Videos

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

DateTitleFormatSizeLengthDescription 
09/14/04MiniBlade DS'ing at ParkerWMV9.7MB2:07 minJoe "KingOfTheHill" from RCGroups playing with his glass MB at Parker Mtn, CA. 
09/13/04Carbon MiniBlade DS'ingWMV7.8MB3:37 minCarbon 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
 
09/12/04MiniBlade at Mammoth!WMV2.3MB1:52 minMiniBlade in HUGE AIR at Mammoth Mountain (Minerett Vista), CA
Set to music - Pilot: Alex Breaux
 
09/07/04MiniBlade at MachenWMV19MB3:50 minMiniBlade in "infinite air" at Machen slope (Wales, UK)
Set to music - from Shane B & Mike Y
 
05/22/04MiniBlade at Machen-AerobaticWMV8.5MB3:22 minMiniBlade in sunset air at Machen slope (Wales, UK)
Set to music - from Shane B & Mike Y
 
05/22/04MiniBlade at Machen-AerobaticWMV16MB3:22 minMiniBlade in sunset air at Machen slope (Wales, UK)
Set to music - from Shane B & Mike Y - High Res version
 
03/15/04MiniBlade at Wrecker-AerobaticWMV4.8MB1:58 minMiniBlade 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.
 
03/14/04Carbon Miniblade-DS'ingAVI2.8MB15 secCarbon MiniBlade DS'd by 16 yr old Alex Breaux - Long view
 
03/14/04Carbon Miniblade-DS'ingAVI3.8MB19 secCarbon MiniBlade DS'd by 16 yr old Alex Breaux
Close up view - good video!
 
03/14/04Carbon Miniblade-DS'ingAVI3.7MB21 secCarbon MiniBlade DS'd by 16 yr old Alex Breaux - kersplat!: (ouch!) 
03/14/04MiniBlade - DS 120MPHAVI7.6MB49 secMiniBlade hitting 120 MPH in tighter DS Circles 
03/14/04MiniBlade - DS 100MPHAVI3.2MB20 secMiniBlade hitting 100 MPH in big lazy DS Circles 
       

Banana Videos

DatePlaneFormatSizeLengthDescription 
11/13/08Banana FunWMV14.0MB7:27Just a little fun with the Banana from the back yard! 
08/15/04Banana 1.5MWMV6.9MB4:19Acrobatic 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) 
08/15/04Banana 1.5MWMV18.2MB4:19Acrobatic 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) 
07/21/04Banana 1.5MWMV11.3MB4:19Highly 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)

DatePlaneFormatSizeLengthDescription 
09/12/04Flicks 'n SpinsWMV11.8MB2:28Shane B. doing some insane acrobatics at Machen Slope (South Wales, UK).  Pilot Shane B, video courtesy of Mike Y. - includes nice inverted recovery! 
09/07/04Destiny 54" at Machen, UKWMV6.4MB1:27High 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

DateTitleFormatSizeLengthDescription 
01/24/05Ben's 206MPH!WMV9.5MB51 secBen 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 :-) 
11/27/04Ryan2mBlade194WMV8.28MB53 secRyan 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. 
09/06/04Blade 2M-MachenWMV18.5MB3:50 minAnother 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. 
08/22/04Blade 2M-UKWMV9.42MB3:38 minAnother 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. 
05/15/04DS 202 MPHWMV1.9MB19 secGary Legerton reaches 202 MPH with the Blade 2M Carbon! 
05/15/04DS 199 MPHWMV0.9MB19 secGary Legerton hits 199 MPH with the Blade 2M Carbon
( good video with cool sounds and a close flyby)
 
04/27/04DS 150MPG3.8MB47 secBlade 2M crusing around at approx 150 MPH in light "backyard" DS 
04/27/04DS 150 (high-res)AVI8.8MB1:01 minBlade 2M crusing around at approx 150 MPH in light "backyard" DS 
10/21/03DS 158 MPHMOV4.5MB47 secBlade 2M hitting 158 MPH at Vincent, Brett Jaffee flying a standard glass version Blade 2M 
       

Blade XL Videos

DatePlaneFormatSizeLengthDescription 
7/18/2006Blade XLWMV11.46 MB4:25 minGood Blade XL video that shows the all around performance. Nice speed runs! 

