View Full Version : Equipment Question for Readymade RC?
3rd January 2012, 09:50 AM
I have an idea for an FPV project
This would be for short range low level flight over a small cross country course
I got this idea from watching the Rocket Racing leaugue
I would like to use small foam Long Ezs like this one from HK
My equipment question is basically what would be the lightest most practical
setup that you sell as a package?
I have seen some 5.8 ghz setups on Funjets but am not sure I am aware of the best option
Any feedback apprecaited
3rd January 2012, 09:55 PM
well no responses to my question
I'mm getting the feeling I am unwise in my choice of flying platform
might be better to go with a flying wing and go wid de flo bro
4th January 2012, 01:44 AM
I know that ReadymadeRC is very busy with catching up on orders and emails from the holiday period. I'm sure they will reply when they get a chance though.
A flying wing will probably be better in the sense that it is a proven FPV platform and more durable if you crash. The Easystar is also a good option. What is your flying and building experience level?
4th January 2012, 08:48 AM
Thanks for the reply
Been flying for a couple years mostly big gassers now
I would like to do a closed course Red Bull Style Air race with an FPV plane short of that maybe a pylon at either end of the runway
I did a search on the other forum and there seemed to be some interest but not sure if anyone did much of it???
4th January 2012, 01:08 PM
That plane looks really cool! Don't be afraid to try new stuff because most FPVers just get stuck in a rut of using the same 3 or 4 planes that everyone else uses. It is helpful to start out with something that basically flies itself, though.
5.8ghz would be ideal for what you want: lightweight, small size, and small antenna. Unfortunately it looks like RMRC is out of most of their 5.8ghz stuff. You want to grab some of these antennas though:
4th January 2012, 01:35 PM
Whoa Thankyou VitaJ you are a mind reader I was just about to ask where I could find those cloverleaf antennas
The only other fly in the ointment right now is HK is out of the Long Ezes LOL
5th January 2012, 09:28 PM
Take a look at the reviews of the plane in that first link. I swear, those guys will sell anything if they can make a couple bucks...
Anyway, I should have some 5.8GHz equipment back soon. The Bluebeam sets from Alex that I carry are critical for good performance of 5.8GHz equipment. I should have some either Saturday or Monday.
You mentioned a funjet, if you are trying to do a "low and fast" type of plane, that or a small flying wing may be the best way to go.
5th January 2012, 09:41 PM
I agree ReadymadeRC
My original concept has morphed quite a bit. my idea of using a small electric Long Ez or Funjet is now out the window, I think i can accomplish the same thing with a Ritewing ZII
My concept is to have a cross country course race with FPV birds
Now I am back to square one, Ill let you know when I have some more equip questions
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