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Posted by GBLynden | Dec 25, 2014 @ 02:57 AM | 1,844 Views
This video is some fun John and I had recently with my old UM Stryker is some VERY strong wind. He even closes out the video in style, so be sure to watch it all of the way to the end.

This is the Parkzone Ultra Micro F-27Q Stryker 180 BNF delta flying wing. It is super fast and can fly great even in extremely strong choppy air.

Enjoy!

Parkzone Ultra Micro F-27Q Stryker 180 BNF RC Plane Flight on Really Windy Day and Surprise Landing (2 min 28 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Dec 23, 2014 @ 12:30 AM | 1,525 Views
This is the complete unboxing, build, maiden flight, and review with bonus flight footage for the Parkzone Sport Cub S2 Parkflyer, which was modeled after the Cub Crafters Sport Cub.

I really like how this plane looks and how it flys. That made the issues I encountered during the build process not as big of a deal

Here are my flight review notes:

Cons:
- Landing gear wire is thin and LG install was a pain.
- Rudder was way out of trim and doesn't steer well in grass.
- The tail section is also difficult to install.
- The main LG wheel collar screw popped out during landing.

Pros:
- Looks great and is a great flyer.
- Nice big forgiving tundra tires.
- Lands really slow even without flaps.
- Large battery bay for flexible battery options.

The bottom line is this is a fun and easy to fly plane that you should buy if you are considering it.

Parkzone Sport Cub Complete Unboxing, Build, Maiden Flight, and Flight Review (21 min 2 sec)


Here is just the maiden flight only footage:

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Posted by GBLynden | Dec 22, 2014 @ 02:02 AM | 1,968 Views
This is the Unboxing, build, and review only for the Parkzone Sport Cub Parkflyer, which was modeled after the Cub Crafters Sport Cub.

I tried to maiden it today, but it was just too windy to try to fly it. I will have a maiden flight video for this plane up very soon though, so you can enjoy that as well.

I really like how this plane looks and am very curious as to how it flies. During the build process I did encounter several things I didn't like, so I hope I don't run into the same sorts of things while I fly this plane.

Here are my review notes:

Cons:
- Landing gear wire is thin and LG install was a pain.
- The tail section is also difficult to install.
- Rudder was way out of trim.

Pros:
- Looks great
- Large battery bay
- Nice big tundra tires

Parkzone Sport Cub Unboxing, Build, and Review Only (16 min 14 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Dec 17, 2014 @ 01:37 PM | 1,251 Views
This was a really fun comparison "Wheelie Test" between my old lipo battery and new lipo battery. I have missed driving this truck and am very happy I have a new battery to get the most out of it again.

Losi 1/36 Scale Micro Desert Truck Old Lipo vs New Lipo Wheelie Comparision in HD (5 min 46 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:46 AM | 1,762 Views
This is some amazing footage I caught of John with this Parkzone FW-190. John shows why I consider him to be my flying mentor in this video complete with retracts and drop tank caught on video with his WWII RC Warbird. There are other special moments too, but I don't want to give away too much.

Enjoy!

Drop Tank and Retracts Fun with the Parkzone Focke-Wulf 190A-8 WWII RC Warbird - Parkzone FW-190 (3 min 41 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Dec 08, 2014 @ 03:38 AM | 1,120 Views
When we started recording this video, I had hoped that it would be packed full of realistic low passes of this UM P-51 Mustang with AS3X technology. The weather had other ideas and decided to impose its will on the UM P-51 from Parkzone. John and I recorded the footage we did manage to get with my Sony Handycam.

A Quick Flight on Cold Day with the Parkzone Ultra Micro P-51 Mustang BNF with AS3X Technology (1 min 3 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Dec 05, 2014 @ 12:40 AM | 1,219 Views
I talked John into flying his Nano QX quadcopter in cold wind the other day and I caught this footage while he did his thing. We were both pretty cranky when we started but we both left pretty happy once we were done. RC aircraft like this are better than Prozac!

Blade Nano QX BNF Quadcopter with SAFE Technology Outdoor Flight Fun in Cold Wind (3 min 31 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Dec 02, 2014 @ 10:37 PM | 1,366 Views
This is a video I almost didn't post because it once again shows me out of control with this E-Flite UMX B-17 Flying Fortress WWII Bomber. Instead of keeping it to myself, I decided it is better to show folks that this is a dirty bird and not in a good way to fly.

I am still trying to work on ways to make it so what happened here doesn't happen again in the future but in the meantime, this should at least be a quick but entertaining journey that involves a near crash for you guys

Near Crash on Cold Day with E-Flite UMX B-17 Flying Fortress WWII Bomber with AS3X Technology (2 min 10 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Nov 30, 2014 @ 05:49 PM | 1,531 Views
This is some footage taken recently of my P-51 Mustang from E-flite crusing through the sky with everything looking pretty darn scale!

Scale Flight - E-Flite P-51 Mustang Dallas Doll BNF Basic WWII Warbird RC Plane with AS3X Technology (3 min 5 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Nov 29, 2014 @ 02:57 AM | 1,384 Views
I consider this to be the best Ultra Micro RC Plane ever made. This video shows me having fun with my Parkzone UM T-28 Trojan doing some tricks, stunts, and scale flight with this Parkzone T-28 of the small variety.

John my flying mentor did a great job capturing the essence of how much fun we have making videos with our RC Planes.

Enjoy!

Parkzone Ultra Micro T-28 Trojan BNF Warbird RC Plane Fun (2 min 32 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Nov 26, 2014 @ 03:24 AM | 1,501 Views
This is the second flight with my UMX B-17 after some elevator trimming took place with the plane. It still isn't perfect, but I plan to do more dialing in with this plane until the weather improves anyway.

Flight Two - E-Flite UMX B-17 Flying Fortress WWII Bomber with AS3X Technology (2 min 45 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Nov 25, 2014 @ 01:31 AM | 1,776 Views
This video contains the Unboxing, Near Crash Maiden Flight, and Review of the E-flite UMX B-17G Flying Fortress WWII Bomber with AS3X Technology.

I literally open up the box and describe what I see, like, and dislike about the planes. I also demonstrate a number of things as well, but of course you have to watch the video to see and hear it all.

Not only that, I included an exciting Maiden Flight. I expected to fly a slow scale plane and have it be a relatively boring experience. Well, that wasn't the case at all! Right after take-off there was a near crash and I will let you watch the video to see the rest.

Here is a summary of the review notes from the video:

Cons
- Very thin rudder
- Brushed motors
- Not much power
- Very out of trim elevator
- Hard to install landing gear

Pros
- Nice details
- 4 motors with scale props
- Fits in box for easy storage and transport

This is the complete unboxing, maiden and review:
E-Flite UMX B-17 Flying Fortress WWII Bomber with AS3X Technology Unboxing, Maiden, and Review (16 min 11 sec)


This is just the maiden flight footage:
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Posted by GBLynden | Nov 24, 2014 @ 10:44 PM | 1,424 Views
This video contains the Maiden Flight only of my E-flite UMX B-17G Flying Fortress WWII Bomber with AS3X Technology.

I expected to fly a slow scale plane and have it be a relatively boring experience. Well, that wasn't the case at all! Right after take-off there was a near crash and I will let you watch the video to see the rest.

Maiden Flight and Near Crash - E-Flite UMX B-17G Flying Fortress WWII Bomber with AS3X Technology (4 min 44 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Nov 24, 2014 @ 05:36 AM | 1,496 Views
This video review contains the Unboxing and Review of the E-flite UMX B-17G Flying Fortress WWII Bomber with AS3X Technology.

I literally open up the box and describe what I see, like, and dislike about the planes. I also demonstrate a number of things as well, but of course you have to watch the video to see and hear it all.

Here is a summary of the review notes from the video:

Cons
- Very thin rudder
- Brushed motors
- Hard to install landing gear

Pros
- Nice details
- 4 motors with scale props
- Fits in box for easy storage and transport

Note: This is only an unboxing and review video as the weather is too poor to get in a maiden at this point. I hope to change that very soon however!

E-Flite UMX B-17G Flying Fortress WWII Bomber with AS3X Technology Unboxing and Review (11 min 48 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Nov 22, 2014 @ 03:40 AM | 1,562 Views
With the rainy weather expected for the next few days, I decided to edit some video tonight of the fun I had with my UMX Pitts this past Sunday.

Here is a short video of me landing on video for the very first time on pavement with that plane. I have landed many times on pavement off camera, but this is the first flight on camera. The only other landings to date I have on record are grass landings, including crash landings into grass
First Pavement Landing with My E-Flite UMX Pitts S-1S BNF Basic RC Plane with AS3X Technology (1 min 57 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Nov 16, 2014 @ 10:05 PM | 1,866 Views
I was able to get out and fly my new E-Flite P-51 Mustang today after not being able to fly since the maiden. In many ways it felt like the maiden all over again as you can see by how poorly done my take-off was. It was still a great flight and I still have the grin on my face
E-Flite P-51 Mustang BNF Basic WWII Warbird RC Plane with AS3X Technology (2 min 18 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Nov 15, 2014 @ 03:53 AM | 2,221 Views
Here is another fun video with my flying mentor John showing us what his J-Power P-38 Lightning WWII Warbird RC Plane can do.

In this video you will see nice low slow passes along with various tricks and additional surprises with this P-38 Parkflyer.

Banana Hobby J-Power P-38 Lightning WWII Warbird RC Plane (3 min 25 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Nov 06, 2014 @ 10:29 PM | 2,095 Views
This is my FIRST flight caught on video with this plane of me NOT crashing it lol

I got it from a co-worker that had the ACT System hooked up to the receiver and boy did that dog not hunt! I knew pretty quickly why it was just given to me in pieces.

Hobbyzone Super Cub Trainer Plane Sunny Day Flight With No Crash! (2 min 22 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Nov 03, 2014 @ 07:55 PM | 2,059 Views
This video contains footage of my flying mentor John tearing up the skies with his UMX Gee Bee doing various stunts and tricks!

Enjoy!

E-flite UMX Gee Bee R2 BNF RC Plane with AS3X Technology (3 min 6 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Oct 30, 2014 @ 01:33 AM | 1,782 Views
I had a much easier time landing this plane this time. I also got to fly it in front of two great guys, including one of my lifelong friends:

Parkzone Archer BNF RC Plane Sunny Day Flight (2 min 56 sec)