Trinity Videos

DatePlaneFormatSizeLengthDescription 
12/11/04Trinity-F3F at Parker MtnWMV8.8MB2:26 minJoe Wurts completing an F3F run on a light Santa Ana day at Parker Mountain (20 mph wind, 42 second air) 
06/22/04Trinity (F3F in SoCal)MOV9MB55 secMike 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 
06/12/04Trinity (F3F in SoCal)MOV17.4MB55 secMike 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 
06/12/04Trinity (F3F in SoCal)MOV20MB1:03 minMike 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. 
06/12/04Trinity (F3F in SoCal)MOV11.6MB37 secMike Sheridan flies and just barely misses Base B, but gets a HUGE cut because he totally commits to the turn. 
06/12/04Trinity (F3F in SoCal)MOV0.8MB3 secMike nails Base A turn at Whitepoint F3F - short video, but good example of a proper F3F turn. 
06/12/04Trinity (F3F in SoCal)MOV6.6MB21 secJoe Wurts nailing the corners in light but consistent F3F at Whitepoint, San Pedro CA.  Max air was about 50 seconds all day. 
06/12/04Trinity (F3F in SoCal)MOV7.3MB23 secJoe Wurts nailing the corners in light but consistent F3F at Whitepoint, San Pedro CA.  Max air was about 50 seconds all day. 
06/12/04Trinity (F3F in SoCal)MOV18.5MB59 secGary Legerton flying in light but consistent F3F at Whitepoint, San Pedro CA.  Max air was about 50 seconds all day. - Complete run 
06/20/04Trinity - fun flyingMOV3.8MB15 secTrinity flying over Hong Kong - submitted by activesoarer on RCGroups.com 
06/20/04Trinity - fun flyingWMV11.5MB18:38 minTrinity 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

DatePlaneFormatSizeLengthDescription 
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 F3FWMV5.7MB1:05minVaclav'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..
 
08/11/05Skorpion F3FWMV4.9MB2:10minAwesome 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! 
08/07/05Hypnosis 2.2mWMV15.9MB4:22minAmazing 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! 
08/05/05Hypnosis 2.2mWMV27MB5:23minHigh 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. 
08/05/05Hypnosis 2.2mWMV9MB5:23minLower 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. 
10/08/04Thermic XL 4MWMV11.3MB8:17minFrom 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. 
04/27/04X-Wing DS'ingWMV2.3MB20 secOur X-Wing getting some hot laps by 16 year old Alex Breaux 

Scale Sailplane Videos

DatePlaneFormatSizeLengthDescription 
2/03/09Dennis Brandt's 1:3 Windex 1200WMV13.3MB4:07 minDennis 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! 
7/06/05Martin Pilko with his 3m ASW-28WMV7.53MB1:21 minMartin Pilko with his 3m ASW-24 on medium slope conditions. Nice video with aerobatics set to music! 
01/25/05ASW-28. Electric Conversion 20.6MB4:16Absolutely AWESOME electric version of the ASW-28. Onboard high quality video.... very professional! 
0/0/2004DG1000 Aerotow- Aerobatics 3.12 MB 37 SecShows the speed and maneuverability of this ship! 
4/12/2006Levi and his Lunak LF-107 WMV16.0 MB4:00TEARING UP Kiona Butte. High speed, aerobatics, set to music. Very nice video of the new  4.0M Lunak 
4/12/2006Levi and Doug with DG-600'sWMV17.8 MB4:25Dual DG-600's on Kiona. Light lift(5-10)Tight formation, smooth, graceful! high quality vid set to music 

Electrics

3D Acrobatic Park Flyers

DatePlaneFormatSizeLengthDescription 
07/23/09Sukhoi SU-26MWMV10.0 MB01:45minSukhoi Park Flyer.. Finally a full 3D capable Micro Plane! 
08/22/07Flash 3DWMV15.9MB03:16minFlash 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. 
10/06/05SuperZoom 4DWMV8.4MB4:40 minGreat 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. 
01/27/05Blade 3DWMV12MB6:33 minGiant Blade 3D high performance electric with Justin at the controls, vid from vert. hand launch to vert. hand catch, with Satriani soundtrack 
01/25/05Zoom 4D BiplaneWMV10.7MB4:43 minZoom 3D Bi-Plane high performance 3D Electric doing it's thing, Justin at the controls. 
11/26/03Extra 3DWMV13.8MB1:26 minExtra 3D flying at euro model show.  Lots of tails stands and stunts - even touch and goes off the pilots head (intentionally) 

Zoom 2M Videos

DatePlaneFormatSizeLengthDescription 
12/09/04Zoom Race 2M on 24 cellsWMV8.5MB5:25 minZoom 2M Race version running on a Hacker 50 motor with 24 cells! 
07/27/04Zoom 2M at Grass MtnWMV6.8MB1:14Ben (theTick) launching and triming his Zoom at Grass Mountain. Nice climb rate! 
07/27/04Zoom 2M at Grass MtnWMV6.8MB1:25Ben (theTick) doing a few high speed runs with his Zoom at Grass Mountain. Nice screaming sound! 
       

F5D / Hotliner Videos

DatePlaneFormatSizeLengthDescription 
07/14/09Jibe 2 VideoWMV39.3MB03:28minGreat professional video of the Jibe 2, including some nice onboard shots! 
03/06/09Pike Perfect ElectricWMV15.2MB02:57minNice onboard video of a Pike Perfect Electric 
11/13/08Electric OcelotWMV9.5MB04:22minOcelot E- A nice little package for a quick fix! 
11/13/08 ThermikXXL-EWMV16.4MB02:50minVery 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! 
08/22/07E-Bird and E-TrinityWMV39.4MB04:01minCheck out this E-Bird and E-Trinity tearing up the Oregon coast... 
08/22/07Trinity E-OMGWMV4.2MB25 secsOk, 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!