John Reid’s Blog

Tuskegee History on a Hangar 9 RC Mustang

Nov 08, 2011 13 Comments

We were lucky enough to meet up with Marty Nelson and check out this great looking Hangar 9 Mustang.  Now what makes this Mustang a truly unique thing is what is on top of the wing. Marty has collected the signatures of 14 Tuskegee Airmen and woman.   He started this collection of signatures with the former base [...]

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Seagull Models PC9 Pilatus interview and flight video

Nov 07, 2011 No Comments

In this video, we interview Michael York about the Seagull PC-9 Pilatus.  Michael is quite impressed with the build and flight performance of this very affordable ARF.  One that we are sure you will want to add to your hangar.  Check out this sweet flying bird and be sure to read the full review in [...]

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Sensei from Flyzone, interview and flight video.

Nov 04, 2011 1 Comment

Are you looking for your first plane, one that is easy to fly, land and most of all durable and easy to repair?  You may be in luck, we just tested the new ready to fly Sensei foam trainer from Flyzone. Listen to what our reviewer Mike Stroup has to say about this nice all [...]

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Seagull Models PC9, our latest review

Nov 03, 2011 3 Comments

The Seagull Models PC9 is a scale beauty that you will want to own, this is one of our newest review planes and it will soon be appearing in Model Airplane News.  Watch the video and see what our reviewer Michael York has to say about this great looking plane. We are sure that you [...]

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AeroWorks P-51 converted over to a Red Tail Tuskegee Fighter; Part 2

Nov 02, 2011 6 Comments

Are you looking to do a little ARF kit bashing?  Check out what I did to the AeroWorks P-51 in this how-to video on my conversion from the Excalibur Mustang to the Tuskegee Red Tailed Mustang.  I show you how to use easily available material to do cosmetic surgery and create the plane design you [...]

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Hitec X4 AC Plus charger in for review

Nov 01, 2011 No Comments

We have a charger review coming up in Electric Flight Magazine and we were lucky enough to get in the new X4 AC charger from Hitec. I have to say they raised the bar on this one.  This compact charger has battery management and integral balancer features on each of the four identical and independent [...]

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B-17 MEMPHIS BELLE UNDERGOES RESTORATION MILESTONES

Oct 27, 2011 No Comments

Here is some good news about a very historical aircraft that is undergoing restoration at the museum of the U.S. Air Force. DAYTON, Ohio — As the United States approaches the 70th anniversary of its involvement in World War II, one of the most famous aircraft from that war recently reached two milestones in its [...]

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The Red Tailed Mustang

Oct 20, 2011 No Comments

Here is the completed bird ready for its for photo shoot.  I tried to do the color scheme of the N.A. P-51D Mustang of the 302nd FS, 332nd FG, of the 15th AF.  This was based in Ramitelli, Italy during January 1945.  This group was made of entirely of black personnel, known as the famous [...]

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