoPro Content While Flying

I want to be able to remotely take pictures and start and stop video using a GoPro Hero 9 Black while it's attached to a quadcopter. The pictures will need to be saved to the GoPro's internal memory ...
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Proper rotor fastening (Nyloc nut)

I am trying to figure out how to properly fasten my rotors on my quadcopter. I am pretty sure the nuts are Nyloc, but here is a picture for reference: I read online in many places that you should ...
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XM+ bound to FRSKY x9 lite, but commands not showing up in betaflight

I'm very new to making drones, so sorry in advance for lack of proper terminology or if this is a dumb question. I've bound my xm+ to my transmitter (solid green light showing on receiver), but for ...
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What Requirements Do I Need to Comply with in Order to Fly a Custom Drone Commercially in Texas

I'm currently in the process of selecting parts for use in both a quad and VTOL flying wing drones. Both drones are going to weigh over 250 grams but I don't know what the total weight will be yet ...
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Estimate position of a balloon attached to a quadcopter

I'm trying to measure/estimate the position of a balloon, for that I need the two angles shown in the picture below. enter image description here The idea is to place a helium filled balloon on a ...
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Ftd driver for 3dr telemetry radio

I have been attempting to connect my pixhawk 4 to qgroundcontrol using an old 3DR telemetry radio set. The connection works fine over usb, but qgroundcontrol shows disconnected when I plug in both ...
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Why isn't my manual DSHOT600 programming of a HobbyWing ESC not responding to direction change?

I wrote a firmware for an STM32L4 board to talk to a HobbyWing XRotor Micro 60A running BLHeli_32. I can drive each motor indiviudally just fine using DSHOT600 by bit-blasting the signals out of GPIO ...
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Is it possible to use the head tracking in a FPV goggle with a computer?

This might not be the best place to ask this question, but it feels like a good place to start. There are a few FPV goggles with built in head tracking that sends out a PPM signal. Is there a way to ...
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EDF Simplified Thrust Calculation?

So I am making my own EDFs that are 3D printed. The inside volume of the tube is 412,132 cubic millimeters I believe: Inner diameter is 80mm and length was 82mm The hub diameter is: 40mm Calculated ...
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DSM from Spektrum Reciever

I am working with a Pixhawk 4 and a Spektrum AR620 receiver. The receiver has a 3x7 grid of pins labelled (-, +, S), and (Batt, 1-6). The reciever says it is a DSM2/DSMX receiver, and I want to ...
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High pressure RC fuel pump

How many PSI do the best (electric) fuel pumps have? For RC jet turbines I found 12 bar the highest. Are there any better?
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Why can't quadcopters handle failure of one rotor?

Ardupilot can detect (and it logs) motor output mismatch. I think detecting in flight motor failure is possible with modern firmware and flight controllers. Then if one rotor fails, why can't we have ...
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Diy drone Digital control/communication

Is there a solution for digital drone communication through Wifi for diy fpv drones? I'm searching for a way to build a drone that have multiple cameras and communicate with my computer through wifi, ...
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How high can the Mavic Mini fly?

I was wondering how high the DJI Mavic Mini could fly before the air became too thin. I know that there are restrictions in the app (and probably in the drone/controller itself) but if you were able ...

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