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Mar 24, 2012, 02:59 PM
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I know it's a little off-topic, but if you REALLY stretch your imagination, you COULD consider this full scale RPV

anyhow, I only post this here because I truly believe those following this thread will find it at least slightly interesting...

I came across a Mercury Marauder on the way to the office today. Managed to get a little video of our brief encounter. Quality isn't great, but not too bad either... very cheap cam...

marauder (0 min 57 sec)
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Mar 24, 2012, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by CTvxl
hey, what was your setup? LOL
Mar 24, 2012, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by GOURBI
hey, what was your setup? LOL
I am reluctant to say for some reason

Let's just say, it's German, and has only 3 letters in it's name
Mar 29, 2012, 04:27 PM
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Hey heres a lil stinker for ya.
After all that nitpicking with cheap cars and tons of setups..
I might be the owner of a lovely traxxas summit R2R set this weekend.
It is secondhand, but the previous owner was an old lady, honest!
But seriously, its almost as good as new and comes with a buncha rims as well.
It was driven so often, the rubber dustcovers went stale and cracked.
New ones were bought but they never bothered putting them on.
Saving the best for last, it comes with a vintage tonka jeep that's almost ready to just plop on!
Im going over to meet the person this saturday, and if I cant find anything dodgy on the car, im taking it home for a very friendly price.

So thats gonna be a right laugh, wont it?
Ill need to figure out where to stick the 1.3ghz cloverleaf on this bugger.
Where the UHF antenna is going, speaks for itself id say.

Just gotta find me a good video transmitter!
Mar 29, 2012, 07:12 PM
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Nice find freak. One stop shopping.
Good luck...
Mar 29, 2012, 08:14 PM
KF5LDN FPV Junkie!!!
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Mar 29, 2012, 09:17 PM
Flying FPV from the lab.
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Gotta repost this.
Mar 29, 2012, 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by aaron_gx
That is Rad!
Mar 30, 2012, 03:50 AM
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Wobby, he was the cause of me wanting all this.
Mar 30, 2012, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Freakazoid
Haha ive seen that one, though I think it was all a big setup.
I know wobby and we fly at the same field. It was no setup. He got the truck back without a problem, I think he just had a chat to the guys. And all was good.
He does some crazy fpv stuff. :-)
Mar 30, 2012, 05:22 PM
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Well I for one would be quite furious if someone nicked my summit.
I'm not sure if I would be ringing their doorbell for a friendly "hello wheres my truck".
Id be more like

So just for chuckles, what would YOU do if you had your truck stolen?
Mar 30, 2012, 10:21 PM
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It would be no problem as long as I knew where to go to find it/them...

If someone took my truck, AND I knew where they were, they would give it back to me and apologize for taking it; one way or the other. I can promise you that...
Mar 31, 2012, 10:44 AM
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Welp, im now the proud owner of a tonka summit.
The first thing I said when I got it was "bloody hell its huge".
You guys never get wedged stuck with this behemoth trucksize?
I think you have to back up twice to turn around on a sidewalk.
Lovely bit of tech though, now I see why they are so expensive.

As for finding a video transmitter, im just gonna go with tried and true.
What do you 1.3ghz fellas have strapped onto your car?
Mar 31, 2012, 11:02 AM
KF5LDN FPV Junkie!!!
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500mw from New generation hobbies
Mar 31, 2012, 11:22 AM
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Impressive, since they dont seem to carry any 500mw 1.3ghz.
But I assume you mean the 1.2ghz 500mw lawmate.
Unfortunately that one does not do 1280Mhz.

I'm wondering though, is 500mw truly enough?
I did some groundtests with my bevRC 800mw unit before,
and it already started fuzzing up at around .8 miles on the ground.
Granted, that was with two (tuned) omni antennas, but still.

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