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    E-flite UMX Radian Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Flight Review

    Hey guys!

    I finally got to put together an unboxing, maiden flight, and flight review video for the UMX Radian RC power glider. I hope those of you that have not purchased this plane yet will benefit from this:



    Here are my Unboxing, Maiden and Review Notes:

    Cons:
    - Fragile
    - Not easily transportable like previous UMX planes
    - Brushed motor

    Pros
    - Handles stiff and swirling winds pretty well
    - Good slow speed handling
    - Performs loops well
    - Good flight times
    - Fun

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    Here is a look at a "Flight and Glide" from 200 Feet in the air with this little glider since my first video didn't show any glide lol


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    I made another "Flight and glide" video, but this time it was from a height of about 350 feet instead of only 200. This video also includes some nice wide angle looks at this plane in the air:



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    Thanks for these videos. I am considering one of these as a slope soarer for the gentle beach slopes in Perth, I tried the UMX ASK 21 last year but it was lame and I gave it away.

    This UMX Radian looks like it flies better.
    My biggest fear is when I die my wife will sell my planes for what I told her they cost.

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    It may be a great choice provided the wind isn't too strong.

    I really wanted to buy one of the ASK-21's when they were only $50, but I just couldn't find enough evidence online that needed to get one.....with this plane all I had to do was take a look at it. Then I saw a couple of demo videos online before it came out and I pounced on it the first day I could buy it.

    And I am glad I did! It glided around awesome last night in the warm air. It is raining now, but last night will help me get past the rainy weather for now.

    GB

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    Quote Originally Posted by GBLynden View Post
    It may be a great choice provided the wind isn't too strong.

    I really wanted to buy one of the ASK-21's when they were only $50, but I just couldn't find enough evidence online that needed to get one.....with this plane all I had to do was take a look at it. Then I saw a couple of demo videos online before it came out and I pounced on it the first day I could buy it.

    And I am glad I did! It glided around awesome last night in the warm air. It is raining now, but last night will help me get past the rainy weather for now.

    GB
    Thanks again, usually the winds are light onshore for an hour before sunset, and the slopes are gentle, this would be perfect for a lazy afternoon of flying.
    My biggest fear is when I die my wife will sell my planes for what I told her they cost.

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    That sounds like a great place to fly

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    Quote Originally Posted by GBLynden View Post
    That sounds like a great place to fly
    Its nice for something that glides well. Here is a bird's eye view of the area. All along this beach works well when the wind is blowing onshore.
    My biggest fear is when I die my wife will sell my planes for what I told her they cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob2160 View Post
    Its nice for something that glides well. Here is a bird's eye view of the area. All along this beach works well when the wind is blowing onshore.
    I am so jelly man! That is amazing

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    This video below centers around me nearly losing my UMX Radian last night on a bright and sunny evening. While it was missing from my sight for what seemed like forever, in that helpless span of time I decided I needed to ensure this wasn't going to happen again with my next plane since this one was likely gone forever.

    Thankfully, I was able to regain sight with it after spinning circles for a bit. What you will find in this video are a few ideas I applied literally to the surfaces of this RC Plane.



    PV: I know some of you have tons more experience doing this than me, so if this is child's play compared to what you do, please feel free to share your expertise

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    This is the highest I have taken my UMX Radian on video (I am guessing at least 500 plus feet) and I decided to keep the video shown below pretty raw. It includes some pretty funny parts that show the interaction between my camera woman and myself:


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    Quote Originally Posted by GBLynden View Post
    This is the highest I have taken my UMX Radian on video (I am guessing at least 500 plus feet) and I decided to keep the video shown below pretty raw. It includes some pretty funny parts that show the interaction between my camera woman and myself:

    That was a fun video and your Camera gal sounds like a cool lady. The plane flies great!
    My biggest fear is when I die my wife will sell my planes for what I told her they cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob2160 View Post
    That was a fun video and your Camera gal sounds like a cool lady. The plane flies great!
    She is very cool! She hasn't been able to video for me much lately, but she is fun to have around when she can

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    This is the first "Flight and glide" video I have made post-crash with my Ultra Micro Radian onto my neighbor's roof. The cause is unknown, but after I crashed my UMX Pitts on video the cause seemed similar. I put fresh batteries in my DX6i and I haven't had a problem since with any of my planes.



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    Hey GB,
    I have the full size Radian(2000mm W/S) & the ROCHobby V-Tail(2200mm W/S) that I painted flat black on the bottom of the right wing & right horiz. stab. This made it very easy to maintain orientation. Attached is a pic.

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