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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:06 
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Put it towards a 3D printer, it's the gift (to yourself) that keeps on giving (to you).


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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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Yeah, that's my plan.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 15:29 
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I want one of these:



If there's a 300cc engine anywhere that sounds better than that I'd love to hear it. Four cylinder inline. Only five grand that engine too!

That would definitely wake them up in the houses at the edge of the field where we normally fly.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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Ordered.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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And a few tubes of gorilla glue.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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Mini Sky hunter fixed and rudderless.

If it crashes again tomorrow I'll be fucking flummoxed.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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Woo yeah, Mini Sky Hunter success!

Crash landed my Vampire though :DD

Sounded good in the air with the new fan though.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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The Grimlet has decreed he wants a drone for his birthday.

What should I buy that's
a) indestructible (or at least easy to repair)
b) can basically fly itself
c) can fit a camera (I have a Go pro)
d) not going to cost me all the money

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 18:15 
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The GoPro requirement elevates it out of the toy category. A used phantom might fit the bill, gazchap was selling one a while ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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Oh. Fuck that noise, then.

Let's pretend I never said that.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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How much money do you want to spend then?


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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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£100, maybe? £150 at a stretch?

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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I've still got my original Phantom which will fit a GoPro 3 (I think it's the 3) which I'll sell for £100+p&p? Should be fine with a fresh battery (and you'll need to get a lipo balance charger as I don't have the one that came with it any more I don't think) and it has uprated motors.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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My child is a clumsy Mofo. Is he going to crash it within seconds?

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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My child is a clumsy Mofo. Is he going to crash it within seconds?

Probably.

It still worked after it crashed at ~20mph into a rock face though, so should be good ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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How old is he Grim...?

Definitely wouldn't let a kid loose with something like a DJI Phantom unless they're old enough that you're happy for them to use power tools and things like that.

If you're going to be with him though then you could have loads of fun with it, you'll not get anything even close to that good for that sort of money. Just make sure you RTFM first, like gazchap didn't.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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He'll be 9.

I think something a little more child-friendly (and onlooker-friendly) might be wise.

Thanks anyway though, Gaz!

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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Ah yeah, thought he was a bit older than that. Not really a 9 year old's thing.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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To be honest there's any number out there now at this sort of price but they're not something I've got any personal experience of.

This one looks ok, though:

http://www.banggood.com/Cheerson-CX-35- ... s=category

It has a camera on board and even FPV built in, it also has altitude hold so although it lacks the full GPS return to home sort of functions it should be easy to fly.

Quadcopters are really simple devices mechanically and basic control boards are fairly well established and generic so they pretty much all fly ok these days.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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Excellent, thanks! I shall confer with Head Office.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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The brighter the body choice the easier it'll be to find in trees.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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The brighter the body choice the easier it'll be to find in trees.


Unlike some girls I dated.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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3D Printed Plane success!



Not only does it fly but it actually does it really well.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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Hey, it looks good. How long did it take, all told?

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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Actual hours of my time? I've got no idea. But I could probably do it again in about 15-20 hours, knowing what I know now and if I really put my mind to it.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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Awesome


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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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So glad how it's turned out for you mate, look forward to seeing it soar in real life.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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Great fun flying these little wings yesterday.

Already ordered a new camera to replace this broken one:

https://youtu.be/qbi0O42sX8I?t=6m30s


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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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Yeah, brilliant these wings. Such a shame my camera spat out the SD card after crashing in that field, I'll tape it over next time. Or PRINT A NEW CASE!

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 Post subject: Re: Radio controlled aeroplanes, and that... and now cars!
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Fantastic morning flying with Mark and his brother. My Vampire EDF was enjoying itself so much that it clapped its wings together over its head coming out of a dive. Then made itself into a jigsaw.

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