Questions tagged [drone-frame]

For questions about the physical design, materials and manufacturing of a drone frame.

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DJI (Onboard/Payload) SDK experimental source

My drone frame rate is 60 FPS shooting 4K and still seems to snag and I’d like something a little smoother, I use to use DJI Assistant 2 or legal programs of course to alter and edit the behavior ...
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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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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 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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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?