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Posted by GBLynden | Yesterday @ 12:33 AM | 944 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)

Posted by GBLynden | Oct 27, 2014 @ 04:23 PM | 1,308 Views
This is a flight that my buddy John and I recorded yesterday along with the P-38 video a number of you have already seen. The difference is this one ended in a crash when I tried to float in instead of landing under power like I know I should with a plane like this.

Sunny Day Flight and Crash E-Flite UMX Habu 180 DF Ultra Micro BNF with AS3X Technology (1 min 54 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Oct 27, 2014 @ 12:34 AM | 1,227 Views
This video shows John showing off his flying skills with his J-Power P-38 Lightning WWII Warbird RC Plane during its maiden flight.

In this video you will see nice low slow passes along with various tricks and additional surprises with this P-38 Parkflyer.
John's J-Power P-38 Lightning WWII Warbird RC Plane Maiden Flight (3 min 59 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Oct 21, 2014 @ 11:51 AM | 1,001 Views
I haven't been able to fly for the past week or so due to the weather, so I decided to take advantage of the weather inside with an old friend in the Parkzone Mini Vapor.

Watch as this Mini Vapor takes on my apartment once again on a rainy October day in Western Washington with my new DX6!
Parkzone Blade Mini Vapor Ultra Micro BNF Indoor RC Plane Fun (1 min 54 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Oct 16, 2014 @ 12:10 AM | 1,196 Views
This is a quick flight my buddy John and I recorded recently. Everything was going as planned until a few minutes in, long before the timer was supposed to sound, something happened.

E-Flite UMX Pitts S-1S BNF Basic with AS3X Technology Sunny Day RC Plane Battery Failure (2 min 11 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Oct 09, 2014 @ 11:44 AM | 980 Views
This is the maiden flight video only with bonus footage including the crash
Maiden Flight Only - Parkzone Archer BNF Crash and Bonus Footage (3 min 35 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Oct 09, 2014 @ 11:39 AM | 968 Views
This video review features my new Parkzone Archer BNF unboxing, maiden flight, flight review, and fun bonus footage including a crash.

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

Unboxing Review Notes:

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

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

Here are the flight review notes:

- Elevator required lots of radio trim
- It is a great little flyer
- Does rolls and loops with ease
- Lands hotter than expected

Parkzone Archer BNF Unboxing, Build, Maiden Flight, and Flight Review with Bonus Crash (12 min 28 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Oct 06, 2014 @ 01:05 PM | 1,596 Views
This is my E-Flite P-51 Mustang Unboxing, Build, Maiden Flight, and Review video. It shows me unbox, build, fly, and review the new full-house Dallas Doll P-51 Mustang from E-Flite.

This is the BNF Basic, which means it doesn't come with a battery or a charger. It does come with a receiver to bind to your Spektrum radio such as a Spektrum DX6 like I used in the maiden flight in this video.

This is my first park flyer sized P-51 and it is the first plane I have ever owned that comes complete with flaps and retracts, which was a bit intimidating to say the least.

Horizon Hobby and E-flite did a good job overall this RC plane in spite of the cons I have noted below in the flight review notes. I am still in awe of how well it flies. It was modeled after the "Dallas Doll" North American P-51 Mustang Warbird and this one certainly looks the part.

Flight Review Notes:

Cons
- Paint flakes off way too easy and glue is required
- Arrived with dinged up flap
- Slightly underpowered
- Used up more battery than other HH warbirds

Pros
- Tracks really well right out of the box and required no trim
- The AS3X did not interfere with the flight
- Quick and easy build overall
- Comes with flaps and retracts

E-Flite P-51 Mustang Unboxing, Build, Maiden Flight, and Review (18 min 48 sec)


My overall conclusion is that If you are on the fence about buying this like I was, jump off and get your piece of World War II history today. None of the issues I had with this plane impacted the flight performance in a negative way.
Posted by GBLynden | Oct 05, 2014 @ 10:38 PM | 1,848 Views
This is the maiden flight of my new E-Flite P-51 Mustang BNF Basic WWII Warbird RC Plane with AS3X Technology. I have a complete unboxing and review with the maiden coming as well, but simply could not wait to share this video footage with you all.

This is my first park flyer sized P-51 and it is the first plane I have every owned that comes complete with flaps and retracts, which was a bit intimidating to say the least.

Maiden Flight - E-Flite P-51 Mustang BNF Basic WWII Warbird RC Plane with AS3X Technology (3 min 36 sec)


Here is the complete unboxing, build, maiden flight, and review video too:
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Posted by GBLynden | Oct 02, 2014 @ 04:10 PM | 3,065 Views
This video is my unboxing and review of the Spektrum DX6 6-Channel DSMX Transmitter Unboxing and Review.

Here are my unboxing and review notes for this radio:

Cons:
- Draws a lot of battery power quickly
- Not a beginner radio (There are lots of ways to make mistakes, so get help from an experienced buddy if you are a beginner with this radio)

Pros:
- Updated look and feels great in your hands
- 250-Model Memory
- Backlit display
- Voice Alerts
- Built-In Telemetry
- Programming for Airplanes, Helicopters and Sailplanes
- Easy to bind aircraft to it

I bought this because my Spektrum DX6i ran out of model memory a long time ago since my hanger continues to grow every day. It is full of Parkzone and E-flite brand RC Aircraft using 2.4GHz DSM2 and DSMX.

Spektrum DX6 6-Channel DSMX Transmitter Unboxing and Review (12 min 43 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Sep 29, 2014 @ 01:07 PM | 1,591 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:

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

Pros
- 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 | 1,465 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 | 1,473 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.

Enjoy!

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 | 1,276 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 | 2,093 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.

Enjoy!

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

Posted by GBLynden | Aug 21, 2014 @ 09:52 PM | 1,860 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 | 1,971 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 | 1,813 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 | 1,664 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 | 2,201 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)