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Posted by GBLynden | Jun 18, 2017 @ 09:28 PM | 1,258 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 | 1,455 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 | 2,056 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 | 2,166 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)

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Posted by GBLynden | May 29, 2017 @ 06:05 PM | 1,847 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 | 1,706 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 | 3,025 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 | 6,214 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 | 6,324 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 | 21,559 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 | 2,809 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 | 3,026 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 | 3,994 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
Posted by GBLynden | Apr 02, 2017 @ 12:57 AM | 3,094 Views
This is a quick Sunset Maiden Flight with my new E-flite UMX F4F Wildcat WWII Warbird RC Plane with AS3X.

It was a bit windy and the sun was pretty low, but it flew quite well and I am very happy with my first time taking it out. It was all caught on camera by my GF too!

Here is the UMX Wildcat Maiden Flight Video!

Sunset Maiden Flight - E-flite UMX F4F Wildcat WWII Warbird RC Plane With AS3X (1 min 51 sec)

Pros:
- It flew very well in some fairly rough air
- Ailerons rolls were tight and very easy
- It has landing gear and can be belly landed
- Other than the defects on the main wing, it is a nicely finished plane
- It has a powerful 3,000kv 2S brushless motor
- The battery bay is large and provides easy access to this area

Cons:
- The landing gear is really narrow like the scale Cat and makes keeping it on its wheels during landings very difficult
- Mine had a lot of marks and a big ding all over the main wing making an otherwise beautiful plane look ugly.
- The elevator design is flawed causing tuning to make it ready for its maiden flight
Posted by GBLynden | Mar 20, 2017 @ 10:30 PM | 4,239 Views
This is my maiden flight video with my new E-flite UMX Waco.

My normal cameraman John has been very sick, so my girlfriend helped me out and I am quite proud of how well she did on her first try at recording UMX RC Flight!

Maiden Flight - E-flite UMX Waco RC Plane with AS3X (4 min 20 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Mar 19, 2017 @ 04:44 PM | 3,584 Views
This is my unboxing and review of the new E-flite UMX F4F Wildcat WWII Warbird RC Plane with AS3X.

E-flite UMX F4F Wildcat WWII Warbird RC Plane (13 min 16 sec)

In this video I show the plane in detail and compare it to the original Parkzone F4F Wildcat Parkflyer, E-flite UMX P-51 Mustang, and the E-flite UMX P-47.

Pros:
- It has landing gear and can be belly landed
- Other than the defects on the main wing, it is a nicely finished plane
- It has a powerful 3,000kv 2S brushless motor
- The battery bay is large and provides easy access to this area

Cons:

- Mine had a lot of marks and a big ding all over the main wing making an otherwise beautiful plane look less than its best
- The elevator design is flawed causing tuning to make it ready for its maiden flight
Posted by GBLynden | Mar 12, 2017 @ 02:31 PM | 3,981 Views
This is my unboxing and review for the brand new E-flite UMX Waco RC Plane with AS3X and a 2S brushless motor from Horizon Hobby.

Unboxing Only - E-flite UMX Waco RC Plane with AS3X (9 min 2 sec)

In this video I go over the plane and compare it to my two other ultra micro biplanes or "bipes", the E-flite UMX PT-17 and E-Flite UMX Pitts S-1S.

Here is a list of pros and cons for this UMX RC Biplane:

Cons
- Its stickers were not applied very well
- The elevator has some asymmetry issues

Pros
- Looks great
- Nice size
- 2S brushless power
- Well built landing gear
Posted by GBLynden | Feb 25, 2017 @ 08:10 PM | 4,172 Views
This is the Outdoor Flight Review for the Syma X5UW WiFi FPV RC Drone Quadcopter with HD Camera.

Outdoor Flight Review - Syma X5UW WiFi FPV RC Drone with HD Camera (4 min 17 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Feb 19, 2017 @ 05:11 PM | 4,105 Views
This is a clip of afternoon fun with my buddies and two JLB Racing Cheetah Brushless RC Monster Trucks.

Bashing with Two JLB Racing Cheetah Brushless RC Monster Trucks (4 min 25 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Feb 19, 2017 @ 05:07 PM | 4,287 Views
This video shows my buddy Shawn FPV ripping with his E-flite Opterra 2m Flying Wing. It is a short clip from the ground view only, but it is some quick fun with a massive flying wing!

FPV Ripping With Shawn's E-flite Opterra 2m Wing (1 min 57 sec)