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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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 ...