John Reid’s Blog

You will soon see the Rhapsody in Electric Flight

May 20, 2011 No Comments

This review will soon be in the new issue of Electric Flgiht, going to newsstands soon. SPECIFICATIONS Name of plane:  E-flite Rhapsody 25 Manufacturer:  E-flite (e-fliterc.com) Distributor: Horizon Hobby Type: Sport Biplane Length: 39 in. Wingspan: 47 in. Wing area: 530 Sq. In. Weight: 4lbs 13.5 oz. Wing loading: 21 oz. sq./ft. Motor req’d: Power [...]

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Video Outtakes, sometimes it is hard to keep a straight face

May 19, 2011 3 Comments

Sometimes when you are shooting a video the unexpected giggles happens, I’m not saying it is pretty, it just happens.  When your crew is cracking up behind the cameras, it is very hard to keep a straight face. A brief history on the subject: <iframe width=”425″ height=”349″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/D1xqrdtJs8w” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

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The new AeroWorks Edge 30cc

May 19, 2011 No Comments

You will see this beauty in the next issue of Model Airplane News, but now you can get a glimpse of it.  Here are some Specs on it. Name of plane: Edge 540 Distributor: Aeroworks Type: 30cc Aerobatic plane Length: 70 in. Wingspan: 74 in. Wing area: 980 sq. in. Weight: 177 oz. Wing loading: [...]

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This has got to be an “E” ticket ride!

May 18, 2011 No Comments

they say that it is the guy with the yellow flags in front of the landing pad that makes it all possible………………… but i still think that pilot is the MAN! Imagine catching up to a ship moving into the wind at 20kts with a gusty 30 knot headwind and gusts moving over the cabin at 50+ [...]

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Name that plane

May 17, 2011 No Comments

Can you name this plane from these two images?  It will soon be appearing in an issue of Model Airplane News.  Now this is a classic plane that is really popular and many pilots would love to have it sitting in their hangar.  The Full size version comes in a single or two seater and you can [...]

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Something old is now new!

May 16, 2011 No Comments

Here is a sneak peek of the new BH Models Wild Hots, this is re-make of an old RC design, but as you can see it is still an outstand plane.  New and improved electrics really help this plane fly like the designer probably envisioned it when it was on the drawing board. Check out [...]

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SebArt WindS 100E, starting the building process

May 12, 2011 No Comments

Here is the Wind S 110E sitting on my bench.  Some information on the size it has a wing span of 69 inches with a length of 71 inches. Total weight less battery is going to be about 7 Lb. it is going to be powered with a Hacker A50-16L motor feeding from a Thunder [...]

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Victorville 1st Annual Inaugural Pattern Contest

May 10, 2011 No Comments

For those of you who asked, here are the results of the 1st Victorville pattern contest VICTORVILLE 1ST ANNUAL INAUGURAL PATTERN CONTEST ROUND 3 OF 15   The Victor Valley RC Flyers Club of Victorville Ca. hosted round 3 of the 2011 pattern season. The club did a fantastic job hosting this inaugural pattern event. [...]

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