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Product Price Price after coupon Coupon code End date
RC Part extra 13% OFF     extra 13% OFF /
Weekly Deal Best Price of FPV System Updated Every Friday     UP TO 70% OFF 12.31
Max 40% OFF for RC Radio & Receiver May New Arrivals Sale     up to 40% off 6.10
New Arrival FPV Racing Drone and Parts     Flying10 6.15
Mid Year Clearance Sale for RC Radio Receiver     Up To 50% OFF 6.30
35% OFF for Racerstar CS6 100A XT30 2-6S Current Sensor w/AMASS Plug 10cm Long 18AWG for Whoop FPV Racing Drone 6.99 4.54 BGCS6 6.30
35% OFF for Racerstar CS12 180A XT60 2-6S Current Sensor w/ AMASS Plug 10cm Long 12/14 AWG for RC Drone FPV Racing 7.99 5.19 BGRACS12 6.30
15% OFFiFlight BumbleBee 142mm 3 Inch 6S HD CineWhoop FPV Racing Drone BNF w/ DJI FPV Air Unit 720p 120fps F4 FC 40A ESC 399.99 339.99 BGBEE6SDJI 6.30
15% OFF for iFlight BumbleBee 142mm 3 Inch 4S HD CineWhoop FPV Racing Drone BNF w/ DJI FPV Air Unit 720p 120fps F4 FC 40A ESC 399.99 339.99 BGBEEDJI4S 6.30
20% OFF for iFlight MegaBee V2.1 3 Inch FPV Racing Drone BNF F4 Flight Controller 2-4S 35A ESC 500mW VTX Support Carry for GoPro5/6/7 4K Filming Cam 269.99 215.99 BGBEE2 6.30
15%OFF for HOTA D6+ AC 300W DC 2X325W Charger 119.99 102 BGHOTAD6Plus 6.30
15%OFF for SKYRC T200 2X100W 12A Charger 85.99 73 BGSKYRCT200 6.30
$160.65 for Eachine LAL 5style 220mm 4S Freestyle 5 Inch FPV Racing Drone PNP/BNF F4 Bluetooth FC Caddx Ratel 2307 2450KV Motor 50A Blheli_32 ESC 212 160.65 BG5STYLE 6.30
$160.65 for Eachine LAL 5style 220mm 6S Freestyle 5 Inch FPV Racing Drone PNP/BNF F4 Bluetooth FC Caddx Ratel 2307 1850KV Motor 50A Blheli_32 ESC 212 160.65 BG5STYLE 6.30
10% OFF forFrSky Taranis X9 Lite S 2.4GHz 24CH ACCESS ACCST D16 Mode2 Transmitter G7-H92 Hall Sensor Gimbal PARA Wireless Training System for RC Drone 147.99 133.19 BGX9LSJN10 6.30
10% OFF for FrSky Taranis X-Lite ACCST 2.4GHz 16CH Mode2 Radio Transmitter with 18650 Battery Black Caps for RC Drone FPV Racing Muliti Rotor 147.77 132.99 BGXLJN10 6.30
20% OFF for Radiolink AT10 2.4G 10CH Transmitter With R10D Receiver Orange Mode 1 148.2 118.56 BGAT10CLE 6.30
20% OFF for Radiolink AT10II 12CH RC Transmitter and Receiver R12DS 2.4GHz DSSS&FHSS Spread Radio Remote Controller for RC Drone/Fixed Wing/Multicopters/Helicopter 144.97 115.97 BGRDAT10CLE 6.30
16%OFF for ToolkitRC M8 DC 300W 15A Battery Balance Charger Discharger 35.99 33.99 BGM8DC15 6.30
15% OFF for LANTIAN 24V 16.6A 400W Power Supply Adapter 26.99 22.94 BGLANTIAN24V 6.30
15%OFF for ISDT 608AC AC 60W DC 200W 8A BattGo Smart Battery Charger Discharger 59.99 45.99 BG608ACPRO 6.30
15%OFF for TATTU Funfly 14.8V 1550mAh 100C 4S XT60 Plug Lipo Battery 25.99 22.09 BGTATTUPRO5 6.30
15%OFF for URUAV U1 6 in 1 6X4.35W 6X1A DC 1S Battery Charger 12.59 10.70 BGURUAVU1 6.30
$152.15 for Eachine LAL3 145mm 3 Inch 3-4S FPV Racing Drone PNP Caddx Turtle V2 F4 FC 1408 3750KV Motor 25A ESC 300mW VTX 165 152.15 BGEALAL3 6.30
8% Off For Wltoys 144001 1/14 2.4G 4WD High Speed Racing RC Car Vehicle Models 60km/h 95.99 88.39 BGMJ156O8 6.30
10% Off For WPL C24 1/16 Kit 4WD 2.4G Military Truck Buggy Crawler Off Road RC Car 2CH Toy 40.29 36.29 BGRCMO8 6.30
10% Off For WPL C24 1/16 RTR 4WD 2.4G Military Truck Buggy Crawler Off Road RC Car 2CH Toy 42.22 38 BG1291RF 6.30
8% Off For SG 1602 2.4G 1/16 Brushless RC Car High Speed 45km/h Vehicle Models 88.57 76.39 BG1602ERT 6.30
12%OFF for ToolkitRC M6D 500W 15A DC Dual Channel MINI Smart Charger Discharger for 1-6S Lipo Battery 58.99 57.19 BGM6D 6.30
10% OFF for LDARC/KINGKONG ET125 125mm 2.8 Inch 4S FPV Racing Drone PNP/BNF F4 OSD 20A ESC Runcam Nano2 Cam 139.99 116.99 BGET125 6.30
10% OFF for GEELANG UFO-85X 4K HD Hollywood 3-4S Cinewhoop Whoop FPV Racing Drone BNF / PNP Caddx Tarsier V2 Cam DVR 192 172.8 BGUFO85X 6.30
10% OFF for GEPRC MARK4 5 Inch 225mm 4S FPV Racing Drone Freestyle PNP/BNF 2306.5 2450KV SPAN F4 BLheli_S 45A Tower Caddx Ratel Camera 254 206.1 BGMARK5 6.30
10% OFF for GEELANG WASP 85X 2 Inch 2S Toothpick FPV Racing Drone BNF / PNP F4 Flight Controller 1202 8700KV Motor 800TVL Cam 113 101.7 BGWASP85X 6.30
10% OFF for LDARC/KINGKONG HD140-FPV 140mm 2.8 Inch 4S FPV Racing Drone PNP/BNF F4 OSD 20A ESC Runcam Nano2 Cam 149.99 125.99 BGHD140 6.30
10%OFF for ISDT P30 1000WX2 30AX2 High Power Dual Channel Charger 189.99 170.99 BGP3010 6.30
12%OFF for ToolKitRC ADP100 100W 20V Adapter 19.99 17.69 BGADP100 6.30
