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Old Yesterday, 06:05 PM
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Do you have a 10$ airplane that you'd dare test those out with ?
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Old Yesterday, 06:24 PM
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Do you have a 10$ airplane that you'd dare test those out with ?
I'd like to say 3DR is better but not for the price difference. I've had just as many good flights with the RC Timers.
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Old Yesterday, 07:15 PM
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I have used the hobbyking clones before and they worked fine but even they are nearly double the price of the eBay one.
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Old Yesterday, 09:22 PM
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I just looked at the apm you linked to and it does check off most of the boxes of things that could be improved like reverse polarity and overvoltage protection. If it works it sounds ok. Good luck and let us know.
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Old Today, 12:31 AM
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"You can buy with all the confidence provided by their return policy:
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Old Today, 08:44 AM
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Has anyone noticed the mini-APM on witespy/RTF quads? It's significantly smaller than the HK one, 35mmx35mm. And only $44.
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Old Today, 10:35 AM
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"You can buy with all the confidence provided by their return policy:
Here Offer 100% Satifiation Service,Inlucde re-send item&refund payment;
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Yeah, the English translation is not the best but i'll bet that's more the seller than the product. A slick seller would have better English but the exact same part and you would say "I feel good about this seller". You never know until you try it, it may say 3DR on the board. If you are putting this on a Bixler it's worth the risk cossidering the cost difference.
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Old Today, 11:15 AM
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Is it really worth it? the witespy and rctimer ones are really cheap, and proven to work.
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Old Today, 11:23 AM
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Is it really worth it? the witespy and rctimer ones are really cheap, and proven to work.
I agree completely. Although I may have to buy one just to try.
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Old Today, 01:22 PM
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I agree completely. Although I may have to buy one just to try.
i just bought one so we will see how well it does. if its a straight clone of the apm 2.5.2 i dont see any problems as long as its soldered ok.
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Old Today, 03:13 PM
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i just bought one so we will see how well it does. if its a straight clone of the apm 2.5.2 i dont see any problems as long as its soldered ok.
Someone I know connected the wires backwards (TWICE IN A ROW!) and has a stack of almost good apms so I know he would buy these over any other for just that one feature. A fuse and a diode is worth the risk all by themselves. (That was embarrassing to even mention but now I feel better)
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Old Today, 03:52 PM
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FYI I do repairs for blown 3.3V regulators on apm boards. PM me if interested...
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Old Today, 05:34 PM
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Changosurf does excellent work! Thank you.
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