UMX Adventures – E-Flite UMX Pitts Flight Review

The Ultimate in ‘Mike Rowe’ Aerobatics…

As I had teased in my E-flite UMX A-10 flight review video, I’ve been having a lot of fun with the E-Flite UMX Pitts biplane and so wanted to put together a flight review video for it.  E-flite has really built up an awesome line of UMX airplanes and this Pitts is one that I’d been eying for a while.  Scale aerobatics are a fun and welcome change to my otherwise scale warbird and jet flying and when they came up on sale a while back, I quickly picked one up.  I’m glad I did because the airplane is an absolute blast to fly.

The full scale Pitts is a pretty iconic aerobatic airplane and what’s interesting is that the aircraft that are campaigned by both Sean Tucker and Skip Stewart are based on the Pitts airframe.  Highly modified of course, but still based on the Pitts.  So that tells you a lot about the design as those guys do some pretty incredible flying in those airplanes.  They’re even approaching some of the 3D aerobatics that we’ve been doing in the RC world and it’s pretty crazy to watch.  So, trying to replicate that in small scale is always a fun challenge and this tiny Pitts does a good job of it.



Just like the UMX A-10 and other E-flite UMX aircraft, the Pitts comes out of the box completely ready to go.  Bind and setup your Spektrum radio and you’re good to go in about 10 minutes.  E-flite has done a great job with the shape of the airplane and the color scheme is a great choice.  It’s a pretty awesome representation of the pitts.  The Continue reading

2018 AMA Expo Weathering Clinics Announcement & 3D Printer Giveaway!

We have a quick post this week! Mostly, I just want to say thank you to all of you who follow along on this blog! Over the last year, there’s been some amazing things happening and it’s all because of you guys. We are at almost 7800 subscribers on my YouTube channel now with over 2,000,000 total views to date! Plus we have nearly 300 direct subscribers to this website! Thank you all of you! My hope in starting this site was to help folks out there and provide the best information that I can and promote scale modeling which such an amazing part of the hobby. I really appreciate each of you taking the time to watch and read these articles.

Well, as many of you SoCal folks may have seen, the AMA Expo West Expo this year is on a new date and location! This year the show will be at the Pomona Fairplex from November 2nd through the 4th. The fair grounds really lends itself well for this kind of show as it has a lot of out door space for flying and other fun activities. So, in combination with the AMA and Horizon Hobby, I will be exhibiting at the show this year and providing some weathering and finishing clinics throughout the weekend. Horizon Hobby has graciously donated this E-Flite P-51 and this FMS Yak-130 as the airframes to be used for those clinics and so I will be showing a few techniques throughout the weekend. I will be doing a full weathering job on each and then, at the end of the show on Sunday, we will be giving those airplanes away! It is absolutely free to enter and you don’t have to be present to win. All it requires is to stop by the booth to pick up an entry form and collect a couple stamps around the show. Again, it’s completely free to enter and the winner will be announced on Sunday November 4th at the show. A big thank you to Horizon Hobby again for donating these awesome airframes also thank you to the AMA for making this happen! I will be at the show all weekend in booth 359, so be sure to stop by to enter and say hi while you’re there!

Ok, so free airplanes, how could it get better? Well, as a special thanks to my subscribers since obviously not all can make it to the AMA show, Robo3D has graciously donated an R1+ 3D printer to give away! This giveaway is open to all subscribers of my YouTube channel as a thank you! This giveaway for the printer is all being done through gleam, so check below and follow the directions to enter. You must be a subscriber to enter and there are some other ways to enter too to increase your chances. The winner of this printer will be selected on Tuesday November 13 which is the second Tuesday after the AMA show. So, a big thank you to Robo 3D for this amazing prize!

Good luck to all of you and I look forward to seeing you guys at the AMA Expo!

The RC Geek RoboR1+ 3D Printer Giveaway