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Posted by GBLynden | Dec 24, 2013 @ 11:37 PM | 4,014 Views
Hi guys!

Here is my unboxing and review of the UMX Beast 3D. It isn't your typical unboxing and review, but then again you probably shouldn't expect anything typical from me anyhow:

E-flite UMX Beast 3D BNF Unboxing and Review Recorded with Sony HDR-CX290 Handycam (4 min 50 sec)


Beast 3D Review Notes

Pros:

- A very attractive plane!
- It comes with a Spektrum receiver
- Is compatible with other UMX battery options
- Solid customer service to remedy the situation

Cons:

- Poorly assembled
- F-Grade QC
- Very disappointing to have two bad ones in a row
- Required me to print out the return label and my account
was only credited AFTER it was received on-site
Posted by GBLynden | Dec 23, 2013 @ 12:29 AM | 3,424 Views
This video contains footage of a E-Flite UMX Carbon Cub SS BNF RC plane with AS3X Technology taking off and landing on floats in snow along with some other mayhem.

I am also using my new camcorder with a new zoom, so this isn't like your ordinary UMX video

E-Flite UMX Carbon Cub SS BNF RC Plane with AS3X Technology Taking Off and Landing on Floats in Snow (5 min 59 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Dec 17, 2013 @ 01:10 AM | 3,574 Views
I was crazy enough to take up my new Corsair in the wind yesterday. It was swirling in the 8-15ish range, but I needed a new video with it before it dies in the hanger (It rolled off my bed when I was training a client the other night and it got some hanger rash). How that happened, I have no idea, but it did and made me want to get a number of flights on it before something breaks on it with only two flights.

Moving onto yesterday, I did some take-offs and landings in wet, thick, muddish grass. I did 4-5 take-offs and all worked well on stock landing gear! The landings didn't go quite as well, but oddly enough, I stuck the first one perfectly.

Here is the video I speak of, it is quick and fun!
Parkzone F4U-1A Corsair Take Offs and Landings on Wet Muddy Grass (2 min 45 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Dec 15, 2013 @ 04:03 PM | 3,625 Views
This is a video testing out my new Sony HDR CX290 Handycam camcorder. The video subject is the E-flite Blade MCX2 Ultra Micro Helicopter flying around my bedroom. My prior videos have been recorded using my iPhone 4S. Due to it not having a zoom and limited space without the ability to upgrade it, I decided to get this camcorder that was on sale for $199. It will come in handy for things like the Abbotsford Airshow and capturing my RC flight adventures outside since it seems like that iPhone does a little bit better indoor in lower light.

This a wonderful little helicopters for beginners from Horizone Hobby. Since it is an RC micro helicopter, it is perfect for learning indoors.

I am flying this E-Flite Blade BNF MCX2 RC Heli with the same controller that came with my Hobbyzone Champ. It is powered by a Nano-Tech 160 mah lipo battery.

E-Flite Blade MCX2 Ultra Micro Helicopter Flight Using Sony HDR CX290 Handycam (2 min 12 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Dec 07, 2013 @ 06:54 PM | 3,422 Views
This is an emergency landing of a fuel powered RC Plane caught on video. The engine cut out during some high G-force maneuvers. This Fuel RC plane is a great flyer, but it had a few issues that lead to some dramatic footage.

Emergency landing of a Fuel Powered RC Plane Caught on Video - Engine Cut Out (1 min 50 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Dec 06, 2013 @ 12:20 AM | 3,393 Views
This video contains footage of my flying buddies trying to get an RC quadcopter or quad out of a tree after a crash landing during FPV Flight or First Person View flight. I wish I would have caught the actual quadcopter crash or quad crash on video, but I am not that lucky lol

Removal of Shawn's Quadcopter After a Crash into a Tree during FPV Flight (1 min 10 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Dec 03, 2013 @ 07:11 PM | 4,117 Views
This is my buddy's DJI F450 Quadcopter doing stunts, flips, and tricks. It is short, but pretty impressive skill is demonstrated in this video.

John's DJI F450 Quadcopter Doing Stunts, Flips, and Tricks (2 min 36 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Dec 01, 2013 @ 05:05 PM | 3,598 Views
This is a really nice flying plane in the wind. A really nice man at the local flying field allowed me to video his flight in some pretty decent wind.

The plane handled it........well watch and find out!

PZL-104 Wilga - A Polish Tow Plane RC Plane Playing in the Wind (3 min 3 sec)