Questions tagged [long-range-drone]

Use in questions regarding drones designed to fly for long amounts of time and travel a long distance from their starting point.

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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 ...