10% OFF for Ultra Power UP6 AC 160W DC 400W 10A Charger 149.99 134.99 BGUP610 6.30
20% Off for Diatone 2019 GT R349 TBS VTX Edition 135mm 3 inch 4S FPV Racing RC Drone PNP w/ F4 OSD 25A RunCam Micro Swift 180.09 144.07 BGR349N 6.30
20% oFF for EMAX Tinyhawk Freestyle 115mm 2.5inch F4 5A ESC FPV Racing RC Drone BNF Version 109.99 83.99 BGHOST20 6.30
XK K130 2.4G 6CH Brushless 3D6G System Flybarless RC Helicopter RTF Compatible with FUTABA S-FHSS 149.99 127.49 BGXYO15 6.08
FrSky Taranis X9 Lite S 2.4GHz 24CH ACCESS ACCST D16 Mode2 Transmitter G7-H92 Hall Sensor Gimbal PARA Wireless Training System for RC Drone 147.99 133.19 BGX9LSJN10 6.08
FrSky Taranis X-Lite ACCST 2.4GHz 16CH Mode2 Radio Transmitter with 18650 Battery Black Caps for RC Drone FPV Racing Muliti Rotor 147.77 132.99 BGXLJN10 6.08
FrSky Taranis X9 Lite 2.4GHz 24CH ACCESS ACCST D16 Mode2 Classic Form Factor Portable Transmitter for RC Drone 97.99 88.19 BGX9LJN 6.08
$170.10 for Eachine LAL 5style 220mm 4S Freestyle 5 Inch FPV Racing Drone PNP/BNF F4 Bluetooth FC Caddx Ratel 2307 2450KV Motor 50A Blheli_32 ESC 212 170.10 BGLAL5STYLE 6.30
$170.10 for Eachine LAL 5style 220mm 6S Freestyle 5 Inch FPV Racing Drone PNP/BNF F4 Bluetooth FC Caddx Ratel 2307 1850KV Motor 50A Blheli_32 ESC 212 170.10 BGLAL5STYLE 6.30
12% OFF for 2.4G Gesture Sensor Twisted RC Stunt Car Light Music Remote Control Dancing Truck for Kids Toys Vehicles Model 68.99 60.71 BGTwistcar 6.30
12% OFF for HuiNa 1592 with 2/3 Batteries 1/14 2.4G 22CH RC Excavator Engineering Vehicle Model Alloy Construction Truck 157.49 131.99 BGHN1592 6.30
10% OFF for Wltoys A959 Rc Car with 2 Batteries Version 1/18 2.4G 4WD 50km/h Off Road Truck RTR Toy 74.15 66.73 BGWLRCA959 6.30
$160.65 for Eachine LAL 5style 220mm 4S Freestyle 5 Inch FPV Racing Drone PNP/BNF F4 Bluetooth FC Caddx Ratel 2307 2450KV Motor 50A Blheli_32 ESC 212 160.65 BGNEWLAL5style 6.30
$160.65 for Eachine LAL 5style 220mm 6S Freestyle 5 Inch FPV Racing Drone PNP/BNF F4 Bluetooth FC Caddx Ratel 2307 1850KV Motor 50A Blheli_32 ESC 212 160.65 BGNEWLAL5style 6.30
30% OFF for URUAV UX14 2.4G 2in1 Telemetry Receiver Compatible Frsky Flysky SBUS IBUS Output for RC Drone 18.12 12.68 BGUX14CLE 6.30
30% OFF for Upgraded Transmitter Warm Hand Glove Cover Shield Winter Outdoor Flying for Flysky Frsky 13.29 9.30 BGTXGG30 6.30
30% OFF for Realacc X-lite Transmitter Edition FPV RC Drone Shoulder Bag Handbag for FrSky X-lite/ X-lite S/ X-lite Pro 17.85 12.49 BGHBCLE 6.30
30% OFF for URUAV TMX5 4 IN 1 A7105 CC2500 CYRF6936 NRF24L01+ Multi-Protocol Transmitter Module Compatible FrSky X9D X10 Transmitter 45.99 31.59 BGTMX5CLE 6.30
20% OFF for Skydroid T10 2.4GHz 10CH FHSS Transmitter with R10/R10 Mini Receiver and Camera Support S.BUS PPM PWM Output 139.33 111.46 BGSDT10 6.30
10% OFF for FrSky Taranis X9 Lite 2.4GHz 24CH ACCESS ACCST D16 Mode2 Classic Form Factor Portable Transmitter for RC Drone 97.99 88.19 BGX9LJN 6.30
10% OFF for Jumper T8SG V2.0 Plus Carbon Special Edition Hall Gimbal Multi-protocol Advanced Transmitter for Flysky Frsky 105.55 94.99 BGJPT8V2 6.30
15% OFF for Flipsky 2.4G Screen Remote Control VX2 Transmitter for Electric Skateboard Ebike Eboat Compatible with VESC 61.98 52.68 BG24VX1 6.30
10% OFF for Heng Long 3837 2.4G RC Boat Double Motors High Speed Racing Ship Model Toys 89.99 80.99 BGHL3837 6.30
10% OFF for Feiyue FY05 XKing 1/12 2.4G 4WD High Speed Desert Truggy RC Car 95.48 85.93 BGFeiyueFY05 6.30
32.99 for 1pc D2307HC 9g Micro Servo Full Metal High Speed DC 4.8V-8.4V Mini Steering Gear with JR/JST Plug for RC Airplane Car DIY Robot 41.99 32.99 BGD9SAA 6.15
$16.99 for IDC-WIFI198 5G WiFi 720P 1MP Mini FPV Camera 100m Transmission Distance for Tiny RC Drone Quadcopter 17.99 16.99 BGIW5C 6.15
10% OFF for DJI FPV Air Unit Antenna MMCX Straight 5.8Ghz 3dBi LHCP Mini FPV ANT 15.99 14.39 BGDJANAL 6.15
10% off for Detrum Z3 Lite RC Airplane Flight Controller Auto Pilot with GPS Program Card 3 IN 1 Combo for Oil Powered Gas Driven Engine RC Aircraft 89.99 80.99 BGDZLAL 6.15
$29.99 for THUNDER JET X LC222 250mm Wingspan RC Airplane 2.4Ghz 2CH EPP Remote Control Fixed Wing Drone Aircraft RTF 32.99 29.99 BGTJXAL 6.15
$71.99 for 20×20mm MAMBA F722 DJI MINI F7 Flight Controller OSD & F35 35A Blheli_S Brushless ESC compatible DJI FPV Air Unit for RC Drone FPV Racing 79.99 71.99 BGF7DJI 6.17
