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Posted by Matt Gunn | Jun 25, 2012 @ 04:29 PM | 14,275 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 @ 02:52 PM | 11,493 Views
Lookin' good RCG. On the iPad

Posted by Matt Gunn | Jun 17, 2012 @ 09:59 PM | 13,055 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 @ 05:06 PM | 11,522 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
Posted by Matt Gunn | Jun 10, 2012 @ 08:08 PM | 11,166 Views
Im full FPV in the Zephyr II following an Ultimate Bipe.