Questions tagged [quadcopter]

A quadcopter, also known as a quadrotor, is a multirotor helicopter that is lifted and propelled by four rotors.

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How do quadcopters turn left and right?

In this picture, a sketch of a quadcopter is displayed with rotor's direction of motion. The magnitude of the rotational velocity is depicted by the thickness of the lines (thicker lines are higher ...
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Setting up rewards to account for UAV crashes (Reinforcement Learning)

I am working on a project to implement a collision avoidance algorithm on a real UAV. I'm interested in understanding the process to set up a negative reward to account for scenarios wherein there is ...
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Make a cheap quadcopter with esp201

I want to make a quadcopter controllable with mobile phone. I have an idea and some question. I want to use: Esp8266 ESP-201 for flight control and connect to controller MPU6050(IMU sensor) 4x ...
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why we need both vel and acc contribution for actual position?

I was trying to understand multiwii quadcopter code. I started with understanding GPS code. Here is a section of the code where I have doubt. Why actual position = pos + velocity contribution + ...
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Can I preload a mission into my drone (navio2) so it can execute it without being connected to a ground station by telemetry during flight

The question really speaks for itself. I don't have any way to connect with my navio2, running ardupilot, during flight (except a radio controller if things go wrong). Could I still make my drone ...
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Cmake Error While Buliding Pixhawk simulator

I am trying to run "px4 SITL simulation" using gazebo7 on my machine with "UBUNTU-14.04 LTS" using these commands: ...
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Wait simulation time in a non realtime ROS simulation in Python

I want to control a quadrotor with a Python script and run the simulation as fast as my laptop can, not only in real time. I've modified my world and now the simulation runs with 7-10 real time factor....
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Measurements of IMU (accelerometer and gyroscope) are drifted or with too much error

I placed my drone on a table (i.e, at rest) and save (using a ROS topic) the IMU readings: As you can see, there's a lot of drift or error. I would expect the $x$ and $y$ acceleration to be 0 (I know ...
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What are the uncertainites in the Quadcopter model for which we make a Robust Controller?

A quadcopter model may have some uncertainties for which we usually use a robust control. Can please someone specifies some uncertainties? like for what kind of uncertainties do we make a robust ...
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Numeric integration problem in a quadrotor vertical descend code

I'm trying to implement a drone in vertical descend. As for maximum simplification, I maintain all its angles to 0, and just try to get to the my desired descend. However, when I debug, I see that my ...
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stable altitude quadcopter

I'm currently working on a project to generate a stable altitude and automatic control for a quadcopter I'm using arduino as the flight controller Ultrasonic sensor HC-SR04 MPU-6050 However my ...
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Simulation flight gives inconsistent sensor data

I made a short outdoors flight of 10 minutes with hector quadrotor on Ubuntu 16.04 Gazebo 7. The sensor readings and the path images are as attached. The flight was simple. I took of slowly, moved ...
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Image based visual servoing for quadrotor forward flight

I'm still trying to understand how to implement image based visual servoing (IBVS) for quadrotor. The control laws seem straightforward if you want to use IBVS to track a feature in the image space at ...
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Improving PID gain constants

I have started building and programming my own quadcopter. I used stm32 f103 and right now I'm testing PID controller. The issue is getting right gain constants. I have build a swing and attached ...
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Dropping a box from a quadcopter

I am trying to estimate when and where to release a box carried by a delivery UAV such that it falls on a given target. I need to take the wind speed/direction into account. (See the visual below for ...
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MPU6050: Changing Gyro Output Range Throws off Positional Reading

I am using the MPU6050 in conjunction with an Arduino and Jeff Rowberg's i2cdev library, and my project requires that the gyro rate outputs be more precise than the default setting, which is 1/16.4 of ...
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Quadcopter stabilisation

I recently built a quadcopter and programmed a code to stabilise itself. The copter takes the hight from a distancesensors and the angle from a MPU 6050 gyro and accelerometer with a complementary ...
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What is a low level controller for a quadrotor?

I am studying control systems, and I was reading a paper about quadrotors. In the paper it is said that in the platform of the robot it has to be present a low level controller. But what is a low ...
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MSP (Multiwii Serial Protocol) receiving data with pyMultiWii issue

I want to get telemetry data from my flight controller (Matek F405-CTR) and send control commands to it via MSP protocol. I've already configured UART3 port on Matek in Inav configurator (look at pic)...
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Can a quadcopter hover while tilted?

Is there a way to make a quadcopter maintain steady hovering (no lateral movement, constant altitude) while tilted left or right? If so, how can i accomplish this?
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A Delivery Drone

I'm building a delivery drone as my final year project. A drone that can deliver a package to offices around my small town autonomously, for my final year project. I would like to know how this drone ...
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Tuning a cascaded attitude and attitude rate PID controller

Assume that I have an object in 3D, and I want to have a controller that stabilizes its orientation (also referred to as "attitude"). To be sure we are clear: attitude is measured in "degrees" or "...
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Proper Joystick Inputs for UAV Quadrotor Control

I am working on the adaptive control of quadrotor UAV in MATLAB/Simulink environment. I prepared some trajectories for the UAV to follow in $x$, $y$ and $z$ directions. I would like to implement these ...
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What happens when I send the land command to my quadcopter?

My first question is: imagine I have a self-made quadcopter and I want it to land. How can I achieve that? Do I have to stop the 4 motors at the same time? Second question: I use an AR.Drone 2.0. ...
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Solving for rotation matrix: Aligning vector a with vector b and then rotating around vector b

Currently working on a quadcopter simulation. I have a desired thrust vector, t =sin(30)cos(45)a1+sin(30)sin(45)a2+cos(30)a3 and desired yaw angle, ...
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what kind of processing is required on raw IMU data before it is fed into a filter?

