John Reid

Spitfire Masterpiece

Jul 20, 2012 15 Comments

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 [...]

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Learning how to become a fighter pilot, Russian style.

Jul 03, 2012 No Comments

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

Jun 27, 2012 3 Comments

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 [...]

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Fly the Harrier

Jun 27, 2012 1 Comment

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

Jun 25, 2012 5 Comments

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 [...]

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Aerobeez Sbach 300, First Look!

Jun 19, 2012 4 Comments

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 [...]

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Some more great work from Young Park

Jun 18, 2012 No Comments

A true Master, here is his P-51

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A True Craftsman!

Jun 14, 2012 7 Comments

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 [...]

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