tavis
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What does it mean for SBUS to be an inverted protocol?
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A serial signal is composed of a series of High and Low electrical signals sent down a wire. In the standard serial protocol, a high signal is 0 and low is 1. In an inverted signal this is reversed ...

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Wiring a 4-in-1 ESC to an Arduino Uno
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If you must use dshot then try this library https://github.com/gueei/DShot-Arduino However, for just playing around, it would be much easier to use PWM protocol and the servo library for Arduino. ...

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Learning how to fly a 3" quad
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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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Freshly built quadcopter/drone flips on takeoff
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In my experience, the causes of this problem are (in order of probability ) One or more propellers are on wrong. One or more motors are spinning in the wrong direction. Flight controller ...

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At what per-cell voltage should I land?
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My personal strategy is to use both voltage and mah as guides. For a 1300mah battery, I'll fly around and if I notice I've used up 1000mah I'll come in and land. However, if I'm flying around and I ...

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Drones for spelunking?
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I would think one of the stable platforms with obstacle avoidance would work. DJI's newest drones have this feature although you would need to mount a very bright light on the drone for it to be ...

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Video breakup problems with high power using The Force VTX?
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This can be caused by too much heat building up in the VTX causing the electronics to suffer. Try mounting the VTX to have more airflow around it or put a heat sink on it. Sometimes a VTX just can't ...

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What is the correct process for transferring to a new transmitter?
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Transferring models shouldn't be a problem since both radios run OpenTX. However, you cannot transfer bindings unless you are also moving an external module to the new radio. For example, if you ...

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I'm looking for photo sets from drone photography to convert to 3D models. Where can I find them?
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Search youtube for videos with the keywords FPV and ORBIT. This is the motion that will give you 360 degree frames of an object. Also search for Point of Interest mode for DJI drones. Then you can ...

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On a multirotor, how effective is braiding of power wires from the ESC to the BLDC Motor(s) in reducing or eliminate emf?
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The braiding of motor wires should only be done for looks. It looks cool and that's about it. It may actually cause problems with smaller motors. I once had braided motor wires on a brushless whoop ...

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Drone “fine tuning”
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Generally, the term for this is "trim". It is used to slightly adjust the center position of the stick on a controller. If the craft is moving slightly to one direction without you putting any input ...

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When to replace bearings in a brushless motors?
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I recommend replacing bearings in a motor only if the motor has been discontinued and you really love the motors. Otherwise, it's much easier to just replace the motor with a new one.

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Isn’t flying FPV drones illegal accoding to FAA rules?
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The line "remain within visual LOS" doesn't technically require that the pilot actual have eyes on the craft, it must just remain within the distance capability of LOS. So if you have a spotter and ...

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Taranis x9d plus se 2019 malfunctioning
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Sounds like a hardware issue, you might want to RMA it to FrSky. The best way to get advice for troubleshooting and replacement parts is directly from FrSky.

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Betaflight with Mamba F405 MK2 stack 40A ESC's and XING-E 2207 motors problem
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If you have airmode enabled as a feature then the motors will spin on arm no matter what other settings you have. It sounds to me like you may have accidentally set your ESC's to bi-directional in BL-...

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Should Crossfire transmitter antenna orientation match receiver antenna orientation?
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In theory, both vertical is the best way to go. However, I've got over 2 miles with both antenna's being horizontal without any issues. Crossfire is such a robust signal that, if you are not pushing ...

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Are real-time OSDs for HD FPV video systems available for drones?
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As of the writing of this question 2020-04-19, the only viable HD FPV system is the DJI system which has proprietary firmware and does NOT offer the ability to inject any custom OSD via a third-party ...

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