GBLynden's blog View Details
Posted by GBLynden | Aug 04, 2016 @ 10:09 PM | 3,219 Views
This is the my Maiden Flight Review for my new Eleven Hobby P-51 Mustang WWII Warbird RC Plane.

Maiden Flight Review - Eleven Hobby P-51 Mustang WWII Warbird RC Plane (3 min 29 sec)

I put it through some tests in some very windy conditions. I also reach the speed of 68 mph at one point in the video! Yes, we had a radar gun
Posted by GBLynden | Aug 03, 2016 @ 09:10 PM | 2,995 Views
This is my Unboxing and Review for my new Eleven Hobby P-51 Mustang WWII Warbird RC Plane.

Unboxing and Review - Eleven Hobby P-51 Mustang WWII Warbird RC Plane (12 min 15 sec)

I unbox and review the plane in this video and get you ready to watch the upcoming maiden flight!

Review Notes:

Pros:
- I love P-51's!
- The finish is way better than my E-flite P-51 Mustang with the Dallas Doll Paint Scheme with very few dents and dings. It is much like the Eleven Hobby T-28 Trojan with its level of finish quality.
- Scale details such as optional drop tanks.
- Flaps & retracts installed.

Cons:
- Assembly wasn't as fast as advertised but quick for a P-51 and it didn't require any glue.
- Had to secure the ESC with velcro because it was free floating
Posted by GBLynden | Jul 26, 2016 @ 02:48 AM | 4,117 Views
This is the first outdoor flight with my new Hubsan H502S X4 Desire GPS FPV Drone.

GPS & Follow Me Test - Hubsan H502S X4 Desire GPS FPV Drone Quadcopter (4 min 8 sec)

In this video I test the GPS, Follow Me feature, and Altitude Hold. I also have some fun free flight too for everyone too enjoy. It is really attractive and well thought out. Even though my GoPro failed to capture it on video, the Return To Home function worked flawlessly too....twice!
Posted by GBLynden | Jul 21, 2016 @ 11:41 PM | 4,209 Views
This is a fun flight with the new E-Flite Timber 1.5m BNF Basic STOL RC Plane. It is E-flite's answer to the highly successful Durafly Tundra RC Bush Plane and my buddy Odell kills it on the sticks like always!

Fun Flight - E Flite Timber 1.5m BNF Basic STOL RC Plane (4 min 42 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jul 20, 2016 @ 01:26 AM | 4,271 Views
This is my new Hubsan H502S X4 Desire GPS FPV Drone Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review video.

Hubsan H502S X4 Desire GPS FPV Drone Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (12 min 38 sec)

In this video I unbox this really attractive and well thought out quadcopter and give it a quick indoor flight to get a feel for how it will handle outdoors. It has a ton of really advanced features that typically only come on bigger and more expensive quads, so I can't wait to fly it outside!

Enjoy!
GB
Posted by GBLynden | Jul 18, 2016 @ 09:40 PM | 2,603 Views
This is the my first outdoor flight with the fun and peppy JJRC X1 Shuttle 2S rocket that will leave you any anything but bored! It is not for indoors and make sure you have plenty of space outside to enjoy what it has to offer!

First Outdoor Flight - JJRC X1 Shuttle 2S Brushless RTF Quadcopter RC Drone (4 min 3 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jul 16, 2016 @ 01:30 PM | 3,495 Views
This is my Unboxing and Review for the new Hubsan X4 Pro H109S Real Time FPV Drone with GPS. In this video I unbox it, review the parts and pieces, and perform a very quick maiden flight indoors.

I also compared it to my Blade 350 QX3 side by side and this thing is bigger and has better quality parts and pieces. It is also larger and has an FPV HD Camera.

Unboxing and Review - Hubsan X4 Pro H109S Real Time FPV Drone with GPS (26 min 13 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jul 11, 2016 @ 10:48 PM | 3,370 Views
This is the maiden flight of my buddy Odell's new E-Flite Timber 1.5m BNF Basic STOL RC Plane. It is E-flite's answer to the highly successful Durafly Tundra RC Bush Plane.

This video contains the maiden flight and we discuss its suspension system after the flight.

Maiden Flight - E-Flite Timber 1.5m BNF Basic STOL RC Plane (4 min 20 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jul 09, 2016 @ 12:17 AM | 3,324 Views
This is the Unboxing, Indoor Maiden Flight, and Review video with my new Syma X8HG HD Camera Drone with Altitude Hold.

Syma X8HG 8MP HD Camera Drone with Altitude Hold Unboxing, Indoor Maiden Flight, and Review (14 min 30 sec)

This Camera Drone is very similar to my RTF Syma X8C Venture Drone Quadcopter only it looks better and comes with a way better camera. It is also essentially DJI Phantom drone clone.

Here are my review notes for this multirotor beast!

Pros:
- Very stable flight
- Altitude hold works well
- Beautiful dark red color
- High quality 8MP and very light weight HD GoPro like camera
- Anti-vibration camera mount
- 2S battery power
- Excellent lights

Cons:
- Loud brushed motors
- Slow yaw rate

I can't wait to test this one outside!
Posted by GBLynden | Jul 02, 2016 @ 09:26 PM | 4,323 Views
This vidoe shows my Fei Lun FT011 Brushless 4S RC Racing Boat and ProBoat Blackjack 24 Catamaran having fun on 3S and 4S. There is also a girlfriend durability test thrown in there! lol

Fei Lun FT011 Brushless 4S RC Racing Boat vs ProBoat Blackjack 24 Catamaran (7 min 20 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jun 30, 2016 @ 11:48 PM | 3,173 Views
This is the maiden flight with my 1100mm Eleven Hobby T-28 Trojan RC Warbird.

