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Mathematical Model of Drones

I have recently decided to take up a small project at my University involving ML techniques and UAVs. TO get started, I have been looking for mathematical model of UAVs, but a lot of places offer a ...
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Drone that can send live camera footage, GPS coordinates and maybe IMU readings to a remote PC

I need to acquire a drone for my dissertation project. The main requirement is to be able to transmit camera footage to a remote PC for processing. If possible, it would also help to send GPS ...
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How to connect my propellers to my drive shaft? and collet gripping force?

Okay so just to explain my problem. I have a central shaft that has two belt drives connected to it. Each belt goes to a propeller on either side of the drone. I need to connect the shaft that is ...
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Looking for a drone with Microcontroller

I am looking for a drone with a microcontroller, that I can access (preferably Raspberry PI). In my research, I found plenty of drones with an API (for example DJI Tello), but I could not find one, ...
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Drone recommended for quality shooting but for non-experts

I would need to buy a serious drone to make quality videos and footage. However, searching online there is a lot of stuff that is passed off as "better than others". Could someone recommend ...
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How to use real DJI controller in simulator

I've got a DJI Mini 2 and I'm aware their official application (DJI Simulator) does not support it. Anyway, I wonder if I can use the real Mini 2 controller in any third-part simulator. I'm more ...
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Which setup for tilting rotor quadcopter?

I'd like to build a quadcopter with rotors that can tilt to increase the drone's flexibility. So far, I have only used a KK 2.1 board as a flight controller which doesn't really have this capability ...
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Drone Suggestion Model - Linux Based

I need to buy a drone like the 3DR Solo that can allow me to program it and work with different features. I mean, I would like to have a drone where I can access towards SSH, I can deploy C scripts (i....
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Quiet, dockable drone for patrolling and remote communication

Never had a drone before but now I want one which needs to meet this very specific set of requirements: Dockable. I want to setup a drone dock on the roof of a building, where the drone will reside ...
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wireless camera options

I know drones use high fps and long range cameras, I'm working on a tracked robot and quality is a higher concern then fps per say. I have found boards that allow multi camera options but I was hoping ...
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Pros/cons of using a BEC in traditional nitro plane?

I have recently joined a local RC club, and one of the members gifted me one of his older planes. How old? 72MHz, nitro-powered, and with Ni-Cd batteries! Old school but it works. However, I'm ...
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What drone or drone kit allows long range {SD FPV and payload data forwarding}

I am looking for a drone which is able to: maintain an RF link between 5-10km from the receiver get easily modified to carry an external payload (assume another IMU+GPS) and transmit the payload data ...
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Drones powered by hydrogen cells

I'm looking for a power source to travel long distances, and in this I saw that drones powered by hydrogen cells are emerging. I looked for it but the available information I found is very incomplete ...
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How to implement sensor fusion with IMU and GPS

I have a 9-axis IMU (MPU9250) and a GPS module and I'm considering using other sensors later,...
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What is the advantage of using more motors?

I am at the beginning of a drone project, which will have a 25 kg MTOW, and I am analyzing whether I use four, six or eigth engines. Is there a good advantage of using more motors or does it really ...
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Drones with attachments for cleaning windows

Newbie on drones. Are any attachments that can added to the bottom of a drone to carry a 1/4 or 3/8 water pipes? Thanks,
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Questions regarding drone components

I am wanting to build an ultra-light manned bi-copter from scratch, but I first must learn about the components, which is why I am here. I am working with a 43kv (24s rated, 192 max Amp) 70kg thrust ...
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Please recommend a soldering iron for hobby use

I'm frustrated with cheap irons that take ages to heat up, don't hold a consistent temperature, only have one size of tip and break after a year or so. What sort of thing should I buy that can handle ...
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How to Simultaneously View and Record GoPro Content While Flying

I want to be able to remotely take pictures and start and stop video using a GoPro Hero 9 Black while it's attached to a quadcopter. The pictures will need to be saved to the GoPro's internal memory ...
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Proper rotor fastening (Nyloc nut)

I am trying to figure out how to properly fasten my rotors on my quadcopter. I am pretty sure the nuts are Nyloc, but here is a picture for reference: I read online in many places that you should ...
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Estimate position of a balloon attached to a quadcopter

I'm trying to measure/estimate the position of a balloon, for that I need the two angles shown in the picture below. enter image description here The idea is to place a helium filled balloon on a ...
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Recommended drone for 360 HDR sky photography?

Can someone please recommend a drone I could use for amateur 360 HDR sky photography in the USA? I hope recommendation requests like this are on-topic here. Requirements: I will be mounting a Ricoh ...
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AliExpress drone vs DJI Pro 2

I can buy a drone in US or Canada like the DJI Pro 2 for over 1000$. But when I search professional drones on Ali they advertise many that share many features such as 4K video, dual camera, 20minute ...
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I need a low cost drone for point cloud modeling. What are the alternatives?

