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HOW Much???!!!

Started by Bad Raven, Monday,October 21, 2019, 07:00:28

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Bad Raven

OK, reprise:-  The School RC Club I run is in its second year (of approaching 12 total) running Micro Hovercraft "Whoovers" as the first build project for the Year 7's.  They are made from an Eachine E010 or JJRC H36 Quad, and a foam set of parts from Drone Junkie or 3D print.

School now refuses to allow me to purchase bulk, then pay back in money from parents, not even if I assemble to one amount.

So, I put out a one page info sheet with clear instructions on what to buy with advice from where to get them with links, and a guide price. Easy enough?

Well, no, as Parents seem determined to go their own way!    :banghead:

One boy arrives with the HobbyKing set of foams, which are floppy thin things with inadequate motor mounting, a high CG so a propensity to turn over, only one colour choice, and are £3 MORE than the recommended ones from Drone Junkie.

Another boy arrives with the right things, but bought via Amazon at near double the price.

I note generally:-

1. The quad is now at a minimum of around £14, and some are nearer £20 on eBay. Last school year (through to spring 2019 no less) they were £9-£10.

2. The RIGHT foam parts are £8 instead of £7.

Not good, however one Parent paid £36 for the quad!! 

The classic on EBay is one seller charging nearly £50 FOR POSTAGE !     :o

Truly, you can take a horse to water, etc, etc.

On the other hand THIS years crop of joining Year 7's are MUCH more RC skilled than last, and within one meeting were able to race with much fewer crashes, most being racing incidents, not out of control hits to the scenery. How does THAT happen??    :shrug:


could be worse....

they tried a similar RC buggy project in Liverpool a couple of years back, was incredibly popular with the students....

then one morning everyone arrived at school and all the buggy's were up on lego bricks and the wheels were gone.

550 custom H-copter (redesigned)
250 Twinboard
Project Sparkie

Bad Raven

Ya think choosing hovercraft without wheels was by chance?    :whistling:    :laugh:  :laugh: