NEW Spektrum Radios for 2015

Take a look at Horizon Hobby’s latest products, the new Spektrum DX7, which looks exactly like a seven channel version of the DX6 and the Spektrum DX18 Stealth Edition.

How many DX18 editions can they have? Version 1, QQ version, version 2, and one the stealth edition. Anyway, the color is darker and it looks more like the DX9 now. Also, it comes with a carrying case and neckstrap.

DX7: link

DX18: link

I think that I’m going to get the new DX7 to replace my broken DX6, but I don’t know if I can wait!

Also, the DX7S with receiver is now only $250 and the DX8 transmitter only is $250, so even if you don’t want the DX7, it definitely brought the price of the DX7S and DX8 down!

Thanks for reading, and I’ll get last Sunday’s post out at 5 AM this coming Sunday. Subscribe, comment, and enjoy the new products!

Are you planning on getting one of these new radios? Vote in the poll below!

umFlight 2015 UPDATE

Today there are no planes or quadcopters or radios or FPV included in this post. Ominous. I know. Kind of like that FliteTest video where Josh and Chad said that a company was buying them. (If you don’t watch FT, do. The show and the forum are great,)

Now, getting down to business, I said that there would be some down time in a tweet last Tuesday (1/13/2015). However, the site now looks pretty much the same right now as it did, say, a week ago.

Well, what changed?

Short answer: Everything.

Long answer:

Ever since starting umFlight, I’ve always dreamed to have a forum included. But I started umFlight on WordPress.com, which doesn’t allow forums. I started umFlight on there because it was free, and I decided that I would eventually self-host umFlight and install WordPress (WordPress.com is completely managed) myself.

Remember, at that time, I was thinking that he novelty of umFlight would wear off in October or November, and I would stop blogging.

That day came last Tuesday. I managed to keep my theme and migrate Email subscribers, but, sadly, comment subscribers weren’t able to be moved.

New Features!

As I said in my New Year’s post, I’ve been thinking about rolling out an update to umFlight called umFlight 2.0. I’ve decided to lay the groundwork for the second major version of umFlight.

umFlight looks the same right now, but the move has allowed me to add a shop (more details if I add one!), a forum, a guest post form, and many other features. I haven’t added anything yet, but I’m in the planning stages of implementing these new features.

Conclusion:

Basically, moving umFlight laid the groundwork of many new features for umFlight.

This move wouldn’t have been possible without you, my readers and subscribers, so thank you very much for reading umFlight. As always, feedback is appreciated to make umFlight better.

Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you next Sunday!

RO 4: What Planes Did You Get Over the Holidays?

This is essentially a “Part 2” of the last Reader’s Opinion; last time I asked what planes, if any, you wanted to get over the holidays, and today I’m asking what planes you actually got.

What UM planes, if any, did you receive as gifts over the holidays?

I answered that question in my first post of the year, _____, so it’s your turn now. Visit the link to see what planes I received over the holidays.

Like last time, I can’t include a poll due to the many UM RC planes available, so just leave a comment.

Thanks for reading! Share, subscribe over in the sidebar to stay up to date on new posts (I won’t spam you…), and leave a comment below with the planes you got over the holidays!

New UM Planes and Quads for Christmas!

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I got some of what I predicted in last year’s last post for Christmas! Let me tell you about them…

1. Nano QX FPV

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I thought FPV would be fun. But I was wrong. It’s VERY fun! I never even felt like I was sitting on my couch. I was 5 feet in the air chasing family members and zooming through the house.

Expect a review in a month or so. It, ah, had an ‘issue’ with the camera… The lens fell off… So, I’ll have to get that worked out before the review.

2. Hobbyzone Champ

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I know. Again. Actually, I think that this is my fifth Champ, and, it still wears the crown of the best ultra micro plane I have flown so far.

You can visit my review here.

Conclusion

I had a great end of 2014, and I got the top RC planes on my wanted list! Even though I got the top wanted planes, my wanted list has actually gotten longer!

Now I want ANOTHER Nano QX FPV so people can race me, and fancy, expensive video goggles. Not to mention another FPV camera to put on a faithful Champ. Rest assured that I’ll get a review of these extra wanted things out to you if I get them.

As always, there’s a Reader’s Opinion next week. Until then, thanks for reading!

Happy New Year: Updates to umFlight

Firstly, happy 2015! I chose to schedule this post for exactly 12:00 AM on January first so I could have it posted at exactly the moment that 2015 came to be! Pretty cool that this is one of the only blog posts posted right now…

umFlight is, I’m glad to say, still here and in its second year. I have had some record-breaking amounts of visitors and page views during December, and I hope that those people who visited in December enjoy umFlight.

1. Welcome to umFlight 2.0. umFlight, I have calculated, has been on the Internet for 137 days so far! I’m thinking about adding some things, which I go into detail about below.

2. Most of the near future (except the first “official” post next Sunday which will be about… well, wait and see!) will be product reviews. I was gifted several new planes on Christmas and I still have a few that I haven’t yet reviewed, so expect more reviews than usual mixed in with other posts in the coming months.

3. Reader’s Opinion is here to stay. Reader’s Opinion will continue this year, with RO4 being posted, of course, on the second week of January.

4. Multirotors. I WILL be posting about quadcopters. They will be mixed in with RC planes.

I’m also considering rolling out a huge update to umFlight soon, with a new theme, possibly a guest post form, a forum, and more things I haven’t thought about yet.

However, keep in mind that I’m only considering this at this point. If you have any questions, criticisms, ideas, compliments, or or comments in any way, about new things that may be added to umFlight, be sure to leave a comment below. Just remember that I’m still just considering this; even actually having an update is still undecided.

Thanks for reading the first umFlight post posted in 2015 (and for reading what may possibly be one of the only posts posted at the second that 2015 came into being)…