I am searching for a drone to work with point cloud modeling. The drone must have features such as orbital flying (flying around the subject with the camera always aimed to the center) while shooting ...
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Good beginner 6-ch radio with configurable controls under $80

Probably a bit early to be asking this question since I actually don't have a plane that flies yet, but this way I can keep an eye out for sales. I'm looking for a (minimum) 6-ch radio with controls ...
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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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Beginner looking to try a DIY plane, any suggestions on a kit?

Title pretty much sums it up, but I would like to try to make my own RC plane. I'm looking for a kit or bundle I can get that would basically include all the supplies to make a plane, so I guess that ...
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Reasonably priced FPV Drone for beginner

I'm looking for the best, reasonably priced FPV racing drone to start with. I would use a local shop but sadly there are none in a good distance from where I live. I have looked around quite a bit and ...
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Motor size and Kv advice for ZD550?

I'm building my first drone out of the ZD550 frame. Most of the extra weight would be from a small gimbal like this (180g) and a gopro hero 4 (83g). What kv/size of motor would be ideal for this ...
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Is WiFi drone control protocol standardized?

I'm searching for an app to control a Zerotech Doby drone. The official app "DoFun" is no more available, but surprisingly it works with another Chinese app "FlightGo". I wonder if ...
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What is a good 3'' BNF that can be used indoors and outdoors?

I am looking to get a new quadcopter that will work in a variety of places. I want it to be a 3'' drone so that I can fly it both outside and inside. I would prefer if it had prop guards or ducts of ...
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Finding a ready-to-fly Taranis compatible, Eachine compatible, S4 compatible under 200€ drone

The question I'm looking for a drone under 200€, preferably 5" (as that's what I'm used to) but other sizes are ok, that can be purchased/delivered to France, is compatible with a Taranis X7 and ...
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Seeking a cheap, programmable drone, for use in the UK

This meta question states that recommendation questions are on-topic. However, as I am new here, I don't want to commit a fox's foot (faux pas ;-), so please vote to close, rather than downvote, if I ...
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27+ inch racing propeller suggestions?

I'm looking for some propellers that can handle high rpm (7000-9000) and are large in size. (27+inches length) (pitch: 15+) Any suggestions?
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Recommendations for a BLDC motor and battery for a 28x20 propeller?

I'm looking for a motor and battery set up that can last for over an hour and spin the propeller at 6000+ rpm. The propeller is a 28x20 single blade being connected to a second blade for a total of 56 ...
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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 ...
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what HD cameras should be used and for what purpose?

I was looking for a camera the other day and I came across a few options. GoPro Session 5, Caddx Orca, Gopro Hero 8 Black, Insta360 One R, and the GoPro Hero 7 silver. I realize that these are all ...
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Android Black-Box Viewer (Betaflight)

I'm using Speedy Bee (an Android betaflight configurator) a lot on the field for changing settings and tuning. I use a USB-OTG-Cable for my Android phone to connect to the FC. But I do miss an ...
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What propellers should I get for my drone?

How do I know what type of propellers to get for my drone and what do the specific numbers for each propeller mean?
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What should I look for when buying FPV goggles?

What features should I look for when I’m buying a new set of FPV goggles?
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Learning how to fly a 3" quad

Preface: I'm a newer pilot to the FPV world with limited stick time on 5". I just built and flew a 3" for the first time. LOS is not a problem for verifying functionality. Then I put on the goggles ...
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What should I look for when choosing an FPV camera?

I know that cameras are applicable to lots of fields, but FPV cameras are a special category with a very specific set of requirements - what should I look for when picking an FPV camera?
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How do I pick my gear when getting started with FPV multirotors?

There are a large number of beginner and starter kits out there for people looking to get into multirotor FPV flying, all touting their various advantages over the competition. What should I look for ...
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What are good specifications for a intermediate medium priced quadcopter?

What are good specifications for an intermediate medium-priced quadcopter? I have flown a smaller quadcopter before and developed a bit of an understanding of how they work and how to control it. I ...
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ESCs for inverted flight?

What types of brushless drone ESCs are reversible and will work for flying inverted?
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Drones to fly indoors

Due to the current situation, I can't go outside to fly my drone. What's a small and easy to control nano drone I can fly indoors (no camera necessary)? It should be easy to control as I don't want to ...
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Free simulators to use when actual RC flying is not possible [closed]

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I haven't been able to fly any RC aircraft for many weeks. Given that the pandemic shows no signs of slowing down, I'm preparing for the continuation of this situation ...
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What should I keep in mind when picking my first drone?

While I don't know much about drones yet, I've seen people use them to make awesome photographs and videos, and I want to be able to do that too. Since I've never flown a drone, I'm looking for a ...
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Drones for spelunking?

I do a lot of spelunking and I would like to know if anyone has some recommendation as to what type of drone would be the most useful in cave exploration with light and camera possibilities in total ...
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Are there any alternatives to BetaFlight? [closed]

I wonder if there are any alternatives to BetaFlight. If there are any alternatives, what are their advantages and disadvantages?
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