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Posted by GBLynden | Jun 29, 2018 @ 08:07 PM | 1,988 Views
This video is the FPV Maiden Flight Footage of the RTF 5.8G Hubsan H122D X4 Storm beginner FPV racing drone quadcopter. It is a fun little platform to learn how to fly FPV once you have developed basic flying skills with other multirotor RC aircraft.

FPV Maiden Flight Footage Of The RTF 5.8G Hubsan H122D X4 Storm Beginner FPV Racing Drone Quadcopter (4 min 53 sec)

Here are the FPV Maiden Flight notes for this Hubsan FPV Drone:

Pros:
- 5.8 GHZ FPV and works with Fatshark FPV Goggles and that is what I used to record the FPV footage of this flight
- Smooth flight, but didn't seem as smooth is it was LOS
- Quality carbon fiber frame
- Comes Ready To Fly (RTF) with everything you need in the box for a very fair price
- It carries a micro SD card for onboard footage and records 720P HD video
- Comfortable radio feels great in my hand
- The flight times are very good
- It has an out of range buzzer built onto it and it auto lands in that scenario
- Two high performance flight modes
- A push button flip function

Cons:
- Having to flip up that monitor holder on the radio to know if it is off or on.
- Its range behind you is quite limited, so keep it in front of you.

Click here for current pricing on this beginner FPV racer: http://bit.ly/2HnWmd3
Posted by GBLynden | Jun 27, 2018 @ 06:49 AM | 2,617 Views
This video is the LOS Outdoor Flight Review for the RTF Hubsan H122D X4 Storm 5.8G FPV Racing Drone Quadcopter with Onboard HD Footage.

RTF Hubsan H122D X4 Storm FPV Quadcopter Drone LOS Outdoor Maiden Flight Review With Onboard Footage (6 min 2 sec)

Here are the Flight notes for this Hubsan FPV Drone:

Pros:
- 5.8 GHZ FPV and works with Fatshark FPV Goggles
- Super smooth flight
- Quality carbon fiber frame
- Comes Ready To Fly (RTF) with everything you need in the box for a very fair price
- It carries a micro SD card for onboard footage and records 720P HD video
- Comfortable radio feels great in my hand
- The flight times are very good
- Two high performance flight modes
- A push button flip function

Cons:
- Having to flip up that monitor holder on the radio to know if it is off or on.
- Its range behind you is quite limited, so keep it in front of you.

Check the current price here: http://bit.ly/2HnWmd3
Posted by GBLynden | Jun 25, 2018 @ 11:07 PM | 2,765 Views
This is my Runcam Eagle 2 FPV Camera Test On Eachine Micro Skyhunter FPV RC Plane With AKK K31 600mW VTX.

Runcam Eagle 2 FPV Camera Test On Eachine Micro Skyhunter FPV RC Plane With AKK K31 600mW VTX (6 min 53 sec)

The plane is fast with a wide flight envelope. It can also carry a lot of FPV Equipment as seen in this video and still have a good glide slope.

Here are the Flight Review notes for the Eachine Micro Skyhunter 780mm FPV Platform:

Pros:
- It is FAST!!!
- The glide path is great, even loaded down with FPV Gear
- This is very inexpensive
- It has really long flight times
- An uncomplicated build even without instructions
- You get to glue on the decals, which means they can be applied without bubbles or any other issues
- It has a powerful brushless motor
- This looks very similar to the popular RMRC Nano Skyhunter Stealth without the black paint

Cons:
- No instructions
- No glue to glue the pieces together and if not built with enough glue, it can come apart in the air

Get one here: https://goo.gl/YsWpSX
Posted by GBLynden | Jun 23, 2018 @ 01:16 AM | 2,331 Views
This is my unboxing & Radio settings setup video for the ZOHD Dart Sweepforward Wing FPV Racing Wing RC Plane.

In this video, I go over everything in detail, including how I plugged in the receiver and set up my radio.

