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John Reid

The Roller Coaster

The Roller Coaster

Are you looking for some fun?  Then hop on a roller coaster and your fun factor will immediately go up through the roof. The same can be said by performing the roller coaster maneuver with an aerobatic plane.  This maneuver is nothing but a fun to do and it is enjoyable for people to watch. […]
What hit my house?

What hit my house?

Here is another use for a Drone, finding out where that large rock came from that ran into your house and field. Although I think this has limited use it is a rather cool perspective on the damage.
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Hangar 9 Inverza 33 Video

Hangar 9 Inverza 33 Video

The Inverza is a project that began as a “what if” with acclaimed full-scale builder Kevin Kimball and Quique Somenzini, the Inverza is a contemporary concept designed to harness the power of the radial engine with the potential only possible in a monoplane platform. For the finishing touches, Mirco Pecorari shared his expertise by complementing […]
Loop with Two Quarter Rolls

Loop with Two Quarter Rolls

Flying a Loop with Two Quarter Rolls Over the past several years, precision indoor RC aerobatics has become extremely popular. My first indoor competition was at the 2004 Electric Tournament of Champions (ETOC). Pilots performed routines choreographed to music, which is often referred to as aerobatic freestyle. In 2006, in addition to the indoor RC freestyle, […]
MAN at the AMA Expo

MAN at the AMA Expo

This past weekend some of  the Model Airplane News crew was lucky enough to attend the AMA expo in Ontario, California. The AMA show is typically the first RC show of the year and it starts the show season off for all of those who are in the model industry. We had a great time […]
Shotgun vs Drone

Shotgun vs Drone

UAV Torture Test by Game of Drones I have to say that I am impressed with the durability of this quad copter, but I’m equally impressed with the durability of the GoPro.  This is one of those videos that once you start watching you have to keep watching, while I am doing that I just […]
Fly the figure-6 with a half-roll down

Fly the figure-6 with a half-roll down

For many, watching a precise aerobatic routine is almost like watching an aerial ballet, and to the aerobatic pilot, there is no feeling that is more gratifying than executing the perfect flight. However, flying a rather flawless routine boils down to not only having a properly tuned aircraft, but also having a firm understanding of […]
Multi-rotor Aerial photography

Multi-rotor Aerial photography

Getting an aerial view of the world has always been a desire for most photographers and videographers. Getting that eye-in-the-sky look will always add much to the video story or give a unique view in still photography. The latest popularity with multi-rotor aircraft provides a great  platform for any type of ariel video or photography. […]
The Inverted Circle

The Inverted Circle

Most aerobatic figures contain multiple combinations of various individual maneuvers. Becoming an expert aerobatic pilot requires that you practice these individual elements before trying to conquer a more complex stunt, and one great individual maneuver to become proficient at is the “inverted circle.” Flying an aircraft upside down can be challenging at times. Typically, this […]
The Big Snap

The Big Snap

Ask pilots about their favorite maneuvers, and you’ll most likely get a different response from each one.  We wanted to know more about these big 3D throwdown maneuvers and how to perform them, so we solicited the help of Jason Shulman . This ace pilot helped us out by offering tips for performing this stunt […]
Taming the Stall

Taming the Stall

There are many misconceptions, especially among non-fliers about stalls. The first is that a stall is related to engine failure. An aerodynamic stall has nothing to do with engine power, and the plane will not fall out of the sky if an engine quits. Another misconception, as often seen in Hollywood movies, is that the […]
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