$65.69 for 20x20mm HGLRC Zeus F735-VTX STACK F722 Flight Controller 35A Blheli_32 3~6S 4 IN 1 Brushless ESC MT VTX Mini 25~600mW for RC Drone FPV Racing 72.99 65.69 BGF735VTX 6.17
$83.69 for 20x20mm HGLRC Zeus F745-VTX STACK F722 F7 Flight Controller 45A Blheli_32 4 IN 1 Burhsless ESC MT VTX Mini 25~600mW for RC Drone FPV Racing 92.99 83.69 BGF745VTX 6.17
$80.99 for 20*20mm Flywoo GOKU F722 MINI Flight Controller & GOKU406S 40A BLheli_32 2-6S 4-In-1 ESC & GOKU VTX625 25~450mW VTX 89.99 80.99 BGGOKUF722 6.17
50% Off for 30.5mm Racerstar & Airbot airF7 F722 40.13 25.99 BGF7AIR 6.30
30% OFF for Hobbyporter WT8 2.4Ghz Mode2 Transmitter with Receiver for Tinyhawk TinyhawkS TRASHCAN Mobula7 UR65 CineBee 37.99 26.59 BGWT8CLE 6.30
RadioMaster TX8/JumperTX T8SG 2.4G 12CH Hall Gimbal Open Source Multi-protocol Mode2 Transmitter for RC Drone 84.44 69.99 BGTXT8PRO 6.01
FrSky Taranis X9D Plus SE 2019 24CH ACCESS ACCST D16 Mode2 Transmitter M9 Hall Sensor Gimbal PARA Wireless Training Function for RC Drone 263.89 229.99 BGSEPRO 6.01
Eachine Tyro79 140mm F4 3 Inch DIY FPV Racing Drone 83 73.04 BGWK79 6.01
Eachine Tyro109 210mm DIY 5 Inch FPV Racer w/ Caddx Turbo Eos2 1200TVL Camera 114.52 100.77 BGWK109 6.01
Happymodel Larva X HD 125mm F4 2-3S Toothpick HD Whoop HD 2in1 FPV Racing Drone BNF w/ Caddx Baby Turtle 179.64 143.71 BGLXHD15 6.03
4 PCS 4g Racerstar SPROG X 35A BL_S 2-6S DShot600 ESC 37.48 29.98 BGSX35 6.01
Brotherhobby Avenger 2507 V2 1200/1500/1750/1850KV 4-6S Motor 27.30 21.84 BGWK2507 6.01
$46.19 for Geprc MARK4 5 Inch 6 Inch 7 Inch Frame Kit 52.49 46.19 BG5MK4 6.15
15% off for Dacing Wings Hobby New Light Wood Plane 1400MM Wingspan S26 Hansa-Brandenburg W.29 Water Kit/ PNP 161.99 139.90 BGDW26AL 6.15
$20.52 for Mini-biplane Hornet 400mm Wingspan 3D Aerobatic Fixed-wing RC Airplane Aircraft Epp D Board Indoor Outdoor F3P KIT 24.15 20.52 BGDTJ 6.10
$33.43 for Foxeer Falkor 2 1200TVL FPV Camera 1.8mm Global WDR Freestyle Long Range for FPV Racing RC Drone 39.34 33.43 BGESTK 6.10
$52.77 for Hawkeye Firefly Q6 4K 1080P 60FPS HD Mini Camera for FPV Racer 62.09 52.77 BGYTU 6.10
20% off for FPV Dual Camera System 700TVL WDR Mini Two Cameras + 5.8Ghz 25mW/200mW/600mW 48CH VTX + 3CH Switch Support PMW Remote Control for RC Racing Drone 36.99 31.99 BGDCSAL 6.15
$27.99 for 84 in 1 Action Camera Accessories Combo for GoPro SJCAM OSMO YI Sport Cameras 29.99 27.99 BG84CSLM 6.15
$48.99 for FeiyuTech New Vimble ONE Single Axis 18cm Extendable & Foldable Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer 49.99 48.99 BGNVOLM 6.15
$19.99 for iFlight SucceX Micro Force VTX PIT/25/100/200mW/300mW Adjustable 5.8Ghz 48CH Mini FPV Transmitter 20x20mm/16mm/25mm for RC Racing Drone 22.99 19.99 BGIFSPAL 6.15
$31.99 for iFlight SucceX Force VTX 25mW/200mW/400mW/800mW Adjustable 5.8Ghz 48CH FPV Transmitter 36*36mm for FPV Racing Drone 33.99 31.99 BGISVAL 6.15
15% off for URUAV V3.0 DJI Digital FPV Goggles Analog Receiver Adapter Mount Fixed Holder 8.99 7.64 BGDGCAL 6.15
15% off for iFlight Universal Camera Mount 0-60 Degree Adjustable Case with ND8 Lens Filter for GoPro 5/6/7/8 XL5/SL5/DC5 FPV Racing Drone 23.99 20.00 BGiCMAL 6.15
50% oFF for 30.5mm Racerstar & Airbot airF7 F722 F7 ICM20602 RealPit Flight Controller 37.13 18.56 BGAirF7NC 6.30
$113.99 for Eachine EV100 720*540 5.8Ghz 72CH FPV Goggles with 1280*480 Mini DVR Built-in Battery For RC Drone 117.99 113.99 BGBEVCO 6.15
15% off for X-uav Mini Talon 1300mm RC Airplane 83.12 70.65 BGMINITAL 6.15
20% off for Sonicmodell AR Wing 900mm RC Airplane 72.81 57.95 BGARWINGUK 6.15
20% off for TY Model Black Flyer V2 RC Airplane 24.63 19.70 BGFLYERV2 6.15
15% off for XK A600 RC Airplane 97.28 84.78 BGXKA600US 6.15
20% off for Volantex Ranger 2000 V757-8 RC Airplane 152.87 111.71 BGRG7578 6.15
15% Off for Airbot Furling 32 4in1 BLHELI_32 3-6S 4x45A Brushless ESC with F3 MCU ADC Current Sensor 53.03 45 BGFurling32 6.15
$15.75 for 2pcs Foxeer 5.8G Lollipop 3 2.5DBi Stubby Omni FPV Antenna LHCP/RHCP for RC Drone Airplane 21.01 15.75 BGERR 6.05
10% OFF for Diatone MX-C 349 158mm F4 4S / 6S 3 Inch FPV Racing Drone PNP 193.79 174.41 BG5MXC 6.15
12% OFF for HGLRC Sector132 4K 132mm F4 3-4S FPV Drone 177.04 155.80 BGS132 6.15
15% OFF for XK K123 6CH Brushless AS350 Scale 3D6G System RC Helicopter BNF 101.99 86.69 BGHFC10 6.20
15% OFF for XK K123 6CH Brushless 3D6G System AS350 Scale RC Helicopter Compatible with FUTAB-A S-FHSS 4PCS 3.7V 500MAH Lipo Battery – BNF(With 4 batteries) 157.45 106.63 BGHFC11 6.20
