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Can motors be "too big" for any reason?

Power systems should be balanced. If you fit motors that can handle more power than the battery can provide, you're just adding unnecessary weight. That weight will reduce performance in all areas. ...
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How to enter DFU mode on my flight controller?

There are three ways you should know to enter DFU mode. The first, as mentioned before, is to push down the bootloader button and power on your board. The second method is to be used on boards that ...
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What happened to DSHOT1200 support in Betaflight?

As is explained in this forum post, support for DSHOT1200 signaling was indeed removed from Betaflight due to its primary use case being devalued starting in version 4.1. DShot1200 is officially ...
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How to update the firmware of a T16 Pro's internal multiprotocol module?

The first thing to do is to check that you have the bootloader. Newer radios should have it installed. (Just check that you have Multiprotocol Module firmware v1.2.1.85 or later) If you don't have the ...
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What do I need to do to get OpenTx 2.3.X to include D8 on a Taranis QX7 model?

This depends on your version of QX7. If it is ACCESS, then, as far as I know, there is currently no way to enable D8. If it is ACCST FCC, it should already have D8 enabled by default, so it is ...
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What are the available solutions for creating complex user-defined UAV behavior in autopilots?

I think your best bet would be Ardupilot. The communication protocol it uses, called MavLink, is documented and easy to use. Connect to the UART with an Arduino and you will have full control over the ...
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Can Reinforcement Learning be used for UAV waypoint control?

Reinforcement Learning can be used for UAV control. This video details a method to use RL for quadcopters. In summary, you program a model of your UAV that effectively simulates your drone. You then ...
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Can motors be "too big" for any reason?

As far as I am aware, the main reason that giant motors aren't used on relatively small drones is power consumption. For example, look at an average 5'' drone using 2207 motors. In most cases, a 2207 ...
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What are the available solutions for creating complex user-defined UAV behavior in autopilots?

PX4 looks like it is quite flexible, and might be what you are looking for. It might not be as user friendly as for example iNAV, but it should give you much more possibilities even if that comes at ...
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What are the available solutions for creating complex user-defined UAV behavior in autopilots?

You could consider looking for research autopilots. Researchers try new things in all levels of the autopilot, and so they need extensibility and performance more than advanced features. From what I ...
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What are the available solutions for creating complex user-defined UAV behavior in autopilots?

You can program/script elaborate flight patterns and then translate it to MAVLink format mission messages either live or in pre-recorded mission mode. Then depending on your needs - you either upload ...
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How to enter DFU mode on my flight controller?

You can enter DFU mode by pressing the boot button and powering the board on. Entering DFU mode can be necessary when you want to flash/update the board's firmware. Especially, when you get "Failed ...
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