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Why can't quadcopters handle failure of one rotor?

Ardupilot can detect (and it logs) motor output mismatch. I think detecting in flight motor failure is possible with modern firmware and flight controllers. Then if one rotor fails, why can't we have ...
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Can motors be “too big” for any reason?

I'm wondering, what would make a certain motor "too powerful/large" for a build? Could software/firmware of FC/ESCs be a problem? The only thing I could come up with is strength of the frame ...
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How to program drones that have old flight controllers?

I have a few components of drones like some old FCs and old ESCs and I don't want them to go to waste. Is there any way to configure a drone that I built with those parts, as I don't think the FCs are ...
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Why was 32kHz gyro sampling removed from Betaflight?

For a while, the BetaFlight multirotor firmware supported 32kHz gyroscope polling, but now that feature has been dropped in favor of 8kHz being the highest polling rate. Does anyone know why this was ...