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Posted by GBLynden | Sep 20, 2015 @ 12:43 AM | 3,627 Views
This video features footage of a Curtiss P-40 Warhawk WWII Warbird RC Plane with a 62" wingspan flying at Warbirds Over Whatcom this year. I was able to capture some awesome footage of this really pretty P-40 and I hope you like it.

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk WWII Warbird RC Plane at Warbirds Over Whatcom (3 min 56 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Sep 16, 2015 @ 08:18 PM | 11,745 Views
I just got the brand new Estes Proto-Z Beginner Micro Quadcopter. As such, I am excited to share my Unboxing, Review, and Maiden Flight video with it as well as the tests I put it through.

This is the big little brother of the very popular Estes Proto-X Nano Drone except this one was designed specifically for beginners.

Here are my review notes for the Proto-Z:

Pros:
- Good yaw rate
- Extremely stable
- Good flight times
- True Direction Mode
- Not very touchy on the controls

Cons:
- Only one flight mode
- Flips lose a lot of elevation
- Doing flips quickly drains the battery
- Not a good night flyer (I crashed it in the dark)

Estes Proto-Z Beginner RC Drone Micro Quadcopter Unboxing, Review, and Maiden Flight (11 min 19 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Sep 12, 2015 @ 12:16 AM | 4,989 Views
This video is my Dromida Vista UAV unboxing, Review, and Maiden Flight. I unbox it, fly it, and review it, so you can see if this quadcopter makes sense for you. There is even footage of me testing out the LED lights in the dark. This takes place on my bed and in the air.

Here are my review notes:

Pros:

- Does solid flips
- A good size at 251mm
- Completely ready to fly
- Its box makes it easy to transport
- A wide flight envelope for more advanced flyers
- Long flight times due to the 850mAh 1S lipo battery

Cons:

- Is not a good choice for indoor flight
- This is not a good first quadcopter

Dromida Vista UAV Drone RTF Quadcopter Unboxing, Review, and Maiden Flight (10 min 43 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Sep 07, 2015 @ 01:32 AM | 11,866 Views
This video is a quick tutorial showing you how to change from SAFE Mode with the Blade Inductrix BNF to the Agility Mode Setting with the Spektrum DX6 6-Channel DSMX Transmitter.

Spektrum DX6 How To - Blade Inductrix BNF Agility Mode Setting with DX6 (2 min 8 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Sep 06, 2015 @ 04:10 AM | 5,620 Views
I decided to fly my Blade Inductrix EDF Quadcopter outside for the first time in daylight and in stiff wind today. It made for an entertaining flight along with the toss launches I performed. That is the first time I ever tried that and this thing made them easy.....and I am happy about that!

Outdoor Flight in Wind - Blade Inductrix BNF Ultra Micro EDF Quadcopter Drone in SAFE Mode (4 min 11 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Sep 03, 2015 @ 11:11 PM | 3,929 Views
This video shows John having fun with my E-flite UMX Radian. It is a windy day, so he puts it through some fun tests and has some special guests show up too! This took place at the same location we had fun slope soaring with my E-flite UMX Whipit RC Glider. In fact, that RC Plane appears in this video too, but not in a way you might expect lol

John Flys GBLynden's UMX Raidan RC Glider with Bugs! (3 min 47 sec)