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Posted by GBLynden | Yesterday @ 01:55 PM | 657 Views
This is the unboxing, maiden flight, and review of the new E-Flite UMX Pitts S-1S BNF Basic with AS3X Technology. It is the opposite in that regard compared to my E-Flite UMX Radian RC Glider which comes with everything you need except the radio.

Here are my Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review Notes for the Pitts:

Cons:
- I couldn't find any (It is seriously a great plane!)

Pros:
- A stout little plane
- Much faster than expected
- Handles wind better than expected
- Very FUN to fly even in wind

Verdict: This is worth the inflated price Horizon Hobby charges for its planes.

Here is the video review:
E-Flite UMX Pitts S-1S BNF Basic with AS3X Technology Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Flight Review (4 min 47 sec)


Here is just the maiden flight:
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Posted by GBLynden | Jul 06, 2014 @ 11:38 PM | 1,114 Views
This is an HD video of an RC jet airplane flight with a real jet turbine engine.

The video starts with my buddy John is starting up his real jet turbine engine before he takes it to the skies to tear them up!

It is simply amazing to see and hear how impressive this kind of technology is in application. An RC Jet with a real jet turbine is crazy. You have to be pretty skilled and crazy to buy a jet with an RC Jet turbine engine.

Good thing John is crazy!

HD Video of an RC Jet Aiplane Flight with a Real Jet Turbine Engine (4 min 15 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jul 03, 2014 @ 01:29 AM | 1,374 Views
This Parkzone F4U-1A Corsair video contains a couple of take-offs, some scale flight, tricks, and one of my best landings ever caught on video with this plane.

It was just one of the highlights of spending the summer evening with my buddy John!

Parkzone F4U-1A Corsair Parkflyer WWII Warbird RC Plane at Grass Flying Field (2 min 40 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jun 30, 2014 @ 11:53 PM | 1,758 Views
My flying buddy and I recorded this after some fun at the flying field he just joined. He thought my jet could do it, but I wasn't sure since the tires, though rubber are pretty small.

Watch the quick video to see what happened:
StarMax 64mm EDF F-18 Super Hornet RC Jet Take-Off From Grass Flying Field in Wind (1 min 35 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jun 19, 2014 @ 02:28 AM | 1,415 Views
This video features my first recorded flight since I disabled the ACT System that caused crashes with my Hobbyzone Super Cub Trainer Plane. It contains footage of the plane having fun in the wind and a crash when I least expected it. The most eventful part is at the end that has to be seen to be believed.

This was not my best flying, but it makes for an entertaining video anyhow! lol

Hobbyzone Super Cub Windy Day Flight and Crash - Hobbyzone Super Cub Trainer Plane (2 min 43 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jun 11, 2014 @ 11:57 AM | 1,616 Views
I know a lot of you have wondering if this charger is worth paying extra for a BNF plane to get this charger versus saying some dough by buying a PNP/BNF Basic or to buy it outright. Watch my review and decide for yourself:

Parkzone 2-3 Cell Li-Po Balancing Charger Review - Li-Po Car Charger (8 min 26 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jun 02, 2014 @ 05:32 AM | 1,203 Views
This video shows on one of my flying buddies putting his Hanger 9 1/4-Scale PA-18 Super Cub ARF through its paces. This Hanger 9 Super Cub is remarkably agile and entertaining!

Hangar 9 Super Cub - 1/4-Scale PA-18 Super Cub ARF (7 min 27 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | May 26, 2014 @ 04:40 PM | 1,349 Views
This is the highest I have taken my UMX Radian on video (I am guessing at least 500 plus feet) and I decided to keep the video shown below pretty raw. It includes some pretty funny parts that show the interaction between my camera woman and myself:

E-flite UMX Radian BNF Flight and Glide from 500 Feet in the air with wide angle shots (4 min 37 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | May 19, 2014 @ 05:25 PM | 1,758 Views
This video shows some clips of me enjoying the heck out of my Parkzone T-28 Trojan Parkflyer taking off and landing on a dirt road in berry fields. I tried to do a lot of scale flight as well since this thing is so pretty in the air along with some basic stunts and tricks.

This was all captured with my new Sony Handycam, so there are some nice up-close shots of this plane in the air too

Parkzone T-28 Trojan Parkflyer RC Plane Taking Off and Landing in Berry Fields (3 min 17 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | May 17, 2014 @ 12:54 PM | 18,894 Views
I did my best to put on an air show for all to enjoy with this video! This is the BlitzRCWorks StarMax RC F-18 EDF jet in the Blue Angel paint scheme.

My good friend John captures it all on video using the great zoom on my camera with many of the highlights!

