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Posted by GBLynden | Jul 25, 2017 @ 10:50 PM | 3,139 Views
Here is the EMAX Babyhawk Micro FPV Racing Drone First FPV Flight at one of my favorite flying spots with my GF on the camera testing out the FPV capabilities of the quad as well as a battery I hadn't used with it yet.

EMAX Babyhawk Micro FPV Racing Drone First FPV Flight (3 min 46 sec)

Here are my review notes for this Micro FPV Drone:

Pros:
- The camera is set at an upward angle for fast FPV flight
- It cames with a 2S brushless setup pre-installed
- The price point is very reasonable price
- PNP and BNF versions are available
- It accepts and flies well with a wide range of battery options
- You can optimize it in Betaflight

Cons
- It requires soldering in a small space with the PNP version
- You have to setup and arm it in Betaflight
Posted by GBLynden | Jul 23, 2017 @ 07:55 PM | 3,198 Views
Hey guys!

This video shows a flight with both a Freewing Messerschmitt Me 262 70mm EDF Jet and Freewing A-10 Thunderbolt II Super Scale 80MM EDF Jet.

This was recorded at Warbirds Over Whatcom and the planes were flown by two very cool and nice RC Pilots.

Freewing Messerschmitt Me 262 70mm EDF Jet and Freewing A-10 Thunderbolt II Super Scale 80MM EDF Jet (3 min 42 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jul 22, 2017 @ 09:40 PM | 4,022 Views
This video is of a Snoopy Doghouse RC Plane at Warbirds Over Whatcom with crashes and surprises.

Snoopy Doghouse RC Plane At Warbirds Over Whatcom With Crashes and Surprises (3 min 38 sec)

I didn't get a chance to speak with the pilot, but I am thankful he put this plane up in the air so I could make this video to share with you guys.

The RC Plane has guns and other details built-in to match the old Snoopy Doghouse from the Peanuts Cartoon when he battles the Red Baron.
Posted by GBLynden | Jul 15, 2017 @ 01:16 PM | 3,973 Views
This is the unboxing and Review for the new Eachine VR D2 Pro FPV Goggles. In this video I unbox and review the goggles. My test subjects for DVR footage recorded with the google's DRV Recorder were the new Blade Inductrix FPV Pro and the very cool Eachine RatingKing F14 4x4 FPV Buggy.

Eachine VR D2 Pro FPV Goggles Unboxing and Review (20 min 46 sec)

Here are my review notes for these Eachine FPV Goggles:

Pros:
- It has a DVR
- The DVR is comparable to Fatshark Dominator V3 quality.
- The range is very good for this price point.
- It can be mounted on a tripod
- The headstrap is nice.
- The battery it comes with lasts a while and it works with the batteries from my Eachine 007 FPV Goggles
- The lens is adjustable to work with different people's eyes
- The price for all it can do is impressive
- Perfect for beginners wanting to get reliable Googles to see if FPV is for them without breaking the bank
- It has a lot of features even more expensive goggles don't have

Cons:
- While it is DVR is good quality, it is less intuitive than you'd hope for beginner DVR googles.
- It feels cheaper than more expensive goggles, as you'd assume.
Posted by GBLynden | Jul 08, 2017 @ 05:39 PM | 20,300 Views
This the XK A700 Sky Dancer 750mm RC Glider FPV Flight & AKK A1 FPV Camera System Review video.

XK A700 Sky Dancer 750mm RC Glider FPV Flight & AKK A1 FPV Camera System Review (5 min 20 sec)

In this video I unboxed the AKK A1 Micro Camera FPV Camera System and showed onboard footage on my nice new RC Sailplane with music.

These are my review notes after FPVing the XK A700 Sky Dancer 750mm RTF Ultra Micro RC Glider:

Pros:
- Long flight time of around 15 minutes
- It glided nice once in the air
- It has good power with a 2S 300mAh lipo
- Looks pretty cool
- Set-up is easy for this RC Plane
- It transports well in its box
- It comes FPV Ready and is a nice little FPV Platform
- Beginners may find it easy to learn on

Cons:
- Does not offer great control, even on high rates, especially when compared to the E-flite UMX Radian
- You need a little more space to fly it than you would think

I only have positive things to say about the AKK A1 Micro Camera FPV Camera System, which I mention in the video and I do not have any cons for it at this time.

