Posted by FlyBoyMarcus |
Feb 09, 2012 @ 12:45 AM | 3,420 Views
Some months ago I saw a video shot by a young boy from a RC plane and I was blown away!
My journey started with a request to Mrs FBMarcus for a pair of video glasses for Xmas, little did I know that this was just a gateway gadget to an addictive and expensive new habit.
Next on the list was a plane, so off to Google I went to research and there I stumbled apon this site. Wow I was in heaven, I spend many nights reading through the site and the experiences of others that have gone the FPV route. As it turns out the choice of ride was pretty easy, well Easy Star.
With all of the recommendations and kudos that this plane gets I couldnt go past it for my first ever RC plane.
Time to hunt down one of these beautiful machines.
Sounds simple right? Yeah...not for me.
I started looking our the net for this plane and the first problem was a couple of new acronyms, RTF and ARF. RTF was pretty easy to grasp, a plane with the lot. But I wanted to FPV so I knew from all the excellent advice on here that I was going to need more power, better Tx and Rx so I didn't want to waste cash on things that I would need to replace.
This meant that this ARF thing was most likely the way to, specially since I had never done this before. So it seems that all ARFs are not created equal, ARF could mean anything and I didn't know my servo from my ESC so I was lost trying to pick the best kit.
Off to my local model store for some advise, being in Australia I did not have high hopes...Continue Reading