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Why can't quadcopters handle failure of one rotor?

I saw a TED talk from a guy who had written quadcopter software to handle losing one motor. Perhaps you can find it. With nothing to counter the unbalanced torque, the quad spun in yaw quite rapidly. ...
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Why can't quadcopters handle failure of one rotor?

It depends on what you mean by "fly" Raff d'Andrea's team at EPFL wrote a stunningly good paper on this subject, with practical demonstrations indoors and outdoors. The paper, Relaxed hover ...
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Why can't quadcopters handle failure of one rotor?

I've never written control software for tri/quadcopters, but I'd assume it largely has to do with the fact that a quadcopter minus-one-prop is fundamentally set up quite physically differently from a ...
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Kk2.1.6 falling in mid air and losing control

The loose nuts that you hear may be the prop nuts. If this is the case, the props are not held down with enough force and so will be slipping, not providing the torque or the RPM to be able to lift ...
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