John Reid

HOW TO: TRIM YOUR ENGINE COWL

Jul 10, 2011 6 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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Ladybug plays with Sprinkles

Jun 29, 2011 No Comments

I know what you’re thinking…Why? My thinking is that if somebody took the time to film this, than we must watch.  This type of stuff just cracks me up, why is that Ladybug checking out those sprinkles and what are its plans with them? These are the mysteries of the universe that must be solved.

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Red Bull vs Pelican

Jun 29, 2011 No Comments

I can only hope that the Pelican got the lead out and made it out of the path of the prop and wings. If anybody does know the outcome, don’t tell me, unless it is good (I will accept made up facts).  I enjoy the Red Bull races all the time, and I never thought [...]

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