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Posted by GBLynden | Yesterday @ 04:22 AM | 943 Views
This is Volume Three of GBLynden's RC Plane Crash Compilation series. It features a variety of RC Planes crashed in various ways and includes slow-mo replays of the crashes.

Because of YouTube's tight new rules regarding swearing, I had to edit some portions a little tighter than I wanted, but I am still pretty happy with how this video turned out.

Here is a list of the Plane Crashes in order:
• HobbyKing Durafly MK-24 Spitfire WWII Warbird
• HobbyKing Durafly Vampire - D.H.100 Vampire Mk6 EDF Jet
• Giant Scale Spitfire WWII Warbird at Warbirds Over Whatcom
• HobbyKing Skipper XL All Terrain RC Plane
• HobbyKing Durafly SkyMule Twin FPV Sports Model
• Giant Scale Sopwith Pup WWI Warbird Crash at Warbirds Over Whatcom

GBLynden's RC Plane Crash Compilation Volume Three (3 min 55 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Dec 11, 2017 @ 11:46 PM | 1,147 Views
This is the outdoor flight review video for the XK X130-T RTF Micro FPV Race Drone. It is a user friendly setup for the first-time FPVer, much like the MJX Bugs 6, only much smaller and less expensive.

XK X130-T RTF Micro FPV Race Drone - Outdoor Maiden Flights (5 min 10 sec)

Review Notes:
- An easy to use RTF package
- A good beginner FPV package
- Handles wind well
- The video looked surprisingly good through my Fat Sharks
- Carbon Fiber Frame
- True 5.8 GHZ FPV
- Stability and Acro Mode
- High and low rates
- Long flight times (8 minutes)
- Readily available batteries
- A great value
- Compatible with BS - FHSS protocol radios
- The range was good with my Fat Shark FPV Goggles
- It was very fun to fly

Cons
- The antenna is vulnerable and delicate
- The props are very bendy and fragile (The curled a little in the cold air during the outdoor flights)
- The elevation dropped more quickly in forward flight than expected for the pitch
- It is 1S, so there is a ceiling on power
Posted by GBLynden | Dec 09, 2017 @ 10:53 PM | 762 Views
This a Flight Review of the 2S 550 BabbelBatt Lipo Battery in my E-flite UMX Timber STOL RC Plane with AS3X. The battery is much longer than the BabbelBatt 330's I normally use in my UMX RC Planes, but the huge battery bay makes that a non-issue.

The best part of this video is getting to see Mt. Baker with a fresh layer of snow on it in the background in several shots taken by my buddy John.

E-flite UMX Timber STOL RC Plane With AS3X - 2S 550 BabbelBatt Fight Review (5 min 51 sec)

Review Notes:

Pros:
- The bigger battery helps it handle wind even better
- There is plenty of power for all kinds of flying
- Long flight times

Cons:
- None for this battery that I can see at this point
Posted by GBLynden | Dec 02, 2017 @ 09:34 PM | 1,255 Views
This video shows my buddy Odell flying his Hangar 9 Spitfire Mark IXc 30cc ARF With A DLE 35RA at Warbirds Over Whatcom this past summer.

Hangar 9 Spitfire Mark IXc 30cc ARF With A DLE 35RA - Warbirds Over Whatcom (5 min 23 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Nov 26, 2017 @ 02:47 PM | 1,240 Views
This is the Unboxing & Indoor Maiden Flight Review for the XK X130-T RTF Micro FPV Race Drone. It is a user friendly setup for a first FPV Drone much like the MJX Bugs 6, only much smaller.

