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Is there a minimum altitude at which FAA drone rules apply?

I know the rules for maximum altitude for a drone is 400ft (in general) but is there a minimum height at which the rules are applied? No. For example is a drone flying 12 inches off the ground ...
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Would it be possible to perform a manual flip with my camera drone?

To my knowledge, ATTI mode only disables GPS, optical, and other positioning sensors. Your drone would still be actively stabilized with the Gyro and would still be limited in how far it can roll or ...
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Is there a UAV that can carry 100kg at 350km/hr?

I suspect OleDahle is correct that civilian drones with these specs don't exist (350km/h is really fast...), but there are some which come close. For instance, there is the V100 on alibaba which is ...
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Does the tiny helicopter drone black hornet use a swash plate?

No. The Flir Black Hornet Nano UAV does not have a swashplate. The rotor blade pitch is controlled directly by servos at each blade root. The servos are held by a structure that rotates around the ...
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Quadrotor sizing

There isn't a simple formula for this, as bigger, slower rotors are more efficient for hovering. However as the rotor gets bigger, the airspeed through it is lower, which limits your top speed. This ...
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Can drones/uav's fly over international waters without FAA's regulations?

My conclusion is yes, the FAA regulations do not directly apply. However ICAO takes over and the FAA is in charge of enforcing ICAO rules. Thus, while you can fly without FAA jurisdiction, High Seas ...
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Is there a UAV that can carry 100kg at 350km/hr?

I don't think there are any civilian drones that can do this, but large military UAVs have these capabilities: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UAVs_in_the_U.S._military#List_of_U.S._military_UAVs
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Tail sizing for small aircraft [Drones]

Assuming as a 'Strict Datum' your requirements (Mass of 10 Kg and Wing Span of 1 meter), first off we should decide the aircraft configuration. Since the mass is fairly high, to keep the aircraft ...
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Does the tiny helicopter drone black hornet use a swash plate?

Based on slide 13 of this 2014 PowerPoint presentation, it looks like the PD-100 Black Hornet does indeed incorporate a swash plate. Now, a caveat here is that slide appears at the end of the section ...
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UAV classification

Wikipedia has some drone classifications, based on weight, altitude and degree of autonomy. 100Kg and 2km would be 'medium' or (rather strangely) 'NATO type' (which is slightly lower than 'tactical'. ...
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UAV classification

For Europe, EASA (the European Union Aviation Safety Agency) classifies UAVs / UAV operations into three categories based on risk, which in turn depend on the weight and capabilities of the UAVs. Any ...
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