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Posted by Matt Gunn | May 17, 2011 @ 08:19 PM | 7,411 Views
Heres some footage I flung together to make a quick demo of the AD-6's capabilities. Camera is a Contour HD.
Rc Aerial Video (0 min 56 sec)

Posted by Matt Gunn | Mar 18, 2011 @ 01:03 PM | 6,530 Views
This is my first test video with the Droidworx AD06 hexacopter. the camera is a Contour HD
HD Aerial Tour of a Park from an RC Hexacopter (1 min 24 sec)

Posted by Matt Gunn | Feb 26, 2011 @ 06:29 PM | 6,994 Views
The Radio Shack 15amp power supply has served me well for the past 5 years...unfortunately, the Hyperion DuoII charger could only charge my 6S 5000 packs at 4.5amps before it would thermal and shut down.

I found a "gaming computer" power supply at Best Buy today and scooped it up; A Corsair GS700. 700 watts (vs 240 watts from the Radio Shack) and 54 amps (vs 15) make this unit capable of pulling much bigger numbers...and it looks cool to boot. Changeable LED colors and a fan that I think was used to blow Fabio's hair around in commercials make it even better! It took me a few hours this afternoon to reduce the insane amount of wires coming out the back to a 4-pack of + and - leads.
If I can charge both my 6S packs at a 2S rate at the same time, then Ill be happy. Testing tomorrow.
Posted by Matt Gunn | Feb 21, 2011 @ 08:18 PM | 7,014 Views
I had a great time at the 1st Grayson Hobby Fly-In. It was held in an indoor soccer complex which was perfect in every way. A lot of air traffic but I managed to only get hit once.
I also won a 2200mah 3-cell in a raffle. Thanks Grayson Hobby
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Posted by Matt Gunn | Jan 28, 2011 @ 06:20 PM | 6,405 Views
Up until now Ive been using the cheap kit lens from my old Canon XTi on my 50D, which hasn't been doing it justice. Granted, I can get some ok results from the little EFS 18-55mm, but the lenses are junk and (to me) it shows in the final product.

Today I said what the hell, and strapped on the 16-35 f2.8 L-series lens on the 50D and took a few test shots. Its a $1500 piece of glass and I was pretty nervous at first, but once I locked in the AceOne and let her hover, I felt much better. The results are pretty decent... alot better than the 18-55.

Pics shot as the sun set at around 6pm today.


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Posted by Matt Gunn | Jan 09, 2011 @ 10:58 PM | 6,597 Views
Heres what happens when it snows in Atlanta. We aren't setup to deal with snow, so only the major highways get salted. The result is a bunch of cars trying to climb a slight grade... some more successful than others. This was just in front of my house. Im sure there will be hundreds of fender benders by tomorrow.
Snow in Atlanta pt.1 (0 min 35 sec)

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Posted by Matt Gunn | Jan 08, 2011 @ 02:24 PM | 6,394 Views
Heres a quick video that I shot during the 1st fly-in of the season. The camera is a Contour HD 1080P (shot in 720P 60FPS) onboard a Gaui 330X-S.
AThe 2nd half is the Radian Pro

Gaui 330X and Radian Pro featuring the Contour HD (3 min 16 sec)

