John Reid’s Blog

Testing on the Sundowner 35

May 08, 2011 No Comments

  We just clocked the Sundowner 35 with some 45C battery packs and found that it picked up some speed. Before with 30C packs it was clocked at 92 mph now with the 45C packs it was going 97 mph.  Good information.

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Check out the detail on this Staggerwing

May 08, 2011 No Comments

check out the detail on this stagger wing.

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My New project!

May 06, 2011 No Comments

Yea that’s right, a cool SebART pattern plane.

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World’s smallest glider, how to make it

May 05, 2011 1 Comment

This is a cool video on how to make a really small glider.  be sure to fold the paper before making that cut. <iframe width=”425″ height=”349″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/VmXOd7785Ck” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

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World Largest RC Aircraft?

May 03, 2011 No Comments

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New 70C LiPo batteries…for RC cars

May 02, 2011 1 Comment

Venom has just announced their newest highest performance LiPO series to date. They are offering three new 70C continuously rated battery packs.  Now these are hard case car packs that are designed for both 1/10th  scale and 1/8th scale vehicles.  One of the advantages of RC cars now using Lipo is that any advances on [...]

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A mid-air collision story

Apr 26, 2011 3 Comments

Some times, things just work out, and this was a lucky day for two different pilots. The mood couldn’t have been more relaxed aboard an executive jet carrying three Incline residents as it began its descent towards Reno-Tahoe International Airport Monday afternoon. Mike Chipman was dozing while his wife, Evy, read a book. Steve DiZio [...]

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Look who showed up at my club

Apr 25, 2011 3 Comments

  I went out to our local flying field a few weeks ago to watch our first ever pattern flying contest. I recognize this guy, pushing the plane It was none other than Andrew Jesky and as always he was all smiles.  

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