Sunday, 25 November 2012

Blade Nano CPx: Review and Flight Testing

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Saturday, 15 September 2012

E-Flite UMX Beast 3D with AS3X




I picked up one of these little planes to toss in the back of the car.  What a great little flyer!  The AS3X system provides great stability and allows the plane to fly in the wind as well as a bit of 3D capability.

You don't see it in this video, but my rudder servo failed on the first flight.  Apparently there was a bad batch of "bricks" installed in some of these models.  The nice thing about Horizon Hobby products is the first class customer service - they sent me a new brick no charge which I was able to replace myself.

Friday, 17 August 2012



The RTR Impulse 26 is a great little boat - but it's a bit pokey for my tastes.  I did a little research and found a suitable 3S power combo - the Turnigy ADS400L 3700kv motor driven by the Birdie 70A Boat ESC.

What a difference the brushless power makes!  I recorded a 49km/h top speed (around 30mph) which made the boat a real blast.  I was impressed with the hull's stability as well.  Even in the mild chop it held pretty steady.

I was pretty happy with the 70A Birdie ESC, except there was no reverse!  Not much need for it at these speeds however.


Boat:
http://www.snhobbies.com/product_info.php?cPath=108&products_id=3151


Motor:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__17152__ADS400L_Water_cooled_Brushless_Outrunner_3700kv_600w.html

ESC:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__19437__Birdie_70A_Brushless_Boat_ESC_w_5A_BEC.html