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Posted by GBLynden | Feb 25, 2015 @ 01:28 AM | 1,665 Views
This video is the Cheerson CX-10 nano quadcopter unboxing, review, and flight review of the World's Smallest Quadcopter according to the sources I have seen online. I had heard a lot about it before my purchase, so I just had to get one of my own after having a great time with my Estes Proto-X!

Review Notes:

Cons:
- No yaw or throttle trim
- Only one yaw speed
- Difficult to orient the small drone
- Very stiff radio springs
- Too small for FPV

Pros:
- Beg‌inner friendly nano drone
- Very durable and flew great crash after crash
- Three flight modes to allow you to grow as you learn
- Does great flips with the push of a button
- Looks great in the air or on the table

This is a great little RC heli, just like the Estes Proto-X mainly because it keeps going and going after crashing. That durability makes the CX-10 and Proto-X great little RC Quad trainers.

World's Smallest Quadcopter - Cheerson CX-10 Nano Quadcopter Drone Unboxing and Review (12 min 0 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Feb 20, 2015 @ 01:05 PM | 2,963 Views
This is my only EDF Warbird and it is my oldest Warbird/2nd plane after my Hobbyzone Champ (Yes, I did fall for the whole 100mph marketing stuff and I was lucky that it survived its first flight lol)

It really has been to hell and back yet is still flying great as you can see in the video lol

StarMax 64mm EDF F-18 Super Hornet RC Jet Take-Off and Landings on Windy Day (2 min 37 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Feb 15, 2015 @ 10:08 PM | 1,902 Views
This video shows my buddy John's E-flite P-51 Mustang with views of Mt. Baker and the Twin Sisters. It shows slow scale and trick flight footage on a windy day.

Enjoy!

John's E-flite P-51 Mustang Magic with Views of Mount Baker and the Twin Sisters (4 min 3 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Feb 12, 2015 @ 11:11 PM | 1,055 Views
This video was shot of my buddy Shawn flying his Parkzone Ultra Micro Icon A5 and includes fun bonus RC Plane crash footage captured with my Sony Handycam.

This is one he bought in the classifieds and it was clearly not right. Shawn is a pretty good RC pilot and it took some heavy editing to salvage this footage. It turned out to be a very fun and entertaining video, so please enjoy!

Parkzone Ultra Micro Icon A5 with AS3X Fun Plus Bonus RC Plane Crash Footage (2 min 57 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Feb 09, 2015 @ 02:23 AM | 2,286 Views
This was a very fun video to make featuring my Parkzone Sport Cub and I did it with my flying buddies John and Shawn. There are a few things that you wouldn't expect to find in an RC Plane video in here, so be sure to watch the entire video to get the full experience. That is unless you don't like Hot Rods or appreciate the USA's National Symbol.

Parkzone Sport Cub Parkflyer RC Plane on Windy Day with Fun Extras! (4 min 16 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Feb 05, 2015 @ 04:40 PM | 2,257 Views
This video shows my buddy Shawn flying his high performance Parkzone T-28 Trojan Parkflyer RC Plane with Air Force colors taking off, performing stunts and tricks, and landing on a paved runway with a fun little ending.

High Performance Parkzone T-28 Trojan Parkflyer RC Plane Flight with Funny Landing (3 min 15 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Feb 03, 2015 @ 03:16 AM | 2,765 Views
This video is the Estes Proto-X Nano Quadcopter Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Flight Review of the World's Smallest Quadcopter according to the Estes Proto-X website. I had heard a lot about it before my purchase, so I just had to get one of my own.

Here are my review notes:

Pros:

- Its extremely small size.
- It flies really well and the gyro did a good job keep it stable. It flys a lot better than my friend's Blade Nano QX with SAFE Technology did for me.
- It is very durable. I bounced it off the walls and crashing all over and it still flies like brand new even though it had been through some rough crashes.
- Flight time is a good 5-6 minutes depending on your flying style, which is great for something with so many bright lights like this.
- The lights really make this a winner in my book. It makes it way easier to see given its small size.

Cons:

- Tiny radio but decent enough for a thumb flyer like me. Not a selling point for a finger pincher.
- No Yaw or throttle trim. Mine didn't really need it, so that could by why they went that route.
- Only one flight mode - A pretty big con for me.
- The battery is built into the quad, so that limits the fun you can have with just one of them.
- Sloppy motor mounts, but doesn't seem to impact the flight at all

This Estes Proto X could be great RC heli quad trainer for a lot of people. For those of you who do not know, Estes is the company known worldwide for its Estes Rocket engines and other parts.

Estes Proto-X Nano Quadcopter Unboxing, Maiden, and Flight Review - The World's Smallest Quadcopter (18 min 25 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 31, 2015 @ 01:39 AM | 2,936 Views
This is a nice scale flight full of slow passes that I made with my only current RC Biplane in the new E-Flite UMX Pitts.