Posted by Matt Gunn | Dec 08, 2010 @ 10:46 PM | 8,350 Views
I was lucky enough to get my hands on this EPO foam monster for review.
Roughly 80" wing span with twin 1100kv outrunners, retracts and hidden control horns. This is a very nice looking sport-scale rendition of the C-47.
Looking to maiden this weekend. Review to follow.
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Posted by Matt Gunn | Dec 08, 2010 @ 09:00 AM | 7,054 Views
Heres a few pics from one of the reviews I'm working on. The Tower Hobbies P-51D is a 40" sport-scale rendition of the Mustang in EPO foam. She flies like a Mustang should; great tracking and lots of throttle required to keep her moving. Stay tuned for the finished review.
Posted by Matt Gunn | Nov 20, 2010 @ 10:15 PM | 6,195 Views
Bradley (bsbauman) got his paws on the new UM beast the other day. He ended up maidening it this evening at SMRCF. What a great flying little model! It has enough power for almost any maneuver, and flies very smoothly. I got a chance to take the sticks, and I must say, it's not like any other UM series plane I've flown...the Beast just feels locked in. Solid little bird.
Posted by Matt Gunn | Nov 19, 2010 @ 08:31 PM | 5,852 Views
I hooked up with Blake of BShipmanFilms.com, and Clint Esposito and Paul Smith of FMX East out in Douglasville today and shot some photos. I grew up riding dirtbikes and watching Crusty videos, but being up close while these guys jump is amazing.
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Posted by Matt Gunn | Nov 17, 2010 @ 06:56 PM | 5,587 Views
I hijacked the wife's Kodak EasyShare DX4530 and bolted it to the gimbal on my Gaui 330X-S. Took it out the front door and shot it up to 100 feet or so. Sun was setting but still grabbed a decent pic.
Not too bad from the little 5mp Kodak...
Posted by Matt Gunn | Nov 15, 2010 @ 08:36 AM | 6,262 Views
I just wrapped up an in-depth review of the Gaui 330X-S Quadflyer.

Very fun little aircraft to pilot; it's a nice break from airplanes and heli's...although it flies much like a helicopter. I just picked up a camera gimbal (unfortunately after I was done with the review) but I hope to report on its quality and performance soon.
Posted by Matt Gunn | Nov 10, 2010 @ 08:35 AM | 5,706 Views
The goal is to take 30+ clips, submitted by various users, and edit them to create a short video showcasing the GoPro in action. Here is my entry

Matt's RCGroups GoPro Contest Entry (1 min 46 sec)

Posted by Matt Gunn | Nov 08, 2010 @ 07:47 PM | 9,650 Views
Heres a few pics of the 330X-S with my new Aero Sky camera mount kit. Went together very easily. The mount tilts up and down only. Right now, its swinging free which is great for shooting video. As the 330X-S pitches the mount stays level. The servo will be added soon for photography purposes.
Test flew it earlier. Very stable with all the weight below the COG.
This little guy will make a good addition to my big AP heli, for tight shoots or any time I dont want to fly the big boy.

The camera is the new Contour 1080HD which by the way is a very nice little HD camera that I think competes w/ the GoPro HD well. it doesnt have still cam or video out capabilities, but seems to match the HD video produced by the GoPro HD.
Posted by Matt Gunn | Oct 24, 2010 @ 08:01 AM | 4,910 Views
Until now...my 1st pumpkin. Happy Halloween!
Posted by Matt Gunn | Oct 23, 2010 @ 05:09 PM | 5,095 Views
Heres a few pictures of member Andrews421's Stinson in flight. It uses the same power system as the T-28 and flies very well. The flaps allow for some nice steep approaches.
Posted by Matt Gunn | Oct 18, 2010 @ 09:40 PM | 5,053 Views
My wife and I went to Wings Over Atlanta at Dobbins AFB this past weekend. I can say with certainty that there is nothing in the world like the sound of two General Electric turbofans in the F18. The sight of any fighter with the afterburners lit is a close second.
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Posted by Matt Gunn | Oct 09, 2010 @ 08:37 PM | 4,970 Views
Heres a few pics from our DFC session today. Got some good pics of the F-16, which I really enjoy. Bradley has let me take the sticks many times on it. Like most EDF's, its a break from the slower prop models and a challenge to fly. Whenever I feel like Im getting bored w/ my current lineup, Bradley lets me fly the F-16 for a few circuits... what a rush! The helicopter is the new Blade 120 SR. Great little heli as far as performance goes. Its fast and agile, yet hovers well....Continue Reading