Originally Posted by RENATOA
Sure, a brick, no failsafe receiver.
Come-on, I have here in Eastern Europe fellows with $300 monthly income doing modellbau without such compromises !
I am shocked to see people from countries with 10 times bigger income trusting in their planes RC stuff cheaper than my servos !
I see where you are going if you had $300+ planes BUT all my planes come out under AU$150 not including batteries or rc gear and most of my planes are less than AU$60. Normally this includes 4* $1.80 servos, $6 esc and a $8 motor.
And since these planes are normally hot wired EPP or scratch built (designed myself) they are practically indestructible.
Also, neither the Turnigy nor the OrangeRX recievers I have used have ever failed and I fly at least once a week in multiple environments and near a phone tower around once a month. To be honest the only crash that may have been caused by lost signal was with a genuine Specktrum DSM2 RX, yet it was more likely pilot error (my second flight ever on ailerons, self taught).
Anyway, I thought this was needed: