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Posted by GBLynden | Jan 31, 2015 @ 01:39 AM | 5,047 Views
This is a nice scale flight full of slow passes that I made with my only current RC Biplane in the new E-Flite UMX Pitts.

Some of the sounds you hear during the video are from the cameraman Shawn's three year old daughter who decided to try to fly this plane as I was taking pictures for the screen cap shortly after this flight. I ended up playing soccer with it to keep it from taking off and it was a very crazy scene with everyone there wondering what just happened. The good news is it is a very tough little bird and I was even able to glue the foam spinner back on that fell off during the kicking. We will see how it flies when I take it out next, but all of my testing shows that it is ready for more pretty flights like this one in the future

Enjoy!

Slow Passes and Scale Flight Fun - E-Flite UMX Pitts S-1S BNF Basic RC Biplane with AS3X Technology (2 min 17 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 26, 2015 @ 12:24 AM | 4,032 Views
This is some footage I am really proud of that we shot today even though there was a little weird wind I was fighting. We captured my most scale take-off and landing to date on video with this awesome little E-Flite UMX B-17 Flying Fortress WWII Bomber.

This is now my favorite plane to fly. It just looks so cool in the air!

Scale Take-Off and Landing with E-Flite UMX B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber with AS3X Technology (2 min 33 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 23, 2015 @ 02:27 PM | 4,157 Views
This was a fun little flight of my buddy John with his UMX Gee Bee. Just in case you are wondering, I have NO IDEA what he is going to do next while he is flying. That is part of what makes making videos of him flying exciting, fun, and stressful lol

Enjoy!

John's E flite UMX Gee Bee R2 BNF RC Plane with AS3X Technology (2 min 12 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 19, 2015 @ 02:00 PM | 4,493 Views
This video is my Unboxing, Review, and Test of my new lithium ion battery pack for my Spektrum DX6 6-Channel DSMX Transmitter RC aircraft radio.

Here are my unboxing, review, and test notes for this set-up:

Cons:
- Pretty expensive to get it started
- Takes a long time to charge (Over 5 hours on a brand new pack)
- No charge light to know when the pack is done charging

Pros:
- Simple upgrade
- Operates at a higher voltage, so in theory better performance
- It should save me a lot of money over time vs alkaline batteries

Spektrum DX6 6-Channel Transmitter Lithium Ion Battery Pack and Charger Unboxing, Review, and Test (5 min 4 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 14, 2015 @ 07:33 PM | 3,937 Views
This video is some really fun footage John, Shawn, and I shot recently of John with his Parkzone UM Stryker. It starts out a little slow and gets better and better as it goes with him doing crazy things with his FPV equipped Ultra Micro Stryker.

John's FPV Parkzone Ultra Micro F-27Q Stryker 180 BNF RC Plane (3 min 31 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 08, 2015 @ 02:53 AM | 5,048 Views
This is some fun captured with Shawn's Blade 350 QX with GB200 Gimbal at the center of things.

It has a lot of cool features like Smart Mode, Stability Mode, and AP Mode. Each mode allows it to perform optimally for a desired purpose. It even has a return to home function that is demonstrated in the video while he keeps track of it via FPV Flight. He does that when he goes out a ways into the field with this very cool RC aircraft

Shawn's Blade 350 QX Quadcopter BNF With SAFE Technology and FPV GB200 Gimbal (6 min 13 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 04, 2015 @ 02:45 PM | 3,388 Views
Hey guys!

I took this plane out after not being able to fly it for a few months due to the weather not being right to have fun with it. The weather was pretty much perfect earlier this week, so I took it out ripping and was able to get that on video.

Enjoy!

E-flite UMX MiG-15 Ultra Micro EDF RC Jet Fighter With AS3X Technology Fun (2 min 32 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 02, 2015 @ 01:10 AM | 3,973 Views
This is the second of two videos comparing how two different batteries made my E-flite UMX B-17 fly. Each flight took place within about 10 minutes of each other in nearly identical conditions, which was very calm air with the wind changing direction slightly with the temperature in the low 30's.

Note: Trying to fly this with the stock battery was a very hairy situation each time I tried it due to the CG being WAY off out of the box.

This is my the Nano-Tech 600mAh:
Nano-Tech 35-70C 600mAh Lipo Test - E Flite UMX B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber with AS3X Technology (2 min 48 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 02, 2015 @ 01:08 AM | 3,594 Views
This is the first of two videos comparing how two different batteries made my E-flite UMX B-17 fly. Each flight took place within about 10 minutes of each other in nearly identical conditions, which was very calm air with the wind changing direction slightly with the temperature in the low 30's.

Note: Trying to fly this with the stock battery was a very hairy situation each time I tried it due to the CG being WAY off out of the box.

This is with the Hyperion 550mAh:
Hyperion 25C 550mAh Lipo Test - E Flite UMX B-17 Flying Fortress WWII Bomber with AS3X Technology (2 min 55 sec)