I want to get started with a DIY drone. I've read http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/roundupreview-of-all-the and I'm keen to put in an order to Hobbyking for all the stuff I need to put a good UAV platform together.
I'm new to RC aircraft, but my goal is to work towards a reasonably versatile platform: easy enough for a beginner, 45m-1hr flight time, scope for UAV + FPV + OSD.
The first question I have is should I go for the Bixler 2 or the original Bixler?
If I go for the Bixler 2, will the list of parts recommended for the original Bixler (http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/roundupreview-of-all-the) also be suitable for the Bixler 2?
Here's the recommended shopping list. Anyone have any suggestions for improvements or additions?
Can't wait to get something in the air!
Thanks for your advice!