John Reid

Exclusive sneak peek! Hangar 9 Giant Corsair

Oct 23, 2013 20 Comments

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, [...]

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Flying The Inverted Circle

Oct 17, 2013 No Comments

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 [...]

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Some very cool stuff here

Oct 15, 2013 No Comments

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.

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Drone developers working with farmers to harvest grapes

Oct 10, 2013 No Comments

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 [...]

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The good old days of flying

Sep 26, 2013 2 Comments

Way too many rules, what do they think we are, pilots?

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The Blue Angels: between heaven & earth

Sep 24, 2013 6 Comments

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 [...]

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Master flying a Snap to Inverted

Sep 18, 2013 2 Comments

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 [...]

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Exclusive! Hangar 9′s Giant Corsair Part 2

Sep 12, 2013 5 Comments

[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    

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