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Posted by smoothvirus | Oct 31, 2013 @ 09:51 AM | 23,201 Views
Well this is going to be a bit of change in direction for me. I have been planning on flying my Skywalker X8 as my first fixed wing FPV platform but now that the airframe is all put together it's apparent to me that I will need to build a launcher for it. I still want to fly my X8 but I came to the conclusion that I wanted to start out with something a little more simple that would be easier to setup, and then move to the X8.

So I went out and pulled the trigger on a Finwing Penguin from RMRC. The box just arrived last night, so I'm still doing research and putting my notes together. I will update this post as the build continues. I am going to get started right away as I want this to be a fast build.

Parts List:

Penguin V2 ARF with M2815 Motor and 60A ESC w/Switchmode BEC
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=1072
5.8ghz 600mw video transmitter
http://www.futurehobbies.com/details...smitter-5-8ghz
Blue Beam antenna set
http://www.futurehobbies.com/details...blue-beam-whip
custom decals
http://www.stickeryou.com/2
EzUHF
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...roducts_id=927
RVOSD5
http://www.rangevideo.com/index.php/...n-display.html
RVOSD Airspeed Kit
http://www.rangevideo.com/index.php/...speed-kit.html
GPS extension cable
http://www.rangevideo.com/index.php/...ion-cable.html
SONY Super HAD CCD II 600TVL D-WDR DNR Mini Board Camera
http://www.securitycamera2000.com/pr...a-DIY-FPV.html
Pan/Tilt Basic Kit
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...roducts_id=280
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