John Reid

Slowest Blackbird flight

May 26, 2011 No Comments

This is a great story. “What was the slowest you ever flew the Blackbird?” Brian Shul, Retired SR-71 Pilot, via Plane and Pilot Magazine As a former SR-71 pilot, and a professional keynote speaker, the question I’m most often asked is “How fast would that SR-71 fly?”  I can be assured of hearing that question [...]

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SebArt WindS 110e is almost ready

May 23, 2011 No Comments

My SebArt WindS 110e is on the bench just waiting to fly.  This kit was a very quick build and the part fit was the best of any plane I have done before.  We are planning to take it out this week for photos and flight videos.   Stay tune for some flight shots and [...]

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You will soon see the Rhapsody in Electric Flight

May 20, 2011 No Comments

This review will soon be in the new issue of Electric Flgiht, going to newsstands soon. SPECIFICATIONS Name of plane:  E-flite Rhapsody 25 Manufacturer:  E-flite (e-fliterc.com) Distributor: Horizon Hobby Type: Sport Biplane Length: 39 in. Wingspan: 47 in. Wing area: 530 Sq. In. Weight: 4lbs 13.5 oz. Wing loading: 21 oz. sq./ft. Motor req’d: Power [...]

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Video Outtakes, sometimes it is hard to keep a straight face

May 19, 2011 3 Comments

Sometimes when you are shooting a video the unexpected giggles happens, I’m not saying it is pretty, it just happens.  When your crew is cracking up behind the cameras, it is very hard to keep a straight face. A brief history on the subject: <iframe width=”425″ height=”349″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/D1xqrdtJs8w” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

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The new AeroWorks Edge 30cc

May 19, 2011 No Comments

You will see this beauty in the next issue of Model Airplane News, but now you can get a glimpse of it.  Here are some Specs on it. Name of plane: Edge 540 Distributor: Aeroworks Type: 30cc Aerobatic plane Length: 70 in. Wingspan: 74 in. Wing area: 980 sq. in. Weight: 177 oz. Wing loading: [...]

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This has got to be an “E” ticket ride!

May 18, 2011 No Comments

they say that it is the guy with the yellow flags in front of the landing pad that makes it all possible………………… but i still think that pilot is the MAN! Imagine catching up to a ship moving into the wind at 20kts with a gusty 30 knot headwind and gusts moving over the cabin at 50+ [...]

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Name that plane

May 17, 2011 No Comments

Can you name this plane from these two images?  It will soon be appearing in an issue of Model Airplane News.  Now this is a classic plane that is really popular and many pilots would love to have it sitting in their hangar.  The Full size version comes in a single or two seater and you can [...]

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Something old is now new!

May 16, 2011 No Comments

Here is a sneak peek of the new BH Models Wild Hots, this is re-make of an old RC design, but as you can see it is still an outstand plane.  New and improved electrics really help this plane fly like the designer probably envisioned it when it was on the drawing board. Check out [...]

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