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Old Dec 21, 2010, 04:44 PM
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What Should The Perfect FPV Platform Have??

Ok - I started this thread discussing the Penguin B.
http://www.troybuiltmodels.com/items/UAVPENGUINB.html


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After a few posts on the Penguin B, we were lucky enough to almost immediately get representation from Troy Built Models (the distributor of the Penguin B) to join the thread. So now - we are discussing what FPV pilot's feel would be the perfect FPV platform. Feel free to add what you feel would be the requirements for the end all sub $500 platform.

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Old Dec 21, 2010, 04:53 PM
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Looks nice but $10,000.00... ouch
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 05:07 PM
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To big for me !
And to dangerous, FPV flying is a hobby, and should not cause any danger to anyone else :P

If this plane did go out of control (that can happen when flying FPV) it will do some pretty bad damages if it hit a house\car\people !
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 05:09 PM
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Looks like it's marketed for Law Enforcement / UAV duty. I'm sure that you can hear it a mile away though - not very covert.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLZLfcqSSFA
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 05:14 PM
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That 10K is just for a bare airframe. 16K RTF. Add another 1K for 4 $50 servos..lol
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 07:22 PM
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nice....do they have a 2.5m - 3.5m version?

the one shown here is too big !
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 07:23 PM
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LOL - my thoughts exactly.
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Old Dec 22, 2010, 04:34 AM
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Good for a laugh!
Priced for a govt. client, lol.
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Old Dec 22, 2010, 04:40 AM
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Add another 1K for 4 $50 servos..lol
That's $100, not $1000

Cheers,

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Old Dec 22, 2010, 07:17 AM
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That's $100, not $1000

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I thought 4 x 50 was 200. Man I suck at math.
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Old Dec 22, 2010, 07:21 AM
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I thought 4 x 50 was 200. Man I suck at math.
Good, you passed the exam, I did that on purpose to see whether someone was actually paying attention

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Old Dec 22, 2010, 07:23 AM
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Hey - when you talk I listen - get used to it. And occassionally I take notes.

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Old Dec 22, 2010, 07:51 AM
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Add another 1K for 4 $50 servos..lol
I'm sure those servos are certified airworthy and approved. When you make/sell servos that are certified for UAV aircraft you can charge whatever you feel like.

When it's government you can sell them $600 toilet seats you bought at Home Depot for $60.
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Old Dec 22, 2010, 10:26 AM
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I almost want to say I saw a scaled down version of this somewhere on one of teh FPV retailers' sites.
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Old Dec 22, 2010, 10:31 AM
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I still have a couple of those $800 screwdrivers. lol
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