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Cheap $27 Electric RC Paraglider Slow Flight FPV project

Cheap $27 Electric RC Paraglider Slow Flight FPV project

Cheap RC Paraglider failed at the first FPV attempt :(

Simple slow flyer from hobbyking for $27. In about a week I will upload my mods to this paraglider, eg I reinforced the airfoil with 1.2mm copper coated mig wire taped along the center of gravity using packing tape as an aid to hold the airfoil completely open, to improve stability and lift. The aim is to turn this into the slowest FPV aircraft possible. When this RC paraglider has the angle of attack increased the slightest this thing literally crawls at toddler pace.

The paraglider I have you can buy from HERE for $27

Setup I have coming in the mail

  • 10mw 5.8GHz TX
  • 1\3″ Sony CCD

I am going to build a cloverleaf antenna, I estimate about 1km range in the air using the 10mw (which is really 25mw I don’t know why its called 10mw), but I will range test when I get it.


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