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Galloping Ghost 1946-2011

Sep 20, 2011 No Comments

Many Reno Race planes go through many transformations before becoming an unlimited competitor. The Galloping Ghost is no exception to that rule, here are a set of images that show the transformation of this aircraft all the way from 1946 to 2011.

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POCKET RADAR MINI RADAR GUN

Sep 12, 2011 No Comments

    Every once in a while a product comes out that may not be exactly made for RC, but it’s something we can use to enhance our enjoyment of it. The Pocket Radar is just such an item. This little unit looks nothing like what you would think a radar gun should look like, [...]

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The Big Jolt Videos

Sep 07, 2011 No Comments

I know you been looking for them, so here they are. I took these videos at the Big Jolt event down in Chino, CA. This event happened during three of the hottest days of the year; reportedly, the daytime highs were in the 108+ range.  All I can say is it was hot! video platform [...]

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Video Outtakes — enjoy!

Sep 05, 2011 1 Comment

Sometimes it is almost impossible to keep a straight face while the camera is rolling. While editing videos, we have to take these out, but they make us laugh, so we thought we would share them with you.  Enjoy our latest video outtakes, where sometimes it’s funny for no reason at all.

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The Big Jolt

Aug 25, 2011 No Comments

Hey Gang, Tomorrow I will be heading out to the Big Jolt in Chino Hills, CA  at the Prado airpark. If you are in the area, be sure to stop by and say hi.  I will be the guy in the black shirt with the camera. let me know that you saw this post and [...]

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Why Your Wife/Girlfriend Hates RC Planes

Aug 11, 2011 16 Comments

Going by the statistics and facts, RC is a male dominated hobby. RC appeals to guys, and a small percentage of females, but generally speaking (we mean 99%) this hobby is filled with guys. Guys who love to spend money, tinkering, building, and flying expensive RC Planes.  Women tend to enjoy other hobbies, and while [...]

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Stinger II, some images from our recent photo shoot.

Aug 08, 2011 No Comments

We just finished shooting this great looking plane.  The Stinger II is a smaller version of the Stinger that many of us remember from a few years back.  This plane was a great flyer back then, and with the new powerful motors and lighter weight equipment  the flying envelope has been improved.

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Behind-The-Scenes at Model Airplane News

Aug 02, 2011 1 Comment

Here is a sample shot of what I got to do all day today.  This is a photo of us working Behind-The-Scenes here at Model Airplane news. This is the work we are doing for our video series that coincides with some great flying articles by Dave Scott.  Today we are working on the P-Loop [...]

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