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Posted by GBLynden | Feb 02, 2019 @ 04:19 PM | 3,797 Views
This is my buddy Bill's maiden flight with the E-flite V900 that ends with a crash:

E-flite V900 BNF Basic Maiden Flight RC Plane Crash With Bill (3 min 22 sec)

Note: Be sure you have set SAFE Select to a switch for the throws you need.
Posted by GBLynden | Jan 26, 2019 @ 09:59 PM | 4,750 Views
This is Bill's second flight with his Icon A5 1.3m Amphibious RC Plane On Lake Whatcom:

Bill's Second E-flite ICON A5 1.3m Amphibious RC Plane On Lake Whatcom (5 min 50 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 21, 2019 @ 04:11 PM | 4,308 Views
This is my Maiden Flight Demo & Review video for the new E-flite Delta Ray One RC Trainer Plane.

E-flite Delta Ray One RC Trainer Plane Maiden Flight Demo (6 min 15 sec)

In the video I put this Beginner RC Plane through its paces flying it in all three flight modes. I had to admit that I had a good time flying this E-flite Trainer Plane in some wind on a nice sunny day.

Review Notes:

Pros:
- The flight times are good
- In easy/SAFE Mode, it can land itself
- It comes already assembled, which is normal for an E-flite UMX RC Plane.
- The plane can be upgraded with SAFE Plus GPS drone technology to add Autoland, Virtual Fence, and Holding Pattern. That is sold separately
- As your skills improve, it will grow with you with its three different flight modes with this UM Trainer Plane.
- It is FPV ready with an OSD when using compatible cameras and headsets, unlike the trainer gold standard, Hobbyzone Champ.
- It is FPV ready with OSD when using compatible cameras and headsets, unlike the trainer gold standard, Hobbyzone Champ.
- The plane is made of very nice quality foam, unlike most Micro RC Planes.
- This E-flite Ultra Micro RC Plane has a box that makes an excellent transport container, so don't throw it away!

Cons:
- Some of the pros are going to be complicated for a noob to figure out on their own. Reach out to Horizon Hobby technical support if you get stuck.

Overall, this is a very cool Trainer RC Plane and I can't wait to test it outside.
Posted by GBLynden | Jan 14, 2019 @ 12:28 AM | 4,677 Views
In this video I step up my RC Game and Maiden my Freewing BAe Hawk T1 70mm EDF Jet!

Freewing BAe Hawk T1 70mm EDF Jet Red Arrow Maiden Flight (4 min 21 sec)

You will see me discuss how this is my first attempt to fly a 6S EDF Jet, I will show the flight battery I used, the maiden flight, and you will get to see some interesting extras along with a battery test at the end.

Here are my Review Notes For This Awesome 70mm EDF Jet:

Pros:
- It flies incredibly well!
- The flight times appear to be very good so long as you aren't too heavy on the throttle.
- The build is easy with very little gluing required
- The airframe is bigger and more attractive than I expected
- Detailed pilot and cockpit dashboard
- Large battery bay to accommodate lots of battery options
- Very bright LED lights
- Good quality flaps installed
- An excellent all around EDF value for the price

Cons:
- The only real con is needing to modify it to ensure debris doesn't get sucked up into the fan, but that wasn't too bad and clearly the jet flies great!
- This flight went so well I want to buy more EDF Jets like the Freewing L-39 and the E-flite F-16!
Posted by GBLynden | Jan 04, 2019 @ 11:39 PM | 4,259 Views
This is my Unboxing, Spektrum DX6 Radio Setup, and Review video for the new E-flite Delta Ray One RC Trainer Plane.

E-flite Delta Ray One RC Trainer Plane Unboxing, Spektrum DX6 Radio Setup, and Review (26 min 34 sec)

In the video I unbox the Beginner RC Plane, inspect it going over its features, go over the radio setup, show you how to bind it, explain expo, how to balance the plane for proper center of gravity, and a lot of other things anyone learning to fly with this E-flite Trainer Plane should know.

Review Notes:

Pros:
- It comes already assembled, which is normal for an E-flite UMX RC Plane.
- The plane can be upgraded with SAFE Plus GPS drone technology to add Autoland, Virtual Fence, and Holding Pattern. That is sold separately
- As your skills improve, it will grow with you with its three different flight modes with this UM Trainer Plane.
- It is FPV ready with OSD when using compatible cameras and headsets, unlike the trainer gold standard, Hobbyzone Champ.
- This plane is made of very nice quality foam, unlike most Micro RC Planes.
- The box it comes in makes an excellent transport container, so don't throw it away!

