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Old Jan 25, 2014, 01:52 AM
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Hobbyking Go Discover

Anyone here have one yet? Available in the US warehouse too. I think I'll get one.

http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...dProduct=38072

HobbyKing Daily - Go Discover PnF 1600mm FPV flying wing. (5 min 8 sec)

HobbyKing Product Video - Go Discover FPV Plane EPO 1600mm (PNF) (2 min 1 sec)
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Old Jan 25, 2014, 02:21 AM
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Looks like an rvjet knockoff.
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Old Jan 25, 2014, 02:31 AM
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Yup! Minus the wing extensions and its cheaper. Too bad it's not offered in a kit. I guess its worth a try for the price.
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Old Jan 25, 2014, 02:45 AM
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Yup! Minus the wing extensions and its cheaper. Too bad it's not offered in a kit. I guess its worth a try for the price.
It is offered in a kit too at a ridiculous $91.01 (hover price)

However it does appear to be more than a little blatant as a rip-off of the RVJet and although the idea behind having a camera behind the dome is great it doesn't take long to realise that there is no way to get clean and clear HD video that way, the domes on this and the RVJet are far from optically perfect and they create reflections that spoil the video

If it was used with a high quality board cam that's fine but to get quality HD it's just not great, shame as I said the concept is great
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Old Jan 25, 2014, 03:11 AM
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Altough based on similar premises as the RV Jet, it is hard to label it as a rip off.

The simple fact that it has what appears to be double the wing sweep is enough to instantly know they at least had to work to get this to fly nice. So yes, it may be based on similar design goals, but as far as aerodynamic design goes, it is vastly different.

On another note, many companies are seeing the benefit of foreward facing domes. Just because this wing has a foreward facing dome, does not mean it is a rip off... That's like saying Airbus copies Boeing because they both look like airliners, with similar dimensions and wing sweep....
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Old Jan 25, 2014, 08:08 AM
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AR cold coat the inside of the dome. It's probably possible to move the pan tilt forward. I don't mind getting airframe, props reflections etc. when I FPV (all part of the experience) but I'm not doing it for crisp HD video either.

This one actually interests me. Might even drag me back from the multi dark side.

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Old Jan 25, 2014, 08:46 AM
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Let's follow to see how much good it is
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Old Jan 26, 2014, 12:12 AM
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There is a kit.

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Yup! Minus the wing extensions and its cheaper. Too bad it's not offered in a kit. I guess its worth a try for the price.
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Old Jan 26, 2014, 12:14 AM
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Agreed re reflections. Who cares. Its a dome.

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AR cold coat the inside of the dome. It's probably possible to move the pan tilt forward. I don't mind getting airframe, props reflections etc. when I FPV (all part of the experience) but I'm not doing it for crisp HD video either.

This one actually interests me. Might even drag me back from the multi dark side.

Mark
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Old Jan 26, 2014, 01:29 AM
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There is a kit.
I must have seen it before they put the kit on the site.

I think it should will be a nice airframe for playing around with.
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Old Jan 26, 2014, 07:24 AM
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I was considering this but then realized - where am I going to buy spare PnT parts from? I just borked a tiny piece off my RVJet PnT and ordered the outer housing for $10. HK doesnt carry spares except for their Durafly planes.
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Old Jan 26, 2014, 07:08 PM
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Why is that price ridiculous? Remove dome and fly with it off if you dont like it.
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It is offered in a kit too at a ridiculous $91.01 (hover price)

However it does appear to be more than a little blatant as a rip-off of the RVJet and although the idea behind having a camera behind the dome is great it doesn't take long to realise that there is no way to get clean and clear HD video that way, the domes on this and the RVJet are far from optically perfect and they create reflections that spoil the video

If it was used with a high quality board cam that's fine but to get quality HD it's just not great, shame as I said the concept is great
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Old Jan 26, 2014, 07:09 PM
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Find the actual manufacturer in China and ask them. Ive found others quite willing to supply parts if you ask nicely.

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I was considering this but then realized - where am I going to buy spare PnT parts from? I just borked a tiny piece off my RVJet PnT and ordered the outer housing for $10. HK doesnt carry spares except for their Durafly planes.
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Old Jan 26, 2014, 08:40 PM
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Why is that price ridiculous? Remove dome and fly with it off if you dont like it.
the camera would be in the weeds on landing... and front seat in a crash.
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