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Posted by GBLynden | Sep 29, 2014 @ 01:07 PM | 1,035 Views
This video features my new Parkzone Archer BNF unboxing and review. This is the first civilian RC Plane I have ever owned and I am excited about it with a few exceptions that surfaced when reviewing this new RC Plane.

Here are the unboxing and review notes for this plane:

- Hatch design and functionality
- Horizontal stabilizer install
- Odd size and method to secure battery

- Very nice looking plane
- Nice size for more varied flying locations
- Price point when purchased

Parkzone Archer BNF Unboxing and Review of the Parkflyer RC Plane (8 min 48 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Sep 22, 2014 @ 01:40 AM | 1,154 Views
This is the first "Flight and glide" video I have made post-crash with my Ultra Micro Radian onto my neighbor's roof. The cause is unknown, but after I crashed my UMX Pitts, on video the cause seemed similar. I put fresh batteries in my DX6i and I haven't had a problem since with any of my planes.

Post-Crash E-Flite UMX Radian BNF with AS3X Technology Flight and Glide in Wind (2 min 31 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Sep 15, 2014 @ 06:02 AM | 1,151 Views
This is some footage I recorded a while back of my friend John's Mogo 250 Mini H FPV Quad but only remembered it recently. It shows what it looks like from the ground looking up as he does stunts and flips. It also shows FPV flight footage of what it looks like looking down at the ground from above as he sails over the landscape.


John's Mogo 250 Mini H FPV Quad - Mini Quad Quadcopter FPV Flight Footage (3 min 19 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Sep 12, 2014 @ 03:08 AM | 968 Views
This was my first parkflyer sized airplane and frankly things didn't start so great for me with it on the maiden flight (or the warped wings lol). I ended up crashing it on its top, which it somehow survived with no damage.

Since then, I have put tons of flights on it and have only had to replace the cowl and horizontal stabilizer even after many hard landings.

I took to the skies at a local ballpark and fell in love with this classic all over again recently. I hope you enjoy the footage captured from that outing found below:

Parkzone F4F Wildcat WWII Warbird RC Plane BNF Parkflyer (2 min 46 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Aug 28, 2014 @ 04:02 PM | 1,806 Views
This is video footage of one of the jets that has inspired my love of aircraft over the years and ultimately inspired me to get into the RC Hobby. My F-18 was the second RC Plane that I purchased and the jets I saw over the years at the Abbotsford Airshow were the inspiration to learn to fly RC.

I am very proud of the video I recorded of a CF-18 Hornet at the 2014 Abbotsford Airshow. The practice I gained from recording RC Flight certainly paid off with this as it is very fast and tough to track with its dynamic flight capabilities.


2014 Abbotsford Airshow - McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet Demo - Day Show (7 min 30 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Aug 21, 2014 @ 09:52 PM | 1,576 Views
This is one of only two de Havilland Mosquito WWII Warbirds or "Mossie" as it is also known in the world that flies. It was one of the highlights of the 2014 Abbotsford International Airshow and I am very happy to have this video footage I took of it tearing up the skies over the border.

It was a great experience to say the least and as good as this video is, it doesn't do justice for this plane. This one is recently restored and one of only two that fly in the world. It is still so new and shiny that is looks just like the Parkzone Mosquito Mk VI version that some of us have flown and others of us have considered purchasing. Part of the reason for the shiny new paint is that its restoration was complete this June, so it is pretty much brand new!

2014 Abbotsford International Airshow - de Havilland Mosquito WWII Warbird or "Mossie" (2 min 2 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Aug 18, 2014 @ 11:57 PM | 1,665 Views
So I dusted off my Hobbyzone Champ this afternoon and quickly remembered why I still keep this plane programmed into my TX. This was a windy day flight, but boy was it fun with some bloopers and near misses:

Hobbyzone Champ Trainer RC Plane on Windy Day with Bloopers (2 min 20 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Aug 03, 2014 @ 11:57 PM | 1,521 Views
This video shows just a sliver of the talent my flying mentor John has when it comes to flying RC Planes.

You will see that he does some 3D Flying with his Pau Edge 540 DA100 36% Scale RC Plane. He can do a lot of stunts and tricks I don't know that names of yet, but I am sure I will someday lol

John 3D Flying His Pau Edge 540 DA100 36% Scale RC Plane (7 min 18 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jul 24, 2014 @ 02:35 PM | 1,379 Views
This was a fun evening flight without me on the sticks. This time I was behind camera while a flying buddy was the one taking command of the unstable air with his Parkzone T-28 Trojan.

A Windy Evening Flight with a Parkzone T-28 Trojan RC Plane (2 min 59 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jul 18, 2014 @ 03:18 PM | 1,907 Views
This is a sunset flight and RC Plane Crash with the new E-Flite UMX Pitts S-1S BNF Basic with AS3X Technology. You will see exactly what happened when you watch the video, but before that happens you will get to see a lovely flight just as the sun is beginning to set.

E-Flite UMX Pitts S-1S BNF Basic Sunset Flight and RC Plane Crash with AS3X Technology (2 min 56 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jul 13, 2014 @ 03:23 AM | 1,883 Views
This is the third flight with my new Parkzone FW-190 WWII RC Warbird. I take-off and land off of grass in the wind. After my first two flights went so well with this plane (both were caught on video), I waited to fly it again when I had someone there to video my next flight just in case things took a turn for the worst.

My landing wasn't exactly perfect like the one on my second flight, but all in all I am pretty happy with how everything went.

Watch and let me know what you think:
Parkzone FW-190 BNF Basic Flight Off Grass - Focke-Wulf 190A-8 WWII RC Warbird (2 min 45 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jul 10, 2014 @ 01:55 PM | 1,853 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:

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

- 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 | 2,100 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 | 2,201 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 | 2,595 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 | 2,233 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 | 2,404 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 | 1,973 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 | 2,120 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 | 2,515 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)