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Posted by GBLynden | Jan 26, 2019 @ 09:59 PM | 9,293 Views
This is Bill's second flight with his Icon A5 1.3m Amphibious RC Plane On Lake Whatcom:

Bill's Second E-flite ICON A5 1.3m Amphibious RC Plane On Lake Whatcom (5 min 50 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 21, 2019 @ 04:11 PM | 8,257 Views
This is my Maiden Flight Demo & Review video for the new E-flite Delta Ray One RC Trainer Plane.

E-flite Delta Ray One RC Trainer Plane Maiden Flight Demo (6 min 15 sec)

In the video I put this Beginner RC Plane through its paces flying it in all three flight modes. I had to admit that I had a good time flying this E-flite Trainer Plane in some wind on a nice sunny day.

Review Notes:

Pros:
- The flight times are good
- In easy/SAFE Mode, it can land itself
- It comes already assembled, which is normal for an E-flite UMX RC Plane.
- The plane can be upgraded with SAFE Plus GPS drone technology to add Autoland, Virtual Fence, and Holding Pattern. That is sold separately
- As your skills improve, it will grow with you with its three different flight modes with this UM Trainer Plane.
- It is FPV ready with an OSD when using compatible cameras and headsets, unlike the trainer gold standard, Hobbyzone Champ.
- It is FPV ready with OSD when using compatible cameras and headsets, unlike the trainer gold standard, Hobbyzone Champ.
- The plane is made of very nice quality foam, unlike most Micro RC Planes.
- This E-flite Ultra Micro RC Plane has a box that makes an excellent transport container, so don't throw it away!

Cons:
- Some of the pros are going to be complicated for a noob to figure out on their own. Reach out to Horizon Hobby technical support if you get stuck.

Overall, this is a very cool Trainer RC Plane and I can't wait to test it outside.
Posted by GBLynden | Jan 14, 2019 @ 12:28 AM | 8,483 Views
In this video I step up my RC Game and Maiden my Freewing BAe Hawk T1 70mm EDF Jet!

Freewing BAe Hawk T1 70mm EDF Jet Red Arrow Maiden Flight (4 min 21 sec)

You will see me discuss how this is my first attempt to fly a 6S EDF Jet, I will show the flight battery I used, the maiden flight, and you will get to see some interesting extras along with a battery test at the end.

Here are my Review Notes For This Awesome 70mm EDF Jet:

Pros:
- It flies incredibly well!
- The flight times appear to be very good so long as you aren't too heavy on the throttle.
- The build is easy with very little gluing required
- The airframe is bigger and more attractive than I expected
- Detailed pilot and cockpit dashboard
- Large battery bay to accommodate lots of battery options
- Very bright LED lights
- Good quality flaps installed
- An excellent all around EDF value for the price

Cons:
- The only real con is needing to modify it to ensure debris doesn't get sucked up into the fan, but that wasn't too bad and clearly the jet flies great!
- This flight went so well I want to buy more EDF Jets like the Freewing L-39 and the E-flite F-16!
Posted by GBLynden | Jan 04, 2019 @ 11:39 PM | 8,065 Views
This is my Unboxing, Spektrum DX6 Radio Setup, and Review video for the new E-flite Delta Ray One RC Trainer Plane.

E-flite Delta Ray One RC Trainer Plane Unboxing, Spektrum DX6 Radio Setup, and Review (26 min 34 sec)

In the video I unbox the Beginner RC Plane, inspect it going over its features, go over the radio setup, show you how to bind it, explain expo, how to balance the plane for proper center of gravity, and a lot of other things anyone learning to fly with this E-flite Trainer Plane should know.

Review Notes:

Pros:
- It comes already assembled, which is normal for an E-flite UMX RC Plane.
- The plane can be upgraded with SAFE Plus GPS drone technology to add Autoland, Virtual Fence, and Holding Pattern. That is sold separately
- As your skills improve, it will grow with you with its three different flight modes with this UM Trainer Plane.
- It is FPV ready with OSD when using compatible cameras and headsets, unlike the trainer gold standard, Hobbyzone Champ.
- This plane is made of very nice quality foam, unlike most Micro RC Planes.
- The box it comes in makes an excellent transport container, so don't throw it away!

Cons:
- Some of the pros are going to be complicated for a noob to figure out on their own. Reach out to Horizon Hobby technical support if you get stuck.

Overall, this is a very cool Trainer RC Plane and I can't wait to test it outside.
Posted by GBLynden | Dec 31, 2018 @ 08:53 PM | 7,845 Views
Here is my maiden flight video with the Avios Spitfire MkVb Super Scale 1450mm RC Warbird!

Avios Spitfire MkVb Super Scale 1450mm RC Warbird Maiden Flight (6 min 10 sec)

- Big and beautiful with tons of scale detail
- Lots of bright lights
- Very long flight times with recommended battery
- Scale split flaps
- The huge motor that runs on 3300 to 4000mAh 6S power
- Pan and tilt FPV hardware is included
- The sliding canopy and scale door is the ultimate in scale detail
- Ball link servo connectors
- Hidden control surfaces for a more scale look

Cons:
- I had to manually break in the wheels on the landing gear on this. It wasn't hard by any means, but it took some time and effort. I will say this, it is way better to have them be a bit tight than too loose lol

Link to plane: https://goo.gl/JSDH2F & recommended flight battery link: https://goo.gl/buRFoN