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Feb 28, 2012, 10:05 AM
out of the western sky...
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Okay, I'm in too!
Watching and waiting....
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Feb 28, 2012, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by geotete
Hello,

A week as past, any news?
I think that you have a great design for a pod to the bixler and other "compatible" planes, there is only 2 guy's for producing the pod?
Myself and other's in this thread REALLY want this pod!

All the best,

Geotete
I've been exchanging some e-mails with Tim at ReadyMadeRC in the past week, and am currently making some changes at his request (adjusting tolerances for the wood he uses and adding compatibility with his pan/tilt kit). I'm hesitant to give another timeframe estimate, but it looks like this design will become a ReadyMadeRC product!

I'll keep you guys posted, as always.
Feb 28, 2012, 06:27 PM
Crash....Fix......repeat.
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Very exciting! I can't think of anyone else that I'd rather trust with the design if it were mine!
Feb 28, 2012, 07:04 PM
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I want one too!!!
Mar 01, 2012, 06:01 PM
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Well will have to wait...
Anyway, thanks for the input.

Geotete
Mar 04, 2012, 11:34 PM
Bill
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Originally Posted by Rocketman1092
I've been exchanging some e-mails with Tim at ReadyMadeRC in the past week, and am currently making some changes at his request (adjusting tolerances for the wood he uses and adding compatibility with his pan/tilt kit). I'm hesitant to give another timeframe estimate, but it looks like this design will become a ReadyMadeRC product!

I'll keep you guys posted, as always.
Hi Rocketman,
If you have a PayPal account I'd like to send you $10.00.
I copied your FPV Pod template before you deleted it. I built one yesterday using a band saw, jig saw and Dremel tool. It's not pretty but it works.
I made the battery tray 1 inch longer and 1/4 wider. The rear of the battery tray is tapered to fit the narrowing aft fuselage. I did that on a disk sander. Battery is 11.1v, 3,000 mah.
I still want to get 2 from you once you get production started.
Last edited by HiFlyer371; Mar 05, 2012 at 05:39 AM.
Mar 05, 2012, 05:52 AM
Bill
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Homemade FPV Pod


Had some spare time yesterday and made this FPV Pod with my 900 MHz unit (spare).
Mar 05, 2012, 04:12 PM
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Hey guys,

Here's a rendering of the variant of the design that I'm sending to Tim for testing. I've gone back to the better looking curved side rails, and added a mount for the ReadyMadeRC pan/tilt module on top.

Eric
Mar 08, 2012, 04:01 PM
Bill
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Originally Posted by Rocketman1092
Hey guys,

Here's a rendering of the variant of the design that I'm sending to Tim for testing. I've gone back to the better looking curved side rails, and added a mount for the ReadyMadeRC pan/tilt module on top.

Eric
Eric,
You might consider selling just the template file (1st version only).
Two users have asked me to send them copies and of course I said that I could not as it was your property (I use to be a programmer and value intellectual property rights). Selling the older file would make you a few bucks and still protect your current drawings and any partnership you develop.

Bill
Mar 08, 2012, 05:25 PM
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+1
But I would like to mention that even with the template file I will get 1 or 2 from ReadyMadeRC!

Geotete
Mar 08, 2012, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by HiFlyer371
Eric,
You might consider selling just the template file (1st version only).
Two users have asked me to send them copies and of course I said that I could not as it was your property (I use to be a programmer and value intellectual property rights). Selling the older file would make you a few bucks and still protect your current drawings and any partnership you develop.

Bill
Bill,

I don't think this would be necessary, as I'd rather there be only one outlet for the design (ReadyMadeRC). I know that the waiting is frustrating for people, but Tim and I are working on this at a good pace and he seems optimistic that turnaround time will be short. In any case, thank you very much for protecting my intellectual property.

Eric
Mar 10, 2012, 06:05 PM
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I've offered rocketman cash for the plans but he never responded.

Bixler is still in half but i'm running low of patience. Once I put it together it will be too late.

And no I did not offer money to anyone else besides the creator.

Clock is ticking.
Mar 10, 2012, 09:22 PM
Bill
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FPV eLogger/OSD Harness


I finished up wiring my OSD harness as per Rocketman1092's schematic. The eLogger/OSD is still in my Bixler and I don't plan on taking it out. Will buy another but have heard "rumors" of an All-in-One eLogger/OSD coming soon.
Mar 10, 2012, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by HiFlyer371
I finished up wiring my OSD harness as per Rocketman1092's schematic. The eLogger/OSD is still in my Bixler and I don't plan on taking it out. Will buy another but have heard "rumors" of an All-in-One eLogger/OSD coming soon.
Looks awesome! I wish that the wiring harness was marketable in some way, but it's just too time consuming to produce. Good to see the schematic being put to use.

More pod updates will come when I hear back from Tim, who's currently awaiting some test pieces from his laser cutter.

moonreft and others - I'm very sorry for the wait, which I'm sure is frustrating especially if you've already got a plane under construction. I wish I could cut a few of the original designs out for the people who've been interested since the thread started, but the guy who did the laser cutting for the first pods seems to have dropped off the face of the earth. I hope you can understand that I don't want to distribute plans since the design will likely become the property of ReadyMadeRC.
Mar 17, 2012, 08:54 PM
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Bump!

One more week gone!...


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