Video Gallery

A picture is worth a thousand words.  A moving picture is worth much more than that! We all love videos, so here are a few taken by ourselves and fans of the products we offer.  We will update and add to these video galleries as often as possible.  If you have a great video of one of our products, we'd love to see it for possible listing here.  Send us an email to: Video Submission

A special thanks to talented Shane Biddlecombe (pilot) and Mike Young (videographer) for many of the Banana, MiniBlade, and Fredy videos. "M&S Productions" is lucky enough to call "The Bwlch" home, as well as the fantastic surrounding slopes such as the Wrecker, Machen, Ice Cream Slope, Mickeys, etc... These are very enjoyable videos, set to music, featuring some great acrobatic front side action. SoaringUSA is proud to be able to feature our products so beautifully.

Sailplanes

MiniBlade Videos

Date Title Format Size Length Description  
09/14/04 MiniBlade DS'ing at Parker WMV 9.7MB 2:07 min Joe "KingOfTheHill" from RCGroups playing with his glass MB at Parker Mtn, CA.  
09/13/04 Carbon MiniBlade DS'ing WMV 7.8MB 3:37 min Carbon MiniBlade DS'ing in medium-light conditions at our "backyard" slope. Est speeds about 130 mph, but fun video.
Music by Ozzy Osborne - Pilot: Alex Breaux
 
09/12/04 MiniBlade at Mammoth! WMV 2.3MB 1:52 min MiniBlade in HUGE AIR at Mammoth Mountain (Minerett Vista), CA
Set to music - Pilot: Alex Breaux
 
09/07/04 MiniBlade at Machen WMV 19MB 3:50 min MiniBlade in "infinite air" at Machen slope (Wales, UK)
Set to music - from Shane B & Mike Y
 
05/22/04 MiniBlade at Machen-Aerobatic WMV 8.5MB 3:22 min MiniBlade in sunset air at Machen slope (Wales, UK)
Set to music - from Shane B & Mike Y
 
05/22/04 MiniBlade at Machen-Aerobatic WMV 16MB 3:22 min MiniBlade in sunset air at Machen slope (Wales, UK)
Set to music - from Shane B & Mike Y - High Res version
 
03/15/04 MiniBlade at Wrecker-Aerobatic WMV 4.8MB 1:58 min MiniBlade tearing up the front side at the Wrecker (Wales, UK),
Lots of acrobatics set to music. Thanks to Shane B. and Mike Y. for the flying and the footage, respectively.
 
03/14/04 Carbon Miniblade-DS'ing AVI 2.8MB 15 sec

Carbon MiniBlade DS'd by 16 yr old Alex Breaux - Long view

 
03/14/04 Carbon Miniblade-DS'ing AVI 3.8MB 19 sec Carbon MiniBlade DS'd by 16 yr old Alex Breaux
Close up view - good video!
 
03/14/04 Carbon Miniblade-DS'ing AVI 3.7MB 21 sec Carbon MiniBlade DS'd by 16 yr old Alex Breaux - kersplat!: (ouch!)  
03/14/04 MiniBlade - DS 120MPH AVI 7.6MB 49 sec MiniBlade hitting 120 MPH in tighter DS Circles  
03/14/04 MiniBlade - DS 100MPH AVI 3.2MB 20 sec MiniBlade hitting 100 MPH in big lazy DS Circles  
             

Banana Videos

Date Plane Format Size Length Description  
11/13/08 Banana Fun WMV 14.0MB 7:27 Just a little fun with the Banana from the back yard!  
08/15/04 Banana 1.5M WMV 6.9MB 4:19 Acrobatic flight of the Banana at Mickey's Slope (Bwlch - South Wales, UK).  Pilot Shane B, video courtesy of Mike Y. - Set to music, cool rolling circles and lots of tumbling loops.  Lift was a light 8mph, glass Banana, unballasted. (Low Res Version)  
08/15/04 Banana 1.5M WMV 18.2MB 4:19 Acrobatic flight of the Banana at Mickey's Slope (Bwlch - South Wales, UK).  Pilot Shane B, video courtesy of Mike Y. - Set to music, cool rolling circles and lots of tumbling loops.  Lift was a light 8mph, glass Banana, unballasted. (High Res Version)  
07/21/04 Banana 1.5M WMV 11.3MB 4:19 Highly acrobatic maiden flight of the Banana at Mickey's Slope (Bwlch - South Wales, UK).  Pilot Shane B, video courtesy of Mike Y. - Set to music, great video to cheer you up.  

