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Posted by basslord1124 | May 30, 2018 @ 03:50 PM | 3,099 Views
Here is a reupload of last year's Memorial Day flight of my FT (Flitetest) Simple Storch. Now on my RC channel! It was kinda buggy where I was flying but the weather, clouds, and sun were perfect. Wife helped me with a hand launch as the grass was actually too high for normal takeoff. This was right after I covered the Storch in blue packing tape to give it some color.

FT Simple Storch Memorial Day flight... (3 min 26 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | May 14, 2018 @ 10:07 AM | 3,277 Views
So I thought I would start checking out some drones/quadcopters on the market. Decided to start with the Syma X5C-1 just b/c I had heard lots of good about the Syma drones and that they were good beginner drones (I am still sort of new to flying drones whereas I normally fly planes).

Overall I felt that the drone was indeed very good for beginners, it helped me with my skills that's for sure. The only major complaints I had with the drone:

-altitude hold was not quite up to par
-camera was in fixed position
-memory card reader made of plastic...poor quality

I paid about $40 for the drone and here's the link if you want to check it out:

I managed to record some video footage as well directly from the drone. Now obviously for these toy-grade type of drones you can't expect professional quality video/picture but it's still a little fun to mess around with.

Here's the youtube video so you can check out the video footage AND see how this thing flies:

Syma X5C-1 drone/quadcopter review... includes sample video footage (7 min 38 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | May 11, 2018 @ 10:19 AM | 3,049 Views
Decided to revive my old RC channel Perkyplanes & RC and start posting RC content back on there again.

Perkyplanes & RC -

So I'm looking forward to putting some new RC content out there for everyone...please subscribe! Plan to do some product reviews, planes, scratchbuilding foamboard planes, Flitetest, and drones.