John Reid’s Blog

RCX: BE there!

Jul 27, 2011 3 Comments

If you live in Chicago you need to check this out!! RCX Chicago is right around the corner! Don’t miss the fun and excitement at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Illinois on Saturday, August 6! The action is already heating up, with a Fly Me indoor arena where you can try your hand [...]

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Photo Shoot Fun, Behind the Scenes

Jul 27, 2011 3 Comments

As you can see from the video, this is just one of the issues we have during the photo shoot.  Luckily, this plane made it back so we can fix the problem (reattach a new prop) and continue shooting the flight maneuvers.  Afterward my camera operator told me he was surprised that it landed without [...]

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Install a Bubble Canopy

Jul 22, 2011 No Comments

Here is a great tip for installing a bubble canopy from Gerard Goepfert from Scottsdale, AZ. He is a member of the Scottsdale Model Flyers. Thanks Gerard! 1. To begin installing your bubble canopy cut it to shape as you would install it on the airplane, trace the outside shape of the canopy onto a [...]

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SebArt WindS

Jul 21, 2011 2 Comments
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Eagle Tree’s new Standalone G-Force Sensors

Jul 19, 2011 No Comments

Have you ever wondered how many G’s you pulled in that last barrel roll or that hard pull on a pylon turn? Well now, you can see exactly how much force is on your plane during these maneuvers with the Eagle Tree G-Force meter.  This is the world’s first standalone G-Force meters for RC models. [...]

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Check out Warbirds over Delaware!

Jul 15, 2011 No Comments

Hey Gang, If you are a “Warbird Lover” and who isn’t? Be sure to check out our online coverage of the popular giant scale event. In its 2oth year, WOD is hosted by the Delaware RC Club at the Lums Pond State Park in Bear, DE. For the 2011 event, my good buddy Gerry Yarrish [...]

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SebArt WindS after 25 flights

Jul 14, 2011 No Comments

Just a little update for all of you out there thinking about getting the SebArt Wind S, I have just finished flying its 25th flight and I can tell you all the flights have been just about perfect.  I found that the manufacturers recommend control throws were a little larger then what I wanted to [...]

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HOW TO: TRIM YOUR ENGINE COWL

Jul 10, 2011 4 Comments

9 EASY STEPS TO A PERFECT FIT The engine cowl on this .60-size Lanier Stinger fits perfectly around the engine. Follow the nine easy steps outllned below, and your engine cowl will fit this nicely. Making cutouts in a fiberglass engine cowl has always been difficult for me. I used to zip through a plane’s [...]

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