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Posted by GBLynden | Sep 30, 2017 @ 01:42 AM | 3,318 Views
This video is footage I capture of my buddy flying his Top Flite Cessna 182 Skylane Electric ARF RC Plane. This is a very cool RC Plane I hadn't heard of before he brought it out that day.

Just before the flight, another buddy was exiting the runway with his Durafly EFX Racer from HobbyKing.

Top Flite Cessna 182 Skylane Electric ARF RC Plane Flight (4 min 24 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Sep 24, 2017 @ 07:35 PM | 2,820 Views
This is the Unboxing & Review for the new MJX Bugs 6 RTF FPV Racing Drone. I unbox it, fly it, and review it in this video.

MJX Bugs 6 RTF FPV Racing Drone Unboxing & Review (10 min 39 sec)

MJX Bugs 6 RC Drone Notes:

Pros:
- It is literally a racing drone ready to fly out of the box!
- It has the same balanced flight performance in a tight space that the MJX Bugs 3 Drone offers.
- An FPV display that mounts onto the radio is provided and is easy to assemble.
- It comes with a nice 4.3 inch LCD FPV display
- Nice super bright lights
- It comes brushless motors
- A very nice Entry Level FPV Racing Drone perfect for a Beginner.

Cons:
- The proprietary battery is a con for me. I want to fly it more that just once at a time!
Posted by GBLynden | Sep 23, 2017 @ 03:32 PM | 3,392 Views
This is the Floureon Lipo Battery Test for the 1/14 Scale Eachine RatingKing F14 Buggy 4x4 RTR FPV Buggy.

In this video I provide a quick intro on the battery, drive it around, and show you what it looks like to drive this buggy from the FPV perspective and line of sight. Of course, I tie it up at the end, not as well as I should have though. I forgot to mention that the battery I used in this test wasn't fully charged. I used the uncharged battery, but you still get to see it perform well!

Floureon Lipo Battery Test With The 1/14 Scale Eachine RatingKing F14 4x4 RTR 5.8G FPV Buggy (3 min 20 sec)

Battery Review Notes:

Pros:
- The battery after countless tests is a much better performer than the original stock battery.
- Its high C rating is noticeable when you really punch the throttle
- The battery wire is slightly shorter than the stock battery and is heavier gauge. The stock battery is 14AWG and the Floureon battery is 12AWG.

Cons:
- Its dimensions do not conform perfectly to the battery bay, but it is still small enough to fit and secure it in place.
Posted by GBLynden | Sep 13, 2017 @ 11:02 PM | 3,205 Views
This video was taken of my new E-flite UMX Timber STOL RC Plane With AS3X and shows a flight near dusk. It does a pretty good job of showing just how nice the lights are and how smooth the SAFE system works.

E-flite UMX Timber STOL RC Plane With AS3X - Flight Near Dusk (2 min 45 sec)

Review Notes:

Pros:
- It handles wind very well
- There is plenty of power for all kinds of flying
- It is easy to fly, beginner friendly in SAFE mode provided they fly in a wide open space because it takes a while to maneuver in that mode.
- The Tundra Tires look cool and allow it to take-off from and land on a variety of surfaces.
- It accommodates floats
- The lights are really cool for something at this price point

Cons:
- It does not taxi well
- The stickers were not properly applied
- The manual did not have complete instructions for SAFE or flaps.
- The flaps were off out of the box
Posted by GBLynden | Sep 09, 2017 @ 04:01 PM | 3,135 Views
This video was taken of the Maiden Flight Review of my new E-flite UMX Timber STOL RC Plane With AS3X on a very windy evening.

E-flite UMX Timber STOL RC Plane With AS3X - Maiden Flight Review On A Windy Evening (4 min 56 sec)

Review Notes:

Pros:
- It handles wind very well
- There is plenty of power for all kinds of flying
- It is easy to fly, beginner friendly in SAFE mode provided they fly in a wide open space because it takes a while to maneuver in that mode.
- The Tundra Tires look cool and allow it to take-off from and land on a variety of surfaces.
- It accommodates floats
- The lights are really cool for something at this price point

Cons:
- It does not taxi well
- The stickers were not properly applied
- The manual did not have complete instructions for SAFE or flaps.
- The flaps were off out of the box

This is my unboxing video for the plane:

E-Flite UMX Timber STOL RC Plane With AS3X Technology Unboxing (8 min 19 sec)
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Posted by GBLynden | Sep 09, 2017 @ 02:52 AM | 2,617 Views
This is just the unboxing video for the Baby Timber.

E-Flite UMX Timber STOL RC Plane With AS3X Technology Unboxing (8 min 19 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Sep 07, 2017 @ 01:01 AM | 3,525 Views
In this video I review Sypom Lipo batteries, including the the Sypom 3S 1,300 mAh Lipo using my Parkzone Sport Cub S2 RC Plane. I have been flying a lot with this brand of batteries in nearly all of my parkflyers that take the 2200 30C size too and I am defiantly a fan of them!

Parkzone Sport Cub S2 RC Plane Flight Test For Sypom Lipo Battery Review (4 min 1 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Sep 04, 2017 @ 02:13 PM | 2,555 Views
This is the Unboxing, Maiden Flight, & Review video for the Blade F-27 FPV UMX RC Plane.

Blade F-27 FPV UMX RC Plane Unboxing, Maiden Flight, & Review (16 min 59 sec)

In the video I unbox, fly it with onboard FPV footage via my Fatshark Dominator V3 FPV Goggles and review it after the flight for a comprehensive video about this plane. This plane could also be called the UMX Stryker FPV.

Here are my review notes:

Pros:
- Uses my favorite batteries
- Flies nice
- The take-off feature is great
- Handles wind well
- Has 150mw FPV system used by the Blade Torrent 110 FPV Racer
- Looks nice and has plastic protectors for belly landing
- Has new foam for added durability

Cons:
- The radio setup with my Spektrum DX6 was different than shown in the manual to shift between flight modes.
- Battery bay is too short to adjust for CG and nose heaviness
- The recommended settings for the take-off feature may cause some crashes.
- The camera arrived very dirty and has ok camera quality
Posted by GBLynden | Sep 04, 2017 @ 02:03 PM | 2,590 Views
This is my Outdoor FPV Flight Review for the King Kong Tiny 6 Micro FPV Racing Drone. It is the BNF version that is essentially a Tiny Whoop that comes with one battery and a charger.

King Kong Tiny 6 Micro FPV Racing Drone Outdoor FPV Flight Review (4 min 41 sec)

I got this from Tomtop.com and you can get one too by clicking on this link: https://goo.gl/3MEYWo

This is very similar to all of the Blade Inductrix models, but is most like the Blade Inductrix FPV Pro. I also flew this with my Spektrum DX6, which helped me compare how it flies to the other Inductrix quads with the same radio for a more accurate comparison.

Pros:
- It is fun!
- It is very stable
- It is very similar to the Blade Inductrix FPV Pro at a fraction of the cost
- The 800TVL camera is good
- Good flight time
- It is durable

Cons:
- The wind caught it a few times and pulled it out of the sky
- The yaw isn't impressive but not noticeable outside
- Setup in Betaflight was a learning experience
- Binding it was a bit of a challenge