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Posted by JohnVH | Oct 31, 2016 @ 01:03 PM | 2,208 Views
P-51B Boise Bee Mustang JB Hobbies, VQ First flights review (4 min 54 sec)

She flies! Very happy with how it handles the skies, you have to use rudder on takeoff, this is not a floor it and hang on airplane, haha, typical fighter Landings are pretty easy, Im still dialing in my rates and throws a little, with the flaps it slows down very well!!

I didn't notice any bad habits, loops, rolls, point rolls, vertical climbs, 3 point landings, all very easy. Just a couple clicks of trim and it was doing great, I did mix some down in with the flaps, but it doesn't take much on this one.

It even took off and landed fine on grass, wasn't sure with the little wheels, but it did great. Ill have more video as soon as the weather lets me. Hope you like it! More info in the video description.
Posted by JohnVH | Oct 27, 2016 @ 04:55 PM | 2,220 Views
Here is the first of a bunch of running videos, this is the maiden run, I have a ton of great footage with some huge jumps and crashes coming soon too!


JLB 1:10 Cheetah Racing Truggy First drive PT2 (5 min 10 sec)

Check it out here:

PT2 Maiden run impressions

Maiden run of the fast Cheetah from JLB. This is a very well built truck, and its crazy fast, my radar gun had a best of 52mph, with a few 48 and 46mph runs.

And it is tough, I had too much footage for one video, so there will be a couple more, besides its explosive power, its STRONG, I botched a number of jumps, one landing it inverted on top of a jump, nothing broke ever!

Run times are great, I figure 18-20min how I drive, I do recommend two things, 1 adjust the wheelie bar down farther, it helps some on flipping over on wheelies. 2 Check the main gear mesh, mine had a tight spot, you can hear it in the video, it doesnt do that anymore.

The esc is not waterproof, after hitting a couple puddles on accident it had moisture in it, but it does still work, I took it apart and cleaned it, and had to put some stronger tape under it.

After run impressions:

Very happy with this truck! I would recommend it.

- BIG!
- Powerful
- 3s lipo included
- Great suspension
- Well packaged
- Great run time
- FAST!! Radared at 52mph, with 48 and 46mph backup runs!!
- Flexibility with the transmitter adjustments

- One led headlight didnt work on...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Oct 24, 2016 @ 01:52 PM | 2,054 Views
Posted by JohnVH | Oct 19, 2016 @ 05:35 PM | 2,479 Views
Unboxing of the 1:10 JLB Cheetah, Ill have video of it running next week!

JLB 1:10 Cheetah Racing Truggy Unboxing and Initial impressions PT1 (11 min 12 sec)

Check it out here:

Just the unboxing, the video ran a little long, and the weather has not let me play with it yet, but that will change soon! Other running videos of it look amazing though, its very fast, they claim 50mph!

3s Lipo power, 2.4G radio, huge oil filled shocks, metal gears, great looks, check it out!!

Initial impressions so far:

- BIG!
- Powerful
- 3s lipo included
- Great suspension
- Well packaged
- Supposed to have long run times
- Supposed to do 50mph!
- Flexibility with the transmitter adjustments

- Missing the tools, not a big deal, I never use supplied stuff much
usually anyway
- One led headlight didnt work on mine
- Toe out on the steering, easy fix though

Main Features:
2.4GHz transmitter power ensures the strong anti-jamming capability.
Waterproof electrical parts make the whole car can show itself in all weathers and on any terrain
4 wheel drive design with brushless motors and ESC
Large torque can help the rally car show more on the ground
1 : 10 Scale and inside simulation design give you a great surprise
Strong cantilever and linkage end structure
All metal skeleton strengthen it for prevent crashing
3.84kg heavy design with low 62mm ride height ensures its stability
Suitable for indoor racing and...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Oct 13, 2016 @ 04:47 PM | 2,677 Views
Geebee Model Q Ascender Flight at Wenatchee Scale Event Red Apple Flyers (3 min 25 sec)

Geebee Model Q Ascender Flight at Wenatchee Scale Event Red Apple Flyers
Posted by JohnVH | Oct 10, 2016 @ 12:55 PM | 2,270 Views
Posted by JohnVH | Oct 06, 2016 @ 05:06 PM | 2,845 Views
XK A1200 EPO FPV Plane Full Review (9 min 41 sec)

Where I got it:

Full review video of the XK A1200 FPV airplane, there is a version with the FPV installed, but this is the version without. It is ready to fly, everything is bound and ready, and it literally takes 3 minutes to assemble it out of the box. Just two screws and it even included a screwdriver!

In the video Im doing aerobatics, loops, rolls, stall turns, in 3D mode, it has a 6G mode, where it is almost like auto pilot, it is honestly hands off flying! You will see a section in the video showing the plane and the transmitter, and Im not touching any sticks. I did have some bobbling in 6G mode when you use the elevator, Im working on how to tune that yet.

It comes with a big 2000mah 2s lipo, they claim super long flight times, and it has a ton of power, I can take off in the grass! Slow speed flight is amazing too, its like a glider! I hope you enjoy the video.

I will be adding FPV to this and doing more videos in the future, make sure you subscribe!

- Stable - hands off in 6G
- Aerobatics in 3D
- Super fast assembly
- Flies great
- Transmitter feels good and has a lot of features
- Long flight times with the big battery
- Great looks
- Glides well

- In 6G mode it 'bobbles' when you use the elevator, looks like the
gyro sensitivity is too high or something, its not a big deal, but
it can be a little annoying, it doesn't do...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Oct 03, 2016 @ 01:46 PM | 2,577 Views
DM009 RC Quadcopter Full Review (12 min 40 sec)

Where I got it:

Here is a great flying quadcopter, the DM009

It has a bunch of cool features like one key return, flips, lights, automatic landing, and if you turn the transmitter off in flight, or loose range it will land on its own, a really awesome feature! No more falling out of the sky.

I was really impressed with how fast it would go on high rate, how tight the flips were, and how proportionate it felt on the sticks. Great flight times too! Add that to the spare props and an SD Card and a reader and you have a really great package. I'm having alot of fun with this one!

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- Looks cool
- Flies awesome, very solid feel!
- Extras, SD card reader, SD Card, spare props
- Triple rates so you can have it as responsive as you'd like
- Long flight time
- Strong, I've flipped it over on landings a couple times, no broken
- Great feel to the transmitter
- Automatic landing if out of range or TX is turned off on accident.

- One light burnt out
- I couldnt get mine to take pictures or video in flight, Ill keep playing
with it and see if Im doing something wrong
- No US adapter for the charger

DM009 RC Quadcopter excels in anti-interference thanks to its transmission frequency of 2.4GHz. RC enthusiasts can control several DM009 drones nearby. Your pilot skills can be greatly...Continue Reading