Unboxing & Radio Settings Setup - ZOHD Dart Sweepforward Wing FPV Racing Wing RC Plane (11 min 41 sec)

These are the review notes for the ZOHD Dart RC Plane:

Pros:
- The easiest PNP build I have ever built!
- This is one of the least expensive RC Planes I've ever reviewed with this quality!
- It comes with a gyro that has an easy launch flight controller built-in just like the ZOHD Orbit Wing.
- The RC Airplane looks cool with its forward wing design.
- There is room for FPV Camera and VTX. The canopy top is perfect for modifying to install your favorite FPV gear.
- It uses common 3S 1300 batteries up to 3s 1800's depending on how you have the battery bay configured.

Cons:
- I am not aware of any at this point.

Click here for current pricing: http://bit.ly/2Jra4Og
Posted by GBLynden | Jun 17, 2018 @ 07:22 PM | 3,257 Views
This is my buddy Bryan ripping with his Great Planes Cirrus SR22T RC Plane at the Home of the Model Aircraft Society Camano Island.

Bryan Ripping With His Great Planes Cirrus SR22T RC Plane At Camano (4 min 57 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jun 16, 2018 @ 04:58 PM | 2,038 Views
This is the Unboxing, Build, Gameplay Demo, and Review for the new HEXBUG Robotic Soccer Arena. This kit allows you to duplicate FIFA World Cup Soccer action with RC Robots following your commands.

HEXBUG Robotic Soccer Arena Unboxing, Build, Gameplay Demo, and Review (9 min 19 sec)

Here are the review notes for this International Soccer simulator:

Pros:
- The set comes with two great looking HEXBUG Soccer Bots and radios, including the batteries for both of them.
- The HEXBUG Soccer Arena looks great and goes together easy.
- Each Robotic Soccer Player is quick and nimble, very similar to the HEXBUG BattleBots kits I have reviewed recently. They most closely move like HEXBUG versions of BattleBots Tombstone & BattleBots Minotaur.
- The HEXBUG Robotics kick action is strong and predictable.
- Both HEXBUG Soccer Players are customizable so you can set up any World Cup Matches you desire.
- The magnetic soccer ball acts a lot like a real one.
- Up to four players can join the fun at a time.
- 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 range is limited and you must point the radio at the HEXBUG Robot Soccer Player for them to work properly.
Posted by GBLynden | Jun 09, 2018 @ 05:36 AM | 2,819 Views
This video is for the Hubsan H122D X4 Storm RTF 5.8G FPV Racing Drone Quadcopter.

In this Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review video I unbox the FPV Quad, go over its features, fly it indoors, and discuss its pros and cons at the end of the video.

Hubsan H122D X4 Storm RTF 5.8G FPV Racing Drone Quadcopter Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (11 min 42 sec)

Here are the review notes for this Hubsan FPV Drone:

Pros:
- 5.8 GHZ FPV and works with Fatshark FPV Goggles
- Super smooth flight
- Quality carbon fiber frame
- Comes Ready To Fly (RTF) with everything you need in the box for a very fair price
- It carries a micro SD card for onboard footage and records 720P HD video
- The radio feels great in my hand
- The flight times are amazing!

Cons:
- If I really want to reach for one, it would be having to flip up that monitor holder on the radio to know if it is off or on.

Get one here: http://bit.ly/2HnWmd3
Posted by GBLynden | Jun 07, 2018 @ 04:11 AM | 1,812 Views
In this video you'll see Bill maiden his brand new E-flite Ultimate 2 Biplane with SAFE. Like all of Bill's flights, this one was an adventure. He shows off his significant advancement in the hobby flying this plane in some strong wind with some fantastic recoveries so this beautiful plane will live to fly another day!

Bill's E-flite Ultimate 2 Biplane BNF RC Plane with SAFE Maiden Flight With Near Crash! (5 min 8 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jun 03, 2018 @ 05:21 AM | 2,405 Views
This video shows Bill's maiden flights with his ZOHD Orbit 900mm FPV Flying Wing RC Plane. He puts on a nice demo of this FPV Wing an shows just how easy it is to hand launch, even in tons of wind.

Bill's ZOHD Orbit 900mm FPV Flying Wing RC Plane Maiden Flights (4 min 16 sec)