Maiden Flight Only - 1100mm Eleven Hobby T-28 Trojan RC Warbird (3 min 17 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jun 29, 2016 @ 12:43 AM | 4,113 Views
This is my unboxing and review for the brand new 1100mm Eleven Hobby T-28 Trojan RC Warbird.

Unboxing and Review Only - 1100mm Eleven Hobby T-28 Trojan RC Warbird (17 min 50 sec)

Here are my review notes:

Pros
  • Vibrant red and black color scheme
  • Scale details all over the plane, including three bladed prop
  • Lightweight yet very smooth and strong foam
  • Flaps and retracts installed
  • Rubber tires
  • Quick build time
  • Smart nose wheel design
  • Great wind handling
  • Robust horizontal stablizer with scale air foil
Cons
  • The canopy doesn't have much vertical clearance and does not fit super snug. However, it survived plenty of rolls and loops just fine during its maiden flights
  • Flap servo travel was limited. I probably need to break in the foam hinge in more to fix that.

Posted by GBLynden | Jun 25, 2016 @ 05:22 PM | 4,323 Views
This is my Unboxing, Run, and Review for my new GPToys Foxx S911 33mph RC Monster Truck.

In this video I unbox it, run it outdoors on pavement and off-road in some thick long grass for a good test. I even let me GF take it for a spin!

GPToys Foxx S911 33mph RC Monster Truck Unboxing, Run, and Review (10 min 21 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jun 18, 2016 @ 11:29 PM | 3,761 Views
In this video I fly my Blade Zeyrok BNF Drone outdoors in Stagility Mode! The best part of this mode is you can do flips and buzz around at a steeper pitch than you can in Stability Mode. I even ended this video with a little crash blooper! lol

Stagility Mode First Outdoor Flight - Blade Zeyrok Drone BNF Quadcopter (3 min 55 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jun 16, 2016 @ 11:55 PM | 3,270 Views
This is some footage I took at last year's Warbirds Over Whatcom of a really cool RC Fokker Dr.1 Triplane. Many people think of this as the Red Baron WWI Warbird.

Giant Scale RC Fokker Dr.1 Triplane - Red Baron WWI Warbird at Warbirds Over Whatcom (3 min 29 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jun 16, 2016 @ 01:17 AM | 3,883 Views
This is my Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review for my new Blade Nano QX2 FPV Racing Drone BNF With SAFE Technology Quadcopter.

This is a much nicer quality quadcopter than the fun but toy like Blade Zeyrok, but doesn't flight QUITE as smoothly as the Blade Nano QX 3D Ultra Micro Quadcopter.

Blade Nano QX2 FPV Racing Drone BNF With SAFE Technolgy Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (12 min 31 sec)

Here are the pros and cons for FPV Drone:

Pros:

- Adjustable camera
- Good quality picture from the FPV Camera
- Nice stable flight
- Extremely easy FPV set-up
- 5.8ghz FPV
- Two flight modes
- I can use my Eachine HD Goggles with it

Cons:

- The props damage very easy
- Battery cost is pretty bad
Posted by GBLynden | Jun 12, 2016 @ 05:31 PM | 3,198 Views
This is my Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review of the JJRC X1 Shuttle 2S Brushless RTF Quadcopter Drone!

I was able to unbox it, provide an overview of the parts and pieces, test the lights in the dark, and provide a quick flight demo of this indoors.

JJRC X1 Shuttle 2S Brushless RTF Quadcopter RC Drone Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (12 min 33 sec)

This is my pros and cons list after flying it indoors:

Pros:
- Sleek but rugged design
- Four powerful 2S brushless motors
- 1300 mAh 2S brushless battery for long flight times
- Very responsive
- FPV ready
- Spare props
- Easy setup

Cons:
- The yaw lagged and was mushy
- The lights are hard to see during the day and only point down, so it is not a good night flyer candidate.
Posted by GBLynden | Jun 09, 2016 @ 10:07 PM | 3,190 Views
I REALLY enjoyed running this boat even though I forgot to lube the shaft causing it to make more noise than it should have. The best news of all is that is still runs great on 3S power

First Water Run - Fei Lun FT011 Brushless 4S RC Racing Boat (2 min 18 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jun 05, 2016 @ 06:24 PM | 3,165 Views
Here are my review notes for this WWII RC Warbird:

Pros
- It looks really good
- Faster than I expected for a 1S plane
- Landing gear stays on in the box
- Semi symmetrical airfoil
- Reinforced wing and control surfaces

Cons
- Pre-order issues
- Landing gear held up fine on the rough landing but I may upgrade the gear anyway
- Elevator asymmetry and too much upflection out of the box
- Slightly tail heavy out of the box

Here is the complete Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review:

Complete E-flite UMX B-25 Mitchell BNF Basic WWII Bomber Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (17 min 13 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jun 05, 2016 @ 12:21 PM | 3,292 Views
This is the Maiden Flight for my E-flite UMX B-25 Mitchell BNF Basic RC Plane. In this video I take it for a spin in some wind on a bright and sunny day!

Here is the UMX B-25 Maiden!

Maiden Flight Only - E-flite UMX B-25 Mitchell BNF Basic WWII Bomber (3 min 58 sec)