Questions tagged [under-250-grams]

For questions about drones which weigh less than 250g (known as "Class C0" in Europe)

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Using BMP280 as an altimeter for CanSat

Situation: Me and my student team want to use a BMP280 air pressure sensor connected to an Arduino Nano to measure the altitude of a CanSat. A CanSat is a coca cola can-shaped and can-sized aerial ...
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Do laws on 'drones' in Australia apply to fixed wing model aircraft?

I've been looking at the CASA RPA rules (specifically under 250g and under 2kg non-commercial) and there doesn't seem to be a section on fixed-wing aircraft. Do the rules for 'drones' (for instance ...
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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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What LiPo C-rating is best for a small 65mm quad?

I have a small 65mm quadcopter which uses 2s batteries. Is there a recommended LiPo C-rating to get for a drone like this? Or is there some way to figure out what C-rating I should get?
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Putting decorations onto a drone?

I want to jazz my quadcopter up a bit, maybe put some stickers or little sequins. Will these affect the flying capability of the drone, even though they aren’t that heavy? Will this affect balance?
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Spray painting a drone, what to look out for?

I don't really like the colours on my drone and found a few bright spray paint colours around my house. I would like to spray paint my drone, but I obviously do not want to damage any parts of my ...
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Are there any extremely small brushless drone motors?

I have seen many tiny brushed drones, about an inch from motor to motor, and was wondering whether it would be possible to create a brushless drone that small. Are there any brushless motors available ...
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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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Flying a drone in France

In the future, I plan to fly a small (<250 gram) in France, are there any special licenses/permits that have to be obtained? What are the laws on this? Where are the no-fly zones located?
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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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Take drone on a plane in Europe?

I want to take my small (<250 grams) drone on a plane in Europe? Are there any rules regarding this? Should the drone go in carry-on luggage or in the hold?
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What is the smallest drone ever made?

There are nanocars and nanomachines in general. I would be very impressed if a nano drone or nano-UAV existed, however, I would not be surprised if there has been something built on the microscopic ...
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