12% OFF for FLY WING H1 Helicopter Flight Controller with GPS Voltage Test One-key Return 3D Flying Function for ALIGN T-REX SAB GAUI Scale Helicopter 189.99 167.19 BGHFC12 6.03
15% OFF for XK K110 Blast 6CH Brushless 3D6G System RC Helicopter BNF With 4 Pcs Battery 91.79 78.02 BGEAYD14 6.20
15% OFF for WLtoys V911S 2.4G 4CH 6-Aixs Gyro Flybarless RC Helicopter RTF With 4PCS 3.7V 250MAh Lipo Battery 62.99 53.54 BGEAYD15 6.20
10% OFF for ENOZE 9303E 1/18 2.4G 4WD 40km/h RC Car Electric Off-Road Vehicles RTR Model 56.64 50.97 BG9303ECAR 6.10
12% OFF for ZD Racing 10426 1/10 2.4G 4WD 55km/h Brushless RC Car Eletric On-Road Vehicle RTR Model 180.43 158.71 BGZD10426 6.10
12% OFF for HeHengDa Toys H1266A 1/12 2.4G 4WD 42km/h RC Car Full Proportional Vehicles RTR Model 73.53 62.82 BGApr1266 6.10
20% off for C-17 RC Airplane 27.3 21.84 BGC17Trs 6.15
20% off for RUSH TANK MINI FPV Transmitter 41.22 32.98 BGRUSHPLUS 6.15
20% off for RUSH TANK PLUS FPV Transmitter 40.81 32.65 BGRUSHPLUS 6.15
12% off for iFlight Cyber XING 2306.5 1777KV/1999KV/2555KV 2-6S Motor 10*4*4mm NSK 4mm Titanium Alloy Shaft 32g 25.74 22.65 BGCyber12 6.15
30% off for SKYSTARS TinyFrog 75X 75mm 2019 RC FPV freestyle Racing Drone 123.06 86.14 BGTinyFrog75X 6.10
12% off for GEPRC GEP-Crocodil GEP-LC7-PRO 315mm 7 Inch RC FPV Racing Drone Betaflight F4 50A Runcam Micro Swift 294 258.72 BGLC712 6.10
$377.99 for iFlight TITAN DC5 4S 222mm 5Inch Drone 419.99 377.99 BGDC510 5.31
$37.86 for T09 AreoMax 745mm Wingspan 4CH RC Airplane Fixed-wing KIT/PNP 50.48 37.86 BGJYUE 6.15
$26.76 for T-MOTOR AT 2~6S 55A 5V/5A Brushless ESC for RC FPV Racing Drone 35.68 26.76 BGRJL 6.15
$5.65 for URUAV Upgraded 2 In 1 Lipo Battery Power Supply Charging Cable With 5V Adapter Filter for Fatshark Skyzone EV200D EV300D FPV Goggles 7.07 5.65 BGDSTK 6.10
$22.71 for Matek Systems Analog Airspeed Sensor ASPD-7002 Flight Controller for RC Airplane FIxed Wins 31.11 22.71 BGTRTJ 6.05
$53.46 for Caddx Turtle V2 1080p 60fps FOV 155 Degree Super WDR Mini HD FPV Camera OSD Mic for RC Drone 71.28 53.46 BGCaddxV2 6.05
$22.16 for BOYA BY-MM1 Video Record Microphone for DSLR Camera Smartphone Osmo Pocket Youtube Vlogging Mic for iPhone Android DSLR Gimbal 27.71 22.16 BGKHJI 6.05
10% OFF for JDHMBD 450 PRO 6CH 3D Three Blade Rotor TBR RC Helicopter KIT With Brushless Main Motor 159.99 143.99 BGMAY018 6.20
10% OFF for UDIRC U12S 2.4G 3.5CH RC Helicopter RTF with FPV Wifi Camera 55.99 50.39 BGMAY019 6.20
15% OFF for XK K100 Falcom 6CH Flybarless 3D6G System RC Helicopter BNF 67.31 57.21 BGMAY020 6.20
12% OFF for WLtoys V913 2.4G 4CH Single Blade RC Helicopter LCD Controller 95.46 85.91 BGMAY021 6.20
10% OFF for WLtoys V912 4CH Brushless RC Helicopter With Gyro BNF 77.43 69.68 BGMAY022 6.20
10% Off for GEPRC STABLE 12A Whoop Stack F4 25.5*25.5mm Flight Controller GEP-12A-F4&GEP-VTX200-Whoop FPV Combo for FPV Racing RC Drone 54.99 49.49 BGGEP12A 6.10
15% off for Foxeer Razer Mini FPV Camera 21.01 17.86 BGRAZER15 6.15
12% off for XK A150-C B747 BOYIN RC Airplane 49.99 43.99 BGA150C 6.15
15% off for Future Model Edge 540T V2 139.99 118.99 BGEdge540T 6.15
15% off for Future Model Edge 540T V2 139.99 118.99 BGEdge540T 6.15
30% off for Eachine NANO V2 VTX 20.46 14.34 BGNANOV2 6.15
15% OFF for iFlight MegaBee 153mm Cinewhoop Frame for DJI FPV Air Unit RC Drone FPV Racing 84.86 72.13 BGMegaBee153 6.20
15% Off for Eachine Wizard TS215 FPV Racing RC Drone 183.95 156.35 BGWIDR15 6.20
15% OFF for MAMBA 1408 4000KV 3-4S Brushless Motor For Diatone GT R349 FPV Racing RC Drone 16.53 14.05 BG4000KV 6.10
10% OFF for MAMBA F405 Mini MK2 Betaflight Flight Controller & F25 20A 3-4S DSHOT600 FPV Racing Brushless ESC 39.99 35.99 BGMINIMK2 6.10
12% OFF for GEPRC GEP-20A-F4 AIO F4 MPU6000 Flight Controller OSD 20A Blheli_S 2-4S Brushless ESC 26.5×26.5mm 50.90 44.79 BG20AF4 6.10
12% OFF for MAMBA F405 MK2 Betaflight Flight Controller F40 40A 3-6S DSHOT600 FPV Racing Brushless ESC 44.99 41.36 BGF405MK2 6.10
15% OFF for iRangeX IRX4 Plus 2.4G CC2500 NRF24L01 A7105 CYRF6936 4 IN 1 Multiprotocol STM32 TX Module With Case 43.24 36.75 BGIRX4PR 6.15
25% OFF for Racerstar 40A BL_32 2-6S 4in1 ESC 40.99 30.74 BGRU40 6.30
12% OFF for Mobula6 F4 1S Whoop FPV Drone BNF 91.09 80.16 BG12M6 6.10
15% OFF for MAMBA F405 MK2 Betaflight Flight Controller F40 40A 3-6S DSHOT600 FPV Racing Brushless ESC 44.99 39.95 BGNEWF405 6.10

