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John Reid

Vacuum Bagging

Vacuum Bagging

My first try at vacuum bagging, and while it was not a complete success I did learn what not to do and what things work.  I was very unsure about trying this because it seems to be very complicated when I read the instructions, but I found out it was quite simple.  My next attempt […]
Panther F9F Electric Jet: Super-Size, Super Fast!

Panther F9F Electric Jet: Super-Size, Super Fast!

Last week I got to meet up with Mike Greenshields from Global Hobby Distributors to check out their newest ARF.  It is a rather large EDF from N-Tech Jets and I have to say that this is one great looking and flying plane.  It looks great just sitting on the runway, and in the air–wow!  […]
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Tuskegee History on a Hangar 9 RC Mustang

Tuskegee History on a Hangar 9 RC Mustang

We were lucky enough to meet up with Marty Nelson and check out this great looking Hangar 9 Mustang.  Now what makes this Mustang a truly unique thing is what is on top of the wing. Marty has collected the signatures of 14 Tuskegee Airmen and woman.   He started this collection of signatures with the former base […]
Seagull Models PC9 Pilatus interview and flight video

Seagull Models PC9 Pilatus interview and flight video

In this video, we interview Michael York about the Seagull PC-9 Pilatus.  Michael is quite impressed with the build and flight performance of this very affordable ARF.  One that we are sure you will want to add to your hangar.  Check out this sweet flying bird and be sure to read the full review in […]
Sensei from Flyzone, interview and flight video.

Sensei from Flyzone, interview and flight video.

Are you looking for your first plane, one that is easy to fly, land and most of all durable and easy to repair?  You may be in luck, we just tested the new ready to fly Sensei foam trainer from Flyzone. Listen to what our reviewer Mike Stroup has to say about this nice all […]
Seagull Models PC9, our latest review

Seagull Models PC9, our latest review

The Seagull Models PC9 is a scale beauty that you will want to own, this is one of our newest review planes and it will soon be appearing in Model Airplane News.  Watch the video and see what our reviewer Michael York has to say about this great looking plane. We are sure that you […]
AeroWorks P-51 converted over to a Red Tail Tuskegee Fighter; Part 2

AeroWorks P-51 converted over to a Red Tail Tuskegee Fighter; Part 2

Are you looking to do a little ARF kit bashing?  Check out what I did to the AeroWorks P-51 in this how-to video on my conversion from the Excalibur Mustang to the Tuskegee Red Tailed Mustang.  I show you how to use easily available material to do cosmetic surgery and create the plane design you […]
Hitec X4 AC Plus charger in for review

Hitec X4 AC Plus charger in for review

We have a charger review coming up in Electric Flight Magazine and we were lucky enough to get in the new X4 AC charger from Hitec. I have to say they raised the bar on this one.  This compact charger has battery management and integral balancer features on each of the four identical and independent […]
B-17 MEMPHIS BELLE UNDERGOES RESTORATION MILESTONES

B-17 MEMPHIS BELLE UNDERGOES RESTORATION MILESTONES

Here is some good news about a very historical aircraft that is undergoing restoration at the museum of the U.S. Air Force. DAYTON, Ohio — As the United States approaches the 70th anniversary of its involvement in World War II, one of the most famous aircraft from that war recently reached two milestones in its […]
The Red Tailed Mustang

The Red Tailed Mustang

Here is the completed bird ready for its for photo shoot.  I tried to do the color scheme of the N.A. P-51D Mustang of the 302nd FS, 332nd FG, of the 15th AF.  This was based in Ramitelli, Italy during January 1945.  This group was made of entirely of black personnel, known as the famous […]
My new project

My new project

Here is a photo of something I am working on in the shop.  You will soon see a complete how to article on converting your Mustang over to one like mine.  I will soon have the AeroWorks Mustang converted over to look like the famous Red-Tail Warbird of the Tuskegee aviators.
Hangar 9 Pawnee, our new review plane

Hangar 9 Pawnee, our new review plane

We just got this in the Hangar 9 Pawnee; this is one big bird!  It has working landing gear that can take landing after landing.   So of course, we are going to make it as a large tow plane for our local glider group. We may even add a GoPro camera or two to it.
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