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Posted by GBLynden | Mar 30, 2019 @ 10:28 PM | 3,410 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 | 3,273 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 | 3,380 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 | 3,429 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 | 3,772 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 | 3,992 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 | 4,347 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 | 4,220 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 | 3,877 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 | 4,801 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)