Questions tagged [long-range-drone]

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Are ultrasonic sensors good for obstacle detection?

I am trying to fit front looking ultrasonic sensor for object detection in my small drone. It will be an outdoor drone and I want to build a reliable system to detect objects and avoid collision. How ...
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How does the Switchblade 300 drone maneuver?

I was wondering how the Switchblade 300 drone (https://www.avinc.com/tms/switchblade) is able to maneuver? On all photos I can find, there is no sign of any ailerons - so does it wiggle the wings at ...
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If I have an autonomous propeller drone flying above the oceans, what is the best/cheapest satellite phone I could use to take pictures and send data?

If I wanted it to take pictures every so often and give its position and other data like temperature on a twitter account. I assume I have to use a satellite phone. What is the cheapest/best worldwide ...
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For an autonomous propeller drone plane, what is the absolute highest it can fly (disregard any laws)?

Assume I programmed my drone to fly on it's own. How high can it fly? (Again, ignore laws). Is there a physical limitation due to amount of air? Is the answer the same if it is was part glider? (...
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Is VIO a good solution for autonomous drone navigation at higher altiutues (200+ms)?

When it comes in indoor scenarios, VIOs may provide good performance, but when it comes to outdoor environments and high altitudes without proper GPS coverage/stability, are current VIOs capable of ...
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How does Herelink achieve 20km range with 1080P video streaming quality?

According to the HereLink manual. It uses 2.4ghz frequency for wireless communication and claims video streaming in 1080p up to 20km range. How is this possible? If it can transmit up to 20km then it ...
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How to communicate with about 1 km range?

How can I set up a communication link between some drones that can be 1 km away from each other? The communication should be done by broadcast (Ad Hoc) and not point to point. What type of transmitter/...
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Autonomous Programmable Drone - Specs

Although this may sound Noob-ish, a few hours of Google searches has forced my hand. Perhaps this is not a basic question. I need to find a drone with the following capabilities: IMPORTANT: Able to ...
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How are IMU used to detect orientation with respect to ground?

I have seen some interesting videos of quadcopters floating autonomously and recovering from free-fall flight using only IMU. Can someone tell me how gravitational acceleration is detected and ...
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multi-protocol transmitters -- difference between stm32 4-in-1 and stm32 c2500 only ? [tx16s Vs. tx12]

Searching on the radio controllers radiomaster TX16s and TX12, I found that video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekrG5meNZOU%3F&t=5m47s that warns me that Tx16s has an internal stm32 4-in-1 ...
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Is there an open source video processing/sensor based follow me technology?

I'm constructing a multirotor drone and want to introduce follow me feature, are there any open source solutions I can use for that purpose? Please note that I want the tracking algorithm to be ...
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Budget drone capable of lifting 0.5 - 1 kg and flying ~2km radius [closed]

I'm looking for some budget multirotor drone (up to $300) which can lift 500g-1kg of weight and has long enough range to fly a ~2 km radius, it should also have a small camera just for control. Is ...
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How does Amazon's new drone land itself into a station? [closed]

I am fairly interested in drone building and thought about a drone which automatically recharges itself by flying in to his station, but thought it was close to impossible without using extremely ...
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Transmit video from drone to laptop via WiFi

I recently decided to build my first drone and bought Eachine Tyro 129 KIT. It has a 5.8GHz video transmitter - xf5804 which is supposed to send video to 5.8GHz goggles. I don't have goggles and I'm ...
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What obstacles are there in making ultra long range model aircraft?

As far as I am aware, there have not been any model aircraft that have successfully circumnavigated the Earth without stopping. Few trans-Atlantic attempts have succeeded (see: The Spirit of Butts' ...
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First radio transmitter. Taranis X-Lite, X9 Lite or Jumper T8GS?

I'm looking for a nice budget radio transmitter to start in the hooby and stay with it for some good time. I'm found these three good options but I'm tottaly newbie so I don't know the pros and cons ...
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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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Why is 900 MHz better for long range than 2.4 GHz?

There are various transmitter modules like the FrSky R9M system which operate at around 900MHz rather than the more commonly seen 2.4GHz. Why is 900MHz better for long range drones, and why is 2.4GHz ...
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Why are larger propellers generally more efficient than smaller ones?

In almost every case, long-range drones use larger propellers than other drones that don't need to travel very far or don't need to fly for very long. I have heard that a major reason for this is ...
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What technology offers the longest range for RC controls?

After watching a video demonstrating a jet-powered RC aircraft, I started to wonder about the maximum range available with modern RC equipment. What is the maximum range currently available, and ...
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