John Reid’s Blog

Something different this weekend

Jul 04, 2011 No Comments

Over the long weekend I decided to do something other than RC flying, I did of course do some flying on Monday.  My son and I did an 11-mile hike on the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) here in southern California.   For those of you who don’t know, this trail extends from Mexico all the way [...]

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Ladybug plays with Sprinkles

Jun 29, 2011 No Comments

I know what you’re thinking…Why? My thinking is that if somebody took the time to film this, than we must watch.  This type of stuff just cracks me up, why is that Ladybug checking out those sprinkles and what are its plans with them? These are the mysteries of the universe that must be solved.

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Red Bull vs Pelican

Jun 29, 2011 No Comments

I can only hope that the Pelican got the lead out and made it out of the path of the prop and wings. If anybody does know the outcome, don’t tell me, unless it is good (I will accept made up facts).  I enjoy the Red Bull races all the time, and I never thought [...]

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Scale Squadron Fly-In 2011

Jun 27, 2011 No Comments

My other home town flying field the Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club just had their Scale Squadron Fly-in, and unfortunately I was out of town covering XFC so I was not able to be at this great event.  But here is the club write up on it and some images courtesy of PVMAC web site.  [...]

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Hitec’s new High Voltage, Coreless, Premium Mini Servos

Jun 24, 2011 No Comments

Hitec has announced their new high voltage, coreless HS-7235MH and HS-7245MH servos.  These new servos deliver outstanding speed and torque in a relative compact package. Built with an efficient coreless motor optimized for 7.4V operation and heavy-duty metal gear train with dual ball bearings, delivering great performance.  These servos are designed to be a perfect [...]

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Racing time

Jun 23, 2011 No Comments

Well this weekend we have a race out here in California.  If I can find the time I am hoping to head out to the event and maybe get some time on my “James Dean” quickie plane. That plane needs to get back in the air so I think this would be a great time [...]

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Some of the Images I like

Jun 22, 2011 No Comments

When you are shooting planes all the time, there are some images that are rather cool to see on the disk when you get home.  Some things happen that at the time you think nothing of it, but then you see the picture and you think, wow, I got that.  Here are some images that [...]

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That settles it, VP gas for me.

Jun 21, 2011 No Comments

Well now that my Man Clarence Lee said I should buy it, it looks like I am changing my gas for the bigger aircraft.  I was able to check this fuel out a little over a year ago and found it to be very good.  But when the expert gives his opinion you can bet [...]

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