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. . . and quads seem to be out in front.
Every day for the past six weeks or more I've been coming across ads for new quadcopters, the capabilities of which seem to be expanding while their prices are proportionately falling. Six weeks ago, having graduated from the venerable 3-channel S-107 to a 4-channel x5c quad, I would have thought a step up to something more sophisticated would be cost prohibitive. But lately not a day goes by that I don't see ads for increasingly sophisticated quads with affordable prices, such as the Lian Sheng LS-128 Sky Hunter, which is a headless FPV quad with a camera attached to a controllable gimbal-type mount -- for $160. http://www.gearbest.com/rc-qua.....Hwod3aUHoQ Based on advances I've seen in just the past few weeks I can't help wondering what the quadcopter market will be like next year this time.
I got my first computer, a Radio Shack TRS-80 Model III, in 1981. It was a Star Trek-looking one piece affair with two floppy drives and a 12" monitor with watery resolution. It had no ROM, it did very little, it cost $2,500, and it was the cat's meow! Compare that antique clunker to what is available to us today for around $500 and we can't help wondering what hobbyist drones of the future will be like.
Oh lordy, here we go dating ourselves again! We had a had a TRS 80 also, called it the trash-80!
The screen was black and white, no less, but ours did have an advanced memory capability for
reading and writing, it was called a cassette deck! Had to hook to puter up to the mic input for
reading, and either headphone or AUX to download. And who can forget the DOT-Matrix printer?!
We still thought it was the greatest thing until the Apple came out. Hard to believe our cell-phones
have more computing power. I don't think home computers became true mainstream though until
a new program came out that was icon-based and made using these so much easier....are you ready...
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