Some of the sounds you hear during the video are from the cameraman Shawn's three year old daughter who decided to try to fly this plane as I was taking pictures for the screen cap shortly after this flight. I ended up playing soccer with it to keep it from taking off and it was a very crazy scene with everyone there wondering what just happened. The good news is it is a very tough little bird and I was even able to glue the foam spinner back on that fell off during the kicking. We will see how it flies when I take it out next, but all of my testing shows that it is ready for more pretty flights like this one in the future

Enjoy!

Slow Passes and Scale Flight Fun - E-Flite UMX Pitts S-1S BNF Basic RC Biplane with AS3X Technology (2 min 17 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 26, 2015 @ 12:24 AM | 2,010 Views
This is some footage I am really proud of that we shot today even though there was a little weird wind I was fighting. We captured my most scale take-off and landing to date on video with this awesome little E-Flite UMX B-17 Flying Fortress WWII Bomber.

This is now my favorite plane to fly. It just looks so cool in the air!

Scale Take-Off and Landing with E-Flite UMX B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber with AS3X Technology (2 min 33 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 23, 2015 @ 02:27 PM | 2,199 Views
This was a fun little flight of my buddy John with his UMX Gee Bee. Just in case you are wondering, I have NO IDEA what he is going to do next while he is flying. That is part of what makes making videos of him flying exciting, fun, and stressful lol

Enjoy!

John's E flite UMX Gee Bee R2 BNF RC Plane with AS3X Technology (2 min 12 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 19, 2015 @ 02:00 PM | 1,880 Views
This video is my Unboxing, Review, and Test of my new lithium ion battery pack for my Spektrum DX6 6-Channel DSMX Transmitter RC aircraft radio.

Here are my unboxing, review, and test notes for this set-up:

Cons:
- Pretty expensive to get it started
- Takes a long time to charge (Over 5 hours on a brand new pack)
- No charge light to know when the pack is done charging

Pros:
- Simple upgrade
- Operates at a higher voltage, so in theory better performance
- It should save me a lot of money over time vs alkaline batteries

Spektrum DX6 6-Channel Transmitter Lithium Ion Battery Pack and Charger Unboxing, Review, and Test (5 min 4 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 14, 2015 @ 07:33 PM | 1,989 Views
This video is some really fun footage John, Shawn, and I shot recently of John with his Parkzone UM Stryker. It starts out a little slow and gets better and better as it goes with him doing crazy things with his FPV equipped Ultra Micro Stryker.

John's FPV Parkzone Ultra Micro F-27Q Stryker 180 BNF RC Plane (3 min 31 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 08, 2015 @ 02:53 AM | 2,847 Views
This is some fun captured with Shawn's Blade 350 QX with GB200 Gimbal at the center of things.

It has a lot of cool features like Smart Mode, Stability Mode, and AP Mode. Each mode allows it to perform optimally for a desired purpose. It even has a return to home function that is demonstrated in the video while he keeps track of it via FPV Flight. He does that when he goes out a ways into the field with this very cool RC aircraft

Shawn's Blade 350 QX Quadcopter BNF With SAFE Technology and FPV GB200 Gimbal (6 min 13 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 04, 2015 @ 02:45 PM | 1,638 Views
Hey guys!

I took this plane out after not being able to fly it for a few months due to the weather not being right to have fun with it. The weather was pretty much perfect earlier this week, so I took it out ripping and was able to get that on video.

Enjoy!

E-flite UMX MiG-15 Ultra Micro EDF RC Jet Fighter With AS3X Technology Fun (2 min 32 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 02, 2015 @ 01:10 AM | 1,554 Views
This is the second of two videos comparing how two different batteries made my E-flite UMX B-17 fly. Each flight took place within about 10 minutes of each other in nearly identical conditions, which was very calm air with the wind changing direction slightly with the temperature in the low 30's.

Note: Trying to fly this with the stock battery was a very hairy situation each time I tried it due to the CG being WAY off out of the box.

This is my the Nano-Tech 600mAh:
Nano-Tech 35-70C 600mAh Lipo Test - E Flite UMX B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber with AS3X Technology (2 min 48 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 02, 2015 @ 01:08 AM | 1,527 Views
This is the first of two videos comparing how two different batteries made my E-flite UMX B-17 fly. Each flight took place within about 10 minutes of each other in nearly identical conditions, which was very calm air with the wind changing direction slightly with the temperature in the low 30's.

Note: Trying to fly this with the stock battery was a very hairy situation each time I tried it due to the CG being WAY off out of the box.

This is with the Hyperion 550mAh:
Hyperion 25C 550mAh Lipo Test - E Flite UMX B-17 Flying Fortress WWII Bomber with AS3X Technology (2 min 55 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Dec 29, 2014 @ 04:08 AM | 1,816 Views
This video features me flying my new Parkzone Archer on a blustery day at my favorite place to fly it with my friend John on the camera.

Lots of fun things take place between the take-off and landing, including some loops, rolls, and low passes.

Enjoy!

Parkzone Archer BNF RC Plane Fun Flight on a Blustery Day (3 min 37 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Dec 25, 2014 @ 02:57 AM | 2,749 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 | 2,167 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 | 2,549 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)