Questions tagged [drone-frame]

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What is lighest possible octa copter frame?

I am building a octacopter which produces thrust of around 4.8kgs (2200kv motor with 8inch prop, I checked single motor thrust on weigh scale, i got around 750gms on full throttle so I am assuming ...
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Where to find dimensions for DJI Phantom 3 gimbal?

Basically I am trying to make my own drone with carbon fiber rods and 3d printed connectors. I have selected a battery, motors, propellers, etc. I also have a DJI phantom 3 drone which I would like to ...
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Are all drone motors equal

I am now planning to buy a drone kit - A very light weight toy grade types. Know very little on this subject as of now. Before doing that I have a few questions. Can we assume that if there are four ...
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Will a heavier drone frame help in avoiding toppling. (Not using receiver yet)

I have these coreless motors and propellers. I created two kinds of home made drone frames. I am not currently using any receiver. I arranged the motors so that diagonally opposite ones turn in same ...
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What is the compatible drone frame for

I have four 3.7v coreless motors. The motors have a diameter of 7mm and length of 17 mm, with 45 mm propellers. What is the compatible drone frame kit for this?
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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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Can something be mounted underneath a quadcopter rotor?

I am a bit of a beginner, so I don't fully understand the way the air flows around the rotors in a quadcopter. My question is in the title, and I am basically wondering if something can be mounted ...
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Is superglue (cyanoacrylate) a viable means to repair quadcopter frames?

One of the tiny struts holding the rotor on my TinyWhoop Nano broke (surprise!) and I've used superglue (cyanoacrylate) to bond it back together. I don't know yet if this fix will be suitable or not, ...
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F450 frame all legs are not stable

I have one of the so called popular F450 frames. Not the original dji one, but chinese part. Now, I have assembled motors and ESCs. The assembling process was harder than it should be, probably ...
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Is it better to have a bottom heavy quadcopter or a top heavy quadcopter when it comes to a quadcopter stability?

Does it matter where the battery is mounted? Or is it best to have the centre of gravity aligned with the propeller plane where the thrust is generated?
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How does frame stiffness affect a quadcopter?

When choosing a frame for a drone, something I hear mentioned occasionally is how flexible the carbon fiber is. It seems that the general opinion is: more flex in a frame is worse. How would having a ...
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What is a good alternative to carbon fibre for a quadcopter frame?

I am making a diy quadcopter and I need a strong and light material for its frame. Carbon fibre is not available in my area. I have tried aluminium but it's too soft and so needs repairs. What ...
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Difference between T700 carbon frames and 3k carbon frames?

I have heard that iflight's Green Hornet uses T700 carbon instead of 3k carbon. What difference does the new T700 carbon make?
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Effect of Deadcat frame on performance?

I've seen a lot of new frames with a Deadcat style because it keeps the props out of view for cinematic videos and such. Does the Deadcat shape of frame have any effects on flight performance?
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What is the advantage of a stretched-X frame over a true-X or squished-X design for racing?

Most racing frames on the market appear to be stretched-X (longer than they are wide). I have heard the argument that a stretched-X allows better airflow to the rear props due to physical distance, ...
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