Im working on quadcopter. At this stage im coding a reference system for quadcopter using 10DOF board.At this stage im at the point of only getting raw data values from accelerometer, gyroscope, & ...
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Quadcopter motors vibration problem

I built an Arduino Due based quadcopter, with MPU-6050 for auto levelling and BMP-085 for Altitude. I am using Kalman filter code from here for the MPU-6050 to take the Roll and Pitch angels from the ...
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Multiple antenna styles on FPV without true diversity

I did a search and couldn't find a site that stood out as RC. I was hoping you guys would be closest. Here's my question. I bought a set of Eachine EV100 FPV goggles. Every resource I've looked at ...
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Racer star Flight controller 30 amp all in one esc to fly sky ia6b receiver

I im having trouble connecting the racer star 30 amp esc all in one fc to the fly sky ia6b receiver. It says there connected but no imputs are going through does anyone know the problem?
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How to attach flysky receiver to racerstar all in one esc and flight controller?

I am building an fpv racing quad I encountered the following problem: I have a Racerstar StarF4s 30A esc and flight controller combo and a Flysky 2.4ghz iA6B receiver how and where do I connect these ...
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Roll, pitch and yaw in a quadcopter

The axis definition affect the roll, pitch and yaw definition in a quadcopter? Image I have the axis defined this way: then to roll I have to put a higher velocity in (1) than in (3) (turn around ...
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BLDC Outrunner Direction Change?

I'm designing a Quadcopter for my project. I've seen a lot of guides that the motor rotational direction should be opposite to each other. My doubt is whether the motor have a variety of CW rotation ...
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Drone or UAV Platform for deployment of Deep Learning / Reinforcement Learning

Good day, It has been a while since I last posted. I would just like to ask if anyone part of a lab or company doing research on aerial robotics has any suggestions of a good platform for deploying ...
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How to calculate the maximum charge of the battery?

How to calculate the maximum charge of the battery that it can give from a fully charged state to a fully discharged one. I have been trying to solve this problem for 2 months. The drone itself is not....
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How to simulate a quadcopter using robotics simulator?

I am building my own autonomous quadcopter. I wish to simulate it using V-REP/Gazebo in order to tune the flight controller. I see that there are inbuilt models but they have properties(physical ...
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Get detections from picamera and control drone accordingly

I am working on a project where I built a drone, with a Navio 2 and RPi3B+, and now I want to be able to control it based on inputs from an object detection program. I wrote the program in Python ...
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Drone Horizontal Speed Measurement

Assuming no GPS is available, what can be used to measure the horizontal speed of a hypothetical drone? Sensor mass and size don't need to be taken into account. Could small Doppler radars , maybe ...
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How to prevent loss of mavros msg packets?

I am working with Pixhawk 2.1 cube, using telemetry module and mavros to establish communication between vehicle and companion computer. I am using rostopic echo to save /mavros/local_position/pose ...
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Can I use 3 blades instead of 2 blades with the same pitch and dia to increase the thrust of my motor?

Can I use 3 blades instead of 2 blades with the same pitch and dia to increase the thrust of my motor? Will it burn my motor? or it will damage my ESC? Some motors are having high torque but low rpm, ...
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How should i select motor and blades for my Hexacopter?

I'm designing a fluid sprayer Drone (HEXACOPTER) for Agriculture as my college final year project. The capacity of the fluid spraying unit including fluid & Sprayer around 2kg. I don't know how to ...
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Flysky I6 transmitter not responsive on betaflightl

I am building a fpv quadcopter and I encountered the following problem: I soldered all points correctly into their allocated pads and ensured there were no shorts. I use a racerstarf4s flight ...
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Paradox: I can't use accelerometer measurements to obtain information about my states in a quadcopter?

I'm currently developing an EKF to estimate the position and orientation of a quadcopter. My state vector is comprised of 3D position, 3D velocity, 3 euler angles and the angular velocity vector. ...
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Quadcopter for modest payloads w/SDK?

I'm interested in attaching custom camera(s) to a quadcopter that can carry a modest (<0.25 kg) payload. I prefer to write code to fly the quadcopter (e.g. traverse a region and image) rather than ...
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DJI on-board SDK vs. mini computer

I am planning to integrate a LIDAR sensor on my DJI Matrice 100 and I will use the data generated to control the height of my UAV. I was wondering if I would need to attach a separate processing unit ...
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BetaFlight sees motors working, but motors not spinning

I am using FlySky i6 Transmitter and a FS-iA6B receiver. I have it set up using PPM and BetaFlight recognizes the motors in the Receiver section. All the values adjust according to the toggles and ...
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Why do we connect pins 2 and 3 on APM to enable PPM

Why is it necessary to connect signal pins 2 and 3 via jumper on an APM2.8 board to enable PPM. I am using flysky fs-ia6b receiver with the APM mentioned above. Pins 2 and 3 control pitch and ...
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How to charge Pixel Drone battery

I have recently received Pixel Drone Forever. However, when I opened the package and looking for battery charger, I realized that packaging company has misplaced charger with regular micro-USB charger....
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Why am I unable to tune the PID parameters on my quadcopter?

I am building a nano quadcopter in X-Configuration with coreless DC motors, 65mm 2 blade propellers and a 1S Lipo battery (860mAh, 25C). The weight of the assembly is around 70g in total. I am ...
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Checking for external compass in mission planner

How can I check whether the external compass is really selected for my APM 2.8 using mission planner. The primary purpose of using the external compass is to have less electro magnetic interference ...
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Battery weight in quadcopter

We all know that the fly time of a quadcopter is proportional to its weight (and the propellers size, etc), and a high capacity battery is heavy, but also a high capacity battery would make the fly ...

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