XK X130-T RTF Micro FPV Race Drone Unboxing & Indoor Maiden Flight (12 min 38 sec)

Review Notes:
- An easy to use RTF package
- A good beginner FPV package
- Carbon Fiber Frame
- True 5.8 GHZ FPV
- Stability and Acro Mode
- High and low rates
- Long flight times (8 minutes)
- Readily available batteries
- A great value
- Compatible with BS - FHSS protocol radios

Cons
- The antenna is vulnerable and delicate
- The props are very bendy and fragile
- It is 1S, so there is a ceiling on power
Posted by GBLynden | Nov 21, 2017 @ 12:24 AM | 2,357 Views
This video is an unboxing video featuring the AOSENMA CG035 GPS WIFI FPV RC Drone Quadcopter With 1080P HD Camera. It shows a quick maiden flight and I show what comes in the box.

Unboxing & Maiden Flight - AOSENMA CG035 GPS WIFI FPV RC Drone Quadcopter With 1080P HD Camera (13 min 28 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Nov 12, 2017 @ 06:07 PM | 995 Views
This is footage of my buddy Odell flying his Gold Edition Top Flite Giant Scale P-47 Razorback WWII Warbird RC Plane At Warbirds Over Whatcom.

Top Flite Giant Scale P-47 Razorback WWII Warbird RC Plane At Warbirds Over Whatcom (5 min 11 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Oct 28, 2017 @ 03:08 PM | 1,073 Views
This is the third solo video featuring my buddy Odell tearing up the sky with his Freewing F-16 Super Scale 90mm EDF Jet Fighter fly through the smoke the massive BC Forest Fires created.

My Girlfriend and Bryan were also on-hand to witness this flight. Even though I have seen it fly in person a bunch of times, it still blowns me away with how well it flys, realistic it sounds, and how scale it looked in the air and on the ground!

Freewing F-16 Super Scale 90mm EDF Jet Fighter At Bellaire RC Flyers Club (3 min 32 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Oct 10, 2017 @ 09:21 PM | 1,728 Views
This is the Outdoor Flight Review video for the new MJX Bugs 2 B2C GPS Camera Drone! I test a bunch of its most notable features and show a lot of onboard footage from various heights to help you determine if this camera platform is for you.

MJX Bugs 2 B2C GPS Camera Drone Outdoor Flight Review (14 min 6 sec)

Review Notes:

Pros:
- Long flights times
- Altitude hold
- Brushless Motors like the MJX Bugs 3 & MJX Bugs 6
- It has GPS that allowed me to easily gain 19 satellites
- Automatic take-off and landing button
- The Return To Home Function works great!
- 1080p HD Camera
- Can use the box as a transport container
- Nice LED lights
- Very long range radio range (1/2 mile range)
- It looks really cool!
- It is very similar to the Hubsan 501S RC Drone

Cons:
- It requires a proprietary battery
- The battery is tricky to install and uninstall
- You have to calibrate the drone before every flight
Posted by GBLynden | Oct 08, 2017 @ 05:25 AM | 1,788 Views
This is the Unboxing & Indoor Maiden Flight video for the new MJX Bugs 2 GPS Camera Drone! Expect a Flight Review with is as soon as the weather is nice enough to fly it outside.

MJX Bugs 2 GPS Camera Drone Unboxing & Indoor Maiden Flight (15 min 28 sec)

Here are the Review Notes for the MJX Bugs 2 B2C:

Pros:
- Long flights times
- Altitude hold
- Brushless Motors like the MJX Bugs 3 & MJX Bugs 6
- It has GPS that allowed me to easily gain 15 satellites
- Automatic take-off and landing button
- Return to Home Function.
- 1080p HD Camera
- Can use the box as a transport container
- Nice LED lights
- Very long range radio range (1/2 mile range)
- It looks really cool!
- It is very similar to the Hubsan 501S RC Drone

Cons:
- It requires a proprietary battery
- The battery is tricky to install and uninstall.
- You have to calibrate the drone before every flight.
Posted by GBLynden | Oct 07, 2017 @ 03:01 PM | 1,663 Views
This is the FPV Flight Review for the new MJX Bugs 6 RTF Beginner FPV Racing Drone. This video includes onboard FPV footage as well as a view of it from the ground taken by my lovely and talented girlfriend!

