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Posted by GBLynden | Mar 27, 2015 @ 01:14 AM | 1,133 Views
Below is the complete Unboxing, Review, and Maiden Flight video for my new E-flite UMX Sbach 342 3D BNF Basic RC Plane with AS3X Technology.

I talk about the pros and cons of this plane and even do a few tests during its maiden flight, which you can watch separately below as well.

Here is a summary of the pros and cons right here:

Pros:

- It is a beautifully colored UMX RC Plane
- Very responsive to inputs (almost to a fault)
- Nice large battery bay
- Excellent reinforcements are built-in
- I didn't pay for extra stuff I didn't want to pay for

Cons:

- It arrived with dents and dings on plane
- Difficult to see against a dark sky
- It was tough to find a good CG
- Limp wheel pant out of the box
- Packed in stinky foam

Unboxing, Review, and Maiden Flight
E-flite UMX Sbach 342 3D BNF Basic RC Plane with AS3X Technology Unboxing, Review, and Maiden Flight (7 min 43 sec)

Maiden Flight Only:
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Posted by GBLynden | Mar 21, 2015 @ 04:33 PM | 892 Views
In the video GBLynden's RC Plane Crash Compilation Volume Two, the following planes are seen crashing:

- A spectacular crash into John's SUV making the Hobbyzone Super Cub crash one to remember.
- A crash into the bushes with my Parkzone Archer on its Maiden Flight make this Parkzone Archer Crash the most unique crash I have ever had caught on video.
- My E-flite UMX Pitts smashing into the ground at a pretty good clip shortly after I bought it.
- The E-flite UMX Habu crash with pieces flying off after a bad approach.
- Shawn's Mini Popwing crash into a tree on his Maiden Flight
- The Parkzone Ultra Micro Icon A5 crash series is both funny and heart wrenching to me. Shawn bought that plane off the classifieds and it flew like crap.

I hope you enjoy these RC Plane Crashes and look forward to sharing more fun with you in the future!

GB

GBLynden's RC Plane Crash Compilation Volume Two (2 min 35 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Mar 18, 2015 @ 01:45 PM | 974 Views
This is the updated version of my "Visibility Enhancements" video I made back in May shortly after this E-flite UMX Radian RC Glider with AS3X Technology came out. The changes I have made since then was to use all of the black strips that came with this plane and add green and orange Sharpie ink to this plane. The key for the best result on this foam is to use the liquid Sharpie ink and NOT the traditional style marker. The green didn't turn out as well as it could have as a result of previous attempts with the traditional style Sharpie.

Enjoy!

Updated Visibility Enhancements and Flight Demo - E-flite UMX Radian RC Glider with AS3X Technology (1 min 42 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Mar 16, 2015 @ 03:51 PM | 1,831 Views
This is a pretty fun vid that is worth the watch if you have a few minutes. It has John, Shawn, and I all flying our Parkzone T-28 Parkflyers out at the "Loop"!

The video shows clips of each of us and some of us at the same time with the North American T-28 Trojan RC Plane replica. I also tried to do a lot of scale flight as well since John took up plenty of the video showing off his skills with his plane.

Trojan Mayhem with our Parkzone T-28 Trojan Parkflyers on a Bright and Beautiful Day (4 min 34 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Mar 15, 2015 @ 11:43 PM | 1,982 Views
This video is a complete review of the Syma X12 Nano 6-Axis Gyro Remote Control Quadcopter. In it I discuss this amazing little RC Quadcopter and break it down with video flight footage.

Review Notes:

Pros:
- Beg‌inner friendly nano drone
- Very durable and flies great crash after crash
- High rates and low rates allow you to grow as you learn
- Hovers better than my Cheerson CX-10, Cheerson CX-10A, or my Estes Proto-X
- Longer battery life than my other nano quads (6-8 minutes)
- Yaw and throttle trim

Cons:
- Too small for FPV
- The yaw is way slower than is ideal for this quad
- The charge plug comes out easier than it should while charging

Enjoy!

Syma X12 Nano 6-Axis Gyro Remote Control Quadcopter Unboxing, Review, and Maiden Flight Review (13 min 31 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Mar 12, 2015 @ 10:09 PM | 2,384 Views
This is some pretty cool footage we shot a couple of weeks ago that included a vertical flight test with the new battery adapter I bought from Glenn at RC-Connectors.com. We also captured a nice scale take-off and landing with Mount Baker in plain view in the background. I kept flying even after the wind kicked up with this awesome little E-Flite UMX B-17 Flying Fortress WWII Bomber.

Battery Adapter Test - E-Flite UMX B-17 Flying Fortress RC Plane Test Flight on Windy Day (1 min 57 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Mar 10, 2015 @ 01:55 AM | 2,475 Views
This is a scale Parkzone F4F Wildcat video that shows just how crazy HH was to stop making this plane anymore. It along with my E-flite P-51 Mustang and Parkzone T-28 Trojan are by far the best parkflyer sized RC Planes I have ever flown with this one probably being at the top of that list. It is that good!

Enjoy!

Parkzone F4F Wildcat WWII Warbird Scale Flight on a Nice Calm Day (4 min 2 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Mar 09, 2015 @ 01:58 AM | 2,112 Views
This video is the Cheerson CX-10A nano quadcopter unboxing, review, and flight review of the World's Smallest Drone with Headless Mode.

Review Notes:

Pros:
- Beg‌inner friendly
- Very durable and flies great crash after crash
- Three flight modes to allow you to grow as you learn
- Hovers better than my CX-10
- Headless mode for beginners
- Longer batter life than my CX-10

Cons:
- Too small for FPV
- No yaw or throttle trim
- Headless mode is more for beginners than advanced RC Pilots, though it can come in handy for everyone at certain times.

This is a great little RC Quad, just like its big brother the Cheerson CX-10 and is a great little RC Quad trainer too.

World's Smallest Drone with Headless Mode - Cheerson CX-10A Nano Quadcopter Unboxing and Review (12 min 41 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Mar 04, 2015 @ 02:26 PM | 2,070 Views
This video is the byproduct of a lot of fun with John and Shawn along with much intense video editing 25 minutes of raw footage) of them flying their TechOne Mini PopWings.

I hope you guys enjoy what I hope to be is one of the best Mini PopWing videos on YouTube with highlights including Shawn splitting some trees using his Fatshark FPV set-up.

John and Shawn with Their TechOne Mini PopWings From NitroPlanes.com & Pico FPV Camera (4 min 58 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Feb 25, 2015 @ 12:28 AM | 2,729 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 @ 12:05 PM | 4,073 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 @ 09:08 PM | 2,760 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 @ 10:11 PM | 1,798 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 @ 01:23 AM | 2,590 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 @ 03:40 PM | 2,593 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 @ 02:16 AM | 3,086 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 @ 12:39 AM | 3,245 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 25, 2015 @ 11:24 PM | 2,326 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 @ 01:27 PM | 2,519 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 @ 01:00 PM | 2,261 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)