John Reid

Great Planes Shoestring, the classic pylon racer

Feb 21, 2012 No Comments

Race planes have to be some of the coolest looking aircraft around.  Very few have as much history as the Shoestring racer.  If you ever want to try out a pylon racer, Great planes offer a nice looking Shoestring that is sure to please.   Check out what John Reid and Michael York have to [...]

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Super Taiji by World Models, flight and interview video

Feb 17, 2012 2 Comments

Pattern plane are something that is usually on pilot’s wish list.  If one is on your list, you will want to check out this Super Taiji by World Models. This pattern plane is small enough to fit in just about any car but still performs in the air like a much larger aircraft.  The Taiji [...]

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VQ-GLB Giant Stick 120/23cc flight and interview video

Feb 16, 2012 3 Comments

We all know that bigger flies better and one of the best smaller flying planes has to be the stick, so….VQ Models introduced their new GLB Giant Stick which is a 1.20 glow or a 20-23cc gas size plane.  This stick has a 78-inch wingspan and is just about 46-inches long.  The two-piece wing makes [...]

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Hangar 9 P-47D Thunderbolt 30cc flight video

Feb 15, 2012 13 Comments

Here it is the Hangar 9 P-47D Thunderbolt 30cc ARF flight and interview video.  This plane offers a lot of scale detail and assembles very fast. This build included the optional air retracts (including tailwheel) from Robart, the optional cockpit kit from Hangar 9 and the Evolution 40GX gas engine.  The key parts of the [...]

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Exclusive Review! Hangar 9 P-47D 30cc

Feb 08, 2012 5 Comments

Here it is the Hangar 9 P-47D Thunderbolt 30cc ARF completed and ready for photos in 6 days, from start to finish.  This build included the optional air retracts (including tailwheel) from Robart, the optional cockpit kit from Hangar 9 and the Evolution 40GX gas engine.  The assembly went along very well due to the [...]

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Hangar 9 P-47 Build (assembly) day 5

Feb 02, 2012 No Comments

Here is the video of the fifth day of assemble on the Hangar 9 P-47 Thunder Bolt.  I finished up with the gas tank and then I moved on to the cowl installation and this took the most time of anything because I can’t take the cut back, so I proceeded slowly.  I got the retracts all [...]

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Hangar 9 P-47 Build (assembly) day 4

Feb 01, 2012 2 Comments

Here is the video of the fourth day of assemble on the Hangar 9 P-47 Thunder Bolt.  I finished installing the engine and the stabilizers.   I also installed the tank and routed the fuel lines to the fill valve and vent valve on the bottom of the fuselage . There are some images below the video.  More [...]

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Hangar 9 P-47 Build (assembly) day 3

Jan 30, 2012 2 Comments

Here is the video of the third day of assemble on the Hangar 9 P-47 Thunder Bolt.  I finished installing all of the control surfaces and moving on to the engine.  So far the construction is moving along well and the part fit had been outstanding.  The manual is very complete and explains everything well.   Anyone, with [...]

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