John Reid’s Blog

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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Working on the new Tips and Tricks

Jun 20, 2011 No Comments

I am working on the October tips and tricks for Model Airplane News.  As you can see we are giving away some pretty good stuff so if you want a piece of the action, be sure to send in your idea.  This is one of the illustrations from our good friend Richard Thompson that is [...]

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Looking for all great ideas!

Jun 20, 2011 2 Comments

Do you have a great idea that can save your fellow modelers some time and money?  Well send it on in and we may use it in “Tips and Tricks”. We’ll award you a Model Airplane News baseball cap and an Alien Aircraft kit for every idea used in “Tips & Tricks.” Send a rough [...]

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