Who’s Getting E-Flite’s UMX FPV Radian?

Who’s getting the UMX FPV Radian coming out in mid June?

Me? I’m definitely getting it! I will be able to do everything I did with the regular UMX Radain and still get probably 5-8 minute flight times (I get ten minutes on the regular one). And yes, look for a review on it here on umFlight towards the end of June or early July assuming that it is released in time and I buy it before it gets sold out.

Thanks for reading and voting in the poll/commenting, and look for a new post this Sunday! (Note: I didn’t post yesterday because of Saturday’s post and this post)

Nano QX DX6 Settings



When my new Nano QX came in a few weeks ago, there were no instructions for programming it with the DX6. If I just made a new model (airplane), the NQX worked, but there was no agility mode. Read on to find out how I set it up.

After browsing, I saw some DX9 settings on RCGroups (link: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2035286). I decided to modify them slightly to my needs and they worked perfectly! Note that these setting also should work for the new DX7, DX9, DX18 v2, and DX18 Stealth Edition as well as the DX6. Here they are:

Servo Setup: AUX1: Reverse; Everything else: Normal

System Setup>channel assign> next>: change AUX 1 to C

(This selects the switch that you switch between Stability and Agility modes on. I wanted to use the C switch to change from Stability to Agility. Use any switch you want. For example, if you want to switch from Stability mode to Agility mode using the B switch, change it to AUX1: D instead of AUX1: C. Personal preference.)

However, as mentioned later in the thread, the DX18 settings in the manual work. I think that I did something wrong when I tried those ones first and they didn’t work… (Quick note: DX18, DX9, DX7, and DX6 programming is the same except for the loss of channels.)

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New Product: Horizon Hobby/E-Flite UMX B-17G Flying Fortress BNF with AS3X Technology

I was just checking my email and I saw this beauty in my inbox. I’m temped to buy it… Just another thing to add to the want list. And, I have a perfect excuse to get it: for a review here, on umFlight!

Here’s the link: LINK

Enjoy. I am off to go watch the video again!

 

Who’s buying E-Flite’s NEW UMX Spacewalker

It doesn’t have AS3X. It’s small. It’s light. But, I’m planning on getting and reviewing it sometime soon. Are you going to buy it, or are you going to pass on this one?

I’ve included a poll, so vote in the poll and/or leave a comment!

 

The Ultimate 1S AS3X and SAFE UM Plane List

Earlier today, I was looking for a list on this. I could not find one, so I decide to make a list of UM AS3X planes. This list, for your convenience, also includes planes with SAFE.

I have posted before about what AS3X is. To sum it up, AS3X uses a 3 axis gyro to compensate for anything (wind) that takes the plane off of its course. This makes AS3X aircraft more resistant to wind.

SAFE is AS3X with an accelerometer (self leveling), flight modes, and a Panic Switch/Button. Read more about SAFE in my post about SAFE and AS3X.

Please note that this list only includes 1S planes (planes that use a 1S li-po batteries).

Also, Parkzone will not continue to make new ultra micro’s. All new Horizon Hobby ultra micro planes will be sold under the E-Flite brand.

The List of AS3X (UM) Planes:

E-Flite Carbon Cub SS EDIT: The E-Flite Carbon Cub SS is an AS3X plane, but it is not 1S. My mistake.

E-Flite UMX Radian

E-flite UMX F4U Corsair

Parkzone UM P-51D with AS3X

NEW (11-10-14): E-Flite UMX B-17

UM Planes with SAFE (and AS3X):

Hobbyzone Sport Cub S

 

Thanks for reading! Look for a new post this Sunday; Sunday’s only a few days away! I can only tell you that it’s a review on a great plane that is listed above!