John Reid

Video Outtakes — enjoy!

Sep 05, 2011 1 Comment

Sometimes it is almost impossible to keep a straight face while the camera is rolling. While editing videos, we have to take these out, but they make us laugh, so we thought we would share them with you.  Enjoy our latest video outtakes, where sometimes it’s funny for no reason at all.

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The Big Jolt

Aug 25, 2011 No Comments

Hey Gang, Tomorrow I will be heading out to the Big Jolt in Chino Hills, CA  at the Prado airpark. If you are in the area, be sure to stop by and say hi.  I will be the guy in the black shirt with the camera. let me know that you saw this post and [...]

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Why Your Wife/Girlfriend Hates RC Planes

Aug 11, 2011 16 Comments

Going by the statistics and facts, RC is a male dominated hobby. RC appeals to guys, and a small percentage of females, but generally speaking (we mean 99%) this hobby is filled with guys. Guys who love to spend money, tinkering, building, and flying expensive RC Planes.  Women tend to enjoy other hobbies, and while [...]

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Stinger II, some images from our recent photo shoot.

Aug 08, 2011 No Comments

We just finished shooting this great looking plane.  The Stinger II is a smaller version of the Stinger that many of us remember from a few years back.  This plane was a great flyer back then, and with the new powerful motors and lighter weight equipment  the flying envelope has been improved.

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Behind-The-Scenes at Model Airplane News

Aug 02, 2011 1 Comment

Here is a sample shot of what I got to do all day today.  This is a photo of us working Behind-The-Scenes here at Model Airplane news. This is the work we are doing for our video series that coincides with some great flying articles by Dave Scott.  Today we are working on the P-Loop [...]

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RC Accents Servo Setup

Jul 28, 2011 No Comments

We have a great article coming out on 14 tools you need in your shop and I have to say that i agree completely with this write up on the RC Accents Servo Setup.  Using a Servo Setup device really saves you some time and speeds up assembly. I also use the Hitec Servo Programmer [...]

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RCX: BE there!

Jul 27, 2011 3 Comments

If you live in Chicago you need to check this out!! RCX Chicago is right around the corner! Don’t miss the fun and excitement at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Illinois on Saturday, August 6! The action is already heating up, with a Fly Me indoor arena where you can try your hand [...]

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Photo Shoot Fun, Behind the Scenes

Jul 27, 2011 3 Comments

As you can see from the video, this is just one of the issues we have during the photo shoot.  Luckily, this plane made it back so we can fix the problem (reattach a new prop) and continue shooting the flight maneuvers.  Afterward my camera operator told me he was surprised that it landed without [...]

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