F-18 RC Jet Take-Offs and Landings in Berry Field at Sunset - RC Plane Fun (3 min 9 sec)


PS: I know the landings were not good, but I put them in there anyway for fun lol
Posted by GBLynden | May 16, 2014 @ 12:00 AM | 1,898 Views
This video centers around me nearly losing my new Ultra Micro Radian RC plane last night on a bright and sunny evening. While it was missing from my sight for what seemed like forever, in that helpless span of time I decided I needed to ensure this wasn't going to happen again with my next plane since this one was likely gone forever.

Thankfully, I was able to regain sight with it after spinning circles for a bit. What you will find in this video are a few ideas I applied literally to the surfaces of this RC Plane.

E-flite UMX Radian BNF RC Plane Visibility Enhancement Ideas to Consider (5 min 46 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | May 11, 2014 @ 05:34 AM | 2,006 Views
My buddy John got a plane I have had my eye on for a while. That plane is the Parkzone Ultra Micro P-40 Warhawk.

John is about as experienced of an RC Pilot I know (he flies real planes too), so I jumped at the chance to record him flying this plane and putting it through its paces doing everything from aileron rolls to inverted flight.

This is the video that resulted from that event:
Parkzone Ultra Micro P-40 Warhawk BNF WWII Warbird RC Plane Crash - AS3X Technology (4 min 23 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | May 08, 2014 @ 07:12 PM | 1,899 Views
This is my buddy John's EPP Sukhoi SU-29 Prototype 3D Foamie or 3D Foamy RC Plane in full 3D Flying action at the edge of a berry field just outside of Lynden, Washington.

John's EPP SU-29 Sukhoi Prototype 3D Foamy Stunts and Tricks - 3D Flying RC Plane (4 min 58 sec)


I love RC flight!
Posted by GBLynden | May 08, 2014 @ 02:29 PM | 1,899 Views
Here is footage of just the maiden flight and crashes from my Hobbyzone Super Cub adventure a couple of nights ago:

Maiden Flight RC Plane Crash Footage Only - Hobbyzone Super Cub Trainer Plane (2 min 7 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | May 07, 2014 @ 12:45 PM | 2,302 Views
Hey guys!

So I got a Hobbyzone Super Cub in need of repair from a co-worker and that is where the adventure began.

I made a repair, maiden, flight, and crash video as a result. Of course, the crash part wasn't planned:

Enjoy!

RC Plane Crash - Hobbyzone Super Cub Trainer Plane - Repair, Maiden Flight, and Crashes (5 min 29 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | May 05, 2014 @ 06:59 PM | 2,024 Views
Hi guys!

I was finally able to put together a review for my Sony Handycam that many of you have said positive things about via my RC videos.

This is a look at the Sony HDR-CX290 Sony Handycam out of the box and seeing it in action:

Sony Handycam Review - Sony HDR-CX290 Unboxing and Review (10 min 14 sec)


Here are the Handycam Review Notes:

Cons
- It goes blurry unless in tight on subject
- Could be better in low light conditions
- Does not have an external mic capability

Pros
- Has an outstanding zoom
- Decent battery life and sound
- 8GB of memory and expandable with SD Cards
Posted by GBLynden | Apr 28, 2014 @ 01:54 AM | 1,546 Views
Hey guys!

I was finally able capture what a flight way up in the sky looks like from the ground with more of a wide angle. This video shows it zooming out to the ground and then zooms back in and out. The plane goes as high as about 350 feet in the air gliding down in some wind.

I hope you like it!

E-flite UMX Radian BNF Flight and Glide from 350 Feet with Wide Angle Shoots (2 min 20 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Apr 23, 2014 @ 01:09 AM | 1,758 Views
Hey guys!

Here is a video I made tonight. It was made to show what it looks like gliding down from approximately 200 feet in the air with no power for those that haven't yet joined this exclusive club:

E-Flite UMX Radian Flight and Glide from 200 Feet in the air (2 min 36 sec)


GB
Posted by GBLynden | Apr 14, 2014 @ 01:43 AM | 2,486 Views
Hi guys!

This is a video of just the maiden flight without any of the unboxing or flight review stuff. Sometimes it is best to just enjoy the flight of a new plane and here it is!

E-Flite UMX Radian BNF with AS3X Technology Maiden Flight (4 min 0 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Apr 12, 2014 @ 03:06 AM | 2,268 Views
Hey guys!

I finally got to put together an unboxing, maiden flight, and flight review video for the UMX Radian RC sailplane. I hope those of you that have not purchased this plane yet will benefit from this:

E-Flite UMX Radian BNF with AS3X Technology Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (12 min 12 sec)


Here are my Unboxing, Maiden and Review Notes:

Cons:
- Fragile
- Not easily transportable like previous UMX planes
- Brushed motor

Pros
- Handles stiff and swirling winds pretty well
- Good slow speed handling
- Performs loops well
- Good flight times
- Fun