Cons:
- Some of the pros are going to be complicated for a noob to figure out on their own. Reach out to Horizon Hobby technical support if you get stuck.

Overall, this is a very cool Trainer RC Plane and I can't wait to test it outside.
Posted by GBLynden | Dec 31, 2018 @ 08:53 PM | 4,640 Views
Here is my maiden flight video with the Avios Spitfire MkVb Super Scale 1450mm RC Warbird!

Avios Spitfire MkVb Super Scale 1450mm RC Warbird Maiden Flight (6 min 10 sec)

- Big and beautiful with tons of scale detail
- Lots of bright lights
- Very long flight times with recommended battery
- Scale split flaps
- The huge motor that runs on 3300 to 4000mAh 6S power
- Pan and tilt FPV hardware is included
- The sliding canopy and scale door is the ultimate in scale detail
- Ball link servo connectors
- Hidden control surfaces for a more scale look

Cons:
- I had to manually break in the wheels on the landing gear on this. It wasn't hard by any means, but it took some time and effort. I will say this, it is way better to have them be a bit tight than too loose lol

Link to plane: https://goo.gl/JSDH2F & recommended flight battery link: https://goo.gl/buRFoN
Posted by GBLynden | Dec 17, 2018 @ 03:08 AM | 4,296 Views
This is my Avios Spitfire Mk Vb Super Scale 1450mm RC Warbird Unboxing & Build. This is the newest plane from HobbyKing and it is a highly detailed RC Plane version of the Supermarine Spitfire Mk5.

Here are my review notes:

- Big and beautiful with tons of scale detail
- Lots of bright lights
- Scale split flaps
- The huge motor that runs on 3300 to 4000mAh 6S power
- Pan and tilt FPV hardware is included
- The sliding canopy and scale door is the ultimate in scale detail
- Ball link servo connectors
- Hidden control surfaces for a more scale look

Cons:
- I don't have any cons currently, but I will update this after I fly it and note any I come across.

Avios Spitfire Mk Vb Super Scale 1450mm RC Warbird Unboxing & Build (19 min 33 sec)

Link to the plane: https://goo.gl/JSDH2F
Posted by GBLynden | Dec 08, 2018 @ 02:52 AM | 4,325 Views
This is the second flight with my new E-flite UMX Cirrus SR22T BNF Basic RC Plane with AS3X and SAFE Select.

E-flite UMX Cirrus SR22T BNF Basic with SAFE Select Second Flight (3 min 41 sec)

In this video, I test SAFE with some close passes, rip around performing loops & rolls, and demonstrate low voltage cut-off (LVC) at the end with my best landing to date with this plane.
Posted by GBLynden | Dec 03, 2018 @ 02:10 AM | 5,264 Views
This is my Maiden Flight Review for the new E-flite UMX Cirrus SR22T BNF Basic RC Plane with AS3X and SAFE Select.

E-flite UMX Cirrus SR22T BNF Basic with SAFE Select Maiden Flight (5 min 22 sec)

In this video I go through my maiden flight with commentary and nice tight shots of this UMX RC Plane in the air. I even do a number of rolls and loops to keep things entertaining.

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

Pros:
- The looks and scale details overall are well done
- 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
- The sloppy nose wheel impacts take-offs much like the E-flite UMX A-10 Warthog. Its ground handling is good enough for now, but I am not sure for how long.
- It would be nice to have servo protectors on the aileron servos
Posted by GBLynden | Dec 02, 2018 @ 05:03 AM | 5,057 Views
This is the second flight with my ZOHD Dart XL Extreme FPV Wing. The footage was the full flight unedited taken with my Runcam 2 Onboard. Every time I look at it I think to myself that this Dart XL FPV Flying Wing flies great and looks like something out of Star Wars!

ZOHD Dart XL Extreme 1000mm FPV Wing Runcam 2 Onboard Footage (13 min 28 sec)

In this video you will see me hand launch it for the first time with ease from three different camera angles. You will also see what it is like to ride on board for the entire flight with shadows mixed with bright sunlight while I perform aileron rolls and loops.