Destiny Videos  (AKA: MicroFloh XL)

Date Plane Format Size Length Description  
09/12/04 Flicks 'n Spins WMV 11.8MB 2:28 Shane B. doing some insane acrobatics at Machen Slope (South Wales, UK).  Pilot Shane B, video courtesy of Mike Y. - includes nice inverted recovery!  
09/07/04 Destiny 54" at Machen, UK WMV 6.4MB 1:27 High energy big lift fun with Shane getting his groove on at Machen Slope (South Wales, UK).  Pilot Shane B, video courtesy of Mike Y. - Set to Metallica, a nice video to rev you up.  
             

Blade 2M Videos

Date Title Format Size Length Description  
01/24/05 Ben's 206MPH! WMV 9.5MB 51 sec Ben Kim hits 206mph at Parker on 12/16/04, filmed by Joe Zepeda. Amazing sounds, I was looking for the jet turbine in the background :-)  
11/27/04 Ryan2mBlade194 WMV 8.28MB 53 sec Ryan Hevener goes 194 at Vincent, his new Personal Best. Many planes were destroyed that day, both both the Blade 2M carbon's flown that day remained rock solid to fly again another day.  
09/06/04 Blade 2M-Machen WMV 18.5MB 3:50 min Another cool M&S Production, taken in Wales, UK, at a slope known as Machen.   Medium strong-bumpy conditions, somewhat blown out lift. Set to music.  
08/22/04 Blade 2M-UK WMV 9.42MB 3:38 min Another nice M&S Production, taken on the backside of the Wrecker, in Wales, UK.  Medium-bumpy lift, deftly showing the Blade's penetration, energy retention, and superb aerobatic suitability.  Set to music.  
05/15/04 DS 202 MPH WMV 1.9MB 19 sec Gary Legerton reaches 202 MPH with the Blade 2M Carbon!  
05/15/04 DS 199 MPH WMV 0.9MB 19 sec Gary Legerton hits 199 MPH with the Blade 2M Carbon
( good video with cool sounds and a close flyby)
 
04/27/04 DS 150 MPG 3.8MB 47 sec Blade 2M crusing around at approx 150 MPH in light "backyard" DS  
04/27/04 DS 150 (high-res) AVI 8.8MB 1:01 min Blade 2M crusing around at approx 150 MPH in light "backyard" DS  
10/21/03 DS 158 MPH MOV 4.5MB 47 sec Blade 2M hitting 158 MPH at Vincent, Brett Jaffee flying a standard glass version Blade 2M  
             

Blade XL Videos

Date Plane Format Size Length Description  
7/18/2006 Blade XL WMV 11.46 MB 4:25 min Good Blade XL video that shows the all around performance. Nice speed runs!  

Trinity Videos

Date Plane Format Size Length Description  
12/11/04 Trinity-F3F at Parker Mtn WMV 8.8MB 2:26 min Joe Wurts completing an F3F run on a light Santa Ana day at Parker Mountain (20 mph wind, 42 second air)  
06/22/04 Trinity (F3F in SoCal) MOV 9MB 55 sec Mike Sheridan flying aggressively in the corners in fairly light but consistent F3F at Whitepoint, San Pedro CA.  Max air was about 50 seconds all day.  Lots of wind noise on this video - Low Res  
06/12/04 Trinity (F3F in SoCal) MOV 17.4MB 55 sec Mike Sheridan flying aggressively in the corners in fairly light but consistent F3F at Whitepoint, San Pedro CA.  Max air was about 50 seconds all day.  Lots of wind noise on this video - High Res  
06/12/04 Trinity (F3F in SoCal) MOV 20MB 1:03 min Mike Sheridan flies in light but consistent F3F at Whitepoint, San Pedro CA.  Max air was about 50 seconds all day. Low wind noise, nice 50.49 second run.  
06/12/04 Trinity (F3F in SoCal) MOV 11.6MB 37 sec Mike Sheridan flies and just barely misses Base B, but gets a HUGE cut because he totally commits to the turn.  
06/12/04 Trinity (F3F in SoCal) MOV 0.8MB 3 sec Mike nails Base A turn at Whitepoint F3F - short video, but good example of a proper F3F turn.  
06/12/04 Trinity (F3F in SoCal) MOV 6.6MB 21 sec Joe Wurts nailing the corners in light but consistent F3F at Whitepoint, San Pedro CA.  Max air was about 50 seconds all day.  
06/12/04 Trinity (F3F in SoCal) MOV 7.3MB 23 sec Joe Wurts nailing the corners in light but consistent F3F at Whitepoint, San Pedro CA.  Max air was about 50 seconds all day.  
06/12/04 Trinity (F3F in SoCal) MOV 18.5MB 59 sec Gary Legerton flying in light but consistent F3F at Whitepoint, San Pedro CA.  Max air was about 50 seconds all day. - Complete run  
06/20/04 Trinity - fun flying MOV 3.8MB 15 sec Trinity flying over Hong Kong - submitted by activesoarer on RCGroups.com  
06/20/04 Trinity - fun flying WMV 11.5MB 18:38 min Trinity flying over Hong Kong, with NYX alongside for a portion of it.  HUGE long video, but set to music and very enjoyable - submitted by activesoarer on RCGroups.com  

