Questions tagged [electronics]

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What are controllers of Parrot AR drone 2?

I have a few questions about Parrot AR drone 2. Here is the official website Q1:What are the controllers for the AR drone 2? Is there a position controller (GPS), velocity controller (accelerometer), ...
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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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What would a basic fixed-wing electronic setup look like?

I'm building an FT Tiny Trainer. Currently it's just a chuck glider, but now that I have tested it, I want to add electronics. At first, the plane would be a controlled glider, but then I'd probably ...
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What could be wrong with this plane?

The story of how it broke; I have a plane that I am/was building/fixing, and I was successfully able to make it fly...very shortly. Yes, I know that I launched it really bad and that I should've done ...
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FPV camera and beeper seems to be interfering with each other

I recently changed my VTX from the Tbs unify pro 5G8 HV to the unify pro 5G8 V3. Because of this I had to move the cameras 5v input from the VTX to the FC (The HV model has a built in regulator, and ...
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Can a receiver get damaged if you power it up without an antenna?

My r-xsr receiver short circuited after a crash recently. When investigating the reason, I found two things; The filtering capacitor had come loose, as well as one of the antennae on the r-xsr. Since ...
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Serial Communication Not working in APM 2.8

I have being trying to establish Serial Communication connection between APM 2.8 and Raspberry Pi Board. But the connection is not being recognized in the Raspberry Terminal Console. Configuration ...
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How to prevent a 5V supply from sagging to 4.6V when the FPV camera is on?

I have issues with my FPV camera. My camera is a RunCam split 2S (concept is similar to Caddx turtle). This camera turns off almost instantly after I have plugged in my battery. When I probe the ...
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Quality of transmitted image and electrical problems

There is a question already regarding a flickering OSD, but I wonder how other image quality problems relate to electrical problems. What's the first thing one has to look for when the transmitted ...
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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?
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How do you waterproof your electronics?

I fly FPV drones a lot in the winter where it is wet and snowy. What is the best way to protect your equipment from shorting out from water?
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What are the usual engineering considerations for a UAV current sensor?

Current sensors are a popular feature in both multicopter and fixed wing flight control stacks. Most of them are analog, i.e. convert the current into a voltage using a small-value shunt resistor (...