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Posted by GBLynden | Mar 20, 2017 @ 10:30 PM | 1,324 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 | 807 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 | 1,311 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 | 1,438 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 | 1,491 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 | 1,509 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)

Posted by GBLynden | Feb 18, 2017 @ 09:19 PM | 1,369 Views
This video shows some footage of Bill's RocHobby Voodoo P-51 Mustang RC Plane doing a fun flight! It is a Reno Racer P-51 Mustang.

Bill's RocHobby Voodoo P-51 Mustang RC Plane Fun Flight (4 min 1 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jan 24, 2017 @ 12:14 AM | 1,246 Views
This is the Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review for the Syma X5UW WiFi FPV RC Drone Quadcopter with HD Camera.

In this video I unbox the quad, review its parts and pieces, put it through its maiden flight.

Syma X5UW WiFi FPV RC Drone Quadcopter with HD Camera Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (14 min 58 sec)

Here are my review notes for this FPV multirotor:

Pros:
- Fun and easy to fly
- Super stable
- Low key landing and take-off
- Altitude hold feature that performs pretty well
- The WiFi FPV has very low latency
- Prop guards are very easy to install

Cons:
- The battery is proprietary, so that is not a good thing unless you order extra batteries.
Posted by GBLynden | Dec 18, 2016 @ 02:23 PM | 1,691 Views
This video shows some fun in the snow with my new HuiNa Toys 1550 RC Excavator & HuiNa Toys 1540 RC Dump Truck. The HuiNa Toys RC Excavator is 1/12 Scale and has 15 Channels on its 2.4G radio.

RC Toy Snow Fun - HuiNa Toys 1550 RC Excavator & HuiNa Toys 1540 RC Dump Truck (9 min 18 sec)

Also appearing in the video is my HuiNa Toys 1540 6 Channel 1/12 Scale RC Dump Truck, so be sure to watch this video all of the way until the end

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Posted by GBLynden | Dec 17, 2016 @ 02:18 AM | 1,742 Views
This is the unboxing only for the brand new E-flite UMX A-10 Warthog EDF Jet BNF Basic with AS3X.

In this video I compare the RC Plane modeled after the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II to the following popular UMX models. I started with the E-flite UMX B-25, E-flite UMX Habu, E-flite UMX MIG-15, E-flite UMX P-51 Mustang, E-flite UMX P-47, and ended with the E-flite UMX J-3 Cub.

Unboxing Only - E-flite UMX A-10 Warthog EDF Jet BNF Basic with AS3X (9 min 28 sec)

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

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

Cons:
- Weak front landing gear
- Customary UMX foam dents
- Very smelly foam like always with Horizon Hobby UMX planes
Posted by GBLynden | Dec 15, 2016 @ 11:33 PM | 1,862 Views
This is an RC Tool Review for the SCOTTeVEST Enforcer Jacket. It is designed as a Concealed Carry Jacket, but you can use it for anything and RC is a great application for it, especially for a Drone Pilot.

RC Tool Review - SCOTTeVEST Enforcer Jacket Review (9 min 23 sec)

Review Notes:

Pros:
- Features to make nearly everyone happy
- A ton of very useful and versatile pockets, including a pocket large enough to fit an iPad or a laptop.
- It has storage for lots and lots of lipos to keep them warm and safe from the elements
- Very nice material
- Rich black color
- The sleeves are removable to adjust to different climates
- It fits me great and I am very picky with how clothes fit me

Cons:
- The quick access pockets didn't work as well as I had hoped with my Springfield XD-9, but it still wasn't that bad as it fit just fine in the water bottle holder.
- The weight distribution is very good overall, but you can still feel heavier items you are carrying around, especially when you have the biggest iPhone they make, eight 2200's, four 1300's, and two guns stuffed into the jacket
Posted by GBLynden | Dec 14, 2016 @ 01:20 PM | 1,949 Views
This my outdoor drone review with the JXD 510G 5.8GHZ FPV 6 Axis HD Camera RC Drone.

First Outdoor Flight - JXD 510G 5 8GHZ FPV 6 Axis HD Camera RC Drone Quadcopter (6 min 41 sec)

In this video I take it for its First Outdoor Flight and put this RC Quad through a variety of paces.

Here are my review notes for this FPV multirotor:

Pros:

- Altitude hold is ROCK SOLID!
- The 5.8G FPV has very little latency
- The video display looks great in person
- It is very responsive even on the first of three flight modes
- The 2.0MP HD Camera is solid but cold be better
- I can use a wide variety of batteries with it given the battery connector is comes with.

Cons:

- Short flight time (4-5 minutes)
- Camera Jello
Posted by GBLynden | Dec 09, 2016 @ 10:37 PM | 1,951 Views
This is the Unboxing & Review for my new HuiNa Toys 1540 RC Dump Truck that is 1/12 Scale.

