John Reid

The Red Tailed Mustang

Oct 20, 2011 No Comments

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 [...]

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My new project

Oct 12, 2011 No Comments

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.

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Hangar 9 Pawnee, our new review plane

Sep 29, 2011 No Comments

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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Align RC Helicopter with a GoPro at the Soulstyce 2011

Sep 26, 2011 2 Comments

What do you get when you mount a GoPro camera on an RC helicopter, with a talented pilot and some the best BXM Dirt Jumpers in the World all working to get a piece of the $10,000?  You get a video like this:   Chad Sackman (right) is the pilot of the helicopter and Mike [...]

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Setting Up Twin Electrics

Sep 23, 2011 3 Comments

      This A-26 from Global Hobbies is the perfect candidate for electric conversion. Plenty of room to run the wires through the wings and the batteries are located under the center hatch on top of the wing.       Easy tips for making a solid connection on multiple motor setups THIS MONTH [...]

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Galloping Ghost 1946-2011

Sep 20, 2011 No Comments

Many Reno Race planes go through many transformations before becoming an unlimited competitor. The Galloping Ghost is no exception to that rule, here are a set of images that show the transformation of this aircraft all the way from 1946 to 2011.

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POCKET RADAR MINI RADAR GUN

Sep 12, 2011 No Comments

    Every once in a while a product comes out that may not be exactly made for RC, but it’s something we can use to enhance our enjoyment of it. The Pocket Radar is just such an item. This little unit looks nothing like what you would think a radar gun should look like, [...]

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The Big Jolt Videos

Sep 07, 2011 No Comments

I know you been looking for them, so here they are. I took these videos at the Big Jolt event down in Chino, CA. This event happened during three of the hottest days of the year; reportedly, the daytime highs were in the 108+ range.  All I can say is it was hot! video platform [...]

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