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  1. Multicopter Megathread

    Delivery day Couple of 1500 75c packs that I got at a discount because the boxes are damaged, some props to try out and best of all free stickers!! Just waiting on the slow boat from China with my TX RX and I'm in the air
  2. Multicopter Megathread

    Race flight can do one, I will never buy anything from them on pure principal of them going close source
  3. Multicopter Megathread

    I think you are right about being spolied by local retailers in the US, here in NZ there are about 5 or 6 FPV stores of which I would say only 2 or 3 have a decent range of stock. And even of the good ones unless you are looking to buy stuff in the top end like unified Pro's and hype trains your choice is basically none existent. There was a big scandal recently when one of the larger stores was selling cloned PDB/OSD combos that wouldn't take firmware updates or even connect to the control tool to change the osd setting and the store just told people they must be trying to connect wrong and refused to give refunds although on the whole I hear that customer service is good from most of them. I have placed this order but I'll definitely think of you guys first before placing my next BG order!
  4. Multicopter Megathread

    What's everyone's thoughts on ordering local vs ordering from a Chinese site like banggood? I'm ordering the last couple things I need to finish off my build (tx, rx, pdb and a few dollars and cents bits). I tried putting together a shopping cart with all of the local sites(I live in NZ so there aren't many) and found that only one had everything I wanted. The price was a little more than I had hoped but I told myself I wasn't going to use banggood anymore because I wanted to support local (and also because waiting a month for delivery sucks) So at this point curiosity got the better of me and I thought I would try putting together as close to the exact same shopping basket as I could on banggood to see what the difference would really be, I was expecting it to be cheaper but not by so much as it was, in the end I added a case for my TX, new antennas for my vtx and goggles a couple more odds and ends I hadn't been able to find in NZ and add upgraded shipping/insurance while still being about NZ$20 cheaper (the initial like for like saving was $90). Now the money I could have sucked up for the warm fuzzy feeling of helping out the little guy and knowing that it would be here by the end of the week (even though I'm on a tight budget) but what really pissed me off was that while trying to create my like for like parts list I found that the listing on the NZ site for the PDB I wanted was an exact copy paste of the description on bang good! Even down to the photos!! That is what pushed me to place my order to China. TL;DR was going to buy local but the selection sucks price is high and the lazy ****s can't even be bothered to write their own product descriptions so I ordered from China instead Just interested to know some other people's thoughts and experiences in this area as I guess it must affect all of us
  5. Raspberry Pi for dropbox

    This is essentially what I would recommend. I picked up a dirt cheap tower second had from a company that deals with "end of lease" office equipment and with a few mods to it have a home server. Another option could be a Windows based single board like the latte panda, you would have some of the same issues as a pi (e.g. slow network speeds) but if you are syncing Dropbox and using usb storage you would largely be bottlenecked by you internet speed or the read/write to the drive anyway
  6. Raspberry Pi for dropbox

    Having tried to do kind of what you are saying but in reverse, I run a network share on a raspberry pi and wanted to have a folder on that share sink out to Dropbox for backup, I can tell you that Dropbox does not play nicely with raspberry pi, I had an absolute nightmare trying to get it all set up and it only worked for a short time before throwing an absolute loon and makeing a total mess of both the Dropbox account and my network share. I'm not saying it's impossible and actually I'm sure that with some research and a bit of effort you could find a way to make it work better than I did. However if your friend is not technically minded and bearing in mind it's work material he is dealing with you might be best to find another solution.
  7. Multicopter Megathread

    It is yes, that explains why the guy selling it said it gave the best signal of what he had 😂 won't be a problem for now but thanks for the heads up, it's good to know I will need to be careful when I do start fling with others
  8. Multicopter Megathread

    Parts day! Most of what I need for my 1st 5inch build!
  9. 4K GoPro Knockoff for 35$ ??

    It's a banggood special, they record in 2.5K 30fps at a fairly low bit rate but the 1080 is actually solid 60fps decent quality video, as someone without the luxury of the BestBuy GoPro insurance these are great to use in situations where I don't want to risk breaking/losing an expensive camera
  10. Recommend An Interesting Project

    Use it as a Bluetooth display / controller for an arduino project?
  11. If you are planning to solder electrical connections get 63\37 rosin cored solder not 60\40 it will cost you a little more (about 1$ more for a standard hobbyist size spool) but the professional industry moved over to 63\37 decades ago (although obviously not anymore as it's all lead free now) and it is waaay easier to solder with, I seriously couldn't believe the difference the first time I used it. My other tip would be to get a temperature controlled "digital" soldering iron as soon as you can, they aren't so expensive as allot of people think and give you a lot more control when soldering things like flight controllers
  12. Multicopter Megathread

    Time for an upgrade to hall effect gimbals?
  13. Multicopter Megathread

    Yeah I'm in the CBD, on that group already and do keep an eye out, I'm just not sure how often I would be able to get out and fly a 5" and don't see much smaller stuff 2nd hand
  14. Multicopter Megathread

    Yeah, is that the rotorcross one? I have been keeping an eye on that for a little while
  15. Multicopter Megathread

    Yeah it's far from perfect but for NZ$50 (about $35 US) and a bit of soldering you can't expect much better, to take the next jump I'm looking at spending easy 4x that on TX and a battery charger before I even buy a quad so at least now I own goggles it separates that cost and I can enjoy them while I save for the next bit of kit