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Posted by GBLynden | Jun 29, 2016 @ 12:43 AM | 4,110 Views
This is my unboxing and review for the brand new 1100mm Eleven Hobby T-28 Trojan RC Warbird.

Unboxing and Review Only - 1100mm Eleven Hobby T-28 Trojan RC Warbird (17 min 50 sec)

Here are my review notes:

Pros
  • Vibrant red and black color scheme
  • Scale details all over the plane, including three bladed prop
  • Lightweight yet very smooth and strong foam
  • Flaps and retracts installed
  • Rubber tires
  • Quick build time
  • Smart nose wheel design
  • Great wind handling
  • Robust horizontal stablizer with scale air foil
Cons
  • The canopy doesn't have much vertical clearance and does not fit super snug. However, it survived plenty of rolls and loops just fine during its maiden flights
  • Flap servo travel was limited. I probably need to break in the foam hinge in more to fix that.

Posted by GBLynden | Jun 25, 2016 @ 05:22 PM | 4,320 Views
This is my Unboxing, Run, and Review for my new GPToys Foxx S911 33mph RC Monster Truck.

In this video I unbox it, run it outdoors on pavement and off-road in some thick long grass for a good test. I even let me GF take it for a spin!

GPToys Foxx S911 33mph RC Monster Truck Unboxing, Run, and Review (10 min 21 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jun 18, 2016 @ 11:29 PM | 3,757 Views
In this video I fly my Blade Zeyrok BNF Drone outdoors in Stagility Mode! The best part of this mode is you can do flips and buzz around at a steeper pitch than you can in Stability Mode. I even ended this video with a little crash blooper! lol

Stagility Mode First Outdoor Flight - Blade Zeyrok Drone BNF Quadcopter (3 min 55 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jun 16, 2016 @ 11:55 PM | 3,266 Views
This is some footage I took at last year's Warbirds Over Whatcom of a really cool RC Fokker Dr.1 Triplane. Many people think of this as the Red Baron WWI Warbird.

Giant Scale RC Fokker Dr.1 Triplane - Red Baron WWI Warbird at Warbirds Over Whatcom (3 min 29 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jun 16, 2016 @ 01:17 AM | 3,879 Views
This is my Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review for my new Blade Nano QX2 FPV Racing Drone BNF With SAFE Technology Quadcopter.

This is a much nicer quality quadcopter than the fun but toy like Blade Zeyrok, but doesn't flight QUITE as smoothly as the Blade Nano QX 3D Ultra Micro Quadcopter.

Blade Nano QX2 FPV Racing Drone BNF With SAFE Technolgy Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (12 min 31 sec)

Here are the pros and cons for FPV Drone:

Pros:

- Adjustable camera
- Good quality picture from the FPV Camera
- Nice stable flight
- Extremely easy FPV set-up
- 5.8ghz FPV
- Two flight modes
- I can use my Eachine HD Goggles with it

Cons:

- The props damage very easy
- Battery cost is pretty bad
Posted by GBLynden | Jun 12, 2016 @ 05:31 PM | 3,195 Views
This is my Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review of the JJRC X1 Shuttle 2S Brushless RTF Quadcopter Drone!

I was able to unbox it, provide an overview of the parts and pieces, test the lights in the dark, and provide a quick flight demo of this indoors.

JJRC X1 Shuttle 2S Brushless RTF Quadcopter RC Drone Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (12 min 33 sec)

This is my pros and cons list after flying it indoors:

Pros:
- Sleek but rugged design
- Four powerful 2S brushless motors
- 1300 mAh 2S brushless battery for long flight times
- Very responsive
- FPV ready
- Spare props
- Easy setup

Cons:
- The yaw lagged and was mushy
- The lights are hard to see during the day and only point down, so it is not a good night flyer candidate.
Posted by GBLynden | Jun 09, 2016 @ 10:07 PM | 3,186 Views
I REALLY enjoyed running this boat even though I forgot to lube the shaft causing it to make more noise than it should have. The best news of all is that is still runs great on 3S power

First Water Run - Fei Lun FT011 Brushless 4S RC Racing Boat (2 min 18 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jun 05, 2016 @ 06:24 PM | 3,162 Views
Here are my review notes for this WWII RC Warbird:

Pros
- It looks really good
- Faster than I expected for a 1S plane
- Landing gear stays on in the box
- Semi symmetrical airfoil
- Reinforced wing and control surfaces

Cons
- Pre-order issues
- Landing gear held up fine on the rough landing but I may upgrade the gear anyway
- Elevator asymmetry and too much upflection out of the box
- Slightly tail heavy out of the box

Here is the complete Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review:

Complete E-flite UMX B-25 Mitchell BNF Basic WWII Bomber Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (17 min 13 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jun 05, 2016 @ 12:21 PM | 3,285 Views
This is the Maiden Flight for my E-flite UMX B-25 Mitchell BNF Basic RC Plane. In this video I take it for a spin in some wind on a bright and sunny day!

Here is the UMX B-25 Maiden!

Maiden Flight Only - E-flite UMX B-25 Mitchell BNF Basic WWII Bomber (3 min 58 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jun 03, 2016 @ 01:43 AM | 3,524 Views
This is the Unboxing and Review for my new RC Racing Boat! It is the Fei Lun FT011 Brushless 4S RC Racing Boat.

I mentioned in the video that I will be making some racing videos with my buddies. One has this RC Boat and another has the Pro Boat Blackjack 24-inch Catamaran 3S Brushless from Horizon Hobby.

It is going to be a great summer!

Fei Lun FT011 Brushless 4S RC Racing Boat Unboxing and Review (12 min 41 sec)