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Posted by Matt Gunn | Mar 10, 2019 @ 06:38 PM | 16,703 Views
Here's a link to my drone aerial photography business. I've been operating drones commercially since 2007, before the word "drone" was being used. It was still multicopters or quadcopters, and the DJI Phantom had yet to be invented. The top multicopters at the time were Mikrocopter and they were a pain to solder together... how times have changed!
Posted by Matt Gunn | Oct 10, 2015 @ 07:58 PM | 20,127 Views
Heres a video of me FPV flying the VAS Banshee around a football field jogging track. It's quite the fast little plane, and unfortunately I hit the goal post making a tight turn. Easy fix with only minor damage.

VAS Banshee High Speed Laps with Hard Crash (5 min 33 sec)

Posted by Matt Gunn | Aug 02, 2015 @ 10:39 PM | 64,746 Views
I captured this awesome night flight at Hoverpalooza 2015, and the unfortunate demise of a 100cc PAU Extra 300SP as it was cut in half by a 37% Pilot Yak 54's carbon prop. The Extra got a little too close to the yak's "personal space" and... well, watch the video!

Hoverpalooza 2015 - Tavis Newman & Chris Hass - Midair Crash (7 min 7 sec)

Posted by Matt Gunn | Mar 23, 2015 @ 01:29 PM | 66,918 Views
Here's my DJI Inspire 1 review, part 1 of a two part review.

Posted by Matt Gunn | Feb 06, 2015 @ 10:45 AM | 68,544 Views
FlyingGiants is hosting another Photo of the Month contest, and this time we're giving away an Aerobeez Extra 330SC 20cc profile airframe. Click the link to be taken to the contest thread. Post your best rc aviation related photo for a chance to win!

Posted by Matt Gunn | Jan 28, 2015 @ 04:48 PM | 68,685 Views
Posted by Matt Gunn | Sep 20, 2014 @ 08:58 PM | 71,437 Views
Heres some photos of my Xtreme Decathlon from Bill Hempel's Team Edge. Although it's the smallest plane produced by Bill, it still flies big! Outfitted with a DLE 55, Xoar 23x8, and Hitec HS 7954SH servos from ServoCity....Continue Reading
Posted by Matt Gunn | Sep 09, 2014 @ 11:11 AM | 69,874 Views
Pilots from all over North America descended on Willard, Ohio for three days of FPV sortees around Willard airport (8G1), a 4000-foot paved strip with plenty of room to explore. Click the link below to see all the photos and wrap-up video.

Posted by Matt Gunn | Aug 07, 2014 @ 08:24 PM | 71,032 Views
Here's a link to the build and review thread of the Free Flight X4 from I'm getting almost 16 minutes of usable flight time from this quad with a 6S 10,000mAh pack.
Posted by Matt Gunn | Aug 01, 2014 @ 09:32 AM | 71,009 Views
I just finished the build for the latest RCGroups review: the Kyosho Plazma Lm PORSCHE 962c Coupe. For power, I'll be using a Viper VTX system consisting of a VTX10 BE esc and VST 8.5 turn sensored brushless. Should haul the mail!
Posted by Matt Gunn | Jul 29, 2014 @ 10:11 AM | 71,563 Views
The Tamiya FJ Cruiser CC01 review is live! Check it out here:

Posted by Matt Gunn | Jul 24, 2014 @ 02:31 PM | 71,200 Views
I'm almost done with the official RCGroups review of the Tamiya FJ Cruiser. Sitting on top of a durable CC01 chassis, the FJ Cruiser is a nice semi-scale trail rig that's quite capable in stock form.

Here's some photos from the review.
Posted by Matt Gunn | Jul 15, 2014 @ 07:35 AM | 71,688 Views
Check out my latest review of the Arrowmax 14-piece tool set. Not only do these little hand tools look great, but they are equally as tough; the tips are spring steel with a titanium-nitride ceramic coating.

Posted by Matt Gunn | Jun 03, 2014 @ 10:48 AM | 72,390 Views
Here's a few photos taken from the DJI Phantom Vision+.
Despite its noisy ISO settings at dusk, it produces some decent photography from it's proprietary camera.
Posted by Matt Gunn | May 27, 2014 @ 02:42 PM | 71,811 Views
Check out this video of a pair of raptors engaging an X8.

Posted by Matt Gunn | Jan 01, 2014 @ 08:56 PM | 74,765 Views
Here's a few pics of the TEN Rally-X hooking up in the snow. This is one big rally car for being 1/10th scale. It features AVC, designed to keep the vehicle in control during hard launches and turning. It can be dialed up or down in sensitivity, or turned off completely.

I was very much amazed at how much AVC helps keep the Rally-X in control on ice and snow., and still went as fast as a car without it. The rally car is a perfect platform for AVC because it enables you to perform long, sweeping power slides that just look so realistic.
Posted by Matt Gunn | Nov 07, 2013 @ 10:45 AM | 75,964 Views
November's contest just launched, and we have some great prizes from Video Aerial Systems (VAS), Hobbyking, and Chicken Sashimi FPV (CSFPV)

Follow the link below to read about this ongoing contest, learn the rules, and enter!
Posted by Matt Gunn | Aug 29, 2013 @ 03:48 PM | 77,227 Views
August's contest was a hit! September's contest is now up and running, and were offering some great prizes from

Click the link below to see what we're offering. Fly FPV, and start hunting!

Posted by Matt Gunn | Jul 26, 2013 @ 07:29 AM | 75,943 Views

Alright goggle jockeys, charge your batts and make sure you're recording, 'cause you now have a chance to win some epic fpv gear every month in the Great FPV Scavenger Hunt. We have some big-name dealers donating fpv-related components as well as fpv-ready turn key aircraft! RCGroups will also be giving away 12 month Plus memberships along with the prizes... it's just that awesome.
Posted by Matt Gunn | Jul 19, 2013 @ 02:37 PM | 79,398 Views
I got tired of looking for shore power to keep my deep cycle charged, and 120vac is hit and miss at most fields, so I installed a pair of 100w solar panels on the roof. The 30a controller keeps the battery topped off and desulfates as well.

At noon sun, the panel makes close to 200 watts and over 11 amps.