Interest in UniversalTx group buy

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21 Jun 2015 13:05 - 21 Jun 2015 22:32 #34449 by mwm
Would a group order make sense? I'd be willing to put that kind of thing together, and deal with shipping them out once they got back to the US.

Edit by PhracturedBlue:
My UniversalTx progress thread is getting filled with people wanting to order one. So I am making this thread to move all those requests into. Posting in this thread in no ways implies any obligation.

Note:
  • The UniversalTx is not ready to be purchased. I don't know when it will be.but we are talking multiple months at earliest
  • I have no idea if a group buy is the way it will be available. This thread is just for reminders of interest
  • I do not have a very good idea of cost. I would guess in the ballpark of ~$50. I will be very open about the costs, and will ensure the actual component and construction cost is available so you have a clear idea of any overhead
  • I do not foresee myself being in charge of a group buy if there is one

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21 Jun 2015 13:32 #34450 by justyn07
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I am in.

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21 Jun 2015 16:40 #34459 by FDR
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Let's start a survey!
I"m in for at least one.

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21 Jun 2015 16:43 #34460 by voyn
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FDR wrote: Let's start a survey!
I"m in for at least one.


I'd definitely take one, perhaps two if they're not terribly expensive (I like having spares).

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21 Jun 2015 16:43 #34461 by JustenCase
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I'll take two...we're already 3% of the way there! :woohoo:

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21 Jun 2015 16:44 #34462 by JustenCase
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Oops...somebody beat me to it. We are at 4%! :P

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21 Jun 2015 16:48 #34463 by dehalo
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I would buy two (I live in Switzerland though)

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21 Jun 2015 17:04 #34464 by mwm
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I want two, or three if they aren't to expensive. Which puts us at 9 (or 11). Their examples are Arduino Unos, which come out to about $12/board for 10. But we need a better estimate.

The one review mentions an 80% failure rate. So we should plan on ordering some extras to cover that. Call it $15/board.

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21 Jun 2015 17:19 - 21 Jun 2015 17:21 #34465 by BirdBarber
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Two for me if they are $20 or less each. (Location - US)
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21 Jun 2015 17:51 - 21 Jun 2015 17:53 #34468 by PhracturedBlue
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I said that I could sell 100 of them, not that I could get 100 pre-orders. Given time, I think there would be no problem selling them here and at RC Groups. It is not limited to only working in Deviation. It will work in any radio with PPM.

And note that prices are more likely to be ~$50. I haven't done the math recently, and the board process have gone up as I've improved it since the 1st revisions.

This is not the thread for trying to get a group order together though. It is also premature:
Step 1: get a board that actually works
Step 2: produce several of them and get some feedback from other than me
Step 3: have a set of prototypes manufactured by a PCB house to make sure they can be made at scale
Step 4: produce a limited run.

Final pricing can't get set until step 3 is done.
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21 Jun 2015 17:53 - 21 Jun 2015 17:54 #34469 by SadSack
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Random thought....

Say two people in Europe & USA buy 10/50 or whatever each. Then using PayPal, euro guy take orders for USA and makes order in China but have them sent to Us guy and he passes them out in US, the US guy does the same for Euro guy!
Paper trail leads to otherside of the pond and both came from China.

Ok does sound stupid written down...
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21 Jun 2015 18:03 #34470 by RedSleds
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SadSack wrote: Random thought....

Say two people in Europe & USA buy 10/50 or whatever each. Then using PayPal, euro guy take orders for USA and makes order in China but have them sent to Us guy and he passes them out in US, the US guy does the same for Euro guy!
Paper trail leads to otherside of the pond and both came from China.

Ok does sound stupid written down...

.....and adds shipping expense. :(

Even though I have just completed the Multi-Module build for my white DEVO 10, I would probably be in for one Single-Board Universal Module to do a plug & play in a new black DEVO 10(much preferred color to me), and sell my white one to some unsuspecting sucke.....um, purchaser that doesn't know any better. ;)

DEVO 10 - Multi-module with nRF24L01 +PA +LNA, A7105 +PA, & CC2500 +PA +LNA transceivers.
Nightly Build: v4.0.1-548bbf5 (6/9/2015)

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21 Jun 2015 18:41 #34472 by TomPeer
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I have 4 devo transmitters, so i am in for at least 3. (Netherlands)

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21 Jun 2015 21:52 #34476 by justyn07
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i want 1 when they are ready.

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21 Jun 2015 22:47 #34478 by SeByDocKy
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+1 for me maybe two ....

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22 Jun 2015 01:49 #34486 by RedSleds
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PhracturedBlue wrote: Step 2: produce several of them and get some feedback from other than me


:woohoo: Ooh, ooh! Me, me! Beta Tester, Beta Tester! :woohoo:

Ahhh, ....who am I kidding. I don't have enough R/C experience, or even enough models of different protocols to test all of the transceivers yet. :(

DEVO 10 - Multi-module with nRF24L01 +PA +LNA, A7105 +PA, & CC2500 +PA +LNA transceivers.
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22 Jun 2015 02:10 #34488 by vanwadiver
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Add me to the list. Definitely 1, maybe 2.

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22 Jun 2015 07:56 - 22 Jun 2015 07:58 #34497 by Antfurn
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I'm in for two - if I don't have to import them from the US.
I'm in the UK and anything that comes from the states gets a massive import duty added.
It would be great if we could get a 2nd batch sent to Europe for distribution, direct from China.
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22 Jun 2015 08:55 #34498 by Durete
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I am in for 1, maybe 2...

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22 Jun 2015 09:48 #34499 by linux-user
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+1
Do you have any idea how to deal with the FCC (USA) / CE (Europe) issue?
Is it not needed, because it's not a working RC-device?
I think, It would be great, if we could convince a chinese dealer/manufacurer to take pre-orders.

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