Questions tagged [diy]

Short for "do it yourself", use this tag on questions about projects entirely or mostly built from scratch.

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What drone or drone kit allows long range {SD FPV and payload data forwarding}

I am looking for a drone which is able to: maintain an RF link between 5-10km from the receiver get easily modified to carry an external payload (assume another IMU+GPS) and transmit the payload data ...
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Are the power connections for BECs of ESCs made in parallel or series with each other?

I see the 5V power pin of BECs all are 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 ...
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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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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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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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Can I re-flash the Hubsan fpv1 controller with built-in fpv screen?

the only radio transmitters, also called remote controllers, that embed a fpv screen, for seeing what the drone sees, near the joysticks, instead of having to get obstructed vision by goggles, that I ...
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Assemble altimeter for flights and send to ground station by RF

Hello everyone. I'm looking for electronic help to build / assemble a bariometric altimeter that sends the altitude data at the moment to a ground station (arduino or others, smartphone, T 3000 etc ......
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Drone Controller, PID Is Enough, or ODE Modeling Required?

I am planning to build a remote controlled dualcopter where I have two propellers, one on top and one on the bottom. The bottom rotor will be gimbal based for thrust vectoring. Something like this, ...
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How useful is knowing the torque generated by a motor prop combination?

I'm designing a series of small drones for use in a swarm configuration in combination with terrestrial / marine / submarine robots. As part of the process, I've designed a test rig to measure the ...
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Can I replace the 433MHz modules on my homemade remote controller with an NRF24 transreciever?

I built a simple 4 channel 433MHz transmitter and receiver because I can't afford a remote controller. The range is limited to 3 feet and NFR24 transreceivers have a longer range, so my question is: ...
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"Rogallo wing" balsa rubber-band model plan - do you have one?

Several decades ago - 4 or 5 at least - I saw a plan in a model aircraft magazine for a very simple rubber-band driven plane that used a piece of a dry cleaner bag (thin plastic wrap style) as a ...
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What should I look for when choosing an FPV camera?

I know that cameras are applicable to lots of fields, but FPV cameras are a special category with a very specific set of requirements - what should I look for when picking an FPV camera?
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Kk2.1.6 falling in mid air and losing control

I am recently flying my DIY quadcopter built with lightweight aluminum bars and a kk2.1.6. It was a very good experience until it suddenly started losing control and it fell midair. It tried to gain ...