John Reid

Check out Warbirds over Delaware!

Jul 15, 2011 No Comments

Hey Gang, If you are a “Warbird Lover” and who isn’t? Be sure to check out our online coverage of the popular giant scale event. In its 2oth year, WOD is hosted by the Delaware RC Club at the Lums Pond State Park in Bear, DE. For the 2011 event, my good buddy Gerry Yarrish [...]

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SebArt WindS after 25 flights

Jul 14, 2011 No Comments

Just a little update for all of you out there thinking about getting the SebArt Wind S, I have just finished flying its 25th flight and I can tell you all the flights have been just about perfect.  I found that the manufacturers recommend control throws were a little larger then what I wanted to [...]

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HOW TO: TRIM YOUR ENGINE COWL

Jul 10, 2011 2 Comments

9 EASY STEPS TO A PERFECT FIT The engine cowl on this .60-size Lanier Stinger fits perfectly around the engine. Follow the nine easy steps outllned below, and your engine cowl will fit this nicely. Making cutouts in a fiberglass engine cowl has always been difficult for me. I used to zip through a plane’s [...]

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Big attendence for the Prado IMAC contest!

Jul 08, 2011 3 Comments

Over the 4 of July weekend the Prado IMAC contest kicked off with a record 46 registered pilots this year, which is a great turnout for a contest that is only in its second year.  To give you a comparison consider this, the U.S. Nats “IMAC” portion had 35 pilots and an average throughout the [...]

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E-flite Rhapsody from our photo shoot

Jul 07, 2011 No Comments

Here is a photo from our latest photo shoot.  This is the E-flite Rhapsody that will have a full review in the November Issue of Electric Flight, be sure to look for it.  This plane is a great little flyer and has a great flight envelope.  Our author Larry Cooper has this to say about [...]

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Model Repair, 10-Steps to a Fast Fix

Jul 06, 2011 2 Comments

We’ve all done it. That one dumb thumb move, the very brief moment when our brain wanted to go right and our thumb decided to go left. There’s nothing you can do but pick up the pieces and take them back to the shop. Some professional aircraft impact testers even have a trash bag in [...]

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Sport 180, first look at Hobby People’s new plane.

Jul 05, 2011 No Comments

Last Thursday I spent some time with Mike Greenshields at Hobby People’s main office in Fountain Valley California.  While I was there, Mike showed me their brand new prototype aircraft, the new Sport 180.  This great looking park flyer resembles a Cessna and is one sweet flyer.  It will come with its own transmitter and [...]

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Something different this weekend

Jul 04, 2011 No Comments

Over the long weekend I decided to do something other than RC flying, I did of course do some flying on Monday.  My son and I did an 11-mile hike on the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) here in southern California.   For those of you who don’t know, this trail extends from Mexico all the way [...]

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