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Posted by GBLynden | Yesterday @ 01:16 AM | 836 Views
This is my unboxing & Radio settings setup video for the ZOHD Dart Sweepforward Wing FPV Racing Wing RC Plane.

In this video, I go over everything in detail, including how I plugged in the receiver and set up my radio.

Unboxing & Radio Settings Setup - ZOHD Dart Sweepforward Wing FPV Racing Wing RC Plane (11 min 41 sec)

These are the review notes for the ZOHD Dart RC Plane:

Pros:
- The easiest PNP build I have ever built!
- This is one of the least expensive RC Planes I've ever reviewed with this quality!
- It comes with a gyro that has an easy launch flight controller built-in just like the ZOHD Orbit Wing.
- The RC Airplane looks cool with its forward wing design.
- There is room for FPV Camera and VTX. The canopy top is perfect for modifying to install your favorite FPV gear.
- It uses common 3S 1300 batteries up to 3s 1800's depending on how you have the battery bay configured.

Cons:
- I am not aware of any at this point.

Click here for current pricing: http://bit.ly/2Jra4Og
Posted by GBLynden | Jun 17, 2018 @ 07:22 PM | 2,270 Views
This is my buddy Bryan ripping with his Great Planes Cirrus SR22T RC Plane at the Home of the Model Aircraft Society Camano Island.

Bryan Ripping With His Great Planes Cirrus SR22T RC Plane At Camano (4 min 57 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jun 16, 2018 @ 04:58 PM | 885 Views
This is the Unboxing, Build, Gameplay Demo, and Review for the new HEXBUG Robotic Soccer Arena. This kit allows you to duplicate FIFA World Cup Soccer action with RC Robots following your commands.

HEXBUG Robotic Soccer Arena Unboxing, Build, Gameplay Demo, and Review (9 min 19 sec)

Here are the review notes for this International Soccer simulator:

Pros:
- The set comes with two great looking HEXBUG Soccer Bots and radios, including the batteries for both of them.
- The HEXBUG Soccer Arena looks great and goes together easy.
- Each Robotic Soccer Player is quick and nimble, very similar to the HEXBUG BattleBots kits I have reviewed recently. They most closely move like HEXBUG versions of BattleBots Tombstone & BattleBots Minotaur.
- The HEXBUG Robotics kick action is strong and predictable.
- Both HEXBUG Soccer Players are customizable so you can set up any World Cup Matches you desire.
- The magnetic soccer ball acts a lot like a real one.
- Up to four players can join the fun at a time.
- You do not need to be an RC expert to enjoy these toys. The learning curve is short and they are still fun as you get a feel for how they work.
- The small radio was surprisingly easy to use for its size.
- Kids of all ages can enjoy it, even big kids like me!

Cons:
- The infrared radio range is limited and you must point the radio at the HEXBUG Robot Soccer Player for them to work properly.
Posted by GBLynden | Jun 09, 2018 @ 05:36 AM | 1,612 Views
This video is for the Hubsan H122D X4 Storm RTF 5.8G FPV Racing Drone Quadcopter.

In this Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review video I unbox the FPV Quad, go over its features, fly it indoors, and discuss its pros and cons at the end of the video.

Hubsan H122D X4 Storm RTF 5.8G FPV Racing Drone Quadcopter Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (11 min 42 sec)

Here are the review notes for this Hubsan FPV Drone:

Pros:
- 5.8 GHZ FPV and works with Fatshark FPV Goggles
- Super smooth flight
- Quality carbon fiber frame
- Comes Ready To Fly (RTF) with everything you need in the box for a very fair price
- It carries a micro SD card for onboard footage and records 720P HD video
- The radio feels great in my hand
- The flight times are amazing!

Cons:
- If I really want to reach for one, it would be having to flip up that monitor holder on the radio to know if it is off or on.

Get one here: http://bit.ly/2HnWmd3
Posted by GBLynden | Jun 07, 2018 @ 04:11 AM | 893 Views
In this video you'll see Bill maiden his brand new E-flite Ultimate 2 Biplane with SAFE. Like all of Bill's flights, this one was an adventure. He shows off his significant advancement in the hobby flying this plane in some strong wind with some fantastic recoveries so this beautiful plane will live to fly another day!

Bill's E-flite Ultimate 2 Biplane BNF RC Plane with SAFE Maiden Flight With Near Crash! (5 min 8 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Jun 03, 2018 @ 05:21 AM | 1,366 Views
This video shows Bill's maiden flights with his ZOHD Orbit 900mm FPV Flying Wing RC Plane. He puts on a nice demo of this FPV Wing an shows just how easy it is to hand launch, even in tons of wind.

