Questions tagged [flight-controller]

The electronic component responsible for controlling a drone or model aircraft based on inputs from the receiver and outside forces acting upon the drone or model aircraft.

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Why don't solutions exist for a 3-axis helicopter flight controller?

So I've been searching around for a 3-axis flight controller for my 450-size helicopter. It seems that nearly every flight controller which is sold today is configured for solely the control of quad/...
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My DIY Project - My motors and voltage regulator for water pump does not work at the same time

I am working on a project to make a quadrocopter that can spray liquid material. Unfortunately, I had this problem: when I give full thrust and try to activate the water pump at the same time, the ...
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Can “toy” drone FC firmware be tweaked?

Can the flight controller of cheap "toy" grade quads, such as the Blade Inductrix, be programmed at all? I'd assume that even if it's possible, it wouldn't be practical. I don't have any ...
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Is Naze32 capable of autopilot?

(Assuming that you have the required telemetry hardware, barometer, etc...) Are any versions of the Naze32 capable of autopilot features, such as altitude hold? How about more advanced things like ...
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What are the steps to connect the Pixhawk to Auvidea J120 board using a telemetry cable?

I'm looking to get a connection between my Pixhawk and Onboard GPU using telemetry. However, it doesn't seem to be connecting for some reason. I followed the instructions given on this page - https://...
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Are there any automated path planner algorithms for indoor drones? [closed]

I am developing a drone for sanitization, I am looking for a middle layer Software/Algorithms/Method which decides the flight path. The needs are as follows: Need to cover whole indoor area, for ...
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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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Can Reinforcement Learning be used for UAV waypoint control?

I want to make a drone which can follow static and dynamic waypoints. I am a total beginner in the drone field so I can't figure out whether I should use Reinforcement Learning or other learning ...
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4 in 1 ESC and FC won't turn on when connected together

After crashing my drone recently, my ESC and flight controller won't turn on (the power led lights up on the FC, but nothing else works either it doesn't anymore, or I was wrong before) any more when ...
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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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DIY wireless mesh network to extend drone's operational range

I have stumbled upon this question regarding technology providing longest range for rc controls and would like to ask a related one. Theoretically it should be possible to build a wireless mesh ...
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Mamba F405 gps loiter mode

I ordered a new mamba f405 a few months ago and I am curious whether it is possible to have loiter mode on Mamba f405 flight controller like one in pixhawk ?
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How to visually inspect the magnitude of PID gains?

The defaults in Betaflight generally work very well, but I own and fly very different quads ranging from 2" to 6". It may easily be that there is room for little adjustments I can make with the tuning ...
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What is the point of a dual-gyro setup for a FC?

When looking for a flight controller for a drone build, I have seen some FCs with dual-gyros. What is the purpose of having two gyros on a FC? (Are there any advantages or disadvantages)
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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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What happens if i select the wrong number of motor poles in BetaFlight?

what kind of effect has on my gear and flights to have set a different number of motor poles that I actually have installed. for example, my motors have 14 poles but I set 12 on BetaFlight or vice-...
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Does the Meteor65 Acro support Spektrum RSSI?

I have a BetaFPV Meteor65 Acro with a built-in DSMX receiver. I'm wondering if the F4 1S Brushless Flight Controller V2.2 (DSMX) supports RSSI. I've seen DVR of people flying and they have an RSSI ...
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What is DSHOT in ESCs?

I've heard that modern quadcopters use a DSHOT protocol. Could you describe what it is? What's its purpose?
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What's the purpose of airmode and idle up?

What are airmode and idle up and what do they do improve my freestyle flights?
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What are the available solutions for creating complex user-defined UAV behavior in autopilots?

Most freely available autopilot-enabled flight control hardware and firmware for hobby/consumer-grade UAVs seem to have a rather fixed feature set. There are usually varying degrees of stabilization, ...
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How to enter DFU mode on my flight controller?

How can I enter DFU mode on flight controllers, in particular on my CL Racing F4S flight controller? Ref.: https://cl-racing.myshopify.com/products/clracing-f4s
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Difference between a 3 and 6 axis gyro

When shopping for drones, I see a 3 and 6 axis gyro available, what is the difference between the two? Does one have a advantage when flying over another?
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What is a filtered power pad on flight controller?

Having looked at many different flight controllers I saw that many of them have filtered power pads. What does it mean when it says filtered power?
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What's the difference between F4 or F7 flight controllers?

What is the difference between the STM32F411 and the STM32F722RET6 processors in flight controllers? What are the advantages of having the F7 processor over the F4 processor?
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Can I configure Betaflight in the field without using a laptop?

I often find myself wanting to make adjustments to the settings on my quadcopter in the field, especially when tuning PID settings and rate profiles. I currently bring a laptop with me wherever I go ...
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Beeper beeps if transmitter is turned of even if it shouldn't

I have turned off all beeper sound signals in Betaflight Configurator, but the beeper still beeps if the transmitter is turned off. I thought that that shouldn't happen when RX_LOST was turned off or ...
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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 (...
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What does it mean for SBUS to be an inverted protocol?

I've heard talk about how F4-based flight controllers can't natively support the SBUS receiver protocol without special circuitry. What does this mean and what hardware is needed to invert an inverted ...