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Attention: RC-CAM.com will be closing down August 2021.

The RC-Cam.com forum was the very first online community dedicated to the advancement of wireless video cameras on radio controlled (R/C) models. This is now called "FPV" (First Person View). We are proud of the contributions that our members have made to the FPV hobby.

We've seen significant changes over the last twenty years. Initially there were a lot of eager R/C hobbyist that built their own video systems. Allowing these creative individuals to share their work was the purpose of this site. Now the FPV market is flooded with low cost systems; Sadly DiY FPV video projects are now rarely discussed.

RC-CAM.com (main site and forum) will be closing down August 2021. This was announced several months ago (March 2021) to allow our members ample time to download any information that is important to them. After the site is shutdown the information will no longer be available here.

We appreciate every member's involvement with advancing the FPV hobby. It is indeed sad to say goodbye to all our online friends. Be safe and stay healthy.

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Star Stryker RCX4

There was a small booth at the CES 2010 show that had a big crowd around it. The fellow there was demonstrating a quad model that had a X-wing style body on it. It was very stable and flew well.


I went back to the booth later in the day (thankfully with a smaller crowd) and captured a video that shows it flying around.
Video from CES 2010: http://www.vimeo.com/8658029

It is really cool. But the suggested $400 retail price was way over the top. The show special was $300. I ordered one just to check it out. It is a complete RTF (charge and fly), with a fancy aluminum case like you get with high end JR R/C systems.

Now that I'm back home I've been able to do some research. I could be wrong, but it looks like it is the same as the new Walkera X-Wing that retails for about $240 (but can be bought from China sources for less). Once I get it I will be able to confirm if it is the same model. I also discovered that replacement parts are a bit expensive for the Star Stryker.

I also came across a blog about the Star Stryker: Click for Blog.

Edited by Mr.RC-Cam
fixed broken link.
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I received the Star Stryker today. It is definitely a Walkera X-Wing. So I paid way too much for this re-badged version.

My initial reaction from a quick living room flight is that it is about as stable as a Chinese made coaxial R/C heli. Build quality is (how do I put this delicately) very light weight. I get nervous picking it up because it feels a bit fragile.

The aluminum case it shipped in is very nice. So, I just tell myself that I paid $29 for the model and $300 for the case. :)

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