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Posted by Matt Gunn | Feb 07, 2013 @ 03:36 PM | 10,626 Views

Posted by Matt Gunn | Feb 07, 2013 @ 09:17 AM | 10,292 Views
I caught this yesterday morning as a thick fog covered the ground. This is the Concourse building (also know as the King and Queen buildings). You're looking at the Queen.


Posted by Matt Gunn | Jan 31, 2013 @ 08:26 AM | 11,714 Views
Here are some pictures of my 6x12 from Diamond Cargo. The deal I got on this trailer was one of the best you can find anywhere. Douglas, Ga. is the trailer capital of the US; for some odd reason, there are 3 or 4 factories churning out enclosed trailers there. At first I was a bit concerned because Diamond Cargo does not deal to the public. I went through an broker on ebay. But the ratings were great and the price of $1925 for a new trailer with 16" on center studs, 3/4 ply floor and 3/8 ply walls was too good to pass up.

I opted for a torsion axle with e-brakes, an rv-style side door, brace for an ac unit, and and extra 3" of interior height for a total of 6' 6" inside. My only complaint was that they attached the interior ply panels with a nail gun driven into the metal studs. No issues with them pulling out, but it was impossible for me to unscrew the panels to put insulation in there. Instead, I used reflective bubble wrp insulation and slid it in from the top gap.

The interior build-out took me a good couple of months working in the evenings and weekends. I mounted my roller drawer in the middle and built a work desk around it. Wired for shore power with everything goingthrough an Inteli-Power 4000 Mighty-Mini. It has four 120v breakers, 10 12v fused leads, and charges the deep cycle battery when hooked to shore power.

Im closing in on one year of having this trailer and I love it. Ive been contemplating a solar panel on the roof to keep the...Continue Reading
Posted by Matt Gunn | Jan 30, 2013 @ 10:58 AM | 9,528 Views
This was a fun day at the Pecan Patch.

Ultimate Bipe and Zephyr II. GoPro Chase Cam. Southeastern FPV Fly-In (3 min 42 sec)

Posted by Matt Gunn | Jan 17, 2013 @ 08:42 AM | 9,694 Views
Heres a link to my youtube channel. In it, you'll find rcgroups.com review videos, fpv and gopro onboard vids, line of sight flying and some gas-powered rc boat racing vids.

Subscribe if you like it!
http://www.youtube.com/user/webdr121?feature=mhee

Thanks,
Matt
Posted by Matt Gunn | Nov 21, 2012 @ 08:32 AM | 10,156 Views
The official RCGroups.com review of the RC EYE One is now live.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1762732


Posted by Matt Gunn | Oct 22, 2012 @ 08:33 AM | 10,217 Views
My review of the Eagle 5 from apachobby.com is now live!
Click here to read it.
Posted by Matt Gunn | Oct 14, 2012 @ 03:27 PM | 9,848 Views
Heres some exposures I shot Friday and Saturday night

This is a 7 minute 45 second, single exposure shot with a Canon 50D, intervalometer, and a Rokinon 180-degree 8mm fish eye lens. That's the Pecan Patch crew in front of the camera, with I think Team Cobra and some of the Hodgehounds stationed to the far left as well.


Same stats as above, but this time it was a 6 minute 20 second exposure.
Hodgehounds, Team Cobra and Team Florida at the far left I think...


Late Saturday night sky exposure at 30 seconds.
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Posted by Matt Gunn | Aug 01, 2012 @ 05:05 PM | 10,607 Views
T6a Texan II (2 min 38 sec)


The official review of the ESM Texan II will be up on RCGroups soon. I love every bit of this very unique aircraft; the way it handles and the sound as it passes is amazing.
Posted by Matt Gunn | Jul 26, 2012 @ 01:26 PM | 8,695 Views
The Aquacraft Revolt 30 review is now live. Check it out if you're interested in fast electric racing; she's a missile!

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1688045


Posted by Matt Gunn | Jun 25, 2012 @ 05:29 PM | 8,640 Views
Heres my latest bird, the ESM Texan II. The model is setup for gas from ESM, but easily converts to electric with an EFlite Power 160 or equivalent (Tacon or Monster Power 160 as well). On 12s 5000, she screams with a 16x8 4 blade prop. The sound is amazing to say the least...sounds like a real turbine at WOT. It has true unlimited-vertical performance and flight times are around 8-10 minutes.

Unfortunately, the ESM V2 retracts have weak gears and stripped out. The V3's have that fixed, but they have not arrived in the US yet. Hopefully next week.

The Texan II is available from Troy Built Models.


heres a flight at SEFF 2012
Troy Built Models ESM Texan II SEFF 2012 (2 min 41 sec)

Posted by Matt Gunn | Jun 25, 2012 @ 03:52 PM | 7,259 Views
Lookin' good RCG. On the iPad


Posted by Matt Gunn | Jun 17, 2012 @ 10:59 PM | 8,311 Views
I just received the new Aquacraft Revolt 30 for review. I've raced gas-powered boats under IMPBA for years with the Atlanta Model Boaters and always wanted to try the electric class.

What really attracted me to this boat is it's setup for racing p-mono class (up to 36" and 14.8v). It's got great looking hardware and looks identical to the built p-mono rigs. I think the motor might be a little mild at 1800kv though. Most boats are running the Neu 2100kv motors. But, if it turns well we are off to a good start.
I should be getting it wet for its maiden next weekend.
Posted by Matt Gunn | Jun 13, 2012 @ 06:06 PM | 7,339 Views
Nestled somewhere between the overpopulated urban-sprawn that is Atlanta, and the vast expanse of open farmland of Southwest Georgia, sits a pair of intersecting grass runways labeled 0GE4: The Pecan Patch. The 'Patch, as it's known by those who frequent this clean cut and hospitable southern strip, is a place right out of a post card. The drive in from the road is shaded by a cluster of mature Pecan trees that give way to a vast expanse of green grass. Beyond the runways lie a field of young pine trees and off-road trails, perfect for low-level FPV sorties.

The Pecan Patch has always been an rc friendly field. With owner Mark Murdock being an avid radio-controlled and full scale pilot himself, you can expect to see (and give way to) full-scale birds from time to time; an afternoon of flying rc is usually accompanied by the occational low-pass airshow from an experimental Fokker Eindecker, or full-stop from a bright yellow Cub. But this year, the big boys were overshadowed by a combination of flying foam, radio waves, and video goggles as The Pecan Patch hosted the 2nd Annual Southeastern FPV Fly-In.

Read the article here
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1669904
Posted by Matt Gunn | Jun 10, 2012 @ 09:08 PM | 6,416 Views
Im full FPV in the Zephyr II following an Ultimate Bipe.


Posted by Matt Gunn | May 28, 2012 @ 11:04 PM | 6,056 Views
I was lucky enough to score a ride on the Ford Tri-Motor this weekend. Heres a few pics....Continue Reading
Posted by Matt Gunn | Mar 18, 2012 @ 06:36 PM | 5,999 Views
A few of us DFC'ers met at the local pond to cut some laps. The weather was amazing with no wind and a high around 80, despite a film of yellow pollen on the water. We were graced with the presence of a gorgeous Cooper's Hawk as well....Continue Reading
Posted by Matt Gunn | Dec 14, 2011 @ 08:30 AM | 6,418 Views
heres an FPV video I made of the big blue Christmas tree in Atlanta. Happy Holidays everyone.

Blue FPV Christmas (1 min 26 sec)