We are started to accept Bitcoin payments in in PitLab.Shop. It is result of searching fast and low cost method of transferring money from customers to our RC store. I test many method of payment but all traditional method based on banking system are costly.
For example PayPal has fast confirmation, but has 3-4% fee for payment and 2-3% money exchange fee. Money withdrawn is possible after 3-4 working days.
Bank transfer need 3-5 days to be confirmed and transfer cost few Euro. It need about one day money exchange operation outside bank, or fast, but with bad bank course.
Card payment has 2-3% of fee but forced exchange on very bad bank course.
Skrill has fee compared with Paypal, additional fee on withdraw and withdraw is possible after 14 days.
Bitcoin has optional fee 0,1mBTC (0,0001 BTC) or even can be transfered free of charge. Is relatively fast: first information is about minute after payment, full confirmation from few sources is after less then hour. Exchange to any national money is possible on many stocks. From my actual point of view this method is better then traditional payment.
How to do payment in PitLab.Shop?
You need to have a wallet to store Bitcoin. I use standard wallet from http://bitcoin.org/ installed on my PC and mobile Bitcoin Wallet on my android phone. In Wallet you store your Bitcoins, earned or bought on market.
In shop after dropping goods to shopping cart, you select payment method as BitPay:
After selecting shipment method and confirming purchase by green button on the page bottom
Will be displayed payment screen visible below.
It include big QR code for mobile transaction - just scan the code with your phone and mobile wallet application will be executed. You can also open mobile wallet and press camera icon to start decoding QR code.
After decoding QR code wallet application will show payment screen visible below (image shows other transaction):
If you want to pay from PC wallet, just press the link starting from 1F3Z... The Bitcoin Core Wallet will be opened with screen as below:
Pressing "Send" you will send payment to shop.
Notice the value is displayed in mBTC - this is mili Bitcoin, because 1 bitcoin can be divided not to 100 cents like Dollar or Euro, but it divide to 10^8 units called Satoshi. So:
100 Satoshi = 1 uBTC (micro Bitcoin) = 0,000001 BTC
100000 Satoshi = 1000 uBTC = 1 mBTC (mili Bitcoin) = 0,001 BTC
100000000 Satoshi = 1000000uBTC = 1000 mBTC = 1 BTC
In last weeks was 2 big changes in shop offer. Boom block family has grown with sizes for 25mm, 28mm and 30mm booms. Now whole family looks like on the picture below.
Actually all sizes: 12m, 16mm, 21,5mm, 22mm, 25mm, 28mm and 30mm are on stock.
Along with the new version of the software for FPV System appeared Buddy Flight ™ functionality. It supports multi plane FPV group flights by displaying on the OSD screen position of all planes in the group like on radar. As a result you can see not only models that are in camera field of view like on the picture below, but also those on the back, on sides or located at a different altitude.
From the pilot side, the group flight looks like on the video below.
The position of the second model can be seen on the radar as a triangle pointing down when model is lower than ours, then as a point underlined on the top and bottom when it is on altitude similar to our model.
At the same time on the radar can be visible up to 6 different models.
The locks are in 3 sizes:
Sizes 12 and 16mm are on stock, the 22mm will be available soon.
They are compatible with our boom blocks. If you have copter made with it, now you can make the arms folding for better transport.
Update: All sizes are on stock!
To make payments easier, we signed agreement with European payment system: Skrill.
Now we can accept payment by Skrill Digital Wallet and by most of cards, even you don't have Skrill account.
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