All Other Sailplane Videos

Date Plane Format Size Length Description  
7/21/09Fireworks 5 FloW!WMV25.6 Mb2:41minFireworks 5 "FloW" video. PCM has been working hard and it really shows. It's no surprise the "FloW" was winning competitions with it's first flights!  
4/09/09Fireworks Xtend!WMV14.3 Mb3:11minCheck out the largest DLG to date get tested as a prototype. Great video from the folks at PCM! 
4/09/09Fireworks 4.2 Carbon Lite!WMV12.0 Mb2:31minGreat video with onboard and 3rd person views as the FW 4.2 is put through the paces! 
2/03/09Xplorer Onboard Video!WMV15.4 Mb2:46minTake a ride onboard an Xplorer; winch launch, cruise around, and then get ready for a hand catch! Not exactly your average everyday video! Check out the pilot's use of camber and reflex. Extremely cool video! 
11/13/08Ocelot F3F runWMV4.3Mb1:11minOcelot taking 37 sec run in the UK! 
02/24/08Ascot at Welsh OpenWMV5.3Mb1:13minHere is a video of the Ascot at the 2007 Welsh Open. Jaroslov Vojta turns an easy 32.7 second run.. Are those turns fast? They sure look fast.. 
12/20/07Erwin DSWMV11.6Mb2:19minJens Kleinert puts the Erwin DS through its' paces, DS-ing, high winds, low winds, and hand catching. I guess htis video is proof that the plane can out perform me in all conditions.. I am not sure it that's a good thing, or a bad thing! 
08/22/07 Ascot F3F WMV 5.7MB 1:05min Vaclav's Latest Design on some practice runs!  
08/22/07 Mini X-RayMPEG10.9MB1:04minSweet little Mini X-Ray - Strong toss, easy lift, and a few loops.. Notice the pilot's priorities for the catch? 
08/22/07CeresWMV4.23MB1:19min2x World Champ Andreas Bohlen. You can hear some of the other pilot's talking, we had it translated and it turns out they are saying "Dang, Spanky! That things FAST!"..
Yup, pretty sure that's what it translates to..
 
08/11/05 Skorpion F3F WMV 4.9MB 2:10min Awesome footage of Dan Field flying his Skorpion F3F at Mammoth Mountain, and getting the best time of the event, 34.77. Video courtesy of Thuro, Designer and MFR of the Skorpion, and the cameraman as well!  
08/07/05 Hypnosis 2.2m WMV 15.9MB 4:22min Amazing footage of Shane B. putting the Hypnosis through its paces in light lift in the UK. Multiple square loops, rolling circles, the works. Beautiful flying, great music--another super video from Mike & Shane!  
08/05/05 Hypnosis 2.2m WMV 27MB 5:23min High quality, broadband version of the Hypnosis 2.2m flying on a light air day at the Bwlch in the United Kingdom. Another great video set to music by Mike Y and Shane B.  
08/05/05 Hypnosis 2.2m WMV 9MB 5:23min Lower filesize version of the Hypnosis 2.2m flying on a light air day at the Bwlch in the United Kingdom. Another great video set to music by Mike Y and Shane B.  
10/08/04 Thermic XL 4M WMV 11.3MB 8:17min From Towneline Productions Ron Scheu's Thermic XL pinging a great zoom off a winch launch, coring right into a thermal and nearly spec'ing out this giant 4M plane in the first 3 Min of this video, then more thermaling, then brings it home for perfect landing.  
04/27/04 X-Wing DS'ing WMV 2.3MB 20 sec Our X-Wing getting some hot laps by 16 year old Alex Breaux  

