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View Poll Results: Would you be interested in buying Ready to Fly FPV airplanes from a new FPV store?
YES, I've always wanted to buy a RTF FPV airplane 9 15.52%
NO, I rather put it together on my own 20 34.48%
MAYBE, if they offer customizable FPV airplanes 17 29.31%
ABSOLUTELY NOT. (describe why?) 2 3.45%
YES, I have put together FPV airplanes, but it would be nice to get a RTF FPV airplane 3 5.17%
NO, there are enough FPV stores and I would not buy my FPV ready to fly 7 12.07%
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Old Oct 05, 2010, 02:02 PM
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Would you buy Ready to Fly FPV airplanes from a new FPV store?
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Old Oct 05, 2010, 02:09 PM
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Not really. I'd say researching, choosing and assembling the parts are half the hobby to me.

I take pride in what I am learning and building.
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Old Oct 05, 2010, 09:45 PM
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I can understand that. Wouldn't it be nice to have it both ways? A site with drop down menus that lets you select the airframe, TX, RX, battery size etc, and a couple of weeks later you get an airplanes that only needs lipo charged and you're in the air. :-D
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Old Oct 05, 2010, 10:13 PM
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I think a customizable FPV availability would open the hobby up to people that dont have the time, ability, desire, or 'whatever' to build, and allow them to just fly. Years ago scratch and kit builders might have said an ARF is no good, as building is part of the experience. This is true, but ARFs a huge part of the market now, so as a business I would consider this option. As a buyer I would as well, if I had the money. Even though I have built a few FPVs, and love to build and learn, there is a part of me that still would like the option of instant gratification.

However I would think it would be really difficult to provide customer support (troubleshooting), any kind of warranty, and proper testing/quality control and still keep the cost at a point where you will attract a lot of business. And really, these thigs are important when we are talking some major $$$ investments in our 'toys'.
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Old Oct 05, 2010, 10:42 PM
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Would you buy Ready to Fly FPV airplanes from a new FPV store?
Well lets see what you got. Your gone fishing, now lets see the bait.
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Old Oct 05, 2010, 10:46 PM
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For me personally, i would rather put it together myself, but a RTF FPV plane could be very helpful for the noobs.


Cheers, Kev.
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Old Oct 05, 2010, 11:02 PM
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Sometimes, RTF means low quality....
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Old Oct 05, 2010, 11:04 PM
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Didn't Mr.Pibb already do this?
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Old Oct 05, 2010, 11:46 PM
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He did, but the work quickly overwhelmed him so he stopped. I heard he built really good systems though, so it can be done.
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Old Oct 05, 2010, 11:51 PM
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He did, but the work quickly overwhelmed him so he stopped. I heard he built really good systems though, so it can be done.
So if the work overwhelmed him.... was it from so much demand?

Or was he too busy with other things to devote proper attention to building FPV/ARF's/RTF's?
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Old Oct 06, 2010, 02:51 AM
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We already offer this service. The first 2 are almost complete, just waiting for the ESCs to arrive.

All the best

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(from FirstPersonView.co.uk)
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Old Oct 06, 2010, 03:01 AM
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I think the building is an important part of the learning process. You really need to understand how the things works in your plane, that helps you a lot to fly and to fix the problems.
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I think the building is an important part of the learning process. You really need to understand how the things works in your plane, that helps you a lot to fly and to fix the problems.
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I agree, anyone not willing or able to assemble the system on the ground is not going to want to do what needs to be done to fly the craft safely. I see this with the Multi Rotor Copters all the time. Guys don't want to know anything about what makes them fly or how to tune them for stability. Alls they want to do is fly them and it is not that simple.
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Old Oct 06, 2010, 04:16 AM
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of course I agree with the building part but if there was a webpage with lots of info on it then yea I see new people buying a complete plane. The market is growing so fast I am sure there are a lot of people out there that just would love a plane all put together.

oh course it would need a do and do not sheet .... because if it becomes too easy then people will start doing stupid things because they haven't spent hours figuring out what their system can and can't do.

In my opinion they would sell as the market for such planes is growing by the day.
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Old Oct 06, 2010, 04:33 AM
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If you want to have sucsess with your FPV ARF and RTF, it is very important that you use good quality products, and you have your systems IN STOCK. To have them In stock is very important..

I think you will do well
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