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Can a flying drone get powered with solar energy?

I don't think anyone has made a multi-rotor fly on solar power yet. Exploring the math for balancing available power against weight, and optimising the motors and rotors for a sufficiently high thrust ...
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Can a 45C 11.1V 4500mah battery damage a 30A esc if a motor draws less amps?

A larger battery can supply more current, but will only supply as much as the motor and ESC pull from it. Once the battery is large enough to provide the power the motor needs, making it larger won't ...
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Drone with SDR for HF antenna field strength measurements, I need a Raspberry Pi based drone kit that I can just buy

This is very similar to a project I had in mind, also using an SDR for radio spectrum mapping. Unfortunately there is no ready-made solution to your exact problem, and specifically there are no ...
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Raspberry pi controlled drone: using raspberry pi as a receiver

Yes, a serial communication protocol such as SBUS would be easiest. There are a number of open source projects that explain how to use it, such as: https://github.com/bolderflight/sbus/blob/main/...
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Can a 45C 11.1V 4500mah battery damage a 30A esc if a motor draws less amps?

There are a few numbers on the motor, battery and ESC which you should compare to check they are suitable. Your motors have a current requirement (here, 11A) and your ESC must have a higher current ...
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Eliminate effect of Vibrations on IMU

You need to be specific about what IMU hardware you are using, like a general purpose IC like MPU6050 (gyro + accelerometer), or flight controllers like Pixhawk, pixRacer, etc .. In Order for you to ...
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should I buy this drone?

I would avoid this kit: its pretty outdated hardware the arms are made of thin plastic, this is likely going to break when crashed if you don't care about the plastic problem, you can get the frame ...
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Can a flying drone get powered with solar energy?

Solar-powered drones are typically made of lightweight materials and can be fitted with a variety of sensors and cameras. They are used in a wide range of applications, including environmental ...
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Using a raspberry pi 4 for motor control

I work with RaspPi a lot. I will keep it short, 2 big problems: 1- PI is slow AF! Way too slow to use for the drone feedback loop (runtime) 2- And where is the 5kloc+ of C lang code coming from? The ...
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Which setup for tilting rotor quadcopter?

Sorry friend, going to shoot you down. build a quadcopter with rotors that can tilt to increase the drone's flexibility. The Stingray 500 is an amazing piece of tech. It is a rotorcraft (heli). So ...
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Connecting 2 Pixhawks to 1 Raspberry Pi

In Ardupilot there are parameters SYSID_THISMAV and SYSID_MYGCS that can be set to different values. This may only be helpful ...
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Drone with SDR for HF antenna field strength measurements, I need a Raspberry Pi based drone kit that I can just buy

I know this is a couple years old, but I wanted to contribute my two cents worth here. You are completely reinventing the wheel here and also turning it inside out. I know you don't mean to. You are ...
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Drone with SDR for HF antenna field strength measurements, I need a Raspberry Pi based drone kit that I can just buy

You might check out this video on using a Pixhawk and a rPi with Python. The video just walks you through the serial connection and some Python code for basic control. The Pixhawk is doing all the ...
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