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Posted by basslord1124 | May 30, 2018 @ 03:50 PM | 1,118 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 | 1,484 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 | 1,313 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.
Posted by basslord1124 | May 23, 2017 @ 09:28 AM | 4,577 Views
My latest video where I take a long look at the Hitec X4 AC Pro Charger and what it's capable of. Power distribution settings, lipo balancing charging, storage charging mode, advanced system settings, and the smartphone app that goes with the charger.

Hitec X4 AC Pro Charger Review and Walk Through (27 min 12 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | May 15, 2017 @ 09:41 AM | 4,310 Views
Here are a couple new videos on my journey so far on the FT Seaduck by Flitetest.

FT Seaduck Build
FT Seaduck Build (5 min 36 sec)

FT Seaduck - Flitetest Speed Build Kit (a basic look at a Flitetest Speed Build Kit)
FT Seaduck - Flitetest Speed Build Kit (3 min 59 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by basslord1124 | Apr 27, 2017 @ 08:57 AM | 4,982 Views
Some highlights from the RCSaylors Fun Fly this weekend....

RCSaylors Fun Fly 2017 - RC planes, drone footage, paintball, etc. (6 min 17 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Apr 19, 2017 @ 03:03 PM | 4,864 Views
Some more misc RC goodies...

Unboxing 2 - Brushless motors and batteries (2 min 10 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Apr 14, 2017 @ 02:13 PM | 4,658 Views
Some new things coming to the RC channel...

Channel Changes and Updates (4 min 30 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Apr 10, 2017 @ 09:00 AM | 4,477 Views
New video about the small repairs I will have to do to the Storch, its flight characteristics, and more...

FT Simple Storch Post "Successful" Flight Thoughts & Comments - flight characteristics, repairs, etc (6 min 45 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Apr 03, 2017 @ 10:01 AM | 4,957 Views
That's right, another go with the FT Simple Storch...flew great!!

FT Simple Storch "Successful" Flight!! (4 min 50 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Mar 27, 2017 @ 08:48 AM | 4,496 Views
Maiden flight of my scratch built FT (Flitetest) Simple Storch. It didn't go quite as expected. Here's the video:

FT Simple Storch maiden flight...and crash!! (4 min 14 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Mar 20, 2017 @ 07:13 PM | 5,310 Views
Spent last week in the wonderful Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN. Didn't take any RC planes with us but did take our DJI Phantom 3 and here's some footage that I got...

DJI Phantom 3 Standard "Randy Quad" footage - Smoky Mountains - Pigeon Forge, TN (5 min 10 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Mar 10, 2017 @ 04:36 PM | 5,240 Views
Latest video on my thoughts of the FT Simple Storch build. It is actually the first Flitetest plane I have ever built.

FT Simple Storch build thoughts and tips... (8 min 38 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Mar 06, 2017 @ 11:03 AM | 4,683 Views
New video of a typical fly day at our local RC club, Skyhawks.

Skyhawks RC Club March meeting day and fly day - RC planes, RC helicopters, drones/quadcopters.... (4 min 37 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Feb 27, 2017 @ 02:37 PM | 4,637 Views
Latest video talking about issues with a different manufacturer's EC5 battery connector and updates on the FT Baby Blender and FT Simple Storch...

EC5 connector woes, FT Baby Blender & FT Storch Updates.... (5 min 50 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Feb 20, 2017 @ 09:53 AM | 4,882 Views
Here's a video of our RC club's (Skyhawks: Tri-State Model Flyers) mall show this weekend. Seemed like we got some people interested in the club...hopefully this will help us get some new members:

Skyhawks RC Club Mall Show 2017 - Ashland Mall - February 18-19, 2017 (2 min 24 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Feb 13, 2017 @ 12:38 PM | 4,700 Views
First official unboxing video on the channel. Can't go wrong with RC parts/accessories.

Unboxing 1 - RC Accessories! (3 min 12 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Feb 06, 2017 @ 09:36 AM | 4,951 Views
Managed to get our Dromida Kodo HD stuck in a tree lol.

Drone stuck in tree - Dromida Kodo HD (4 min 5 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Jan 29, 2017 @ 08:00 PM | 4,509 Views
Quick update to my FT Simple Storch build...

FT Simple Storch Build - Update (2 min 5 sec)