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Suitable ready-to-fly micro copter for a beginner

Looking through that page, the F450 FlameWheel style kits are still available, and a reasonable choice for a DIY Ardupilot drone. These are about twice the size of a typical FPV quad and will give you ...
Robin Bennett's user avatar
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Affordable ways to crimp your own connectors

I crimp my JST connectors using needle-nose pliers. It’s probably not be best way to do it, but it’s cheap and works well for me. Place the wire with the stripped end in the metal connector piece. ...
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Which Arduino Nano should I use to make a nano-scale drone

Assuming that your goal here is to make this a hobby project and are not expecting it to be a plug-and-play toy, totally! Like is demonstrated in the tutorial you link to, it is entirely possible to ...
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For a typical dual controller + companion computer UAS, is it normal to have UART only from controller, and USB only from companion computer?

Short Answer There are several different protocols that have different uses and different limitations. The ones mentioned that have a name like SER and description ...
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2 votes

Which Arduino Nano should I use to make a nano-scale drone

I think you'd want the "Nano 33 BLE" - not that you need Bluetooth Low Energy, but because it has gyro/accelerometers built in. Otherwise you'd need to add them as a separate board, like the ...
Robin Bennett's user avatar
2 votes

Serial Communication Not working in APM 2.8

There are a bunch of problems which need to be overcome when using the RPi GPIO serial port. The RPi normally runs a login process on the serial port, this will need to be disabled. ...
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Is my FC for regular rc planes or for drones with multiple props?

This Controller is just for planes. On the Schematic Wiring Picture on the manufacturing-website you can see the wiring to the motors. Here are just two S-Pins for motorcontrol. http://www.mateksys....
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How to program a flight controller?

The ArduPilot code is available on GitHub. Here you can also find links to the support forum and community, where you can get help with specific issues. It's mostly written in C++, which isn't the ...
Robin Bennett's user avatar
1 vote

Affordable ways to crimp your own connectors

This is probably not the answer you're looking for, but it's an approach to the problem nonetheless. I prefer to avoid crimping connectors entirely. In part it's because it's a fiddly process even ...
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Can I use a quadcopter AIO FC (or stack) to control a micro helicopter via Arducopter or iNAV?

I managed to get SPRACINGF3EVO BRUSHED, flashed with custom INAV firmware to work with Eachine E119 helicopter. I got the pitch and roll servo working (correction move from gyro and input), and the ...
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ArduCopter motor spins at full throttle when armed

Copter stable v3.2.1 is very old. I might look at updating it to a later version (4.0.7?). You can also look for the parameters MOT_SPIN_MIN, ...
Kevin's user avatar
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