Bill's ZOHD Orbit 900mm FPV Flying Wing RC Plane Maiden Flights (4 min 16 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | May 29, 2018 @ 09:05 PM | 1,101 Views
This is my Unboxing Only for the Sonic Modell Carbon Fiber Racing Wing. This is great size FPV Wing at 1030m and I appreciate its versatility.

Unboxing Only - Sonic Modell Carbon Fiber Racing Wing - 1030mm FPV Wing (5 min 11 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | May 25, 2018 @ 10:20 PM | 1,220 Views
This is my Unboxing, Maiden Run, and Review for the 26MPH GPToys Flame Peace S916 Off Road RC Truck.

26MPH GPToys Flame Peace S916 Off-Road RC Truck Unboxing, Maiden Run, and Review (13 min 5 sec)

Here are my review notes:

Pros:
- This version handles way better than my GPToys Fox S911 on all surfaces, especially on pavement.
- The drive time is exceptional! I drove it for well over 15 minutes and it still had plenty of power! I don't recommend doing that though, since it is rated to run under 10 minutes per charge.
- I believe it can go around 26MPH
- It looks great with the color and drivers give it a nice touch.
- There is a nice location to mount a GoPro or a action cam of some sort on it to get fun onboard footage.
- The canopy hinges up for access to the battery bay. It makes it so you can't accidentally step on the canopy and ruin it.
- It is a good size at 1/12 scale.

Cons:
- The plug change is a definite con for me since I have two other batteries I should have been able to use in it.
- I would like to see this design get upgraded to 4WD on the next release instead of it being 2WD.
- The off on switch is buried deeper than I would prefer.
Posted by GBLynden | May 23, 2018 @ 03:40 AM | 2,599 Views
This is my buddy Bryan's Freewing F9F Panther 64mm EDF Jet Flight. We recorded it the other day when I made my way down to where he lives.

Bryan's Freewing F9F Panther 64mm EDF Jet Flight (4 min 34 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | May 20, 2018 @ 02:19 AM | 1,074 Views
This video is the Outdoor Maiden Flight with the AOSENMA CG035 GPS WIFI FPV RC Drone Quadcopter With 1080P HD Camera. It shows an Outdoor Maiden Flight and some basic functions, such as the GPS Mode and Altitude Hold.

Outdoor Maiden Flight - AOSENMA CG035 Double GPS Optical Positioning WIFI FPV With 1080P HD Camera (4 min 8 sec)

Review Notes:

Pros:
- Long flight times
- Handles wind well
- The GPS is locked in along with the altitude hold while in GPS Mode
- Props are crash resistant, even without prop guards
- The looks very cool
- It comes with a 1080p HD Camera
- The app has many functions, but I did not try them out on this flight due to time constraints. It was good to just get it up in the air and fly it though.

Cons:
- It had some shakes in the air, but was most likely due to loose prop nut.
- I lost a prop nut after a hard landing off-camera, so make sure yours are very well secured. I thought mine were on tight, but they weren't.

You can get one yourself by clicking here: https://goo.gl/a2vzwF
Posted by GBLynden | May 16, 2018 @ 03:45 AM | 1,415 Views
This the Outdoor Maiden Flight with my RTF Syma X21 Beginner Drone Quadcopter. It is a great platform for a beginner to learn to fly. The best part is, it is very inexpensive for what you get!

Syma X21 Beginner Drone Quadcopter Outdoor Maiden Flight (3 min 23 sec)

In this video I start the video off by using the automatic take-off feature, fly the RC Drone outside in the two flight modes, demonstrate how well the altitude hold works, and perform a couple of flips before I safely land it.

Here are my review notes for this RC Micro Drone:

Pros:
- An ideal beginner drone
- It flies super smooth with great control, even outside in wind!
- The flight time are long. I flew for over 7 minutes on a single charge.
- Quick tight flips without loosing altitude
- The color is a beautiful rich red
- Nice bright lights
- Rubber landing pads
- Altitude hold
- Long flight times

Cons:
- The odd blemish on the chassis of the quad is the only con and not something I would expect anyone else to have appear on theirs.

You can get this here: https://goo.gl/i4kBkZ
Posted by GBLynden | May 13, 2018 @ 11:50 PM | 1,678 Views
This is a Test Flight with the Enfan 3S 1500 45C Lipo battery in the Freewing Lippisch P.15 64mm EDF Jet. I flew it with mixed throttle most of the flight. I also did a couple tricks, including a roll and my very first loop with this plane.

Freewing Lippisch P.15 64mm EDF Jet Test Flight With Enfan 3S 1500 45C Lipo (3 min 37 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | May 08, 2018 @ 04:48 AM | 1,707 Views
This is FPV Footage of the Blade F-27 FPV UMX also know as the UMX Stryker FPV Flying Wing.