MJX Bugs 6 Beginner FPV Racing Drone's FPV Flight Review (5 min 23 sec)

MJX Bugs 6 Review Notes:

Pros:
- It is literally a racing drone ready to fly out of the box!
- It has the same balanced flight performance in a tight space that the MJX Bugs 3 Drone offers and it can open up and eat up space outdoors too!
- An FPV display that mounts onto the radio is provided and is easy to assemble.
- It comes with a nice 4.3 inch LCD FPV display
- Nice super bright lights
- It comes brushless motors
- A very nice Entry Level FPV Racing Drone perfect for a Beginner.

Cons:
- The proprietary battery is a con for me. I want to fly it more that just once at a time!
- I had to switch the channel to be able to get reliable FPV footage. It was a channel off of my Fat Sharks.
Posted by GBLynden | Oct 03, 2017 @ 11:55 PM | 2,252 Views
I love this thing and I didn't even FPV it in this video, but I have one of those videos coming soon!

MJX Bugs 6 FPV Racing Drone Line Of Sight Outdoor Maiden Flight (3 min 43 sec)

MJX Bugs 6 RC Drone Notes:

Pros:
- It is literally a racing drone ready to fly out of the box!
- It has the same balanced flight performance in a tight space that the MJX Bugs 3 Drone offers.
- An FPV display that mounts onto the radio is provided and is easy to assemble.
- It comes with a nice 4.3 inch LCD FPV display
- Nice super bright lights
- It comes brushless motors
- A very nice Entry Level FPV Racing Drone perfect for a Beginner.

Cons:
- The proprietary battery is a con for me. I want to fly it more that just once at a time!
- I had to switch the channel to be able to get reliable FPV footage. It was a channel off of my Fat Sharks.
Posted by GBLynden | Sep 30, 2017 @ 02:42 AM | 1,759 Views
This video is footage I capture of my buddy flying his Top Flite Cessna 182 Skylane Electric ARF RC Plane. This is a very cool RC Plane I hadn't heard of before he brought it out that day.

Just before the flight, another buddy was exiting the runway with his Durafly EFX Racer from HobbyKing.

Top Flite Cessna 182 Skylane Electric ARF RC Plane Flight (4 min 24 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Sep 24, 2017 @ 08:35 PM | 1,654 Views
This is the Unboxing & Review for the new MJX Bugs 6 RTF FPV Racing Drone. I unbox it, fly it, and review it in this video.

MJX Bugs 6 RTF FPV Racing Drone Unboxing & Review (10 min 39 sec)

MJX Bugs 6 RC Drone Notes:

Pros:
- It is literally a racing drone ready to fly out of the box!
- It has the same balanced flight performance in a tight space that the MJX Bugs 3 Drone offers.
- An FPV display that mounts onto the radio is provided and is easy to assemble.
- It comes with a nice 4.3 inch LCD FPV display
- Nice super bright lights
- It comes brushless motors
- A very nice Entry Level FPV Racing Drone perfect for a Beginner.

Cons:
- The proprietary battery is a con for me. I want to fly it more that just once at a time!
Posted by GBLynden | Sep 23, 2017 @ 04:32 PM | 1,915 Views
This is the Floureon Lipo Battery Test for the 1/14 Scale Eachine RatingKing F14 Buggy 4x4 RTR FPV Buggy.

In this video I provide a quick intro on the battery, drive it around, and show you what it looks like to drive this buggy from the FPV perspective and line of sight. Of course, I tie it up at the end, not as well as I should have though. I forgot to mention that the battery I used in this test wasn't fully charged. I used the uncharged battery, but you still get to see it perform well!

Floureon Lipo Battery Test With The 1/14 Scale Eachine RatingKing F14 4x4 RTR 5.8G FPV Buggy (3 min 20 sec)

Battery Review Notes:

Pros:
- The battery after countless tests is a much better performer than the original stock battery.
- Its high C rating is noticeable when you really punch the throttle
- The battery wire is slightly shorter than the stock battery and is heavier gauge. The stock battery is 14AWG and the Floureon battery is 12AWG.

