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Rotor Riot

#1
Anyone have an idea whats going on at Rotor Riot? Show and website seems to have changed and the guys involved all seem to be doing individual blogs lately. Just doesn't seem quite right. All in my head?
 

ElectriSean

Eternal Student
Mentor
#3
I watched Micheal Rollins interview Stingersswarm last night. Apparently RR ran out of money a while back and had to let Tommy and Kevin go. After Botgrinder was booted I kinda lost interest, it just seems like a DJI commercial lately.
 

FDS

Well-known member
#4
They wrecked themselves when they tried to move the store to Florida the first time, the cash flow ground to a halt, Tommy left to save them money, his own stuff was doing well enough I guess. Then RDQ bailed them out, they changed the crew around again etc, now they are shipping their own store inventory again and are planning to only sell stuff they have flown and tested.
Original RR line up = best RR line up.
RR team pilots could always run their own channels etc.
They are no longer the biggest thing in the hobby, for good or ill. Enjoy it, don’t enjoy it, up to you.
 

Ihichi Bolls

Well-known member
#5
Watch the micheal rollins interview with chad kapper and the original pilots. The question were asked and answered.. no need to speculate or add to rumor mill.

But dam rotor riot anyways. I bought a rr5 alien and today I broke one of the original straps in a crash.... battery grippy pad aint so grippy anymore...cheap gear... wore out three sets of motors too and its only 4 and a half years old.

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Yes there is sarcasim in this post.. Ill leave it to you to find it.
 

Ihichi Bolls

Well-known member
#6
Here is the flight before the one that broke the strap and prop. Was tweakin my pids for 5s as I dont want to have a bunch of different batteries for everything. Specially if I can ever get to keep fixed wing stuff in the air.

 

Ihichi Bolls

Well-known member
#10
Yeah Mike Rollins is growing on me as well as many other people. Long as he stays grounded and doesnt sell out to commercialism or product placement driven interviews where he is paid to present a certain opinion then he will continue to gain popularity.
 

Ketchup

4s mini mustang
#13
Report?
Edit: if I do have to report, then how would I report this? Just write “possible hacker?”
 
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Ihichi Bolls

Well-known member
#14
Report?
Edit: if I do have to report, then how would I report this? Just write “possible hacker?”
When you report a post you can leave the reason blank the mods are pretty smart n can figure out why as you probably wont be the only one reporting. If you want just write this post looks suspicious or direct them to the part of the post you are questioning.

I ripped on the dude above that is now deleted as he was obviously not here to be part of the community by editing reply quotes to have external links that were never in the original post he was quoting. He also did this same thing to like 10 other threads and used the same external links in unrelated posts.

I recently got hacked clicking on one as his statements are pretty close related to the post he is trolling with. but now I am on to the tactic and can spot it quickly. Then I hunt down every post like a dog chasing a cat.

Thats why I say NEVER (even on our happy forum) click any external links other then youtube and even then be wary unless you are farmiliar with the member posting. Click on a linked video that plays in the forum but dont click on the blue highlighted links redirecting you off the forum to youtube as that "Could" potentially be a fake link.
 
#15
I don't know, i think that rotor riot is kinda choking right now. As much as i love the different pilots individually i think that they make things too structured when they are together. They were made to be kind of a natural reality show but then they started forcing drama and the hype train catched up to them. watch michal rollend's interview with finial gladius to understand more deeply. I think that Rotor Riot is probably almost broke (as they have been since chad capper bought the rights) and Drew is most likely working with dji to keep them from being shut down. The dji system is good but it is a closed system and rotor riot is about freedom they probably if they weren't getting paid, wouldn't support them as much. The smartest thing for Drew to do is to try to work with fatshark to make the byte frost a more well rounded and user friendly system with a higher output power and start promoting that. maybe reunite with the old show members to get some the old fans to watch again. hell they would probably get another 10k subscribers if they merged Mr Steele back in. one thing that they re doing right is that they are trying to make some of their episodes interesting to plane people and have been looking at big project similar to flite test. if they can get mentioned in a flite test video then they will get a lot more subscribers. I actually really love rotor riot and really want to see them do well. I like their new store, I can vouch that most all of the stuff they are selling is top of the line.
 
#16
Watch the micheal rollins interview with chad kapper and the original pilots. The question were asked and answered.. no need to speculate or add to rumor mill.

But dam rotor riot anyways. I bought a rr5 alien and today I broke one of the original straps in a crash.... battery grippy pad aint so grippy anymore...cheap gear... wore out three sets of motors too and its only 4 and a half years old.

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Yes there is sarcasm in this post.. Ill leave it to you to find it.
oh no! What crappy gear to last you 4 and 1/2 years! ( this is sarcasm. don't misinterpret this! Most stuff that you buy off of banggood will last you a couple weeks if you treat it well. my friend completely demolished a cheep $140 dollar build in about a half week. there are good cheep stuff on banggood but you need to do your research.)
 
#18
There is nothing wrong with banggood my friend just the people who put products up. Some of their stuff is really good at really good prices. Just do the research.
 

FDS

Well-known member
#19
I can get 75% of what is on there from my regular UK based supplier, often at the same price and sometimes cheaper. Plus my UK supplier supports FPV community building with meet ups and develops their own products. They also have rock solid customer service and secure shipping.
On top of that I can get it faster and sometimes they even beat the BG price. There’s a few things they can’t compete on or don’t stock but not many.
Support retailers who give back to the community, it’s a win win. If it costs you 10% more but keeps that spend in putting on race meets, events or product development then it’s still worth It IMO.
 

PsyBorg

Wake up! Time to fly!
#20
There is nothing wrong with banggood my friend just the people who put products up. Some of their stuff is really good at really good prices. Just do the research.
If you are happy with what you get from Banggood Rock on mate.

To me buying from them is about the same as buying stolen car radios from the local crackheads. NOTHING you could say would make me buy there.. So please.. all you Banggood fan bois stop trying to justify using them to me at least.. It aint gonna happen.