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Posted by GBLynden | Dec 29, 2014 @ 04:08 AM | 3,474 Views
This video features me flying my new Parkzone Archer on a blustery day at my favorite place to fly it with my friend John on the camera.

Lots of fun things take place between the take-off and landing, including some loops, rolls, and low passes.

Enjoy!

Parkzone Archer BNF RC Plane Fun Flight on a Blustery Day (3 min 37 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Dec 25, 2014 @ 02:57 AM | 4,397 Views
This video is some fun John and I had recently with my old UM Stryker is some VERY strong wind. He even closes out the video in style, so be sure to watch it all of the way to the end.

This is the Parkzone Ultra Micro F-27Q Stryker 180 BNF delta flying wing. It is super fast and can fly great even in extremely strong choppy air.

Enjoy!

Parkzone Ultra Micro F-27Q Stryker 180 BNF RC Plane Flight on Really Windy Day and Surprise Landing (2 min 28 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Dec 23, 2014 @ 12:30 AM | 4,102 Views
This is the complete unboxing, build, maiden flight, and review with bonus flight footage for the Parkzone Sport Cub S2 Parkflyer, which was modeled after the Cub Crafters Sport Cub.

I really like how this plane looks and how it flys. That made the issues I encountered during the build process not as big of a deal

Here are my flight review notes:

Cons:
- Landing gear wire is thin and LG install was a pain.
- Rudder was way out of trim and doesn't steer well in grass.
- The tail section is also difficult to install.
- The main LG wheel collar screw popped out during landing.

Pros:
- Looks great and is a great flyer.
- Nice big forgiving tundra tires.
- Lands really slow even without flaps.
- Large battery bay for flexible battery options.

The bottom line is this is a fun and easy to fly plane that you should buy if you are considering it.

Parkzone Sport Cub Complete Unboxing, Build, Maiden Flight, and Flight Review (21 min 2 sec)


Here is just the maiden flight only footage:

Parkzone Sport Cub S2 Maiden Flight Only and Bonus Take-Off's (4 min 58 sec)
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Posted by GBLynden | Dec 22, 2014 @ 02:02 AM | 4,806 Views
This is the Unboxing, build, and review only for the Parkzone Sport Cub Parkflyer, which was modeled after the Cub Crafters Sport Cub.

I tried to maiden it today, but it was just too windy to try to fly it. I will have a maiden flight video for this plane up very soon though, so you can enjoy that as well.

I really like how this plane looks and am very curious as to how it flies. During the build process I did encounter several things I didn't like, so I hope I don't run into the same sorts of things while I fly this plane.

Here are my review notes:

Cons:
- Landing gear wire is thin and LG install was a pain.
- The tail section is also difficult to install.
- Rudder was way out of trim.

Pros:
- Looks great
- Large battery bay
- Nice big tundra tires

Parkzone Sport Cub Unboxing, Build, and Review Only (16 min 14 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Dec 17, 2014 @ 01:37 PM | 3,670 Views
This was a really fun comparison "Wheelie Test" between my old lipo battery and new lipo battery. I have missed driving this truck and am very happy I have a new battery to get the most out of it again.

Losi 1/36 Scale Micro Desert Truck Old Lipo vs New Lipo Wheelie Comparision in HD (5 min 46 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:46 AM | 3,839 Views
This is some amazing footage I caught of John with this Parkzone FW-190. John shows why I consider him to be my flying mentor in this video complete with retracts and drop tank caught on video with his WWII RC Warbird. There are other special moments too, but I don't want to give away too much.

Enjoy!

Drop Tank and Retracts Fun with the Parkzone Focke-Wulf 190A-8 WWII RC Warbird - Parkzone FW-190 (3 min 41 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Dec 08, 2014 @ 03:38 AM | 3,219 Views
When we started recording this video, I had hoped that it would be packed full of realistic low passes of this UM P-51 Mustang with AS3X technology. The weather had other ideas and decided to impose its will on the UM P-51 from Parkzone. John and I recorded the footage we did manage to get with my Sony Handycam.

A Quick Flight on Cold Day with the Parkzone Ultra Micro P-51 Mustang BNF with AS3X Technology (1 min 3 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Dec 05, 2014 @ 12:40 AM | 3,382 Views
I talked John into flying his Nano QX quadcopter in cold wind the other day and I caught this footage while he did his thing. We were both pretty cranky when we started but we both left pretty happy once we were done. RC aircraft like this are better than Prozac!

Blade Nano QX BNF Quadcopter with SAFE Technology Outdoor Flight Fun in Cold Wind (3 min 31 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Dec 02, 2014 @ 10:37 PM | 3,438 Views
This is a video I almost didn't post because it once again shows me out of control with this E-Flite UMX B-17 Flying Fortress WWII Bomber. Instead of keeping it to myself, I decided it is better to show folks that this is a dirty bird and not in a good way to fly.

I am still trying to work on ways to make it so what happened here doesn't happen again in the future but in the meantime, this should at least be a quick but entertaining journey that involves a near crash for you guys

Near Crash on Cold Day with E-Flite UMX B-17 Flying Fortress WWII Bomber with AS3X Technology (2 min 10 sec)