Cons:
- Its dimensions do not conform perfectly to the battery bay, but it is still small enough to fit and secure it in place.
Posted by GBLynden | Sep 14, 2017 @ 12:02 AM | 2,123 Views
This video was taken of my new E-flite UMX Timber STOL RC Plane With AS3X and shows a flight near dusk. It does a pretty good job of showing just how nice the lights are and how smooth the SAFE system works.

E-flite UMX Timber STOL RC Plane With AS3X - Flight Near Dusk (2 min 45 sec)

Review Notes:

Pros:
- It handles wind very well
- There is plenty of power for all kinds of flying
- It is easy to fly, beginner friendly in SAFE mode provided they fly in a wide open space because it takes a while to maneuver in that mode.
- The Tundra Tires look cool and allow it to take-off from and land on a variety of surfaces.
- It accommodates floats
- The lights are really cool for something at this price point

Cons:
- It does not taxi well
- The stickers were not properly applied
- The manual did not have complete instructions for SAFE or flaps.
- The flaps were off out of the box
Posted by GBLynden | Sep 09, 2017 @ 05:01 PM | 1,802 Views
This video was taken of the Maiden Flight Review of my new E-flite UMX Timber STOL RC Plane With AS3X on a very windy evening.

E-flite UMX Timber STOL RC Plane With AS3X - Maiden Flight Review On A Windy Evening (4 min 56 sec)

Review Notes:

Pros:
- It handles wind very well
- There is plenty of power for all kinds of flying
- It is easy to fly, beginner friendly in SAFE mode provided they fly in a wide open space because it takes a while to maneuver in that mode.
- The Tundra Tires look cool and allow it to take-off from and land on a variety of surfaces.
- It accommodates floats
- The lights are really cool for something at this price point

Cons:
- It does not taxi well
- The stickers were not properly applied
- The manual did not have complete instructions for SAFE or flaps.
- The flaps were off out of the box

This is my unboxing video for the plane:

E-Flite UMX Timber STOL RC Plane With AS3X Technology Unboxing (8 min 19 sec)
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Posted by GBLynden | Sep 09, 2017 @ 03:52 AM | 1,608 Views
This is just the unboxing video for the Baby Timber.

E-Flite UMX Timber STOL RC Plane With AS3X Technology Unboxing (8 min 19 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Sep 07, 2017 @ 02:01 AM | 2,548 Views
In this video I review Sypom Lipo batteries, including the the Sypom 3S 1,300 mAh Lipo using my Parkzone Sport Cub S2 RC Plane. I have been flying a lot with this brand of batteries in nearly all of my parkflyers that take the 2200 30C size too and I am defiantly a fan of them!

Parkzone Sport Cub S2 RC Plane Flight Test For Sypom Lipo Battery Review (4 min 1 sec)

Posted by GBLynden | Sep 04, 2017 @ 03:13 PM | 1,542 Views
This is the Unboxing, Maiden Flight, & Review video for the Blade F-27 FPV UMX RC Plane.

Blade F-27 FPV UMX RC Plane Unboxing, Maiden Flight, & Review (16 min 59 sec)

In the video I unbox, fly it with onboard FPV footage via my Fatshark Dominator V3 FPV Goggles and review it after the flight for a comprehensive video about this plane. This plane could also be called the UMX Stryker FPV.

Here are my review notes:

Pros:
- Uses my favorite batteries
- Flies nice
- The take-off feature is great
- Handles wind well
- Has 150mw FPV system used by the Blade Torrent 110 FPV Racer
- Looks nice and has plastic protectors for belly landing
- Has new foam for added durability

Cons:
- The radio setup with my Spektrum DX6 was different than shown in the manual to shift between flight modes.
- Battery bay is too short to adjust for CG and nose heaviness
- The recommended settings for the take-off feature may cause some crashes.
- The camera arrived very dirty and has ok camera quality