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Posted by GBLynden | Feb 28, 2016 @ 07:56 PM | 3,856 Views
Here is my buddy Bill with his third flight on his Durafly Tundra. This video shows how nice the landing gear is on the landing and we discuss how it works at the end as well:

Bill's Third Flight & Landing Gear Test HobbyKing Durafly Tundra 1300mm STOL RC Bush Plane (4 min 23 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Feb 28, 2016 @ 03:16 AM | 4,549 Views
I was able to sneak in a quick outdoor maiden today. This thing is EXCEPTIONAL in the air. It is quick and VERY stable

Eachine Assassin 180 5.8GHZ FPV Racer Drone - Outdoor Maiden Flight Review (3 min 23 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Feb 23, 2016 @ 02:49 AM | 4,818 Views
I just got this Eachine Assassin 180 RTF FPV Drone that just came out and made an Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review video for it.

It comes in a really high quality case to keep it safe and for easy travel. In addition to the Eachine Assassin 180 FPV Drone with built-in OSD, GPS, NAZE32, it comes RTF with the newly released Eachine VR-007 HD Goggles, and the Eachine I6 Transmitter.

Here is a quick summary of the my review:

- 2300KV Brushless Motors
- It comes in a top quality product case
- Three flight modes to choose from
- It has a sports camera mount on top with vibration dampening material so I can get great footage with my Mobius cameras.
- Clear and easy to use HD FPV Goggles
- The goggles are very comfortable to wear in early testing due to very comfortable foam and top head strap.
- The goggles operate on 5.8GHZ 600mW w/40 channel VTX
- Very bright lights and the front lights have incredible power
- Rear light indicate when roll, pitch, and yaw are activated on the stick to provide line of sight feedback.

- Some might not like the proprietary smart battery
- The GPS module didn't stay put and may have been mounted in the wrong position out of the box.

Eachine Assassin 180 5.8GHZ RTF FPV Drone Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (13 min 22 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Feb 15, 2016 @ 05:01 PM | 3,646 Views
This is my Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review for the Cheerson CX-10C. It is called the World's Smallest Camera Drone, but I still prefer to call RC Aircraft like this quads, quadcopters, or multirotors because that is what they are in all reality.

One of the things I did near the end of the video was offer up a size comparison for those of you who are not familiar with the original Cheerson CX-10 and CX-10A.

World's Smallest Camera Drone - Cheerson CX-10C Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (14 min 38 sec)

Here are my review notes for the Cheerson CX10C Video Cam Quadcopter:

- Very stable for a multirotor this size
- Tight flips even with the added weight of the camera
- Three flight modes and all are usable
- An easy to see indicator light when the camera is in use

- Short flight times
- The camera is only .3MP, so the quality is low
- It has a slow yaw rate like my Syma X12

Overall, it is pretty cool for what it is!
Posted by GBLynden | Feb 12, 2016 @ 11:13 PM | 4,651 Views
Hey guys!

This is my buddy Bill's second flight with this Hobbyking Durafly Tundra. He had a Near Crash and nearly made it onto my next RC Plane Crash Compilation video with this flight. He worked his magic and made a nice relaxing little flight a lot more intense at the end!

Bill's Second Flight & Near Crash - HobbyKing Durafly Tundra 1300mm STOL RC Bush Plane (3 min 2 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Feb 10, 2016 @ 11:07 PM | 7,050 Views
I recently bought the Kinexsis KX80 Lipo Battery Charger and did a video review for it below. It features an Unboxing, Charge Tests, and a Review to wrap things up at the end of the video.

This is my first Hobby Grade charger and I am excited about that. It is multi-chemistry and is an AC/DC Charger. I probably won't use it at the field or with anything but LiPo Batteries, but it is nice to know that I have options with this cool little charger.

Review Notes:

- Battery storage discharge setting with Automatic Shut-Off
- Charges 1S-6S batteries
- Nice digital display
- Easy to use interface
- Efficient fan system to keep it cool
- Great value!

- You have to buy accessories to utilize its 1S charging capability

Kinexsis KX80 Lipo Battery Charger Unboxing, Charge Tests, and Review (13 min 40 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Feb 08, 2016 @ 10:46 PM | 5,113 Views
This is my buddy tearing up the skies with his Freewing F-14 Tomcat Twin 80mm EDF Jet. He puts on an excellent flight Flight Demo and it even includes some Bonus Footage at the end, which features the best landing I have been able to get on video for him with this plane.

Freewing F-14 Tomcat Twin 80mm EDF Jet Flight Demo & Bonus Footage (4 min 17 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Feb 07, 2016 @ 01:47 AM | 5,168 Views
This is my buddy Bill's Maiden Flight with his Hobbyking Durafly Tundra 1300mm RC Bush Plane! We had some wind to deal with, but this plane handled it will ease. It handled it a lot like my Parkzone Sport Cub S2 RC Plane and possibly even better.

HobbyKing Durafly Tundra 1300mm STOL RC Bush Plane - Bill's Maiden Flight (3 min 34 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Feb 03, 2016 @ 10:29 PM | 4,542 Views
Here is my second flight with speed test footage!

Second Flight - E-flite UMX J-3 Cub BNF Basic RC Plane (2 min 48 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 31, 2016 @ 08:44 PM | 4,490 Views
This is my first outdoor flight with this and wow!

It is perfect for flying in a small field!

Dromida Verso Inversion RTF RC Drone Quadcopter - First Outdoor Flight (4 min 57 sec)