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Old Oct 19, 2011, 10:10 PM
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Power-line attraction pilot
United States, MA, Natick
Joined Jun 2011
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cozmicray, you were the first to go off topic i was talking about gt5888 and fpv, not AR drone.

btw, i am currently using 5.8ghz at 200 mw to transmit video.

Let me correct/clarify my cost estimate for a quad.

4 motors = $40
4 escs = $48
frame = $50
battery = $20
props = $10
camera = $30
Video Rx/Tx = $37
control board and sensors with external gps module, can be found for $100, rest is in the software and programming.

closer to $350 with shipping,

but $200 will get you a bare-bones quadcopter that outperforms the AR drone in speed, finesse, payload capacity, etc...

either way we should be comparing this to your drone at new cost which = $299, since the chances of me finding it for $200 are low.

Since the AR drone also requires an Ipad, iPod, or iPhone (which i do not have), maybe we should include these costs as well??? lol... then maybe i will include my 70 dollar Turnigy 9x Rx/Tx setup... hmm, $70 vs. $200 to $800.

In every regard the DIY quadcopter route for FPV is more appealing to me than an AR drone. Others may disagree... let them... i say, to each their own
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