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Vacuum Ejectors: Benefits and Drawbacks

We have talked a lot about the working of the vacuum ejectors and their configurations. We have also compared them with other vacuum generators. In this article, we will have a look at all the major advantages of having or using vacuum ejectors. Once we are done with the benefits, we will shed some light on the drawbacks of these items as well. After all, nothing is perfect in this world and these vacuum generators, despite their tons of advantages, have a handful of drawbacks that you should look out for as well.

Vacuum Ejectors: Advantages

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Here is a salient list of features that vacuum generators have to offer to their users.

Inexpensive: The first thing to consider is their low cost. Since the design of vacuum creators is really simple, they aren’t really that expensive especially when you compare them to other vacuum generators.

Quick: This is one of the most underestimated benefit of vacuum ejectors. Since they don’t require any kind of warm up and they don’t have any delay, they are very quick. You can turn on or turn off the vacuum within seconds

No resource consumption: These vacuum pumps, literally, do not require any resources. They don’t require electricity or any other type of fuel to work. Simply input the air and you will be good to go. In the long run, this will save you more than just a few bucks.

Quick installation: These do not demand a lot of time during installation. Simply insert them and connect their input to an appropriate outlet. The same thing can be said during replacement as well. Installation and changeover of these is a one man job that takes a minute.

Zero moving parts: This is another advantage of vacuum ejectors that is overlooked a lot. Having no moving parts doesn’t seem a lot but it has a lot of benefits. The first and biggest benefit is that it doesn’t create ant vibrations. Usually, moving parts cause a lot of vibration which is bad for the whole system especially if there are sensitive equipment near the vacuum generator. Second thing worth noting is that most of the problems comes from the moving parts i.e. they get jammed or get broken or friction etc. None of this will happen if you there aren’t any mechanical parts.

No heat: Heat is another very big problem when it comes to systems. These vacuum pumps generate no heat at all. This is because they don’t require any kind of fuel nor do they have any moving parts. It is a simple static design that take air as an input and creates the vacuum. So, no heat generation.


High tolerance: Since the design of these vacuum generators is really simple and they don’t have any moving parts, they have a very high tolerance. There is just a static solid design and that’s it. So, there aren’t many things that can have an effect on their operating.

Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are a lot more benefits that cannot be discussed here.

Vacuum Ejectors: Drawbacks

Here are some of the disadvantages.

Technical knowledge: In order to use these products or at least know the specifications required for your system needs a bit of technical knowledge. And, if you want to use these as efficiently as possible, you will need to have a decent amount of technical knowledge.

Learning curve: Again, this is somewhat relate to having the technical knowledge to get the best out of your vacuum pump. Although it is true that these products can be very efficient and can reduce a lot of your costs but only if they are used correctly. If you don’t know what you are doing then using a vacuum ejector won’t help you reduce the costs. Proper system design, vacuum requirements, cycle’s time and lot of other information is needed to get the best out of this equipment.

Time consumption: Although vacuum generators saves a lot of time during installation or replacement, they will gobble up a lot of your time in learning and knowing the exact numbers or measurements. The learning curve can be quite time consuming.


The conclusion here is that vacuum ejectors are very efficient and provides a ton of benefits for their users but all of that comes at a cost. You need proper knowledge of not just how these work but you also need to know about your system and all its requirements in order to get the best out of these type pf vacuum generators.

Becoming a Data Analysis Triple Threat

The triple threat: a phrase frequently associated with athletes and entertainers. Move over Justin Timberlake, today it’s the analyst’s turn to shine. This is the first in a three part series on being a triple threat in data analysis by:

  1. being an expert in your business
  2. beefing up on your stats knowledge
  3. developing key technical skills

Being an expert in your business

Lucky you: the first step in becoming a data-analyzing triple threat should be the easiest.

Any data mining project starts with gaining a firm understanding of the context in which it’s taking place. After all, it’s pretty difficult to identify trends or build models without knowing what you’re interested in learning and what data is available.

By becoming an expert in your business (i.e. your organization and the broader field) you’ll be in a good position to find opportunities for analytics to boost your work.

Your organization

Unless you’re starting out in a new job, you are probably pretty familiar with your particular organization, so this is the easy part.

Evaluate your role:

What are your responsibilities? What are some of the challenges you’ve come up against? How could your work become more productive? Data analysts typically display great curiosity – so what in your own job are you curious about?

Listen to your colleagues:

Not by eavesdropping on their random personal calls, but in meetings and maybe even over lunch. What are they working on? What are their challenges and where do they see opportunities?

These conversations may spark ideas for you in terms of how data analysis could improve your organization, and help you identify future allies. When you get ready to build that first predictive model, what will it measure and who will be its champion?

Survey the data:

At this stage, you don’t need to know every item in your database, but it’s helpful to have an idea of what the organization is currently tracking and what seems to be missing. If you’re looking to get into data analysis, you’re probably already fairly tech savvy and familiar with the database, but if not have a chat with IT.

Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of your organization’s data may give you an idea of the sort of data analysis projects you could feasibly attempt.

Strategic goals:

A final suggestion is to keep an eye on your organization’s strategic goals. These indicate what the current priorities are and where the organization plans to go. How does data analysis fit into that vision?

Your field

So you know your job and your organization. Great! But what’s going on elsewhere? Whether you fundraise, manage programs, or make waffles, keeping an eye on industry best practices and innovation, while developing a strong network can spark ideas and give you a place to turn for help.

Read up:

We’re all busy, so it’s hard to make time for a bit of leisurely reading, but do try. I like to keep one professionally-related book going at a time. A few minutes here and there adds up.

I don’t know about you, but I’m more of a web junkie. Find a few blogs, online publications, and social media sources to follow. Set aside some time to find out what people are talking about and join the conversation. Just try to set some time limits on your surfing or its quickly 2am and you’re somehow on the IMDB page of a 1980s TV show.

Whatever the source, reading and reflecting on the knowledge in your field will help you think creatively about how data is and could be used.

Work your network:

If your organization has the budget, try to get to at least one professional conference a year. Whether it’s a classic like APRA or CASE, or a newer one like DRIVE, go! Meet people and learn new ideas. Even if you end up at a less than stellar session or two, you’ll at least have time out of the office when you can brainstorm about possibilities.

Locally, look for regional events from your professional organizations and even try Meetup groups in related topics. Don’t forget to connect with people on LinkedIn and Twitter to continue the conversation.

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Those are just a few ideas for becoming an expert on your business. You’re likely doing a lot of these things anyway, so it’s a bonus that it sets you up to be a triple threat in data analysis!

5 Quick and Easy Tips to Stay on Your Dieting Path

I’m not going to argue about the different diets out there, or what really matter: carbs, fats or protein. Instead, I am going to give you five simple tips that will help you stay on your weight loss target, no matter what diet or physical fitness plan you are following. These are very simple tips that don’t require a lot of extra time to implement, and they have been extremely successful in my own diet progress.