Scale Sailplane Videos

Date Plane Format Size Length Description  
2/03/09 Dennis Brandt's 1:3 Windex 1200 WMV 13.3MB 4:07 min Dennis Brandt gives us a full tour of his Baudis Windex 1200, including lot's of flight video, in this high quality production from our friends at RCA!  
7/06/05 Martin Pilko with his 3m ASW-28 WMV 7.53MB 1:21 min Martin Pilko with his 3m ASW-24 on medium slope conditions. Nice video with aerobatics set to music!  
01/25/05 ASW-28. Electric Conversion   20.6MB 4:16 Absolutely AWESOME electric version of the ASW-28. Onboard high quality video.... very professional!  
0/0/2004 DG1000 Aerotow- Aerobatics   3.12 MB  37 Sec Shows the speed and maneuverability of this ship!  
4/12/2006 Levi and his Lunak LF-107 WMV 16.0 MB 4:00 TEARING UP Kiona Butte. High speed, aerobatics, set to music. Very nice video of the new 4.0M Lunak  
4/12/2006 Levi and Doug with DG-600's WMV 17.8 MB 4:25 Dual DG-600's on Kiona. Light lift(5-10)Tight formation, smooth, graceful! high quality vid set to music  

Electrics

3D Acrobatic Park Flyers

Date Plane Format Size Length Description  
07/23/09 Sukhoi SU-26M WMV 10.0 MB 01:45min Sukhoi Park Flyer.. Finally a full 3D capable Micro Plane!  
08/22/07 Flash 3D WMV 15.9MB 03:16min Flash 3D flown by Zak West.. Why can't I be that smooth on the sticks? (as I grab another cup of coffee) Includes setup info at the end of the video.  
10/06/05 SuperZoom 4D WMV 8.4MB 4:40 min Great video by Marty and Justin showcasing the SuperZoom's 3D abilities. Hand catches from hover, rolling circles, plenty of hovering and torque rolling, and even a crash really show off what this plane is capable of.  
01/27/05 Blade 3D WMV 12MB 6:33 min Giant Blade 3D high performance electric with Justin at the controls, vid from vert. hand launch to vert. hand catch, with Satriani soundtrack  
01/25/05 Zoom 4D Biplane WMV 10.7MB 4:43 min Zoom 3D Bi-Plane high performance 3D Electric doing it's thing, Justin at the controls.  
11/26/03 Extra 3D WMV 13.8MB 1:26 min Extra 3D flying at euro model show.  Lots of tails stands and stunts - even touch and goes off the pilots head (intentionally)  

Zoom 2M Videos

Date Plane Format Size Length Description  
12/09/04 Zoom Race 2M on 24 cells WMV 8.5MB 5:25 min Zoom 2M Race version running on a Hacker 50 motor with 24 cells!  
07/27/04 Zoom 2M at Grass Mtn WMV 6.8MB 1:14 Ben (theTick) launching and triming his Zoom at Grass Mountain. Nice climb rate!  
07/27/04 Zoom 2M at Grass Mtn WMV 6.8MB 1:25 Ben (theTick) doing a few high speed runs with his Zoom at Grass Mountain. Nice screaming sound!  
             

F5D / Hotliner Videos

Date Plane Format Size Length Description  
07/14/09 Jibe 2 Video WMV 39.3MB 03:28min Great professional video of the Jibe 2, including some nice onboard shots!  
03/06/09 Pike Perfect Electric WMV 15.2MB 02:57min Nice onboard video of a Pike Perfect Electric  
11/13/08 Electric Ocelot WMV 9.5MB 04:22min Ocelot E- A nice little package for a quick fix!  
11/13/08 ThermikXXL-E WMV 16.4MB 02:50min Very nicely done video of a Thermik XXXL-E cruising around!  
08/22/07 Excite F5DWMV6.33MB1:09minFirst of a few vids showing, um... SPEED! Taken from the WC in Romania.. 
08/22/07 Excite F5DWMV22.1MB3:52minAnother Excite video from the WC in Romania.. A little longer, and a little bigger.. 250kph may not sound fast, but consider 227 Feet per SECOND...  (turn, turn, turn, um, breath, turn) 
08/22/07 Excite F5DWMV13.4MB1:44minFinal Excite video from the WC in Romania.. Again, ridiculously fast, this video also includes setup info so you too can go stupid fast, just like the pros! 
08/22/07NemesisAVI12.8MB2:12minHOLD ON! 
08/22/07AbsolutWMV32.7MB2:11minHot Hotliner!  
08/22/07 E-Bird and E-Trinity WMV 39.4MB 04:01min Check out this E-Bird and E-Trinity tearing up the Oregon coast...  
08/22/07 Trinity E-OMG WMV 4.2MB 25 secs Ok, look.. We all know it is a strong model, but it just seems wrong to do this..  

More videos are being posted regularly.  Check back soon!