Blackout

By tannewt on Sep 01, 2015

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Durable racing quad for proximity flying.

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Part List

Frame

Blackout Mini H Quad Frame w/ Power Distribution Board
Minihquad.com
$149.99

Flight Controller

SP Racing F3 Flight Controller (Deluxe) (2 builds)
Getfpv.com
$78.99

ESCs

4 x OPTO 20A SimonK Firmware Multi-Rotor ESC
Uavobjects.com
$36.00

Motors

4 x Cobra 2204 1960kv (3 builds)
Rotorgeeks.com
$78.36

Propellers

4 x FPVHQ | Your FPV Headquarters
Fpvheadquarters.com
$59.96

FPV Camera

600TVL SONY SUPER HAD CCD D-WDR Color Board Camera OSD Menu DNR-US (4 builds)
Securitycamera2000.com
$31.99

FPV Transmitter

ImmersionRC 5.8GHz 600mw Audio / Video Transmitter
Getfpv.com
$39.99
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Whiffles   Sep 01, 2015  

Looks like a nice solid build! How has the Blackout frame held up for you? Sometimes I wonder if the price is justified or if a cheaper frame will hold up just as well. BTW, I fixed your broken prices.

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tannewt   Sep 02, 2015 

Interesting! Do you deduplicate them too? The only conventions I've seen are the itemprops for schema.org. Hawkee looks like the roots of this site. :-) They look well designed. My spiders are here: https://github.com/rcbuild-info/scrape/tree/master/rcbi/rcbi/spiders

Whiffles   Sep 02, 2015 

No, I do not de-duplicate them at the moment. I did build a price comparison engine a few years ago, but I'm not taking that route with this. I don't think I want this to turn into a product engine. I had a look at your scrapers and CrawlSpider looks pretty neat. I've done spiders like that in the past with PHP simple dom parser, but at the moment I'm only using QueryPath for single page scrapes. And yes, I use itemprop, but it doesn't always work.

tannewt   Sep 02, 2015 

Yeah, I've gotten pretty fast with writing the scrapers. Splitting out the manufacturer and grooming the data are the hardest parts.

I look forward to seeing what comes next for your site. For me I'm going towards a bit more build details (pics) and then flight details probably. I'm also starting a hardware project too.

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