John Reid’s Blog

My New Ride

Apr 21, 2011 No Comments

That’s right; I got the new Hangar 9 Sundowner 36, and of course I have it set-up with all the racing equipment. This plane flies great and is rather quick; so far this is the best flying racer in this class that I have flown.  The plane has a 51.5-inch wingspan and came in weighing [...]

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Outstanding Staggerwing

Apr 20, 2011 No Comments

A look at a plane that took years to complete and three different builders, but in the end it was well worth the wait.  This outstanding scale Staggerwing started as a cut balsa kit from the Aeroplane Factory which was made from Ziroli plans.  The plane is large with a wingspan of 86-inches and an [...]

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I just got back from SEFF (southeast electric flight festival)

Apr 20, 2011 No Comments

  I just got back from SEFF and I have to tell you that if it is electric it was most likely there.  There were and number of top manufacturers there showing off some of their new electrics as well as modified older kits that easily accept electric power.  Here are samples of some of [...]

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Great Planes Waco!

Apr 18, 2011 No Comments

A great looking fly-by Check out the latest photo shoot, the Great Planes Waco.  Our contributor Michael York did a great job on this review.  The article will be in the July issue of Model Airplane News.

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