1. Keep a list of what you CAN eat

Everyone knows that the worst part about almost any diet is the restrictions that are suddenly placed on what you can and can not eat. Instead of focusing on the negatives and getting depressed over that hamburger you can’t eat, why not create a list of all the wonderful things that you can enjoy on your new diet. Even better, make multiple copies of this list and place it in prominent spots that you see when you are hungry; refrigerator doors, on walls on the way to the kitchen, on exercise equipment, etc. This way, when a hunger pain hits you out the blue, instead of not knowing what to eat and instinctively reaching for the unhealthy, you will have a quick reference guide staring you in the face, reminding you of all the great food you can still enjoy!

2. Tally your days

One of the common problems that hurts diet-goers is that they get too focused on very specific results and get disappointed when they don’t see them immediately; a certain amount of pounds they want to shed; a new percentage of body fat to reach, thicker muscles, etc. The problem with focusing on these specifics is that they take different times to reach for different people, so it may become very discouraging when you see others reach your goals much faster than you can yourself. The super simple solution is instead of focusing on your results, focus on your efforts. Put up a whiteboard, or just a plain piece of paper, and every day that you successfully stick to your diet and/or physical fitness plan, make a tally. Then, when you are feeling unmotivated, just take a look at your marks and see the visualization of your efforts. For me, this has really helped me, as I like to think “OK, if I stick to my plan today, this will be the longest I have ever stuck with a diet” and then repeat that mantra to myself day after day.

3. Focus on steps, rather than goals

Some so-called “experts” will tell you to focus on your goals. They will encourage people to make lists of goals, and even to print out pictures of their goals and post them around their living space. This might be fine and dandy if you are saving up for something and you are printing a picture of the item you want to remind yourself to save for, but for a dieter, seeing a picture of a thin fit person, the person they want to be, tends to just make them depressed and feel as if their goal is unattainable. Especially when someone is just starting out on a diet, the last thing they want to think about is how far away their goals are. The solution? Instead of focusing on what may take a year or more to achieve, focus on the more immediate. Set small stepping stones to your goal, such as “reduce caloric intake by 100 calories per day this week,” or “lose two pounds,” and rewards along the way, such as enjoying a new episode of your favorite TV show. By focusing on something that is actually within reach, you will be able to maintain your internal motivation and not become discouraged.

4. Report now, not later

If you are using a weight tracker app, a record book, or any diet that requires tracking of food intake and physical activity (basically all of them), instead of waiting till the end of the day to enter your log, do it before or immediately after eating the food or working out. Like using a credit card, when something does not have an immediate visual impact, our brains tend to minimize the way we think about it. For example, when using a credit card, it is much easier to forget tiny purchases, or negate them as being “too small to matter”. However, these can quickly add up, and later you might be sitting there wondering how you can’t afford to pay the latest bill. The same basic concept applies to dieting and exercise; the longer we wait to record something, the more likely we are to round down the amount we ate and round up the amount we exercised. By immediately recording the activity before or after, there is no guessing about amounts later, or rounding, and we are stuck being immediately accountable for our actions, an accountability you want when you are trying to stick to a diet plan.

5. Prepare ahead of time

I’m driving home, after a long and exhausting day at work, and I know there is no food ready to eat at home. Anything healthy will take me time to prepare, and after my frustrating day, I just want to snarf something down and get into bed. I would pick something healthy up, from a local restaurant, but I had to work late, and the only places open are 24/7 fast food drive-thrus. So, I momentarily give up on my diet, and pick up a 2,500+ calorie dinner consisting of burgers, fries, and a shake, a huge relapse for myself, one that might make me feel like giving up altogether. Fortunately, this whole incident is avoidable by making just a tiny change; preparing your food and snacks ahead of time. If I had taken the 10-20 minutes extra that morning and prepared myself a nice healthy dinner, in that car ride home I would have remembered that I had a delicious meal waiting for me, and stopping for fast food would have seemed a ridiculous notion. If you are going to have a lunch break at work, bring a lunchbox filled with carefully chosen foods. If you are going to have a movie night, prepare a healthy platter of snacks ahead of time, instead of defaulting to microwave popcorn and high-caloric candies.


What is so nice about these five tips is that each one takes just minutes to implement, but can make the difference between giving up on a diet plan, or sticking through to see your results. Don’t look at this list and add it to a “read later” list, or worse yet, just ignore it with a simple dismissal of “too much work”. It might be a little extra leg work, but isn’t it worth it to become a better, healthier you? The decision is yours to make, but I know which one your body will be thanking you for making.

Foods that Help You Stay Thin

Everyone hasThin-Stomach heard the old tip shop the outside perimeter of the supermarket first. This is where all the fresh food is kept. Where we really get in trouble in the market is in the middle. The middle holds all the processed foods like cookies, crackers, mayonnaise, candy, and ice cream.

We’ve also heard about eating foods like celery and salsa that actually burn more calories than they leave behind and help you feel full. A great book to get is super model Carol Alts book “Eating In The Raw.”. Now you don’t have to become a vegan or give up that juicy Friday night steak but Carol’s book brings up some great points that we learned when we were children. “You are what you eat”. When we cook food we kill vitamins, enzymes and live cultures. When you eat fresh your body is able to get more of the nutrients it needs to be very healthy and thin.


Watermelon is a food like celery full of water and it helps to fill you up. Watermelon also contains vitamins A and C and many other anti-oxidants.

Green Tea

Drink green tea to feel full between meals. The phytonutrient called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) in green tea increases the hormone responsible for making you feel satiated. Drinking green tea daily has long-term benefits as well. It can help prevent storage of excess fat, improve your appetite-regulating hormones and change how your body handles cravings and metabolizes food.


Vinegar will slow the absorption of carbohydrates and prevents sudden surges in your blood sugar. It also slows the passage of food through your stomach, keeping you fuller for longer.

Chili Peppers

Capsaicin, the compound that gives these spicy peppers. This compound is also thought to curb your appetite while you eat. Not only that, it raises your body temperature, which may boost your metabolism.

Raspberry Ketone

Raspberry ketone is the primary aroma compound of red raspberries. This compound regulates adiponectin, a protein used by the body to regulate metabolism. Raspberry ketone causes the fat within your cells to get broken up more effectively, helping your body burn fat faster. The recommended dose is 100mg per day. To get the same benefit from the whole fruit, you’d have to consume 90 pounds of raspberries.


Trim your tummy by packing your grocery cart with monounsaturated fats. Avocados should be used in your diet as a garnish. On a sandwich, salad, or as a topper. Sitting down to a giant bowl of guacamole at your favorite Mexican restaurant can add as much as 750 calories to your diet before your entre even arrives. So the message is that avocados are great for your body but in moderation.


