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Posted by GBLynden | Dec 16, 2017 @ 04:22 AM | 2,690 Views
This is Volume Three of GBLynden's RC Plane Crash Compilation series. It features a variety of RC Planes crashed in various ways and includes slow-mo replays of the crashes.

Because of YouTube's tight new rules regarding swearing, I had to edit some portions a little tighter than I wanted, but I am still pretty happy with how this video turned out.

Here is a list of the Plane Crashes in order:
• HobbyKing Durafly MK-24 Spitfire WWII Warbird
• HobbyKing Durafly Vampire - D.H.100 Vampire Mk6 EDF Jet
• Giant Scale Spitfire WWII Warbird at Warbirds Over Whatcom
• HobbyKing Skipper XL All Terrain RC Plane
• HobbyKing Durafly SkyMule Twin FPV Sports Model
• Giant Scale Sopwith Pup WWI Warbird Crash at Warbirds Over Whatcom

GBLynden's RC Plane Crash Compilation Volume Three (3 min 55 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Dec 11, 2017 @ 11:46 PM | 2,854 Views
This is the outdoor flight review video for the XK X130-T RTF Micro FPV Race Drone. It is a user friendly setup for the first-time FPVer, much like the MJX Bugs 6, only much smaller and less expensive.

XK X130-T RTF Micro FPV Race Drone - Outdoor Maiden Flights (5 min 10 sec)

Review Notes:
- An easy to use RTF package
- A good beginner FPV package
- Handles wind well
- The video looked surprisingly good through my Fat Sharks
- Carbon Fiber Frame
- True 5.8 GHZ FPV
- Stability and Acro Mode
- High and low rates
- Long flight times (8 minutes)
- Readily available batteries
- A great value
- Compatible with BS - FHSS protocol radios
- The range was good with my Fat Shark FPV Goggles
- It was very fun to fly

Cons
- The antenna is vulnerable and delicate
- The props are very bendy and fragile (The curled a little in the cold air during the outdoor flights)
- The elevation dropped more quickly in forward flight than expected for the pitch
- It is 1S, so there is a ceiling on power

Get yours here
Posted by GBLynden | Dec 09, 2017 @ 10:53 PM | 4,680 Views
This a Flight Review of the 2S 550 BabbelBatt Lipo Battery in my E-flite UMX Timber STOL RC Plane with AS3X. The battery is much longer than the BabbelBatt 330's I normally use in my UMX RC Planes, but the huge battery bay makes that a non-issue.

The best part of this video is getting to see Mt. Baker with a fresh layer of snow on it in the background in several shots taken by my buddy John.

E-flite UMX Timber STOL RC Plane With AS3X - 2S 550 BabbelBatt Fight Review (5 min 51 sec)

Review Notes:

Pros:
- The bigger battery helps it handle wind even better
- There is plenty of power for all kinds of flying
- Long flight times

Cons:
- None for this battery that I can see at this point
Posted by GBLynden | Dec 02, 2017 @ 09:34 PM | 3,080 Views
This video shows my buddy Odell flying his Hangar 9 Spitfire Mark IXc 30cc ARF With A DLE 35RA at Warbirds Over Whatcom this past summer.

Hangar 9 Spitfire Mark IXc 30cc ARF With A DLE 35RA - Warbirds Over Whatcom (5 min 23 sec)