Click here to learn more about this FPV Wing: https://goo.gl/QNaSDS
Posted by GBLynden | Nov 25, 2018 @ 09:02 PM | 6,177 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 | 5,590 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 | 5,834 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 | 5,845 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 | 5,183 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 | 5,528 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 | 5,857 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!
Posted by GBLynden | Oct 28, 2018 @ 02:36 AM | 6,188 Views
This is my E-flite Pitts S-1S 850mm BNF Basic RC Biplane with AS3X and SAFE Select Unboxing & Review video.

I got this plane because I absolutely LOVE my E-flite UMX Pitts! In this video I unbox it, show the battery tray, talk about the build, show the control surfaces moving, perform a quick motor test, and do my review notes wrap-up.

E-flite Pitts S-1S 850mm BNF Basic RC Biplane Unboxing & Review (16 min 30 sec)

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

Pros
- It is beautiful
- It will fly on 3 or 4S power
- The size is terrific for transport
- It comes with AS3X and SAFE Select
- The main landing gear is really well built and the tail wheel is very solid
- The battery bay slides out, which is a pretty cool feature if you ask me.

Cons
- 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.
Posted by GBLynden | Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:23 AM | 5,902 Views
This is my Eachine EX2 Mini RTF Brushless FPV Drone Quadcopter Outdoor FPV Maiden. This is basically an MJX Bugs 3 Mini Clone and will use the same battery. It also flies a lot like the original MJX Bugs 3 with an FPV Camera built into it.

You will see in the video that it likes to gain altitude quickly and is very maneuverable. It isn't quite as fast as I thought it would be, but that is a good thing for those wishing to learn how to fly an FPV Racer. You have to get used to flying something like this first before you upgrade to something bigger and more powerful.

Here are my review notes for this Eachine EX2 Mini FPV RC Drone:

Pros:
- It has lots of power with that 2S brushless powered quad motors
- It is a nice beginner RTF FPV model perfect for someone with RC Quad flight experience that wants to get into hobby grade FPV.
- 5.8ghz FPV that will work with nearly any 5.8ghz box goggles, Fatshark FPV Goggles, or FPV monitor.
- Angle and Acro flight modes
- High and low rate flight options and both as super smooth & responsive in angle mode
- Bright lights that make this is good night flyer candidate
- The flight time is extremely long
- The FPV signal is strong and clear for a model that only has 25mw of power coming from the FPV VTX

Cons:
- The proprietary battery is something I can look past, but it is definitely a con for me
- The camera position is not adjustable to make it easier for more advanced flyers to rip around
- During the FPV Maiden, it had some weird hiccups in mid-flight, but I still like I had control the entire flight

FPV Maiden Flight - Eachine EX2mini RTF Brushless FPV Drone Quadcopter (10 min 8 sec)

Check its current price here: http://bit.ly/2q6RJxW
Posted by GBLynden | Oct 17, 2018 @ 10:10 PM | 6,282 Views
This is my Maiden Flight Review video for the new E-flite Night Radian RC Glider. It has Flite Test stickers and is a 2M Glow In The Dark Powered Sailplane.

E-flite Night Radian RC Glider - Flite Test 2M Glow In The Dark Powered Sailplane Maiden Flight (3 min 52 sec)

In the video I hand launched it in SAFE Mode, flew it around on power, did some gliding, and showed off how well it loops.

Here are my review notes:

Pros
- It is a big E-flite Radian Powered Glider
- The motor is a 3S brushless motor
- Not only does this comes with lights installed, but they offer a ton of variety
- This is definitely something you can add an FPV camera to for more fun
- If you're a Flite Test fan, this plane is for you with the stickers and such
- The radio setup is easy like most Horizon Hobby products
- It comes with the option of using SAFE Select
- AS3X is nice when you have SAFE Select turned off

Cons
- The CG is printed incorrectly in the manual and may cause issues flying it. I found that a touch past 3.25" was perfect for my enfan 1500 lipo battery on the maiden flight.
- The tape provided to hold the horizontal stabilizer is unacceptable. Use quality shipping tape instead.
- Wires that connect the horizontal stab to the fuse are a free floating afterthought.
- The Servo tape that covers the wing lights underneath the main wing started to roll up after the first wing installation.
- The LED wing wires are going to be a hassle every time this plane is flown because they are about an inch and a half too short. To help with this, I added some servo connector extensions. I highly recommend this!