John Reid’s Blog

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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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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