GB
Posted by GBLynden | Jul 02, 2017 @ 08:40 PM | 4,098 Views
This is the unboxing and quick review for my new JLB Racing Cheetah 4x4 1/10 RTR Brushless RC Truggy 21101 With New 120A ESC,

Unboxing Only - JLB Racing Cheetah 4x4 1/10 RTR Brushless RC Truggy 21101 With New 120A ESC (10 min 1 sec)

Here are my pros and cons:

Pros:
- New 120A ESC
- Flysky Radio and Receiver
- The motor has the same specs, but looks new
- Bright red tail lights
- It is durable and is great for bashing

Cons:
- Not all of the stickers are applied
- The new radio does not have a throttle dual rate function
Posted by GBLynden | Jun 28, 2017 @ 01:18 AM | 4,189 Views
This is the outdoor FPV Fun Flight Review for the new Blade Inductrix FPV Pro Micro FPV Drone with music added for the flight portion of the video!

Blade Inductrix FPV Pro Outdoor FPV Fun With Music! (6 min 19 sec)

In this video I take it outside on a windy day can do some of the things I have tried to do with other Compact FPV Drones such as the Poke FPV and the Blade Nano QX2 FPV at the same location.

I also shot a similar video for my new rocket known as the EMAX Babyhawk, so look for that soon! I flew this one first, so it is getting uploaded first.

Here are my review notes for this fun little Tiny Whoop:

Pros
- The camera performs very well in varying lighting
- It looks really cool
- More responsive
- 19,000 kv motors
- An upgraded airframe for durability
- Comes with a bigger battery than the original Inductrix
- Maiden flight was nearly 4 minutes
- 5.8GHZ FPV
- It is BNF so I can use it with my Spektrum DX6
- Betaflight configurable
- It is lighter than the original Blade Inductrix FPV

Cons:
- It is much louder than I expected
- It experienes random shakes or "jumps" in the air
- 25mW VTX (I wish it had more power)
- The VTX gets hot pretty quickly
Posted by GBLynden | Jun 18, 2017 @ 09:28 PM | 4,767 Views
This is the Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review for the XK A700 Sky Dancer 750mm RTF RC Glider.

XK A700 Sky Dancer 750mm RTF RC Glider Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (12 min 39 sec)

In this video I unboxing the plane, go for a few maiden flights, and wrap things up with a quick summary review at the end of the video.

Here are my review notes for this RC Plane:

Pros:
- Long flight time of around 15 minutes
- It glided nice once in the air
- It has good power with a 2S 300mAh lipo
- Looks pretty cool
- Set-up is easy
- It transports well in its box
- It comes FPV Ready

Cons:
- Does not offer great control, even on high rates, especially when compared to the E-flite UMX Radian
- You need more space to fly it than you would think
- FPV it with caution and a spotter
Posted by GBLynden | Jun 18, 2017 @ 03:22 AM | 4,713 Views
This is the Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review for the new Eachine E33C RTF RC Camera Quadcopter with Headless Mode.

Eachine E33C RTF RC Camera Quadcopter With Headless Mode Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (15 min 14 sec)

This is one of three different versions. This one feature in the video, the Eachine E33C, has a camera. The Eachine E33 does not have a camera and the Eachine E33W is the Wifi model.

Here are my review notes for this RC Camera Drone:

Pros:
- The bright lights
- It appears to be pretty durable
- It comes with spare props and spinners
- Landing gear and prop guards are optional
- Two flight modes
- It will perform flips
- It comes with a camera
- It looks good

Cons:
- The flips are delayed and not tight
- The throttle is extremely touchy
- The yaw in both flight modes is really slow
Posted by GBLynden | Jun 08, 2017 @ 10:40 PM | 5,952 Views
This is the Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review for the new Blade Inductrix FPV Pro Micro FPV Drone.

