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Posted by GBLynden | Apr 30, 2016 @ 11:57 PM | 1,655 Views
In this video I unbox the JXD 510G 5.8G FPV 6 Axis RC Drone, review its parts and pieces, put it through its maiden flight & first FPV Flight, and at the end of the video I wrap it up with a review based on my experiences with this RC Quad.

Here are my review notes for this FPV multirotor:

Pros:

- Altitude hold is ROCK SOLID!
- The 5.8G FPV has very little latency
- The video display looks great in person
- It is very responsive even on the first of three flight modes
- The 2.0MP HD Camera is solid
- I can use a wide variety of batteries with it given the battery connector is comes with.

Cons:

- Short flight time (4-5 minutes)

This is the latest version of the JXD 509G FPV Drone and I am excited for the wind to calm down so I can get is some nice flights outdoors.

JXD 510G 5.8G FPV 6-Axis HD Camera RC Drone Quadcopter Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (11 min 53 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Apr 24, 2016 @ 03:34 PM | 1,208 Views
I choose to celebrate uploading my 400th video by uploading an RC Plane Crash Video of my good buddy Bill. He crashed his beautiful HobbyKing Durafly Vampire - D.H.100 Vampire Mk6 EDF Jet into the ground at our favorite new flying location.

Luckily before the crash I was able to get some nice flight footage of this foam de Havilland Vampire creation in the air flying great!

RC Plane Crash Video - HobbyKing Durafly Vampire - D.H.100 Vampire Mk6 EDF Jet (3 min 39 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Apr 23, 2016 @ 12:11 AM | 1,260 Views
This mini-review contains information and a video unboxing, maiden flight, and review of the brand new Syma X5HW WiFi FPV Drone.

I have other Syma products, and I have been impressed with nearly all of them, but this one shows that Syma is not resting on its laurels.

In this video I unbox the quad, review its parts and pieces, put it through its maiden flight & first FPV Flight, and at the end of the video I wrap it up with a review followed by a few drone crash outtakes! lol

Syma X5HW WiFi FPV Drone Quadcopter Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (15 min 9 sec)

Here are my review notes:

Pros:
  • Fun and easy to fly
  • Super stable
  • Altitude hold feature that performs better than expected
  • Very durable
  • FPV allows you to record to your smart phone and see the footage at the same time
Cons:
  • There is some slight lag in the FPV, but not very bad at all
  • The throttle cut takes some getting used to for it to work right
  • Not a legit con, but it is hard to control when doing flips indoors or in other confined spaces
Features:
  • WIFI FPV with 2.0MP HD camera.
  • With Altitude Hold mode, setting height.
  • 6-Axis gyro flight, for stability, stronger wind resistance and easier control.
  • The quadcopter can fly both indoor and outdoor using 4 channels digital proportional RC system, 2.4 gHz
  • Functions: up/down,left/right sideward fight,forward/backward,turn left/right,with gyro/flash lights,A 360-degree 3D and special functions (continuous rolling)

Posted by GBLynden | Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:28 AM | 1,353 Views
Hey guys!

This is the maiden float flight for Bill with his HobbyKing Durafly Tundra RC Bush Plane.

He had some good support when he tried to fly on floats for the first time. As with any Bill flight, it was an adventure. Watch the video to see what I mean and you will get to enjoy a bunch of fun and beautiful extras.

Enjoy!
GB

Maiden Float Flight & Other Fun Extras - HobbyKing Durafly Tundra 1300mm STOL RC Bush Plane (10 min 20 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Apr 16, 2016 @ 01:54 PM | 1,051 Views
This is my first flight video with my Mobius Action Cam with the Standard Lens A and I put it to the test in on my RTF Syma X8C Venture Drone, which is a DJI Phantom drone clone.

You will also see the E-flite P-51 Mustang in flight, which goes by the name of Dallas Doll.

Just in case those of you that saw my Runcam 2 Unboxing and Review video are wondering if I am going to do a video like this with that camera, you have to wonder no more. That is my plan for sure with this multirotor beast!

Mobius Action Cam Footage In Wind - RTF Syma X8C Venture Drone Quadcopter (3 min 21 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Apr 14, 2016 @ 11:04 PM | 1,371 Views
I am happy to share with you my unboxing and review for the new Runcam 2 Action Cam for RC folks like us!

