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Posted by GBLynden | Dec 18, 2016 @ 03:23 PM | 5,662 Views
This video shows some fun in the snow with my new HuiNa Toys 1550 RC Excavator & HuiNa Toys 1540 RC Dump Truck. The HuiNa Toys RC Excavator is 1/12 Scale and has 15 Channels on its 2.4G radio.

RC Toy Snow Fun - HuiNa Toys 1550 RC Excavator & HuiNa Toys 1540 RC Dump Truck (9 min 18 sec)

Also appearing in the video is my HuiNa Toys 1540 6 Channel 1/12 Scale RC Dump Truck, so be sure to watch this video all of the way until the end

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Posted by GBLynden | Dec 17, 2016 @ 03:18 AM | 5,012 Views
This is the unboxing only for the brand new E-flite UMX A-10 Warthog EDF Jet BNF Basic with AS3X.

In this video I compare the RC Plane modeled after the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II to the following popular UMX models. I started with the E-flite UMX B-25, E-flite UMX Habu, E-flite UMX MIG-15, E-flite UMX P-51 Mustang, E-flite UMX P-47, and ended with the E-flite UMX J-3 Cub.

Unboxing Only - E-flite UMX A-10 Warthog EDF Jet BNF Basic with AS3X (9 min 28 sec)

Here are my pros and cons for this UMX A-10 EDF Jet:

Pros:
- It looks incredibly scale
- Twin 28mm Ducted Fans with Powerful 13,500Kv Brushless Motors
- 4-Channel control
- Top mounted magnetic hatch battery bay

Cons:
- Weak front landing gear
- Customary UMX foam dents
- Very smelly foam like always with Horizon Hobby UMX planes
Posted by GBLynden | Dec 16, 2016 @ 12:33 AM | 5,038 Views
This is an RC Tool Review for the SCOTTeVEST Enforcer Jacket. It is designed as a Concealed Carry Jacket, but you can use it for anything and RC is a great application for it, especially for a Drone Pilot.

RC Tool Review - SCOTTeVEST Enforcer Jacket Review (9 min 23 sec)

Review Notes:

Pros:
- Features to make nearly everyone happy
- A ton of very useful and versatile pockets, including a pocket large enough to fit an iPad or a laptop.
- It has storage for lots and lots of lipos to keep them warm and safe from the elements
- Very nice material
- Rich black color
- The sleeves are removable to adjust to different climates
- It fits me great and I am very picky with how clothes fit me

Cons:
- The quick access pockets didn't work as well as I had hoped with my Springfield XD-9, but it still wasn't that bad as it fit just fine in the water bottle holder.
- The weight distribution is very good overall, but you can still feel heavier items you are carrying around, especially when you have the biggest iPhone they make, eight 2200's, four 1300's, and two guns stuffed into the jacket
Posted by GBLynden | Dec 14, 2016 @ 02:20 PM | 4,990 Views
This my outdoor drone review with the JXD 510G 5.8GHZ FPV 6 Axis HD Camera RC Drone.

First Outdoor Flight - JXD 510G 5 8GHZ FPV 6 Axis HD Camera RC Drone Quadcopter (6 min 41 sec)

In this video I take it for its First Outdoor Flight and put this RC Quad through a variety of paces.

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 but cold be better
- I can use a wide variety of batteries with it given the battery connector is comes with.

Cons:

- Short flight time (4-5 minutes)
- Camera Jello
Posted by GBLynden | Dec 09, 2016 @ 11:37 PM | 4,561 Views
This is the Unboxing & Review for my new HuiNa Toys 1540 RC Dump Truck that is 1/12 Scale.

Unboxing & Review - HuiNa Toys 1540 RC Dump Truck - 2.4G 1/12 Scale & 6 Channel (7 min 33 sec)

Review Notes for this RC DumpTruck:

Pros:
- Rubber tires
- Smart dump mechanism
- Tight stearing
- Metal canopy
- Easy to learn to use
- Fun

Cons:
- It drives slow and its controls are like that of a tank
Posted by GBLynden | Dec 04, 2016 @ 11:36 PM | 4,462 Views
This is my Unboxing & Review for the Keenstone UP100AC 100W Duo Dual Port LiPo Charger. It is actually Multi-Chemistry Charger, but I plan to only use it to charge my lipo batteries.

Unboxing & Review - Keenstone UP100AC 100W Duo Dual Port LiPo Charger (14 min 27 sec)

Keenstone Lipo Charger Review Notes:

Pros:
- Two channels
- 100 watts of total power
- Compact size
- Good value
- Easy to use
- Quiet when fan is not in use
- Chargers multiple chemistries (only lipos shown in video)

Cons
- Could come with more charging accessories
Posted by GBLynden | Dec 01, 2016 @ 08:54 PM | 4,413 Views
This is the Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review for my new Cheerson CX-37 WIFI FPV Hexacopter.

Cheerson CX-37 WIFI FPV Hexacopter Drone Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (11 min 21 sec)

Here are my review notes for this RC Hexacopter Nano Drone:

Pros:
- Very low latency FPV
- Has automatic take-off & landing buttons
- Different rate settings
- A gentle flyer
- 0.3MP Camera with surprising quality

Cons:
- Does not come with a radio
- Minor lag after inputs are made
- Very low responsiveness on 30% rates setting making it useless