Questions tagged [hardware]
For questions about the physical parts and components that make up a UAV.
How can I configure a servo in Betaflight?
I’m looking to make a drone capable of deploying a parachute, so I need a servo release mechanism. How can I configure a servo and map it to a switch in Betaflight? Thanks.
How to keep my prop from flying off my motor?
After finally getting every piece on my plane to work, another piece decided to be a problem. Great. My problem is pretty much already summed up in the title, my prop keeps flying off my motor, and I ...
How to restore LiPo-powered aircraft that have not been flown for years?
I have a bunch of relatively inexpensive battery-powered radio-controlled aircraft that I haven't flown in over a year. I haven't flown some of them in over 3 years. The aircraft are airplanes, ...
How to build a buddy box cable for FlySky FS-i6X RC transmitters?
I have a couple of FlySky FS-i6X RC transmitters that I'd like to use to teach my brother how to fly. I've seen other people use "buddy box" cables that connect two transmitters and allow one person ...
How to determine the lowest safe ESC current rating for a drone build?
I was planning to build a quadcopter and was wondering how I should decide what ESC to get. I'm asking about ESC current ratings. I am building a 7 inch drone using 4s with 2306 1900Kv motors. I have ...
What affects the total flight time for a drone?
What factors would affect a drone's flight time? Battery capacity? Weight? Anything else?
Does motor KV requirement scale linearly with voltage?
There have been myriad questions regarding motor KV, such as this one. Many of these come close to answering my question, however none have given me a definite answer. If I am picking motors for a ...
What is a ground loop and how does a common ground reduce video noise?
To reduce video noise, it is often recommended to add a common ground between VTX and camera to avoid ground loops. What is a ground loop, how does it add video noise and how can a common ground ...
How should one chose the correct motor KV for a build?
For a 5 inch, 4S build, the general advice is to go 2300-2750KV. For the same size but 6S, it should be ~1800KV. However the same motors could be used on a 4S 7 inch quad. And all of this scaling ...
How does a propeller with more blades create more "grip"
I have heard that the more blades a prop has, the more "grip" it has in the air at the expense of speed. How do more blades create more grip but lose top speed?