Blade Inductrix FPV Pro Micro FPV Drone Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (16 min 54 sec)

In this video I compare it to some other Compact FPV Drones such as the Original Blade Inductrix, Poke FPV, and the Blade Nano QX2 FPV. I didn't buy an original Blade Inductrix FPV, which was modeled after the Tiny Whoop, but I did discuss some of the differences between the two in the video.

Here are my review notes:

Pros
- It looks really cool
- More responsive
- 19,000 kv motors
- An upgraded airframe for durability
- Comes with a bigger battery than the original Inductrix
- Maiden flight was nearly 4 minutes
- 5.8GHZ FPV
- It is BNF so I can use it with my Spektrum DX6
- Betaflight configurable
- It is lighter than the original Blade Inductrix FPV

Cons:
- It is much louder than I expected
- It experienes random shakes or "jumps" in the air
- 25mW camera/VTX combo
- The VTX gets hot pretty quickly

I am every curious to see how this performs outside as I hope it is something I can fly when I take out my EMAX Babyhawk too.
Posted by GBLynden | Jun 02, 2017 @ 11:38 PM | 5,308 Views
Hey guys!

I just uploaded my maiden flight with my GoPro attached to my MJX Bugs 3. I am pretty impressed overall with how this little beast handled the extra weight.

MJX Bugs 3 Drone Quadcopter GoPro Hero 4 Silver Onboard Footage (4 min 37 sec)

GB
Posted by GBLynden | May 29, 2017 @ 06:05 PM | 4,848 Views
This video includes the Line Of Sight Maiden Flights for my new EMAX Babyhawk Micro 2S Brushless FPV Racing Drone. I flew it around a small nearby field with my GF on the camera testing out two dramatically different batteries.

Line Of Sight Maiden Flights - EMAX Babyhawk Micro FPV Racing Drone (5 min 38 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | May 28, 2017 @ 04:03 PM | 4,936 Views
This is the Unboxing video for my new EMAX Babyhawk Micro 2S Brushless FPV Racing Drone.

Unboxing Only - EMAX Babyhawk Micro 2S Brushless FPV Racing Drone (7 min 50 sec)

Here are my review notes for this Micro FPV Drone:

Pros:
- The camera is set at an upward angle for fast FPV flight
- It cames with a 2S brushless setup pre-installed
- The price point is very reasonable price
- PNP and BNF versions are available
- It accepts and flies well with a wide range of battery options
- You can optimize it in Betaflight

Cons
- It requires soldering in a small space with the PNP version
- You have to setup and arm it in Betaflight

It is a bit different than most of my other RC Quadcopters, RC Multirotors, or RC Drones. This doesn't come RTF with its own radio. I got the PNP version and use it with my Spektrum DX6. The receiver I am using is the SPM4648 DSMX FPV Racing Serial Receiver, which had to be soldered onto the Femto F3 FlightController/PDB board.

It does comes in a BNF version like the Blade Torrent 110 and Blade Nano QX2 FPV, but this is the PNP version.
Posted by GBLynden | May 02, 2017 @ 11:52 PM | 6,342 Views
This is the maiden outdoor flight video with my new MJX Bugs 3 Drone Quadcopter Outdoor with Runcam 2 Flight Footage:

MJX Bugs 3 Drone Quadcopter Outdoor Maiden Flight In Strong Wind With Runcam 2 Flight Footage (5 min 53 sec)

In this video I do two flights, both in some very strong wind. In the first I rip around and do flips getting a feel for its performance capabilities. For the second flight, I put Velcro in the bottom of the GoPro Ready holder and got some flight video from this brushless platform.

This is my Unboxing and Review Video with a quick indoor flight:

GoPro Ready - MJX Bugs 3 Brushless Drone Quadcopter Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (11 min 43 sec)
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Posted by GBLynden | Apr 28, 2017 @ 10:14 AM | 9,262 Views
This is the unboxing and review of the WSX-F01 HD FPV Goggles I just got.

