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Holy Stone HS110D Drone PCB Wiring - What does the circled wire in the picture do?

Total drone noob here so please bear with me. I bought my first cheap drone and I crashed it while flying indoor and one of the rotors stopped working so I took it apart to replace the rotor. But then ...
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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, ...
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Methodology and sources for obtaining the correct replacement batteries for low-end RC aircraft

According to Mark's answer to this Drones and Model Aircraft SE question, I likely need to buy quite a few replacement LiPo batteries. Finding large LiPo batteries for expensive aircraft is usually ...
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Can I salvage a 4in1 ESC?

I have a 4in1 Brushless ESC that only one ESC burned out on, but the rest should still be usable. Is there a way to salvage it and use a single ESC to replace the burned one or something? If so, how ...
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Is superglue (cyanoacrylate) a viable means to repair quadcopter frames?

One of the tiny struts holding the rotor on my TinyWhoop Nano broke (surprise!) and I've used superglue (cyanoacrylate) to bond it back together. I don't know yet if this fix will be suitable or not, ...
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Is it common to break ESCs?

I'm pretty certain my ESC is broken, so I went looking for some on amazon. I found a decent one for a good price, as well as a 4 pack that was a better cost per unit. I don't really want to have extra ...
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How to debug a non-working Eachine E010?

I have two Eachine E010 drones. One drone (green color) stayed outside for a night with rain. I inspected the circuit board and it shows no damage: no cut cables that I could solder, nothing corroded. ...
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How to straighten a motor shaft?

I have a drone with a motor shaft that got slightly bent. I can't buy a replacement bell because they only sell the motor as a whole. Is there any way to bend the motor shaft back into position?
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DJI Mavic Pro Navigation System Error, After Crash

After repairing my hardly crashed Mavic Pro, I encountered this error: "Navigation system error, check redundancy state", and here's what I did to clear out this error: IMU calibration ...
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Drone back propellers not lifting it up

This is a second toy drone I got my son because I do not want to spend fortune on a DJI drone if controlling in an issue. It was fine but lately it hasn’t been lifting up. As you can see from picture, ...
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