Unboxing & Review - HuiNa Toys 1540 RC Dump Truck - 2.4G 1/12 Scale & 6 Channel (7 min 33 sec)

Review Notes for this RC DumpTruck:

Pros:
- Rubber tires
- Smart dump mechanism
- Tight stearing
- Metal canopy
- Easy to learn to use
- Fun

Cons:
- It drives slow and its controls are like that of a tank
Posted by GBLynden | Dec 04, 2016 @ 10:36 PM | 1,778 Views
This is my Unboxing & Review for the Keenstone UP100AC 100W Duo Dual Port LiPo Charger. It is actually Multi-Chemistry Charger, but I plan to only use it to charge my lipo batteries.

Unboxing & Review - Keenstone UP100AC 100W Duo Dual Port LiPo Charger (14 min 27 sec)

Keenstone Lipo Charger Review Notes:

Pros:
- Two channels
- 100 watts of total power
- Compact size
- Good value
- Easy to use
- Quiet when fan is not in use
- Chargers multiple chemistries (only lipos shown in video)

Cons
- Could come with more charging accessories
Posted by GBLynden | Dec 01, 2016 @ 07:54 PM | 2,330 Views
This is the Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review for my new Cheerson CX-37 WIFI FPV Hexacopter.

Cheerson CX-37 WIFI FPV Hexacopter Drone Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (11 min 21 sec)

Here are my review notes for this RC Hexacopter Nano Drone:

Pros:
- Very low latency FPV
- Has automatic take-off & landing buttons
- Different rate settings
- A gentle flyer
- 0.3MP Camera with surprising quality

Cons:
- Does not come with a radio
- Minor lag after inputs are made
- Very low responsiveness on 30% rates setting making it useless
Posted by GBLynden | Nov 26, 2016 @ 09:52 PM | 1,748 Views
This a Fun Flight With Onboard Footage with my Hubsan H501S X4 GPS FPV Drone Quadcopter Advanced Version.

A Fun Flight With Onboard Footage - Hubsan H501S X4 FPV Brushless (2 min 33 sec)

It has a 1080p HD Camera that performs reasonably well in brightly lit conditions and I demonstrate the camera's capabilities in this video in free flight without any GPS function aid in some choppy wind.
Posted by GBLynden | Nov 21, 2016 @ 12:33 AM | 1,961 Views
This is the Unboxing for my new HuiNa Toys 1550 RC Excavator that is 1/12 Scale that has 15 Channels on its 2.4G radio.

Unboxing Only - HuiNa Toys 1550 RC Excavator - 2.4G 1/12 Scale & 15 Channel (7 min 51 sec)

Review Notes for this Hui Na Toys 1550 RC Excavator:

Pros:
- Metal scoop and other parts
- Moves in many different scale directions
- Easy to learn to use
- Fun

Cons:
- Gears grind when range of motion is exceeded without a safe guard in place
- The sound is loud every time you turn it on
Posted by GBLynden | Nov 17, 2016 @ 11:53 PM | 2,589 Views
This is my second video featuring my buddy Odell tearing up the sky with his Freewing F-16C Super Scale 90mm EDF Jet Fighter.

Freewing F-16 Super Scale 90mm EDF Jet Fighter Fun (5 min 8 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Nov 11, 2016 @ 01:38 AM | 2,294 Views
This video is the Eachine H8W Mini Wifi FPV RTF RC Quadcopter Unboxing, Maiden Flight, & Review.

Eachine H8W Mini Wifi FPV RTF RC Quadcopter Unboxing, Maiden Flight, & Review (11 min 28 sec)

Here are my review notes for this Eachine H8W Mini Wifi FPV Drone:

Pros:
- Nice sized radio
- FPV has low latency for a Wifi Quadcopter
- Very Docile flyer and good for beginners using prop guards
- Decent quality camera at this price point

Cons:
- Intergrated battery
- Gyros fight inputs to a degree
- Throttles up without input after flips
Posted by GBLynden | Nov 08, 2016 @ 09:51 PM | 2,262 Views
This is the Maiden Run Bashing video for the new JLB Racing Cheetah Brushless RC Monster Truck.

Maiden Run Bashing - JLB Racing Cheetah Brushless RC Monster Truck (4 min 22 sec)

In this video I rip and tear around with this bad ass Truggy RC Truck Bashing it around like it looked at my girl wrong. It has so much power that it will do standing back flips! The JLB Cheetah eats through the Off-Road like a hot knife through butter too!

Here are my review notes for this JLB Cheetah RC Car:

Pros:
- It is very fast
- Very durable
- Looks good

Cons:
- Wheels needed adjustment out of the box