In this video I do an intro and outro at my flying location talking about my FPV setup and the RC Plane. Most of the video features unedited onboard FPV footage with music. The footage was recorded with my Fatshark Dominator V3 FPV Goggles.

FPV Footage Of The Blade F-27 FPV UMX - UMX Stryker FPV Flying Wing (6 min 27 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | May 05, 2018 @ 05:09 AM | 1,366 Views
This is my buddy Bill's E-flite X-VERT VTOL RTF Demo Flight. This is a very unique RC Aircraft that has been on my radar for a while, but I haven't pulled the trigger. Bill made it so I didn't have to and put on a show for us in this video.

Bill's E-flite X-VERT VTOL RTF Demo Flight (4 min 38 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Apr 28, 2018 @ 04:27 AM | 1,964 Views
My buddy Bill got a Micro Skyhunter too and loves his!

This video was his first time out with it and like every time we fly, it was an adventure!

Bill's Eachine Micro Skyhunter FPV 780mm RC Plane Line Of Sight Maiden Flight (3 min 39 sec)

He has since repaired it and flown it via FPV many times.

It is one of his favorites now too! Get yours here

GB
Posted by GBLynden | Apr 08, 2018 @ 06:50 AM | 1,207 Views
This was a lot of fun to see! I hope you enjoy the music.

Epic FMS A-10 Thunderbolt II 70mm EDF Jet Flying - FMS A-10 Warthog Fun At Warbirds Over Whatcom (6 min 39 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Mar 31, 2018 @ 06:30 PM | 1,355 Views
This is the first night flight with my first night flyer. It was an experience to say the least!

E-Flite Brave Night Flyer 1.2M BNF Basic RC Plane - First Night Flight (2 min 26 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Mar 30, 2018 @ 02:45 AM | 1,116 Views
This is my HEXBUG BattleBots Rivals Beta and Minotaur Unboxing, Battle, and Review.

HEXBUG BattleBots Rivals Beta and Minotaur Unboxing, Battle, and Review (11 min 2 sec)

This is a cool set, but it does have a big drawback:

Pros:
- The set comes with two great looking BattleBots and radios, including the batteries
- The Battlebots themselves are well made smaller scale Battlebots that are very fun and easy to use.
- Magnetic pieces fall off the Battlebots to determine the winner. This is smart because you are not damaging the Battlebots to determine the winner.
- You do not need to be an RC expert to enjoy these toys. The learning curve is short and they are still fun as you get a feel for how they work.
- The small radio was surprisingly easy to use for its size.
- Kids of all ages can enjoy it, even big kids like me!

Cons:
- The infrared radio system offers less range and is potentially subject to interference. RC's would be much better with 2.4 GHZ setups, but this still works well under normal conditions for being infrared.
Posted by GBLynden | Mar 27, 2018 @ 06:34 PM | 1,434 Views
This is the Second Flight for the E-Flite Brave Night Flyer 1.2M BNF Basic RC Plane With AS3X Technology. In this video I fly the plane around doing some low passes, aileron rolls, and even do a loop. As you can see in the video, it is a good flyer once in the air. Even during the day, the lights were awesome!

E-flite Brave Night Flyer 1.2M BNF Basic RC Plane With AS3X Technology Second Flight (4 min 29 sec)

Here are my review notes for this Crop Duster RC Plane:

Pros:
- The lights are amazing on this E-flite Pawnee Brave Night Flyer
- It takes a 3S 2200 lipo
- It fits in my car, but just barely with the seats down
- It has a unique look in the air that captures your attention
- The plane flies really well once it is dialed in properly after the mods I mention in the cons section
- It is fairly easy to fly at night in pitch black

Cons:
- Even at the specified CG point and control surface recommendations, it did not fly level and smooth until I added bigger heavier wheels and pointed the elevator downward lower than recommended setting.
- There were numerous defects out of the box including a bad battery bay cover, a pilot that wasn't glued in properly, and an uneven horizontal stabilizer.
- The hardware that comes with this kit is extremely poor and should not be included in a kit at this price point. Much better screws should come with this kit.
- The poorly designed tailwheel makes ground handling a challenge that gets even worse over time
Posted by GBLynden | Mar 21, 2018 @ 08:56 AM | 1,257 Views
This is the Second Flight with my Freewing Lippisch P.15 64mm EDF Jet. It shows off the hand launch MUCH better than the Maiden. My GF recorded both launches for me:

Freewing Lippisch P.15 64mm EDF Jet Second Flight (3 min 26 sec)