John Reid

Where should you put a smoke tank?

Jul 25, 2014 No Comments by

This tip comes from my friend Albert Tejera who owns TME. Albert is an enthusiastic flyer and just an all-around good guy. Many new RC smoke users wonder if they should balance their airplane with the oil tank filled or empty? Generally we recommend that the tank be placed as close as possible to the [...]

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Go Discover, looking at the world from above

Jun 19, 2014 2 Comments by

We got the chance to test out the new Go Discover airplane wing from Hobby king.  This wing already has a GoPro mount in the front nose ready for your GoPro camera. If you ever wanted to get a different view of the world, this is the plane that will do it for you. check [...]

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Pop Your Top with this great move

Jun 05, 2014 2 Comments by

We are very fortunate to have Jason Benson explain this rather cool move, the  Pop Top. This maneuver just requires some stick timing and the willingness of the pilot to repeat it until it becomes second nature. Jason offers up some tips that make learning this move a little easier.  This is a great turnaround [...]

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Fly the Blender

May 13, 2014 1 Comment by

Although I enjoy all aspects of RC aircraft, I truly enjoy aerobatics. Often, people who are just getting into aerobatics ask me how to perform some of the most difficult maneuvers out there and become discouraged when they can’t succeed. I tell them that one aerobatic maneuver builds on another. For example, you can’t build [...]

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Mastering the Hover – Pro Tips

May 07, 2014 No Comments by

Everyone enjoys either hovering or watching somebody hover their aircraft, it’s one of those moves that is done close to the ground and is impressive to watch.  But if you never hovered a plane before it can be quite intimidating to figure out how to do it.  But fear not, we have our ace pilot, [...]

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Hangar 9 30cc Spitfire VIDEO

Apr 16, 2014 14 Comments by

This plane is made for all of you Spitfire fans out there, and for all you soon to be Spitfire fans. The new Hangar 9 Spitfire Mk IXc 30cc ARF is not only a great looking aircraft, it is a great flying aircraft. I was lucky enough to do the review on this airplane. When [...]

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First flight success

Apr 16, 2014 1 Comment

Earn your wings the pain-free way! A 4-channel, aileron-equipped, molded foam trainer like the Multiplex Mini Mag is ideal for flight training. So what’s all this excitement about small RC planes? Well, there are a lot of reasons why people choose to fly park flyers. They are very quiet and can be flown just about [...]

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Inverted Harrier Into a Torque Roll

Mar 31, 2014 2 Comments

Here’s a really fun maneuver that’s generally performed low to the ground.  After all, aerobatic pilots enjoy the adrenaline rush of performing close to the ground and in this maneuver you get the added rush of performing it inverted.  Jason Benson will give you the walkthrough on performing the inverted harrier into a torque roll. With these [...]

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