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John Reid


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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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 […]
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, […]
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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 […]
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