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How does a drone yaw?
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CrunchyChris
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This morning I was wondering how a drone yaws. I know that to pitch it gives 2 propellers more speed than the other two, but how does it yaw?
3-5 09:54
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Arcicorsa
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Yaw works due to the inertia moment of the quad rotors. Also read about the helicopter flight dynamics.

Moment of inertia

Copter flight dynamic
3-5 10:41
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AC5FF
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Yup; that explains it!

Just jokin around Arcicorsa.   Thanks for the links!  Makes for some fun reading.  Always good to refresh my old calculus memories
3-5 13:08
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LouisP
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Same way it goes forward and back.. speed up two motors and slow down the other two.. but in the case of yaw, the motors are on opposite corners... sorry.. trying to explain it without using math :-)
3-5 13:38
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Hobbyshop
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You guy's are making my brain hurt. Lol
3-5 14:39
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DJI Stephen
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Hello and good day CrunchyChris. Thank you for reaching out and for this inquiry. Yaw means that half of the motors of the drone turn clockwise and the other half turn counter-clockwise. Each of the motor applies a force to the frame opposite of its rotational direction. These forces cancel each other out when running at the same speed. If you speed up one set, the drone will rotate. Thank you.
3-5 16:24
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nilanjan118
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DJI Stephen Posted at 3-5 16:24
Hello and good day CrunchyChris. Thank you for reaching out and for this inquiry. Yaw means that half of the motors of the drone turn clockwise and the other half turn counter-clockwise. Each of the motor applies a force to the frame opposite of its rotational direction. These forces cancel each other out when running at the same speed. If you speed up one set, the drone will rotate. Thank you.

Thank you for this explanation.
3-5 17:04
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nilanjan118 Posted at 3-5 17:04
Thank you for this explanation.

You're most welcome. Should you need further assistance, please feel free to contact us. Thanks for choosing DJI!
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