Apples are the perfect pre-dinner snack. Soluble fiber in apples, called pectin, reduces the amount of sugar and calories that’s absorbed into the bloodstream after a meal. That’s good news for folks who want to prevent type 2 diabetes, but it also makes apples one of the best snacks for dieters. Apple pectin prevents spikes in blood sugar that lead to increased fat storage. It will help you avoid the blood sugar “crash” that leaves you craving more food and can keep you satiated for up to two hours.

Crimini Mushrooms

These mini-Portobello mushrooms have a delicious meaty flavor. Blending crimini mushrooms with ground turkey is a great way to cut half the fat without losing taste. The high-fiber mushroom mixture works well for any meat-based dish, like tacos, meat sauce, hamburgers and more.

Pine Nuts

A small 4oz handful of pine nuts every day can help suppress hunger. Pine nuts contain pinolenic acid, a naturally occurring fat that stimulates cholecystokinin (CCK) and glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1), both powerful hormones that alert the brain that the stomach is full. In one study, women who consumed pinolenic acid reported a decreased appetite. These small nuts also contain the highest protein content of any nut.


Beans are loaded with soluble fiber, which promotes good bacteria in the gut, thus lowering inflammation linked to belly fat. Ignite your body’s fat-blasting furnace with beans. They’ll keep you full, and are high in resistant starch, meaning that half the calories consumed cannot be absorbed. They also reduce blood sugar, and create the fatty acid butyrate, which may burn fat faster.

Eating small portions of good food every three hours to prevent blood sugar spikes and keep your hunger at bay is the key to success in any good diet. Try the super foods to help you regulate your blood sugar and boost your metabolism.

How to Motivate Reluctant Readers

300_2763536As a teacher, I wasn’t always thrilled with all of the reading materials available for me. After all, some phonics and basal readers are quite boring. I could see why some of my reluctant readers wouldn’t want to read these. Yet, luckily, there is an entire world full of interesting reading materials. Here are some tips on how to motivate reluctant readers.

Give them High Interest Readers

I was looking through some older ‘learn to read’ books from the 1970s and ’80s. They were painfully boring and had non-existent plots. Yet, luckily there are some more interesting books out there for beginning readers. Step into Reading is a program from Random House that has five levels of books. I Can Read is another leveled program from Harper Collins. There are levels for readers who need more help to levels with basic chapters. When my daughter was in kindergarten, we started with the basic books. These had repetitive sentence structure and vocabulary that made it easier for beginning readers.


There are plenty of inappropriate magazines out there. However, there are also some very fun and educational ones in circulation too. The shorter articles and colorful pictures can be less overwhelming than a thick novel with long paragraphs. My kids have a subscription to Highlights Magazine. High school students may enjoy Mental Floss. You can also give your child a magazine to a hobby, subject or sport they are interested in such as dirt bikes, tennis or science.

Song Lyrics

Does your child have a favorite song? I’m thinking there are plenty of kids out there who really love the song “Let it Go.” A great idea to encourage kids to read is to get them some song lyrics. This way they can sing their way to being a more fluent reader.

Give them Reading Material related to a Favorite Movie

Does your child have a movie they want to see or have seen? Giving them literature connected to a movie they are already interested in may pique their interest. However, be warned that some books made into movies might be at a sophisticated reading level (I was pleased to find “The Hobbit” was said to be at a sixth grade reading level). Thus, before giving your child a book, check its reading level with this Book Wizard tool. If you find it is above their independent reading level, you can always read it to them or download an audio of version of it.

Reaching reluctant readers doesn’t have to be a struggle.

Review: Celebriteens In The Spotlight by Joanna Philbin

Celebriteens In The Spotlight by Joanna PhilbinIn America, the Celebriteens books are published under the series name The Daughters – alluding to the fact that although its teenage lead characters aren’t famous in their own right, they’re growing up in the shadow of parents who are. The author herself is the daughter of US talk show host Regis Philbin, and while this is definitely no autobiography I suspect it may well be personal experience and observation which lend the first instalment in the series its genuine, heartfelt quality. The series has been rebranded for the UK as Celebriteens, and it lives up to its glamorous new name one hundred percent.

Book one sees unconventional-looking Lizzie Summers dealing with a fairy common teenage problem – she doesn’t measure up to those perfect-looking models in the magazines – but with the uncommon added pressure of daily life with a mother who actually is one of those models. Lizzie’s self-confidence takes a bashing every time she’s forced to accompany her mum to another A-list party, and her supermodel mother doesn’t seem to have any idea what it’s like for her. Add in some trouble with schoolwork and a crush on the cutest boy in school, and along with her best friends Hudson and Carina, Lizzie’s just a regular teenage girl… but when she messes up, the whole world knows about it.

A cover quote from Cecily von Ziegesar states that Gossip Girl herself would love this book, and while there are some major similarities between the two series – the New York setting, the red carpet events, the super rich lead characters – there are some major differences too. Lizzie, Carina and Hudson are a couple of years younger than Blair and Serena, and the story reflects that. This is a book about the importance of friendship, staying true to yourself and the bittersweetness of first love.

Despite the glitz and glamour of Lizzie’s lifestyle, tween readers will relate to her because underneath it all, her problems are universal. I’d recommend this one to readers in the eleven to fourteen age group who would like the inside scoop on what it’s really like to be the daughter of a rich and famous parent.

Out: now.

Review: Torn by Cat Clarke

Torn - Cat Clarke

Four girls. One dead body. A whole lot of guilt.

Alice King isn’t expecting the holiday of a lifetime when she sets off with her classmates on a trip to the Scottish wilderness, but she’s not exactly prepared for an experience beyond her darkest nightmares…

Alice and her best friend Cass are stuck in a cabin with Polly, the social outcast, and Rae, the moody emo-girl. Then there’s Tara – queen of mean. Powerful, beautiful and cruel, she likes nothing better than putting people down.

Cass decides it’s time to teach Tara a lesson she’ll never forget. And so begins a series of events that will change the lives of these girls forever…

A compelling story of guilty secrets, troubled friendship and burgeoning love. (Summary from Goodreads.com).

Drawing on scenarios more usually encountered in teen horror movies, Torn is the gripping story of schoolgirl politics getting way out of hand. Cat Clarke’s follow up to bestselling debut novel Entangled takes a fresh look at what happens when a group of teenagers are given a taste of freedom on a school wilderness trip… with truly disastrous consequences. Part murder mystery, part psychological thriller, Torn is essentially a book about growing up – think coming-of-age story, but terrifying. It’s about that moment when you realise that crying to your parents or hiding behind the sofa won’t fix things – that sometimes life can spiral out of control and there’s no way back to the safety of before.

Narrator Alice King is the type of character that readers will instantly empathise with. At school, she’s neither queen bee nor outcast, instead occupying the no-man’s land between the two extremes. Like many of us, she’s accutely aware of the injustice perpetuated by the in crowd, but not quite brave – or powerful – enough to befriend those deemed Untouchable. Her own acceptance is far too tenuous to take such a risk. With insight and dark humour in equal measure, Torn really digs down into the truth about the high school social order, going beyond the simple mean-girls-vs-losers dynamic we often see perpetuated in popular culture and holding the mirror up to a reality that’s far more complex.

