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Spray painting a drone, what to look out for?

If you have the technical know how, I would suggest you remove the shell from the drone and spray paint that separately to avoid contamination any of the electronics or mechanical components. If you ...
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Take drone on a plane in Europe?

I am not a legal expert by any means, so I just want to say that disclaimer. As far as I am aware, you can check in the drone itself, but due to their volatile nature, most airlines will require you ...
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Learning how to fly a 3" quad

Throttle scaling is not training wheels so don't feel back about using it. It's never fun to fly a quad with a throttle that is too touchy. Another option is throttle expo which you can turn on in ...
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Putting decorations onto a drone?

So long as your additions are very lightweight compared to the drone - like stickers or paint - this should not have a significant effect the balance of your drone. However, you want to make sure that ...
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Do laws on 'drones' in Australia apply to fixed wing model aircraft?

In case you would prefer an answer with citations (as different regulators have different views on this), at the following link is CASA web page regarding "Recreational unmanned aircraft (...
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Do laws on 'drones' in Australia apply to fixed wing model aircraft?

Strictly speaking, "Drone" refers to any unmanned aircraft that can fly autonomously. Usually, however, a drone is classified as any unmanned aircraft even if it requires a remote pilot's ...
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Flying a drone in France

You mention that this will be in the future. While the other answer covers the current situation well, you should note that the rules are due to be harmonised across Europe and this might introduce ...
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Drones to fly indoors

This depends - do you want to fly FPV or LOS, angle or acro? For the LOS angle, I absolutely love the Hubsan X4 H107C. It’s relatively cheap, flies smoothly and is really robust. There is also a ...
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What is the smallest drone ever made?

Previous answers have covered commercial ones. I believe the smallest self-powered drone is the piccolissimo. It is 2.5g and passively stable. Here is the Wikipedia article on it: https://en.m....
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Spray painting a drone, what to look out for?

How much mass will this coat of paint add, and can your drone cope with that additional weight ? This could result in a decrease in flighttime-per-charge, a drop in maximum climb rate, and a lower ...
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What is a good 3'' BNF that can be used indoors and outdoors?

Depending on your budget I would look at these two options: Diatone Taycan: this is a cinewhoop style quad that is more than powerful enough to fly outside as well. It will not be as nimble as your ...
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What LiPo C-rating is best for a small 65mm quad?

C rating is very much a non-science. There’s no real way to compare between brands, so just go off the idea that the higher the C value, the better. If you want to do it a little more mathematically (...
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Are there any extremely small brushless drone motors?

It is also worth mentioning that the smaller the motor is the less convenient it is to change propellers. If the motors are so tiny that threaded holes won't fit the only option is to press fit the ...
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Are there any extremely small brushless drone motors?

For toy drones, almost the entire thing is the power system. So a smaller drone needs less battery, smaller speed controllers and a smaller frame. The only part that doesn't change is the receiver and ...
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Are there any extremely small brushless drone motors?

Theoretically, I don’t see why we couldn’t make current motors even smaller than they are today - we already have brushless motors with stators less than 10mm across (for example these 0802 motors), ...
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Using BMP280 as an altimeter for CanSat

Sensitivity Barometers are quite sensitive, however "air pressure" is very much not consistent. Generally, you can expect about one meter accuracy, maybe a bit less, from a barometer, once ...
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Are there any extremely small brushless drone motors?

At the top of this page (sorry no direct link to the product) they have a 0.15g brushless motor. Unfortunately it only produces 0.4g of thrust, so it can barely lift itself. To maintain a thrust to ...
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What is the smallest drone ever made?

The trouble with making a nano drone is that for it to be what is commonly considered a ‘drone’, it needs to be able to be controlled via radio waves and/or be programmed to complete specific tasks. ...
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Putting decorations onto a drone?

In addition to what Kralc has mentioned, you also want to make sure that your decorations don’t vastly impact the aerodynamics of your aircraft. Drones are flying bricks at the best of times - they ...
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What LiPo C-rating is best for a small 65mm quad?

C ratings vary between brands, so it's hard to use it to compare batteries. While it defines the current the battery can provide, there's no standard for whether it means you can regularly fly at this ...
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