Originally Posted by shelterock
You can build the entire rcexplorer v2.5 for about the cost of this frame alone. Then add the electronics, ~$100 and not everyone is out to go FPV. That's another $500+ to get right. If you just want to learn to fly on the cheap, David's tri is a great starting point. I'd think FPV purpose built frames are great but you limit your market to 20% or less of the multi rotor space.
I absolutely agree with you. The rcexplorer tricopter is very economical, and it is a great and cheap way to start in the multirotor fun. In fact, flohio and I have the fpvmanuals version of rcexplorer tricopter (which is about $100+ when you include the shipping cost).
What FPVDM offers is the versatility of having the room for all of the FPV gear ,which the rcexplorer tricopter is lacking; hence the name, FPV Dream Machine. Therefore, it is targeted more towards folks who are heavy in FPV flying.
Just my 2 cents.