In the video I unbox and review it, show you how to set it up, and even take it for a ride on my Eachine Assassin 180 FPV Drone at 1080p HD at 60fps!

Runcam 2 Action Cam Unboxing and Review - Includes 1080p 60fps Camera Footage from 180 FPV Drone (14 min 36 sec)


This is my list of pros and cons:

Pros:

- It records high quality footage at 60fps at 1080p, unlike the Mobius Action Cam that maxes out at 30fps at 1080p.
- Great transitions from very bright light to other scenery.
- Ease of setup
- Very close to GoPro quality video
- Compact size
- Value priced

Cons:

- It doesn't come with a lens cap to protect the lovely lens.
- Greens could be a little less washed out, but that is splitting hairs.

Even though this camera challenges my GoPro Hero 4 Silver in video quality, it can also be used as an FPV camera. I don't go into that in this video, but it can do a lot of things that I didn't have time to cover in this video.
Posted by GBLynden | Apr 10, 2016 @ 02:29 PM | 1,397 Views
This is my buddy Odell tearing up the skies airshow style at a new location with his Freewing F-14 Tomcat Twin 80mm EDF Jet. He puts on an excellent flight Flight Demo as always. There is even some Bonus Footage at the end, which is a flight at sunset that looks very cool!

GB

RC Jet Flight Demo - Freewing F-14 Tomcat Twin 80mm EDF Jet Sunny Day Flight (4 min 9 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Apr 09, 2016 @ 12:58 PM | 1,287 Views
They all have an expiration date!

RC Plane Crash Video - HobbyKing Skipper XL All Terrain RC Plane (2 min 40 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Mar 30, 2016 @ 11:39 PM | 1,523 Views
Watch parachute and ball drop fun from John's Durafly Tundra RC Bush Plane. He takes off and drops a lot of stuff in this video, so be sure to watch the entire thing as a special guest joins us adding another dimension to this already fun video!

Candy Dropper Parachute and Ball Drop Fun - HobbyKing Durafly Tundra 1300mm STOL RC Bush Plane (5 min 40 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Mar 27, 2016 @ 04:11 PM | 988 Views
In this video I do a line of sight warm-up flight with my Mobius Standard A Lens Action Cam Onboard before my FPV Maiden Flight Review with the Eachine Assassin 180 FPV Racer Drone.

I have to thank John and the boys for helping guide me through this unique experience. It is a a very strange feeling during your First FPV Flight, but everyone helped ensure everything turned out well and we got video of this FPV Drone in action for you to enjoy.

Enjoy!

First FPV Flight - Eachine Assassin 180 5 8GHZ FPV Racer Drone With Onboard Mobius Footage (4 min 12 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Mar 27, 2016 @ 04:02 PM | 901 Views
Hey guys!

Here is my buddy showing us how to have fun with a 67" FMS F4U Corsair

Enjoy!

FMS 1700mm F4U Corsair WWII Warbird RC Plane Scale Flight (3 min 25 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Mar 16, 2016 @ 03:05 AM | 2,128 Views
Hey guys!

This is my buddy showing us his brand new Freewing F-16C Super Scale 90mm EDF Jet in this video.

My other flying buddies were there to witness this flight and we were all blown away by how well it flew and how scale it looked on the ground too!

Enjoy!

Freewing F-16C Super Scale 90mm EDF Jet (3 min 39 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Mar 11, 2016 @ 10:13 PM | 2,349 Views
My buddy Bill is a much braver man than me and takes crashes like this like a Champ!

Epic RC Plane Crash - HobbyKing Durafly SkyMule Twin FPV Sports Model 1500mm RC Plane (4 min 27 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Mar 08, 2016 @ 10:25 PM | 1,797 Views
This video is a complete Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review for the GPToys F2 Black Aviax Quadcopter.

Pros
- Fun!
- Stable
- It does flips in tight spaces!
- You can turn the lights off and on
- Handles rough wind really well for a quad this size
- Good for beginners wanting to learn to fly with a camera drone
- Great prop guards that protect the sides & top of the props
- I can use the same batteries as I do with my other 1S quads in this one!
- The packaging is top notch
- The certified safe buyer guarantee with the ability to change or return for free within one year is pretty impressive. I have NOT seen anything else like that in the RC World and I have owned many RC Aircraft over the last five years as reference.