WSX-F01 HD FPV Goggles Unboxing and Review (9 min 0 sec)

These dual antenna FPV Goggles pair really nicely with my new Tiny Whoop Clone. Together they are only about $100 for a user friendly and fun indoor setup perfect for getting used to FPV Flight.

Here is the link to the Tiny Whoop Clone's video:

Tiny Whoop Clone - NIHUI NH-010 Micro FPV Racing Drone Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (11 min 56 sec)
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Posted by GBLynden | Apr 27, 2017 @ 11:00 PM | 9,437 Views
This is the Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review for the Tiny Whoop Clone - NIHUI NH-010 Micro FPV Racing Drone.

Tiny Whoop Clone - NIHUI NH-010 Micro FPV Racing Drone Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (11 min 56 sec)

In the video I compare it directly to the Blade Inductrix and I show it next to the JJRC H36 as well. I also fly it in my place with FPV. The only other quadcopter I have tried that with is the Blade Nano QX2 FPV. This one seems to handle bouncing off the walls and crashing much better without damaging props.

It pairs really well with the WSX-F01 dual antenna FPV Goggles I got with it. See that video below:

WSX-F01 HD FPV Goggles Unboxing and Review (9 min 0 sec)
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Posted by GBLynden | Apr 23, 2017 @ 07:29 PM | 24,372 Views
This is my Unboxing, Indoor Maiden Flight, and Review for the GoPro Ready MJX Bugs 3 Brushless Drone Quadcopter.

GoPro Ready - MJX Bugs 3 Brushless Drone Quadcopter Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (11 min 43 sec)

Here are the pros and cons for this RC Drone Review:

Pros:
- It looks really cool
- It has a long flight time
- It is really nice to fly in small spaces
- Its price for what you get is very impressive since it is a Brushless RC Drone for a little over $100

Cons:
- The GoPro holder needs some modification to work ideally.
- The process to turn it on isn't that user friendly.
- The propriety battery could be a con.
Posted by GBLynden | Apr 19, 2017 @ 10:34 PM | 5,420 Views
This is as close to a maiden flight as I have for the the brand new E-flite UMX A-10 Warthog EDF Jet BNF Basic with AS3X.

Flight Video Only - E-flite UMX A-10 Warthog EDF Jet BNF Basic (2 min 15 sec)

Here are my pros and cons for this UMX A-10 EDF Jet:

Pros:
- It looks incredibly scale
- Twin 28mm Ducted Fans with 13,500Kv Brushless Motors
- 4-Channel control
- Top mounted magnetic hatch battery bay

Cons:
- Pathetically weak front landing gear
- Has a very tough time binding properly
- The fans sound off
- Customary UMX foam dents
- Very smelly foam like always with Horizon Hobby UMX planes
- The thing will not bind very easy and keeping a bind is also a challenge.
Posted by GBLynden | Apr 09, 2017 @ 10:26 PM | 5,605 Views
This RC Plane Crash Landing video featuring a Giant Scale Spitfire WWII Warbird took place at Warbirds Over Whatcom last July. My girlfriend and I were enjoying our exciting local Warbird Event when this happened.

RC Plane Crash Landing - Giant Scale Spitfire WWII Warbird at Warbirds Over Whatcom (2 min 34 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Apr 04, 2017 @ 01:24 AM | 6,354 Views
In this video I unbox it, drive it outside, and review it as I go through the everything.

Unboxing, Maiden Run, and Review Of The 1/14 Scale Eachine RatingKing 4x4 RTR FPV Buggy (16 min 42 sec)

Here is a list of my review notes for this RC Buggy:

Pros:
- A very nice FPV experience
- The acceleration was much better than I expected
- The runtime on the 1500 mAh battery is nice and long
- The open cage design made it easier to use
- It has 4WD and nothing slowed it down
- It is really fun!

Cons:
- The wheel alignment wasn't great out of the box
- The reverse system is kind of awkward
- The action cam did not work consistently or footage would have been included in this video