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John Reid

Spitfire Masterpiece

Spitfire Masterpiece

This is one outstanding model, a scratch built 1/5th scale Supermarine Spitfire MK 1 by an English model builder. The pictures and accompanying text are by the model maker, David Glen. I wish I could make something this great. The job took well over eleven years, during which there were times he very nearly came […]
Learning how to become a fighter pilot, Russian style.

Learning how to become a fighter pilot, Russian style.

Here is a great way to become a fighter pilot, virtual RC.  All you have to learn after this is how to work through the G’s while making some of those turns.  This is definitely a much cheaper way to train fighter pilots.  
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Banana Hobby FW 190A

Banana Hobby FW 190A

We were excited to review the Banana Hobby Fw 190A, and we have to say that it was impressive, both on the ground and in the air. This all foam plane has some great scale detailing and really zips around the sky. Our frequent contributor Michael York gives you an overview of the FW 190 […]
Fly the Harrier

Fly the Harrier

The harrier is one of the simpler moves to perform, but it is often used as a connector move to many other 3D maneuvers.  In his October Model Airplane News article, Dave Scott has this to say about this maneuver; “The harrier pass is a major corner stone of 3D flying.  A harrier pass consists […]
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Fly the Elevator

Fly the Elevator

The elevator is one of the first 3D maneuvers many pilots learn.  In his September Model Airplane News article, Dave Scott has this to say about this maneuver; “During an elevator, the airplane remains fully stalled and drops almost vertically in a flat attitude.”  See what Jason Benson has to say about this maneuver in […]
Aerobeez Sbach 300, First Look!

Aerobeez Sbach 300, First Look!

That’s right we got our hands on this great looking aerobat from Aerobeez, the Sbach 300.  Our frequent contributor Mike Gantt put it through the ringer to see just how well this bird flies.  Mike had nothing but good things to say about this great looking plane, check out his complete review in Model Airplane […]
A True Craftsman!

A True Craftsman!

Hawaii resident Young Park  creates true scale masterpieces out of aluminum. Each aircraft is meticulously crafted, with functional cables and controls and painstaking scale details. Mr. Park generously donated his first (cutaway) Corsair model to the Joe Martin Foundation. It can be seen in its display at the Foundation’s museum in the Sherline building in […]
Hangar 9 P-40B Warhawk, First Look!

Hangar 9 P-40B Warhawk, First Look!

We got our first look at the Hangar 9 P-40B Warhawk, and we were impressed.  The P-40B is an easy to assemble ARF that went together quickly, with very clear directions.  Once done you have a great looking fighter that is very solid in the air right out of the box with no modifications. We […]
In the Air

Hyper Taxi: out of this world aerobat

If you are the type of pilot who likes to fly unusual or different airplanes, then the E-flite Hyper Taxi is your bird!  This plane comes complete and only needs to be binded to your favorite Spektrum or JR transmitter. Once you have that connection you will enjoy flying one of the most unusual flying […]
AeroWorks Yak 55M: first look!

AeroWorks Yak 55M: first look!

We just completed the review on this great flying aerobatic performer, the AeroWorks Yak 55M.  In this video check out and see what Mike Gantt, the reviewer, has to say about the assembly of this new aircraft from AeroWorks.  Our top-notch pilot Jason Benson steps up to give you his view on the flying performance […]
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