The World of Open Source RC Flight has become vast in the 21st Century. Lets look at my choices, and trajectory. There is not right or wrong answer here, but my choices may be more wrong than right. Open Source hardware has pros and cons. The biggest con, is that it is so complicated, without any good documentation. On the almost pro side the documentation is spread across the Internet in a never ending supply of DIY documents and videos. On the pro side, the parts can be endlessly modified to fit a persons every whim, without fear of breaking warrantee, or making changes are outside of the design parameters. In hind sight, it seems that the weird hardware choices are both a matter of expense, and time. Justifying the expense is difficult, but over a large time span, the items can be acquired.
First is the hardware
- Turnigy 9XR Pro (no longer available). Since I bought this latest state of the art radio, several better radios in this price point replaced it in the market place The last to buy gets the better product.
- FlySky T6B. Down and dirty cheap and easy. A good starting point to get introduced to the RC Hobby.
- Flysky FS-GT2E Surface radio for RC cars and boats. Again, cheap and easy, down and dirty.
- Transmitter Modules
- Next are the endless barrage of vehicles.