Hello Fellow Bloggers,
I hope that context isn't misunderstood here I really am saying this in my 'nice guy' voice, but I feel the need to suggest that multiple posts asking for details that are not yet available will probably only frustrate the process of releasing the final designs, assembly instructions and completed kits/units. I understand how difficult it can be waiting, but let's imagine having to research and design, test and redesign, improve and customise, source and await the arrival of parts, write and confirm assembly instructions (in English - takes longer than Chinglish), test, test and test again and then make sure everything has been double checked before publishing/producing the finished item?
Mix into this the demise of computers (including the steam driven power supply that powered it
), a short illness, bad weather, ageing
oh and I nearly forgot, having some sort of life outside of the online RCMR/YouTube community and I would say Bruce is doing a bang up job! Not to mention his obviously understanding wife, who must be an Angel to allow us so much of his time... (Insert butt kissing icon [here])
I know from my professional life that if this sort of project was being run on any commercial scale there would be 25-30 people seconded from different technical professions who might take well over a year to get to this stage. Ask them for progress reports and unless you're signing their cheques you're likely to leave the place with an additional capacitor or two inserted in places that are already well enough regulated! In my humble opinion some here are a little bit intense and asking almost weekly in the way that I have read makes it seem like some are being rather selfish. I am not directing this at any one post or person, but I assume everyone here earns money doing other things in their week and I would assume that running two YouTube channels and doing everything associated with what we see Bruce produce for us for FREE, we would not be out of place to simply relax just a little.
If anyone has an issue with my post please ask one of the FPV manufacturers for their design schematics, component suppliers and R&D team notes etc. You could even email them and ask when their next line will be out and see what the response is, but I'll bet little to nothing comes back in reply...
We pretty much just need to hurry up and wait (to quote a friend of mine).
I hope I have not over stepped my place here, but I feel like there is a bit of pressure being put on a bloke who is GIVING his time so we can save money and not end up buying a rubbish-bin-ready device. How's about we leave him to do his thing and instead of posting "When will it be ready?" posts, go to the first page and post "Pay in NZ dollars" posts in the "Donate" section? Many do and many more could, so that is my two cents worth, now I shall await the onslaught!
PS: This video has the schematics. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c41W6I45DPY
"I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter." Winston Churchill