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Posted by GBLynden | Mar 30, 2019 @ 10:28 PM | 3,426 Views
Check out my ZOHD Talon GT Rebel Long Range FPV RC Plane Maiden Flight video.

ZOHD Talon GT Rebel Long Range FPV RC Plane Maiden Flight (5 min 45 sec)

ZOHD RC Plane Review Notes:

Pros:
- Extra set of servo leads that go into the wing from the fuse for FPV items such as a VTX
- A spot that pops out to install a GPS piece to take advantage of the spare servo leads
- The kit provides several holders for multiple HD camera options such as Runcam 2, Runcam 3S, GoPro Session, and GoPro Hero 7 Black!
- Ball link connectors
- A very sturdy motor mount!
- Easy install pieces all of the way around. Only one section needs screws!
- You can likely store it in its box as well as use it to transport it to the field with minimal setup effort once you get there.
- It comes with a spare bottom piece
- The box includes several decal sheets
- Pretty much all of the shortcomings of the ZOHD Dart XL Extreme FPV Wing were fixed on this model.

Cons:
- Some say that the bottom part of the V-tail is fragile, but mine has held up great!
Posted by GBLynden | Mar 29, 2019 @ 08:57 PM | 3,287 Views
This is my ZOHD Talon GT Rebel Long Range FPV RC Plane Unboxing. This is the newest FPV RC Airplane from ZOHD and my first impressions of this left me blown away.

ZOHD Talon GT Rebel Long Range FPV RC Plane Unboxing (13 min 16 sec)

Pros:
- Extra set of servo leads that go into the wing from the fuse for FPV items such as a VTX
- A spot that pops out to install a GPS piece to take advantage of the spare servo leads
- The kit provides several holders for multiple HD camera options such as Runcam 2, Runcam 3S, GoPro Session, and GoPro Hero 7 Black!
- Ball link connectors
- A very sturdy motor mount!
- Easy install pieces all of the way around. Only one section needs screws!
- You can likely store it in its box as well as use it to transport it to the field with minimal setup effort once you get there.
- It comes with a spare bottom piece
- The box includes several decal sheets
- Pretty much all of the shortcomings of the ZOHD Dart XL Extreme FPV Wing were fixed on this model.

Cons:
- I don't see any currently, but I am sure I will have some after I fly it. No plane is perfect!
Posted by GBLynden | Mar 26, 2019 @ 10:41 PM | 3,399 Views
This is my E-flite Viper 70mm EDF Jet Maiden Flight Review.

E-flite Viper 70mm EDF Jet Maiden Flight Review (6 min 9 sec)

E-flite Viper Jet Review Notes:

Pros:
- A nicely priced BNF 6S EDF Jet
- Bolts together and doesn't require glue
- Looks better in person, though I still wish they would have picked a different scheme for this jet
- Easy to see in the air
- Plenty of speed for a Beginner EDF Jet
- Lands slow and gentle with full flaps

Cons:
- The canopy arrived scuffed
- They don't provide any tools like Freewing EDF Jets to help snake through wires or for installing hex bolts.
- Connecting all of the wires through the fuse was not easy, so I am glad I had the CrewZinn stand to help.
Posted by GBLynden | Mar 24, 2019 @ 04:42 PM | 3,447 Views
This is my E-flite Viper 70mm EDF Jet Unboxing & Review.

E-flite Viper 70mm EDF Jet With AS3X And SAFE Select Unboxing & Review (8 min 10 sec)

E-flite Viper Jet Review Notes:

Pros:
- A nicely priced BNF 6S EDF Jet
- Bolts together and doesn't require glue
- Looks better in person, though I still wish they would have picked a different scheme for this jet
- Easy to see in the air
- Plenty of speed for a Beginner EDF Jet
- Lands slow and gentle with full flaps

Cons:
- The canopy arrived scuffed
- They don't provide any tools like Freewing EDF Jets to help snake through wires or for installing hex bolts.
- Connecting all of the wires through the fuse was not easy, so I am glad I had the CrewZinn stand to help.
Posted by GBLynden | Mar 20, 2019 @ 01:38 AM | 3,786 Views
This is my Blade Inductrix Switch Air Unboxing, Maiden Flight, & Review. It is pretty cool, so click on the video to check it out!

