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How to "convert" rotoss thrusts to Yaw/Pitch/Roll/Throttle commands

I'm trying to use Flightmare(home) simulator to create a control model using reinforcement learning. The simulator is great, but its environment accepts step command with four values of rotor thrusts ...
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Drone with authonomous charging and able to fly on flight plan / trajectory

Would you recommend a drone which can surveil agricultural areas regularly? It should be able: autonomus charge itself, without human help flight on trajectory / preprogrammed flight plan not too ...
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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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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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Will this concept for completely autonomous drone charging work

I'm not entirely sure if this goes to drones or electronics. Feel free to move it. I'm working on a completely autonomous drone system. It is not only supposed to fly autonomous missions, but also to ...
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Is VIO a good solution for autonomous drone navigation at higher altiutues (200+ms)?

When it comes in indoor scenarios, VIOs may provide good performance, but when it comes to outdoor environments and high altitudes without proper GPS coverage/stability, are current VIOs capable of ...
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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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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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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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Are these methods of Drone Localization Techniques for a dark environment plausible?

I am working on a project where I need a quadcopter to accurately know its location relative to a starting point in a GPS denied environment in the dark. A quick overview of the project: The drone ...
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What are the steps to connect the Pixhawk to Auvidea J120 board using a telemetry cable?

I'm looking to get a connection between my Pixhawk and Onboard GPU using telemetry. However, it doesn't seem to be connecting for some reason. I followed the instructions given on this page - https://...
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Could a drone collect a river sample?

I know very little about drones, but I'm trying to learn if collecting river samples is something that could be done autonomously using commercial drones? Is it possible to give the drone some ...
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Do drones with inflight API access for control inputs exist?

I am a software engineer brand new to drones. I want a drone where I have full access to all of the flight controls programmatically. For example, I can run a python script and once executed, it ...
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What are the available solutions for creating complex user-defined UAV behavior in autopilots?

Most freely available autopilot-enabled flight control hardware and firmware for hobby/consumer-grade UAVs seem to have a rather fixed feature set. There are usually varying degrees of stabilization, ...
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