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John Reid

Programming for 3D

Programming for 3D

We always learn how to perform new maneuvers by watching the stick movements of a top notch pilot, but what the pilot knows is that there computer mixes is what makes their life easier when controlling the aircraft.  Now we are going to present a few tips that will make it easier for you to perform those […]
A new SR-72 Concept Plane from Skunk Works

A new SR-72 Concept Plane from Skunk Works

Here is something I thought I would pass along. This would make a cool scale project.  PICTURES: Skunk Works reveals Mach 6.0 SR-72 concept By:   Stephen Trimble Washington DC 05:27 1 Nov 2013 Source:   Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works is proposing to develop a new aircraft for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions that is […]
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Exclusive sneak peek! Hangar 9 Giant Corsair

Exclusive sneak peek! Hangar 9 Giant Corsair

That’s right, we got the exclusive on the great looking and flying Hangar 9 F4u-1D Corsair 60cc. I have to say that this is a fun build and the kit almost falls together with almost perfect part fit.  We added almost all of the extra scale details that are optional and available from Hangar 9, […]
Flying The Inverted Circle

Flying The Inverted Circle

Flying a plane inverted can be intimidating, now add a circle to that mix and it can almost be frightful if you’re not used to inverted flight. Our ace pilot instructor, Jason Benson, shows you how to tackle this maneuver without worrying about having the plane upside down. As with many maneuvers once you learn […]
Some very cool stuff here

Some very cool stuff here

Ever thought you couldn’t fly a drone, well check this out, maybe you can, all you have to do is think about making a fist.
Drone developers working with farmers to harvest grapes

Drone developers working with farmers to harvest grapes

This is a story that comes right out of my own backyard, well sort of, it is in California.  Developers at 3D Robotics are working with the Kunde Family Vineyards in Kenwood, CA to test a project using photos from drones in the sky that give on-demand aerial images of their farm.  These images allow […]
The Blue Angels: between heaven & earth

The Blue Angels: between heaven & earth

Seeing a demonstration by the amazing Blue Angels Navy Air Team is definitely on my bucket list … these guys are the cream of the crop when it comes to flying. Here is a great bit of history featuring  Al Taddeo, one of the original Blue Angels, who died this year at the age of […]
Master flying a Snap to Inverted

Master flying a Snap to Inverted

Everyone likes learning new maneuvers; for most this is one of the reasons many  pilots enjoy  flying.  Perfecting and getting that aerobatic move down can take some time and can have a rather high learning curve. To speed things along, we have solicited the help of Jason Benson to explain the  details on mastering the […]
Exclusive! Hangar 9′s Giant Corsair Part 2

Exclusive! Hangar 9′s Giant Corsair Part 2

[For the first part of this build, click here)   Sept. 12 The Corsair build continues on, here are some construction pictures from yesterday’s work ********************************************************************** Sept. 13 some more images    
Aileron Differential – how to use it

Aileron Differential – how to use it

For years, before the advent of computer radios, modelers often used offset servo output arms and bellcranks to achieve differential aileron movement. Today, by plugging in the aileron servos to different channels and using the aileron differential program menu in your computer radio,  you can  greatly simplify the setup task for this. But how do […]
Sneak Peek: Diamond Hobby Corsair

Sneak Peek: Diamond Hobby Corsair

We were lucky enough to get this great-looking scale warbird for review from Diamond Hobby. Here is a little sneak peek of the review by Jason Benson that will appear in Model Airplane News. Diamond Hobby is the North American importer and distributor of FMS Model RC Aircraft. They import a very wide range of ready-to-fly, EPO foam […]
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