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Posted by GBLynden | Nov 25, 2018 @ 09:02 PM | 8,080 Views
This is my Unboxing and Review video for the new E-flite UMX Cirrus SR22T BNF Basic with SAFE Select.

E-flite UMX Cirrus SR22T BNF Basic with SAFE Select Unboxing & Review (11 min 0 sec)

In this video I unbox it, we inspect it going over the features, discuss how to setup SAFE Select, show the lights, balance the CG, and do our pre-flight review notes wrap-up.

Here are my review notes for this Ultra Micro E-flite Cirrus SR22T:

Pros:
- The looks and scale details overall
- This Ultra Micro Cirrus SR22T has nice bright lights
- A powerful 3600kv 2S Brushless motor
- It comes with a scale three bladed prop
- Carbon fiber spars running through the main wing and horizontal stabilizer
- It has a nice canopy with windows for FPV Flight
- The landing gear is removable for belly landing, but I would not recommend it with this three-bladed prop

Cons:
- The scrape on nose is hard to miss and overlook
- I am curious if the sloppy nose wheel is a design or manufacturing issue. Regardless, it has me concerned about its ground handling
- It would be nice to have servo protectors on the aileron servos
Posted by GBLynden | Nov 24, 2018 @ 06:31 PM | 7,397 Views
This is my ZOHD Dart XL Extreme FPV Wing Unboxing, Maiden Flight With Onboard Footage, and Review. This is an FPV Flying Wing that flies great and looks like something out of Star Wars!

ZOHD Dart XL Extreme FPV Wing Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (26 min 17 sec)

Here are my review notes for this ZOHD Dart XL RC Plane:

- I love the ability to configure the nose for FPV and as a camera platform using both Runcams as well as both GoPros is very impressive. I used my Runcam 2 for the onboard footage.
- It flies very stable and it a joy to fly
- This ZOHD RC Plane looks incredible in the air
- I like how it quickly goes together and that nothing is unnecessarily complicated.
- Flight time with the recommended battery is 40 minutes!
- Skids on the bottom make landing much easier and flexible
- Extra servo connections underneath are a nice extra
- The pre-cut foam chunks are very nice for FPV
- This Jumbo Dart RC Plane is also made if biodegradable BEPP Foam!

Cons:
- The stock prop was hard to balance perfectly as you can here on the full throttle pass. A different prop will be sent with the production models.
- The only thing my model seems to be missing is the gyro and launch system the original Dart came with. Everything else is very impressive!

Click here to learn more about this ZOHD Dart XL FPV Wing: https://goo.gl/QNaSDS
Posted by GBLynden | Nov 23, 2018 @ 02:28 AM | 7,645 Views
This is my CrewZinn RC Plane Stand & CG Balancer Review video. In this video, I discuss this RC Airplane Stand, the basic functions it can perform and place various planes on it.

CrewZinn RC Plane Stand & CG Balancer Review (10 min 32 sec)

These are the RC Plane Balance Stand's pros and cons:

Pros:
- This is a stunning RC Accessory that looks and works great
- It is lightweight with a small footprint
- The CG Balancer is easy to use
- The stand easily holds my Freewing EDF Jet
- It comes with a magnetic strip to hold hardware safely while you work

Cons:
- Just that the middle dowel had some chips on the bottom of it. As I mentioned in the video, I don't think it is a big deal for function or form considering those chips are on the bottom of the stand.

Click here for more information about the CrewZinn Flight Deck RC Airplane Work Stand and CG Tester: https://goo.gl/9eLHVK
Posted by GBLynden | Nov 22, 2018 @ 11:01 PM | 7,545 Views
This is my ZOHD Dart XL Extreme 1000mm FPV Wing Maiden Flight With Onboard Footage. This is an FPV Flying Wing that flies great and looks like something out of Star Wars!

ZOHD Dart XL Extreme 1000mm FPV Wing Maiden Flight With Onboard Footage (7 min 5 sec)

Here are my review notes for this ZOHD Dart XL RC Plane:

- I love the ability to configure the nose for FPV and as a camera platform using both Runcams as well as both GoPros is very impressive. I used my Runcam 2 for the onboard footage.
- It flies very stable and it a joy to fly
- The ZOHD RC Plane looks incredible in the air
- I like how it quickly goes together and that nothing is unnecessarily complicated.
- Flight time with the recommended battery is 40 minutes!
- Skids on the bottom make landing much easier and flexible
- Extra servo connections underneath are a nice extra
- The pre-cut foam chunks are very nice for FPV
- This Jumbo Dart RC Plane is also made if biodegradable BEPP Foam!

Cons:
- The stock prop was hard to balance perfectly as you can here on the full throttle pass. A different prop should be a very easy fix.
- The only thing my model seems to be missing is the gyro and launch system the original Dart came with. Everything else is very impressive!

Click here to learn more about this ZOHD Dart XL FPV Wing: https://goo.gl/QNaSDS
Posted by GBLynden | Nov 17, 2018 @ 03:09 PM | 6,809 Views
I am pleased to announce the GBLynden's RC has reached 20,000 subscribers! As a result, we are going to give away some RC Stuff.

These are the giveaway items:
- CrewZinn Flight Deck RC Work & CG STAND (Continental US Only): https://goo.gl/9eLHVK
- Mini AR Wing (Open To Everyone): https://goo.gl/E69zjZ
Or
- ZOHD Dart: http://bit.ly/2Jra4Og

Simply leave a comment on video's YouTube page mentioning your favorite GBLynden's RC Video and the Country you live in to enter to win.

GBLynden's RC 20,000 Subscriber RC Giveaway! (4 min 14 sec)

Message me here or on my GBLynden's RC Facebook page with any questions!

GB
Posted by GBLynden | Nov 15, 2018 @ 10:53 PM | 7,102 Views
This is my official E-flite Pitts S-1S RC Biplane Second Flight. I flew this one with my 3S Scorpion 1800 Lipo after I knocked the aileron dual-rates down to 58%, down from 70% and trimmed it out.

E-flite Pitts S-1S RC Biplane Second Flight On 3S Scorpion 1800 Lipo (6 min 27 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Nov 11, 2018 @ 01:44 AM | 7,435 Views
This is my official E-flite Pitts S-1S RC Biplane Maiden Flight. I decided to go against the grain and do it on my new 4S Scorpion 1800 Lipo instead of trying it on 3S first! The second flight was with my 3S Scorpion 1800 Lipo, which will be uploaded soon.

E-flite Pitts S-1S RC Biplane Maiden Flight On 4S Scorpion 1800 Lipo (4 min 25 sec)

Here are the pros and cons for this Parkflyer 850mm Pitts:

Pros
- It is beautiful
- It flies well on 3 or 4S power
- The size is terrific for transport
- It comes with AS3X and SAFE Select
- The tail wheel is very solid
- The battery bay slides out, which is a pretty cool, but it does have its downsides (see below)

Cons
- It likes to land hot and bounce!
- The ailerons are very touchy (58% D/R is best for me and this plane)
- Getting the battery tray in and out of it scuffs the back of the main wing
- The build has some quirks and the manual does not match up completely with the parts and pieces, especially as it applies to the prop assembly.
- Assembling the main wing took way too long, but it wasn't the end of the world.
- It has been reported in the manual the recommended CG is farther back than it should be. 86 to 70mm is the recommended CG range.
- The main landing gets bent very easy!