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May 27, 2016, 06:19 AM
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Looking for a cheap FPV flying wing


Looking to transition into flying wings and FPV. Have been looking through these threads and have some good ideas.

Been flying the Spectre V3, Sky Hunter, Sky Surfer

Found this on Bang good . Would this be a good candidate to add the FPV gear ? I fly 5.8

http://www.banggood.com/Wing-Wing-Z-...and-hobbies-US

Thanks guys

Cary
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May 27, 2016, 06:41 AM
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Better prices here: http://www.porcupinerc.com/Flying-Wings_c_14.html
May 27, 2016, 11:49 AM
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Hi Cari,
all depend on the place where you want to fpv and how heavy is your fpv equipment. Wing-Wing-Z (WWZ) is heavy relative to same size EPP wings (e.g. swift). If higher speed is OK then WWZ is a good choice (see is a thread devoted to it).
I prefer smaller ones nano- and mini-swifts (440 and 550 mm wingspan), but they need light fpv equipment and the nano one is more difficult to fly.
Last edited by davidTs; May 27, 2016 at 03:44 PM.
May 28, 2016, 10:45 AM
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Hi Cari,
all depend on the place where you want to fpv and how heavy is your fpv equipment. Wing-Wing-Z (WWZ) is heavy relative to same size EPP wings (e.g. swift). If higher speed is OK then WWZ is a good choice (see is a thread devoted to it).
I prefer smaller ones nano- and mini-swifts (440 and 550 mm wingspan), but they need light fpv equipment and the nano one is more difficult to fly.
Thanks for the reply

Not really looking into speed at this point, just good flying characteristics- at slower speeds. You mentioned the "swift" as an alternative. I'll look into this model.

At present, I'm using standard gear with my planes, and yes is heavy. Is OK for the planes, with a flying wing will be too heavy.

Looking into smaller cameras. Possibly this ?

http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=4067

What transmitter could I use on this ? Possibly this ?

http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=5191

Just found this set up. Would this work on the flying wings ?

http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=2861

Also, would this be compatible with the Fat Shark Dominator V3 goggles ?

Thanks

Cary
Last edited by Cary Pond; May 28, 2016 at 04:46 PM.
May 28, 2016, 10:55 AM
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They do have cheaper planes, it is the shipping cost that evens up the price. Porcupine RC wanted $32.05 to ship a $56.00 plane and Bang good wants $84.00 and free shipping.

Thanks for the website though, Will book mark this page. Has a lot of neat looking flying wings I'll be looking into.

Cary
May 30, 2016, 10:06 AM
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How about a wing for $2?

...hard to beat the Flite Test Mighty Mini Arrow for "cheap FPV flying wing"... All up, I have about $95 into this setup including the 600mw vtx, emax 2205 2600kv motor, 30a esc, lemonrx 6-channel receiver, 9g servos, tarot tl300l OSD with GPS, 3D printed electronics pod, and 3D printed wing stabilizers. [that $95 includes odds and ends like plastic control horns, piano wire for push rods, ez connectors, bullet connectors for esc to motor, etc]

Great flyer.

But the best part is that when I destroy the wing, I usually have 2 or 3 more pre-built that I can drop the electronics into... At a cost of $2 each.
Last edited by JeffroAirlines; May 30, 2016 at 10:15 AM.
May 30, 2016, 02:43 PM
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How about a wing for $2?

...hard to beat the Flite Test Mighty Mini Arrow for "cheap FPV flying wing"... All up, I have about $95 into this setup including the 600mw vtx, emax 2205 2600kv motor, 30a esc, lemonrx 6-channel receiver, 9g servos, tarot tl300l OSD with GPS, 3D printed electronics pod, and 3D printed wing stabilizers. [that $95 includes odds and ends like plastic control horns, piano wire for push rods, ez connectors, bullet connectors for esc to motor, etc]

Great flyer.

But the best part is that when I destroy the wing, I usually have 2 or 3 more pre-built that I can drop the electronics into... At a cost of $2 each.
nice pod for your arrow!

I have built the flighttest wing - it is definitely inexpensive, easy to build and very fast - but I did get tired of destroying it all the time and it is a bit on the twitchy side of acrobatic.

if you do decide to build the arrow - id suggest adding full width center spar - this wing tends to break in half a lot at the pod :-)

I like the crashtesthobby wings a lot - the pinatta or grim reaper are amazing platforms

I also have the assassin but it is also on the twitchy side for FPV - however, if you are an ace pilot go for it!

edit: Oops just read that you are looking for better slow flight characteristics - go for the grim reaper or reaper XL(gladiator) - smaller wings dont fly very well slowly - especially with all the FPV gear
Last edited by Fluxone; May 30, 2016 at 02:53 PM.
May 30, 2016, 03:01 PM
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ps - get a full sized proper FPV system - the pico cameras arent very good


I made a small pod that I can move around on my wings with this setup

HS1177 camera
FX799T 200mw VTX (this takes power direct from battery and supplies to camera as well)
5.8Ghz cloverleaf
May 30, 2016, 09:44 PM
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These may not be as cheap as you want but they fly good and are tough. I'm got the assassin. Watch the videos.

http://www.crashtesthobby.com/
Jun 04, 2016, 03:56 AM
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Hi Cary (and all),
sorry for the late response. I can not open the web-pages you site (windows 10 nature ); ), but I can tell you that the choice of the FPV stuff also depends on your skills and how far you are going to fly.
1. VTx As a starting point I suggest 200 mW Tx (good ones e.g. Aomway, cost 20 - 25 EUR), with good antennas and Rx you can easily have 0.5 - 1 km stable picture,
2. Camera. PZ0420 (mini) cameras are good, but personalIy I use 2-3 gr cameras from banggoodhttp://www.banggood.com/600TVL-8_0MP...-p-984345.html
(just due to weight and price). I assume you are familiar with soldering...
3. you will probably need a filter (to filter low freq. noise coming from the motor). I use this one http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...lter_0_7A.html. for 200 mW VTx it is sufficient. There are larger ones but more heavy.
4. and finally the most important part (and this is usually ignored) is the antenna. A bad antenna can suppress any advantages even of the best camera and the best VTx, and good antenna can still make reasonable FPV with any functioning camera and VTx. Here I can not really help. Expensive ones are usually good (but not necessarily expencine antenna is a good one and the cheap one is bad). For middle size quadcopters I use walkera antennas. For mini/nano FPV I use 1 gr antennas from fpvhobby http://www.fpvhobby.com/240-ghz-micro-cl-antenna-.html. Actually you can buy the VTX + nano antenna from them ~ 40 $ (they are very good)
regards,
David
Last edited by davidTs; Jun 04, 2016 at 08:22 AM.
Jun 07, 2016, 12:56 PM
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If you want a lightweight, slow flying fpv wing, check out the Zorro by Twisted Hobbys. http://www.twistedhobbys.com/RCF-35-...Wing-Green.htm
I am a very inexperienced pilot and I find it to be very easy to fly. It handles wind well and is extremely maneuverable with it's giant elevons. keep it lightweight and your servo throws low and you'll find it a joy to fly. It'll glide forever!


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