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Posted by GBLynden | Mar 31, 2018 @ 06:30 PM | 2,018 Views
This is the first night flight with my first night flyer. It was an experience to say the least!

E-Flite Brave Night Flyer 1.2M BNF Basic RC Plane - First Night Flight (2 min 26 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Mar 30, 2018 @ 02:45 AM | 1,744 Views
This is my HEXBUG BattleBots Rivals Beta and Minotaur Unboxing, Battle, and Review.

HEXBUG BattleBots Rivals Beta and Minotaur Unboxing, Battle, and Review (11 min 2 sec)

This is a cool set, but it does have a big drawback:

Pros:
- The set comes with two great looking BattleBots and radios, including the batteries
- The Battlebots themselves are well made smaller scale Battlebots that are very fun and easy to use.
- Magnetic pieces fall off the Battlebots to determine the winner. This is smart because you are not damaging the Battlebots to determine the winner.
- You do not need to be an RC expert to enjoy these toys. The learning curve is short and they are still fun as you get a feel for how they work.
- The small radio was surprisingly easy to use for its size.
- Kids of all ages can enjoy it, even big kids like me!

Cons:
- The infrared radio system offers less range and is potentially subject to interference. RC's would be much better with 2.4 GHZ setups, but this still works well under normal conditions for being infrared.
Posted by GBLynden | Mar 27, 2018 @ 06:34 PM | 2,083 Views
This is the Second Flight for the E-Flite Brave Night Flyer 1.2M BNF Basic RC Plane With AS3X Technology. In this video I fly the plane around doing some low passes, aileron rolls, and even do a loop. As you can see in the video, it is a good flyer once in the air. Even during the day, the lights were awesome!

E-flite Brave Night Flyer 1.2M BNF Basic RC Plane With AS3X Technology Second Flight (4 min 29 sec)

Here are my review notes for this Crop Duster RC Plane:

Pros:
- The lights are amazing on this E-flite Pawnee Brave Night Flyer
- It takes a 3S 2200 lipo
- It fits in my car, but just barely with the seats down
- It has a unique look in the air that captures your attention
- The plane flies really well once it is dialed in properly after the mods I mention in the cons section
- It is fairly easy to fly at night in pitch black

Cons:
- Even at the specified CG point and control surface recommendations, it did not fly level and smooth until I added bigger heavier wheels and pointed the elevator downward lower than recommended setting.
- There were numerous defects out of the box including a bad battery bay cover, a pilot that wasn't glued in properly, and an uneven horizontal stabilizer.
- The hardware that comes with this kit is extremely poor and should not be included in a kit at this price point. Much better screws should come with this kit.
- The poorly designed tailwheel makes ground handling a challenge that gets even worse over time
Posted by GBLynden | Mar 21, 2018 @ 08:56 AM | 1,969 Views
This is the Second Flight with my Freewing Lippisch P.15 64mm EDF Jet. It shows off the hand launch MUCH better than the Maiden. My GF recorded both launches for me:

Freewing Lippisch P.15 64mm EDF Jet Second Flight (3 min 26 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Mar 19, 2018 @ 05:15 AM | 1,897 Views
This is my maiden flight video with the new Freewing Lippisch P.15:

Freewing Lippisch P.15 64mm EDF Jet Maiden Flight (3 min 48 sec)

Here are the Pros and Cons for this German Concept Jet EDF Flying Wing:

Pros:
- Nice long flight times for an EDF Jet
- It looks amazing
- This is a rare RC Model
- Very stable
- Has a wide flight envelope

Cons:
- A pilot figure would have been great
Posted by GBLynden | Mar 18, 2018 @ 02:25 AM | 2,087 Views
This is my Unboxing for the Freewing Lippisch P.15 64mm EDF Jet. It is a beautiful RC Plane with an interesting history.

Unboxing Only - Freewing Lippisch P.15 64mm EDF Jet (10 min 25 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Mar 15, 2018 @ 03:35 AM | 2,282 Views
This an Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review video for the RTF Beginner Quadcopter Syma X21 RC Drone Quadcopter. It is a great platform for a beginner to learn to fly. The best part is, it is very inexpensive for what you get!

RTF Beginner Quadcopter Syma X21 RC Drone Quadcopter Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (13 min 19 sec)

Here are my review notes for this RC Micro Drone:

Pros:
- An ideal beginner drone
- It flies super smooth with great control
- Quick tight flips without loosing altitude
- The color is a beautiful rich red
- Nice bright lights
- Rubber landing pads
- Altitude hold
- Long flight times

Cons:
- The odd blemish on the chassis of the quad is the only con

You can get this here: https://goo.gl/i4kBkZ
Posted by GBLynden | Mar 10, 2018 @ 03:35 AM | 1,773 Views
This is the brand new Durafly Supermarine Spitfire Mk24 V2 1100mm WWII Warbird From HobbyKing. It is impressive to say the least. It was a treat to be able to see it go before it was released!

Durafly Supermarine Spitfire Mk24 V2 1100mm WWII Warbird From HobbyKing (4 min 48 sec)

Here is the link to the product thread: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...pitfire-1100mm
Posted by GBLynden | Mar 10, 2018 @ 01:27 AM | 1,752 Views
This is a quick fun flight taken recently of the Parkzone F4F Wildcat WWII Warbird RC Plane. While this is the older version of the plane, it shows just how well it flies, even without AS3X or SAFE Select that comes on the new F4F Wildcat 1.0m BNF Basic.

Parkzone F4F Wildcat WWII Warbird RC Plane Fun Flight (3 min 17 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Mar 04, 2018 @ 04:16 AM | 2,631 Views
This is the latest flight captured with my new camera. It shows off this plane way better than my original flight video with it:

Eleven Hobby T-28 Trojan RC Plane Warbird Fun Flight (3 min 23 sec)

Review Notes:

Here are my review notes after owning this plane for almost two years:

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
  • It is way less expensive and easier to transport than the E-flite T-28 Trojan RC Plane
Cons
  • The canopy doesn't have much vertical clearance and needed to be shaved a little underneath to allow for taller batteries.
  • Flap servo travel was limited. I just needed to break in the foam hinge to fix that.
Here is where I got this RC Plane: https://goo.gl/DNkYyR
Posted by GBLynden | Mar 03, 2018 @ 04:22 AM | 2,197 Views
Hey guys!

This is a video featuring Bill's second flight with his new E-flite Carbon-Z Cessna 150 2.1m RC Plane. It also includes bonus footage, so be sure to check that out at the end of the video!

E-Flite Carbon-Z Cessna 150 2.1m RC Plane - Bill's Second Flight Plus Bonus Footage (5 min 46 sec)

Enjoy!
GB