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Posted by Matt Gunn | Sep 13, 2011 @ 09:55 PM | 6,781 Views
Fast and low with the Skywalker. Dragged a wing at the end and nosed her in!


Skywalker FPV Fast Low Flying and Crash (2 min 31 sec)

Posted by Matt Gunn | Aug 09, 2011 @ 10:45 AM | 6,665 Views
My first full FPV night flight, at 9pm in full dark conditions. A thunderstorm is in the distance creating quite a light show.
matt

RVOSD5 Night Flight (4 min 59 sec)

Posted by Matt Gunn | Jul 09, 2011 @ 11:20 PM | 7,292 Views
Shooting some afternoon storms as a video test
Thunderstorm from a UAV (3 min 48 sec)

Posted by Matt Gunn | Jun 26, 2011 @ 09:09 PM | 7,084 Views
Heres some shots of the weather recently in Atlanta; the air is very saturated and makes for some great cloud photography...when it's not pouring rain.

The heli is a Logo 700 with PS1 front mount. Camera is a Canon 50D. Height is around 700 feet.
Posted by Matt Gunn | Jun 23, 2011 @ 01:07 PM | 7,556 Views
http://shop.quadrocopter.us/Solar-Li...60W_p_322.html

Innovative? Yes
Priced ridiculously out of reach of the average model enthusiast? Yes.
Of course, this is geared more towards the commercial AP guy shooting aerials far away from electricity.
Very cool indeed.





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Posted by Matt Gunn | May 17, 2011 @ 08:19 PM | 7,626 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 | 6,767 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 | 7,233 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.
Matt
Posted by Matt Gunn | Feb 21, 2011 @ 08:18 PM | 7,215 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 | 6,626 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.

matt





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Posted by Matt Gunn | Jan 09, 2011 @ 10:58 PM | 6,810 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 | 6,614 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 | 8,596 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 | 7,272 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.
Matt
Posted by Matt Gunn | Nov 20, 2010 @ 10:15 PM | 6,410 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.
Matt
Posted by Matt Gunn | Nov 19, 2010 @ 08:31 PM | 6,080 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 | 5,810 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...
Matt
Posted by Matt Gunn | Nov 15, 2010 @ 08:36 AM | 6,476 Views
I just wrapped up an in-depth review of the Gaui 330X-S Quadflyer.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1273435

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.
Matt