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Posted by GBLynden | Jan 28, 2013 @ 04:19 AM | 4,441 Views
I was just looking at some videos I took at the end of September of a B-17 at the local airport and as a result I am going to look into getting an RC version of one of these beauties!

Does anyone have any suggestions for a great value?

B-17 Taxi in Bellingham, WA (1 min 41 sec)

B-17 Bomber up close and personal in Bellingham (1 min 20 sec)
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Posted by GBLynden | Jan 27, 2013 @ 09:49 PM | 4,738 Views
This is my friend and his flying wing. It is very impressive to see in person.

Zebro 52 inch flying wing taking flight (2 min 11 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 25, 2013 @ 10:50 PM | 4,446 Views
Even though the cowls are terribly fragile on these planes, I find myself growing more and more attached to this chubby Grumman. Enjoy the flight at sunset as I dive bomb the cameraman

Sunset Flight Dive Bombs with F4F Wildcat from Parkzone (4 min 3 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 21, 2013 @ 09:43 PM | 4,562 Views
I really like the challenge flying, both indoors and outdoors:

Blade MCX2 Owning the Air (2 min 19 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 21, 2013 @ 05:56 PM | 3,955 Views
This was fun even though the crosswind didn't help with the landing.

Parkzone P-51 Ultra Micro tearing up the skies over Lynden. (2 min 55 sec)


So I offically got in one more flight after this and my P-51 is dead. The engine that is. Everything works but that. I am very happy I got this on video. I have no idea how to change out the motor, but hopefully it isn't too much of a chore.

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 21, 2013 @ 03:34 AM | 4,247 Views
So I finally got some footage of me flying my T-28. Enjoy it, but don't feel like you have to watch the end. In fact, my ego prefers that lol

I truly love how nicely this plane flies and if you have not flown one, I highly recommend it.

Parkzone Ultra Micro T-28 Acrobatics and Crash (3 min 52 sec)

Another video without landing gear with more speed and dynamics!
Parkzone Ultra Micro T-28 Trojan Acrobatics with No Landing Gear (2 min 57 sec)
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Posted by GBLynden | Jan 21, 2013 @ 01:32 AM | 4,108 Views
So I had quite the adventure today. Even though common sense would say not to try to take the Champ up 1,000 feet plus on a windy day, I did it anyway.

I took off into the wind and circled to gain elevation. I had it pretty close to full throttle fighting the wind and trying to get up there quickly while my buddy's Bixlar had enough battery to get up there and confirm. It was way too high and too small for the range finder, which is why we need him to confirm.

I took it up and 500 feet was confirmed, then 650, then 800, then 900, then I am not sure exactly what height you are, but it is closer to 1,100 than it is 1,000. All the while it was drifting away from me and got to the point there I couldn't see which direction I was heading to bring it back.

I ending up using some down elevator to get it close to me as quickly as I could in an attempt to make it so I could get it back. At one point I was thinking that the speck (my Champ) was going to disappear and be lost forever. Luckily, the going lower fast plan worked out and I was able to fly it back, do a victory loop with what was left of the battery and land it as I hit LVC.

The guys I fly with aren't typically impressed with micro planes at all, but they were pretty thrilled about that accomplishment that I had with the Champ/DX6i combo.

There may also be some video of it soaring above the Bixler, but it might be a bit before that footage can be verified. My friend's computer has been having a lot of issues lately and is on the DL.

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 21, 2013 @ 12:49 AM | 4,154 Views
I was lucky enough to witness some amazing flying with some nice birds today. My buddies in their Bixler's were flying FPV while the Corsair pilot was operating normally.

Parkzone F4U Corsair and Two Hobby King Bixler's Flying in Formation (2 min 28 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 20, 2013 @ 01:17 AM | 4,324 Views
I am getting better in a small space with this little thing!

Fun with the Mini Vapor (0 min 49 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 14, 2013 @ 04:18 AM | 4,125 Views
Here my friend shows his scratch built tri-copter doing tricks.

Tri-Copter Does Flips and Rockets into Sky! (1 min 19 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 13, 2013 @ 03:30 PM | 4,136 Views
This is the flight without the canopy right after that crash with no repairs! When it landed, I noticed the front was bent up. I may get some flights in today depending on how the Seahawks game goes:

RC F-18 Low Passes (2 min 33 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 13, 2013 @ 03:42 AM | 4,338 Views
My friend hand launched it and........well, watch the video.

RC F-18 Jet Crash (0 min 39 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 12, 2013 @ 11:51 PM | 4,324 Views
I flew this way to show my buddy what one of these things can do at a less advanced skill level. Lots of fun and not that hard once you know how to fly a trainer.

Parkzone Pole Cat Stunts and Crash (2 min 38 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 12, 2013 @ 02:21 AM | 4,438 Views
My Parkzone Wildcat and I having some fun!

Longest Parkzone F4F Wildcat Parkflyer Flight So Far! (3 min 47 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 12, 2013 @ 12:21 AM | 4,414 Views
Hey guys!

I am still learning the art of flying and each time out I do better and better. Here is the first video of my flying today and it has to be my best with this F-18 EDF.

Best RC F-18 64mm EDF Flight So Far! (2 min 13 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 11, 2013 @ 10:48 PM | 4,413 Views
This guy is friends with my flying buddy and he decided to do some tricks. He later got crazy close to my flying buddy's Bixler.

Crazy Pilot Stunt Flying Over RC Field (0 min 25 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 11, 2013 @ 08:39 PM | 4,347 Views
I am just enjoying the last flight of the day here with my Banana Hobby F-18 Super Hornet. Please excuse the landing lol

RC F-18 Super Hornet Quick Flight at Dusk. (1 min 27 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 04, 2013 @ 03:59 AM | 4,468 Views
Each flight made it easier and easier to fly this little thing. I normally post my better flying, but this isn't that kind of quality lol

Mini Vapor Maiden (0 min 55 sec)