Con
- The only con and I am being somewhat picky is the camera even though it is technically HD and it has a lens you can easily angle a few different directions. It is a little glitchy and the sound is pretty bad. If you mute the footage, the camera overall isn't that bad. It just isn't going to give you what you can get from a Mobius or a Runcam 2.

The one feature I was not able to test due to the strong winds outside was the auto return feature. I will test it soon though, so please ask me about it in the near future.

GPToys F2 Black Aviax Quadcopter Camera Drone Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (20 min 15 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Mar 06, 2016 @ 07:19 PM | 1,388 Views
Hey guys!

This is the first video I have shot with Bill flying his HobbyKing Skipper XL All Terrain RC Plane.

Stay tuned for a crash video of this same plane coming soon. It was pretty epic!

HobbyKing Skipper XL All Terrain RC Plane Fun Flight With Bill and Surprise Ending (2 min 20 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Feb 28, 2016 @ 06:56 PM | 1,323 Views
Here is my buddy Bill with his third flight on his Durafly Tundra. This video shows how nice the landing gear is on the landing and we discuss how it works at the end as well:

Bill's Third Flight & Landing Gear Test HobbyKing Durafly Tundra 1300mm STOL RC Bush Plane (4 min 23 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Feb 28, 2016 @ 02:16 AM | 2,207 Views
I was able to sneak in a quick outdoor maiden today. This thing is EXCEPTIONAL in the air. It is quick and VERY stable

Eachine Assassin 180 5.8GHZ FPV Racer Drone - Outdoor Maiden Flight Review (3 min 23 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Feb 23, 2016 @ 01:49 AM | 2,208 Views
I just got this Eachine Assassin 180 RTF FPV Drone that just came out and made an Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review video for it.

It comes in a really high quality case to keep it safe and for easy travel. In addition to the Eachine Assassin 180 FPV Drone with built-in OSD, GPS, NAZE32, it comes RTF with the newly released Eachine VR-007 HD Goggles, and the Eachine I6 Transmitter.

Here is a quick summary of the my review:

Pros
- 2300KV Brushless Motors
- It comes in a top quality product case
- Three flight modes to choose from
- It has a sports camera mount on top with vibration dampening material so I can get great footage with my Mobius cameras.
- Clear and easy to use HD FPV Goggles
- The goggles are very comfortable to wear in early testing due to very comfortable foam and top head strap.
- The goggles operate on 5.8GHZ 600mW w/40 channel VTX
- Very bright lights and the front lights have incredible power
- Rear light indicate when roll, pitch, and yaw are activated on the stick to provide line of sight feedback.

Cons
- Some might not like the proprietary smart battery
- The GPS module didn't stay put and may have been mounted in the wrong position out of the box.

Eachine Assassin 180 5.8GHZ RTF FPV Drone Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (13 min 22 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Feb 15, 2016 @ 04:01 PM | 1,508 Views
This is my Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review for the Cheerson CX-10C. It is called the World's Smallest Camera Drone, but I still prefer to call RC Aircraft like this quads, quadcopters, or multirotors because that is what they are in all reality.

One of the things I did near the end of the video was offer up a size comparison for those of you who are not familiar with the original Cheerson CX-10 and CX-10A.

World's Smallest Camera Drone - Cheerson CX-10C Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (14 min 38 sec)

Here are my review notes for the Cheerson CX10C Video Cam Quadcopter:

Pros
- Very stable for a multirotor this size
- Tight flips even with the added weight of the camera
- Three flight modes and all are usable
- An easy to see indicator light when the camera is in use

Cons
- Short flight times
- The camera is only .3MP, so the quality is low
- It has a slow yaw rate like my Syma X12

Overall, it is pretty cool for what it is!
Posted by GBLynden | Feb 12, 2016 @ 10:13 PM | 2,163 Views
Hey guys!

This is my buddy Bill's second flight with this Hobbyking Durafly Tundra. He had a Near Crash and nearly made it onto my next RC Plane Crash Compilation video with this flight. He worked his magic and made a nice relaxing little flight a lot more intense at the end!

Bill's Second Flight & Near Crash - HobbyKing Durafly Tundra 1300mm STOL RC Bush Plane (3 min 2 sec)