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Import Cinema 4D produced animation as a mission plan

I'm looking for a way to convert animation paths and features that I created in Cinema 4D to something that Ardupilot can understand and import as a mission plan. Is there anything out there for this ...
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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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