Cat Clarke is an edgy writer, and that’s her strength. She doesn’t write tidy stories where enemies are safely dispatched and a happy ending is guaranteed for all. She writes in shades of grey, and the result is honest and raw narratives where things get messy and hearts get broken – sometimes readers’ hearts. Even the love story that unfolds alongside Torn‘s central mystery is conflicted, brimming over with bittersweetness of the most poignant variety. Like Entangled, Torn sees its teenage protagonist forced to confront uncomfortable truths about herself, and in both cases that makes for fascinating reading. But where Torn surpasses Entangled is in the way it takes us on our own journey of self-discovery – the way Alice’s story feels as though it’s only one wrong decision away from being our own. Seriously scary stuff.

Torn is one hell of a book. It’s stomach-churningly tense, twisty in the cleverest way and completely impossible to put down. I read it straight through in one go, on the edge of my seat, only pausing every now and then to remind myself to breathe. If you like your YA fiction dangerous and authentic, Torn is a must-read.

Out: December 2011, UK


Applying my studies to my love life

Hi all. Thought I’d share another one of my assignments. We had to apply what we studied in class, the theories we’ve learned to real life experiences. I decided to write about my relationship between my husband and I. Enjoy!

Having the privilege to learn Theories of Communication for a couple of weeks now, I’m beginning to understand the development of my relationship with my husband and how it progressed from being a friend, to a boyfriend, and now my dearest husband. That was a little over a decade ago since 2001. We got married in 2008. And in 2010, we had our very first child.

Let me first narrate how it all began. We first met in an internet chat room of the university that we went to. I was attracted to his username and decided to send him a private message. If I remember correctly we started to talk endlessly about our favourite music, and discovered that we had a lot in common. This went on during the semester break. We exchanged phone numbers. From online to the telephone line we conversed for hours and hours.

The holidays were over, and we decided to hang out. Prior to the meet up, somewhere along our conversations we did bring up the kind of clothes we wore and talked about shoes. Coincidentally we had shoes of the same kind, a pair of sneakers, his were blue, and mine were red. We both decided to wear those shoes going out. The thing about these sneakers is that, the dirtier it is, the better it looks. It’s meant to look worn out. This information is crucial point that led to our relationship.

Before I move on with the story, I’d like to highlight that the conversation we had about our tastes in music and clothes is only touching the surface, the introduction was just an ice breaking session. According to the social penetration theory, it is the superficial layer. And sharing the same likes in music as well as footwear, naturally it led to a connection that made us agree upon this face to face meet up.

So came the day of our ‘date’. It wasn’t really a date since I did tag along a friend, and my intentions were only to get to know basis at this point. As promised he wore his blue sneakers and I wore my red sneakers. I noticed that his shoes were squeaky clean. And couldn’t stop ridiculing him of how uncool it was to wear clean sneakers. This lead me to purposely step on his shoes to make it look dirty and of course cool, at least according to the ‘the dirtier the better’ rule. And this act of staining his shoes, sparked fireworks, and I felt butterflies flying in my tummy! I quickly stepped away and tried to laugh hoping the butterflies would fly away. I must have blushed.

Then, we moved on to our next destination, a fast food restaurant. I was famished, and I ordered my favourite onion rings. I felt really comfortable eating in front of him, perhaps it was because of the hunger that I had no shame, I gobbled the onion rings, smacking my mouth together and gulped it down and drank my soda. Not realizing that he was watching me eat. And then there was only one onion ring left, we both reached out for it, but he let me have it instead. Ate it instantly, and only then I noticed he was watching how I was eating. And I asked, with a half way eaten onion ring “Uh, is there something wrong. Do you want this?” while showing the other half of the onion ring. He shook his head while smiling, and pointed out how enthusiastic I was munching away and it made him laugh.

Talking about onions let me relate back to the theory. Coincidentally Irwin Altman and Dallas Taylor the developers of this social penetration model metaphorically use an onion to describe the theory as onions like humans have many layers and depths. So in my event of gulping down the onion ring, and having him laugh about it goes into the middle layer which has revealed both of our social attitudes.

Being comfortable of this new revelation, we both expressed how we felt, especially during the shoe stepping ceremony. I was relieved and delighted to know I wasn’t the only one seeing fireworks and having butterflies frolicking in my bowels. At this stage we have penetrated into the inner layer. We both started to share more detailed information and background information, our beliefs, hopes, and secrets as well. His secret was about this girl he had a crush on, and mine was that I already was seeing someone else. A guy I knew for almost two years. Let’s call him ‘Mr X’.

The relationship between Mr X and I wasn’t doing so good, it was really on the rocks, just on the verge of falling over the cliff, yet we held on. I personally held on, because I assumed he was the guy that I wanted to marry, and believed that he was mister perfect. But when meeting my husband, the title ‘mister perfect’ no longer belonged to Mr X.

This is when I started comparing the two, measuring who is better. I was using the comparison level of alternatives of the social exchange theory. Mr X used to be a 10/10, but meeting my husband, the alternative totally defeated Mr X with a scale of 100/10! I knew then what I had to do. Say bye-bye to Mr X. However, it took me months to officially call it off. It wasn’t easy, because Mr X was quite special to me. But 10 years later, at this moment, seeing my dearest son and beloved husband, watching them sleep every night, I do not have an ounce of regret going for the alternative.

Now that we’re married with a child, it is easy to say that we have entered the innermost layer of the onion, and have revealed our core personality, exposing ourselves to our most basic self. We both have heard various frequencies of each other’s passing of gas, and even the different types of scent. Perhaps we both had too much onion, digging in too deep that we could not hold it in any longer. It may seem disgusting to some, but that is us being our true selves, by not hiding our flatulence.

The theories mentioned in relation to the development of my relationship seem to have been applied almost quite perfectly that it is difficult to find a flaw. The social exchange theory which includes the comparison level of alternatives is something that everyone would most probably go through in a relationship. If it isn’t applicable, it’s just might be because that person does not have the alternative to compare to.

However, having that said, using this standard of assessment doesn’t necessarily mean one has to choose the better alternative. Because, as mentioned earlier, the social penetration theory states that humans are made up of many layers, sometimes what one sees in a person is only a certain breadth of that person, depending on an individual and the level of interaction it may take years for one to get to know a person entirely, at times, it just never happens.

Therefore, to choose what ones measures as the better alternative might turn out to be even worse! When they go in depth one might discover some deep dark secret of that person that is really disturbing. And unfortunately by that time, it might be too late to return to the former relationship. But, if one is lucky enough after weighing the possible outcomes, like in my case, the better turns out to be the best decision ever made.