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Will this set up fry my components?

Frame: Carbon fiber 250mm Motors: 2300Kv 2204 Power board: Matek built in BEC’s 12V + 5V FC: CC3D ESCs: HLGRC 30A opto (no BEC) Battery: Turnigy Graphene 14V 75C 4S Receiver: Turnigy iA6B My question ...
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Is there a method to wire a brushless motor to an ESC so it spins in the required direction first time?

So I know that three phase motors will reverse direction when 2 wires are swapped round, or that the direction can be changed in software (such as BLHeli). But is there a method to get it right first ...
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What are the benefits to different types of frame arrangements?

When looking at different frames, there are lots of descriptions for different ways the arms are set up. Are there objective descriptions of how these arrangement change the flight characteristics ...
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What factors affect the noise level of propellers?

I've noticed that the noise level of different quadcopters can vary quite a bit, especially in the sub 3" range. For example, some of the Tinyhawk models are extremely quiet, while other similarly ...
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Where to find model aircraft with moving parts?

I came across a model F22 raptor here and here but I am looking for a place where I can get one with moving parts, e.g retractable landing gear, canopy and the likes with a sizable scale, maybe 1:48 ...
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Is it a good practice to use a throttle limit of 90% for racing builds?

I had read somewhere that it's a good idea to set a throttle limit of 90% for racing. The reason given was that, in the last 10% of the throttle, the cost/benefit ratio for power to thrust would not ...
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How to program drones that have old flight controllers?

I have a few components of drones like some old FCs and old ESCs and I don't want them to go to waste. Is there any way to configure a drone that I built with those parts, as I don't think the FCs are ...
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How do you build and use a smoke stopper?

What is the right way to build and use a "smoke stopper" device to prevent a short or other improper wiring from damaging your electronics? Is it different depending on what voltage you are using?