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Issue with making motors spin in mission planner

I just finished to build my first drone but I can't make the motors spin. when I click on the arm button on mission planner I don't get any errors but the motors don't spin. I have some scratches on ...
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Is it possible to program Ardupilot motors individually?

I want to program my drone (Pixhawk 6x, Ardupilot), such that the motors can turn in pairs and reverse in pairs when the flight mode is changed. For example, in a normal flight mode where all props ...
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Video streaming from drone to multiple Android phones

I have an Ardupilot drone with a 5.8GHz video transmitter - xf5804 which sends video to goggles. I would like to be able to stream my video to multiple Android smartphones in real time (latency of 1-3 ...
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VTOL Drone design resources

I would like to make a high performance VTOL drone, and could use some readings and resources. I will also do my own research and try to post what I find here, so that others can reference this. After ...
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How much current can float through all pads of the PDB (Power distribution board)?

I want to buy the „PDB-HEX, 12S“ Power Distribution Board. Are the current values of PDB/current sense resistor and ESC power pads meant for the summarized current of all motors or for each Motor? Why ...
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Is my FC for regular rc planes or for drones with multiple props?

recently I decided to build a drone. While I'm learning everything I picked a FC. While researching about the FC I'm not sure if I picked the right one. https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/2023-New-...
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Control drone from PC

I’m a programmer and novice in 'copters. I want to control my handmade drone from PC. (Use Python script to change yaw, roll, and pitch in real-time as if it can be controller using transmitter’s ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 between flight controller and receiver

I have TBS Crossfire Micro TX, Nano RX and Raspberry Pi 4, I haven't bought a flight controller yet because I have a problem: Until the drone receives a special command from the transmitter - I ...
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Ardurover: Cannot get NMEA from GPS to ardurover: Raw serial is fine

I am running ardurover (title bar says "Mission Planner 1.3.77 build 1.3.8110.38294 ArduRover V4.4.0-dev (650e8652) on a Beaglebone Blue with Linux 5.10.140-bone-rt-r68. I have a GPS connected to ...
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Custom flight mode in pixhawk flight controller

I am trying to convert a pixhawk drone into a quadrotor biplane tailsitter. Is there a way to create a transition flight mode where a motor pair will lower its RPM for a while until the drone's axis ...
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How to program a flight controller?

I am using a HolyBro Kakute F4 V2 flight controller loaded with ArduPilot firmware. I am using Mission Planner currently. I wish to know how can I program the board so that I have some additional ...
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How can I read the recording status of a Runcam Split 4 through UART?

I am working on a project where I need to interface with a Runcam Split 4 using its UART protocol. You can find the protocol documentation here I am able to get info about the device features through ...
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Which Arduino Nano should I use to make a nano-scale drone

Which Arduino nano is best for creating a nano drone? Will it be compatible with 3.7 v coreless brushed motors?
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For a typical dual controller + companion computer UAS, is it normal to have UART only from controller, and USB only from companion computer?

When I'm reading the extension capability of 3DR Solo, I realise that its breakout board interface has some peculiar limitation. Here is the context of the entire 3DR Solo design: it is an open-source,...
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Can I use a quadcopter AIO FC (or stack) to control a micro helicopter via Arducopter or iNAV?

I have found a lot of resources on building your own quadcopter(drone)...but none on micro helicopters. The only helicopter resources I have found were large model helicopters. However I want to ...
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ArduCopter motor spins at full throttle when armed

When I arm the drone the motors start rotating at some throttle percentage may be (7%) and the drone will automatically disarm after 14sec and again the process repeats after I arm the drone. After ...
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Dshot 600 ESC is not responding to the transmitter

I'm building a drone with arducopter 2.8 (ArduCopter V3.2.1) and I'm using the DSHot 600 (BLHELI_S) Opto ESC's as my ESC and when I connect the Opto ESC to the arducopter and arducopter to the ...
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Suitable ready-to-fly micro copter for a beginner

I read several docs on the ardupilot website, in particular about building a copter. It was suggested that total newbies (like me) should buy a small inexpensive copter first and learn how to fly/use ...
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Serial Communication Not working in APM 2.8

I have being trying to establish Serial Communication connection between APM 2.8 and Raspberry Pi Board. But the connection is not being recognized in the Raspberry Terminal Console. Configuration ...
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Affordable ways to crimp your own connectors

Ever since PX4 and DroneCode came up with their connector pinout standards. I see more and more sensors and devices off the shelf adopting the same This is particularly the JST-GH and Dupont ...
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