mastermalpass086
Solentlife recently bought a cheap Mavic clone from Bangood and I found the videos of it a pretty interesting look into what the knock-offs are like - Wish is swarming with drone clones. These budget RCs can often be a gamble, and we all know they are not worth the crossed out £200 price they all like to stick next to the £20 actual they're going for, so why not have a thread to have a good look at these cheapos we get as a result of 'Ah, why not' purchases?

I made my first purchase from Wish.com a few weeks ago, after initially signing up a year back... It's a car, so can't really post this in the 'Storebought planes' section.



Not as exciting as a scratchbuilt plane or high performance racing quad, but I'm happy with it. 
BRB - Building another nosecone.
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solentlife
My ground jobbie is : Hobby King Trooper Pro 1/10th .... just a little bit more than 30 quid !! 



I have to admit - like helicopters - you tend to spend a lot of time repairing .... basically front tie rods etc. get broken easily with all the jumps and smacks they have.... 


I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
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bogusbandit56
Solentlife recently bought a cheap Mavic clone from Bangood and I found the videos of it a pretty interesting look into what the knock-offs are like - Wish is swarming with drone clones. These budget RCs can often be a gamble, and we all know they are not worth the crossed out £200 price they all like to stick next to the £20 actual they're going for, so why not have a thread to have a good look at these cheapos we get as a result of 'Ah, why not' purchases?

I made my first purchase from Wish.com a few weeks ago, after initially signing up a year back... It's a car, so can't really post this in the 'Storebought planes' section.



Not as exciting as a scratchbuilt plane or high performance racing quad, but I'm happy with it. 


You should get a job on the Gadget Show. Looks and sounds very professional😃
Wot, no Depron?
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solentlife
Cheapo drones .... 

As a number here are UK based - I'm sure have seen the RCM&E article where a guy used a tiny Drone to make a vertical take-off model .. Harrier etc.

In our club - we have a guy who took a cheapo drone and created an Angry Birds body for it ... so when the usual Angry Birds are flying (we have about 6 of them that fly at village shows) - he is up front for the kids to watch
I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
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mastermalpass086


You should get a job on the Gadget Show. Looks and sounds very professional😃


Thanks BB! I'm just following what I've seen in other reviews of stuff like this. Making sure to cover what glares out for me at first and stuff. 🙂
BRB - Building another nosecone.
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mastermalpass086
solentlife wrote:
My ground jobbie is : Hobby King Trooper Pro 1/10th .... just a little bit more than 30 quid !! 
I have to admit - like helicopters - you tend to spend a lot of time repairing .... basically front tie rods etc. get broken easily with all the jumps and smacks they have.... 


Certainly looks like a challenging drive. You not only have to avoid obstacles in front of you but also make sure you're doing the right speed when coming over a ramp to make the landing soft!

I'll keep speed for the air I think, all my groundies will be crawlers... The heli's motors are gonna be optimised for RPM not torque, so there's gonna be some big gears there, I presume. It will be a good learning experience. I don't know why, but I want to build a strong utility crawler that can tow stuff. Not as mad as one of those RC lorries that can tug a Nissan Vitara out of the garage, but able to pull a big RC plane, or a wagon full of beers or something.

There's this 6-wheeler in a Sci Fi game I play called a base runner which I really like the idea of making into a crawler:

BRB - Building another nosecone.
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