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Posted by GBLynden | Oct 30, 2014 @ 12:33 AM | 3,474 Views
I had a much easier time landing this plane this time. I also got to fly it in front of two great guys, including one of my lifelong friends:

Parkzone Archer BNF RC Plane Sunny Day Flight (2 min 56 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Oct 27, 2014 @ 04:23 PM | 3,759 Views
This is a flight that my buddy John and I recorded yesterday along with the P-38 video a number of you have already seen. The difference is this one ended in a crash when I tried to float in instead of landing under power like I know I should with a plane like this.

Sunny Day Flight and Crash E-Flite UMX Habu 180 DF Ultra Micro BNF with AS3X Technology (1 min 54 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Oct 27, 2014 @ 12:34 AM | 3,759 Views
This video shows John showing off his flying skills with his J-Power P-38 Lightning WWII Warbird RC Plane during its maiden flight.

In this video you will see nice low slow passes along with various tricks and additional surprises with this P-38 Parkflyer.
John's J-Power P-38 Lightning WWII Warbird RC Plane Maiden Flight (3 min 59 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Oct 21, 2014 @ 11:51 AM | 3,264 Views
I haven't been able to fly for the past week or so due to the weather, so I decided to take advantage of the weather inside with an old friend in the Parkzone Mini Vapor.

Watch as this Mini Vapor takes on my apartment once again on a rainy October day in Western Washington with my new DX6!
Parkzone Blade Mini Vapor Ultra Micro BNF Indoor RC Plane Fun (1 min 54 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Oct 16, 2014 @ 12:10 AM | 3,430 Views
This is a quick flight my buddy John and I recorded recently. Everything was going as planned until a few minutes in, long before the timer was supposed to sound, something happened.

E-Flite UMX Pitts S-1S BNF Basic with AS3X Technology Sunny Day RC Plane Battery Failure (2 min 11 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Oct 09, 2014 @ 11:44 AM | 2,965 Views
This is the maiden flight video only with bonus footage including the crash
Maiden Flight Only - Parkzone Archer BNF Crash and Bonus Footage (3 min 35 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Oct 09, 2014 @ 11:39 AM | 2,924 Views
This video review features my new Parkzone Archer BNF unboxing, maiden flight, flight review, and fun bonus footage including a crash.

This is the first civilian RC Plane I have ever owned and I am excited about it with a few exceptions that surfaced when reviewing this new RC Plane.

Here are the unboxing and review notes for this plane

Unboxing Review Notes:

Cons
- Hatch design and functionality
- Horizontal stabilizer install
- Odd size and method to secure battery

Pros
- Very nice looking plane
- Nice size for more varied flying locations
- Price point when purchased

Here are the flight review notes:

- Elevator required lots of radio trim
- It is a great little flyer
- Does rolls and loops with ease
- Lands hotter than expected

Parkzone Archer BNF Unboxing, Build, Maiden Flight, and Flight Review with Bonus Crash (12 min 28 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Oct 06, 2014 @ 01:05 PM | 4,741 Views
This is my E-Flite P-51 Mustang Unboxing, Build, Maiden Flight, and Review video. It shows me unbox, build, fly, and review the new full-house Dallas Doll P-51 Mustang from E-Flite.

This is the BNF Basic, which means it doesn't come with a battery or a charger. It does come with a receiver to bind to your Spektrum radio such as a Spektrum DX6 like I used in the maiden flight in this video.

This is my first park flyer sized P-51 and it is the first plane I have ever owned that comes complete with flaps and retracts, which was a bit intimidating to say the least.

Horizon Hobby and E-flite did a good job overall this RC plane in spite of the cons I have noted below in the flight review notes. I am still in awe of how well it flies. It was modeled after the "Dallas Doll" North American P-51 Mustang Warbird and this one certainly looks the part.

Flight Review Notes:

Cons
- Paint flakes off way too easy and glue is required
- Arrived with dinged up flap
- Slightly underpowered
- Used up more battery than other HH warbirds

Pros
- Tracks really well right out of the box and required no trim
- The AS3X did not interfere with the flight
- Quick and easy build overall
- Comes with flaps and retracts

E-Flite P-51 Mustang Unboxing, Build, Maiden Flight, and Review (18 min 48 sec)


My overall conclusion is that If you are on the fence about buying this like I was, jump off and get your piece of World War II history today. None of the issues I had with this plane impacted the flight performance in a negative way.
Posted by GBLynden | Oct 05, 2014 @ 10:38 PM | 4,077 Views
This is the maiden flight of my new E-Flite P-51 Mustang BNF Basic WWII Warbird RC Plane with AS3X Technology. I have a complete unboxing and review with the maiden coming as well, but simply could not wait to share this video footage with you all.

This is my first park flyer sized P-51 and it is the first plane I have every owned that comes complete with flaps and retracts, which was a bit intimidating to say the least.

Maiden Flight - E-Flite P-51 Mustang BNF Basic WWII Warbird RC Plane with AS3X Technology (3 min 36 sec)


Here is the complete unboxing, build, maiden flight, and review video too:
E-Flite P-51 Mustang Unboxing, Build, Maiden Flight, and Review (18 min 48 sec)
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Posted by GBLynden | Oct 02, 2014 @ 04:10 PM | 6,441 Views
This video is my unboxing and review of the Spektrum DX6 6-Channel DSMX Transmitter Unboxing and Review.

Here are my unboxing and review notes for this radio:

Cons:
- Draws a lot of battery power quickly
- Not a beginner radio (There are lots of ways to make mistakes, so get help from an experienced buddy if you are a beginner with this radio)

Pros:
- Updated look and feels great in your hands
- 250-Model Memory
- Backlit display
- Voice Alerts
- Built-In Telemetry
- Programming for Airplanes, Helicopters and Sailplanes
- Easy to bind aircraft to it

I bought this because my Spektrum DX6i ran out of model memory a long time ago since my hanger continues to grow every day. It is full of Parkzone and E-flite brand RC Aircraft using 2.4GHz DSM2 and DSMX.

Spektrum DX6 6-Channel DSMX Transmitter Unboxing and Review (12 min 43 sec)