Blade Inductrix Switch Air Unboxing, Maiden Flight, & Review (8 min 14 sec)

Here are the pros and cons for the Blade Inductrix Switch Air Wing:

Pros:
- This is fun!
- It could be great for a beginner, but I recommend the RTF version for that
- Can be converted into a hover craft or quad
- Larger 220 batteries work
- There is potential to FPV this quadcopter wing

Cons:
- Short flight times , even with the 220's, but they're not quite as short

Link to Inductrix Switch Air Wing: https://amzn.to/2Tfw02Q
Posted by GBLynden | Mar 17, 2019 @ 08:01 PM | 4,004 Views
This is my first official attempt to fly the E-flite Pitts S-1S RC Biplane off of grass. So far, it has been hard to land on pavement, so I decided to try different terrain with this plane and my 4S Scorpion 1800 Lipo. I also flew it with my 3S Scorpion 1800 Lipo earlier in the day, but I likely won’t upload that video for another week or so.

E-flite Pitts S-1S RC Biplane Flight Off Grass With 4S Scorpion 1800 (4 min 3 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 easy transport
- As see in this video, it can fly off or grass or pavement
- 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 on pavement!
- 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!

Link to plane: https://amzn.to/2RiPI0u
Posted by GBLynden | Mar 11, 2019 @ 12:13 AM | 4,362 Views
This is my Durafly Brewster F2A Buffalo 920mm PNF RC Warbird Maiden Flight video. This RC Plane is the newest WW2 Warbird from HobbyKing and it is a really nice flyer in a compact package.

Durafly Brewster F2A Buffalo 920mm PNF RC Warbird Maiden Flight (5 min 43 sec)

Here are my review notes for this Durafly Warbird:

Pros:
- Beautiful paint job
- Rock solid build
- Nice landing skids
- Handy grip for easy hand launches
- It uses common 2200 3S pack and even 30C is plenty of power
- Comes with an FPV tray for FPV Warbird fun!
- Assembly is not too complicated
- Ball Link connectors
- It looks and flies very much like the Parkzone Wildcat, only it is much faster!

Cons:
- A little glue is required, which may be a con for some.

Overall, I am absolutely pumped after flying this!

Link to the Durafly Brewster Buffalo: https://bit.ly/2XNhbIh
Posted by GBLynden | Mar 10, 2019 @ 12:22 AM | 4,234 Views
This is my Durafly Brewster F2A Buffalo 920mm PNF RC Warbird Unboxing. This is the newest WW2 Warbird from HobbyKing and it is a really nice RC Plane in a compact package.

Durafly Brewster F2A Buffalo 920mm PNF RC Warbird Unboxing (6 min 10 sec)

Here are my review notes for this Durafly Warbird:

Pros:
- Beautiful paint job
- Rock solid build
- Nice landing skids
- Handy grip for hand launches
- Common 2200 3S pack
- Comes with an FPV tray for FPV Warbird fun!
- Assembly is not too complicated
- It looks and flies very much like the Parkzone Wildcat, only it is much faster!

Cons:
- A little glue is required, which may be a con for some.

Overall, I am absolutely pumped to fly this, so look for the maiden flight video coming soon!

Link to the Durafly Brewster Buffalo: https://bit.ly/2XNhbIh
Posted by GBLynden | Mar 08, 2019 @ 01:32 AM | 3,891 Views
This is a flight adventure with GBLynden & Wild Bill with his custom E-flite UMX A-10 Warthog EDF Jet with an RC Plane Crash. He was attempting to get used to how it flies without the landing gear installed. As you can see, things got better at the flight(s) progressed.

Wild Bill & His E-flite UMX A-10 Warthog EDF Jet RC Plane Crash (4 min 14 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Mar 02, 2019 @ 02:48 PM | 4,819 Views
This is my buddy Bill's Maiden Flight with his Force RC F-18!

Bill's Force RC F-18 Blue Angels 64mm EDF Jet Maiden Flight (4 min 47 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Feb 02, 2019 @ 04:19 PM | 7,645 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 | 9,310 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 | 8,286 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 | 8,506 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 | 8,092 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 | 7,866 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 | 7,267 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 | 6,238 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 | 7,198 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 | 6,875 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