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Yaw angle estimation for quadcopters

I have built a quadcopter from scratch and I am at the stage of optimizing the roll, pitch, yaw angles estimation. To this end, I have implemented both Madgwick and Mahony AHRS filter and at the ...
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Seeking Guidance on Camera Selection and Image Transfer for Drone-based Insulator Monitoring Project

We're working on a final year project involving a drone that flies to towers, captures images of insulators, and sends them for processing on a computer. We've assembled the drone, and now our main ...
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Why are my motors not spinning at the same time although I calibrated them?

I'm currently working on a DIY project to make my own homemade Arduino based quadcopter drone. I have built the structure and have written the program. The drone consists of 1400KV motors, SimonK 30A ...
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How to calc the best center of gravity for quadcopters?

Usually it is recommended to balance the quadcopter drone in order to have the center of gravity in the center of the drone body, but this choice seems with the assumption the drone thrust is just ...
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ESC Powerbehavior when throttling up or down

for my flight control system I want to track my motor rpm (more or less to feed orientation estimation with thrust and moments). I wrote a simple class based on following formula $$ \dot \omega = \...
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Which DC motors (or others) are good enough for my multi-function drone?

I am planning to make own drone which flies and dives (Some servo motors used to change between fly and dive-mode). But is a normal DC motor or a micro motor good enough (It flies and dives under tens ...
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Receiver and transmitter issue

I am trying to build a drone from scratch. I purchased Fly Sky FS-CT6B 6 transmitter. but unfortunately the receiver is not supporting PPM communication. I am using pixhawk 2.4 as flight controller. I ...
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I'm building small solid rocket motors, and I'm having difficulty developing sufficient power [closed]

I'm building these motors from a combination of directions from WikiHow and the King of Random... for fuel, I'm using Potassium Nitrate (KNO3) and Sugar, in a ratio of 2:1 by mass. The casing is built ...
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Claw using brushed ESC in conjunction with brushless ESC on Kakute H7

For a challenge, my club and I have been building a drone with a claw on the bottom. We found a good lightweight claw, but it uses an N20 Geared brushed motor. We have a brushed motor ESC(Quicrun 1625 ...
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Why is my drone unable to fly?

I have made a drone using Arduino on my own, but unfortunately, it is unable to fly. What I mean by that is that the motors are working perfectly fine, but even after going above 70%, my drone is ...
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