John Reid’s Blog

The Blue Angels: between heaven & earth

Sep 24, 2013 6 Comments

Seeing a demonstration by the amazing Blue Angels Navy Air Team is definitely on my bucket list … these guys are the cream of the crop when it comes to flying. Here is a great bit of history featuring  Al Taddeo, one of the original Blue Angels, who died this year at the age of [...]

Read more

Master flying a Snap to Inverted

Sep 18, 2013 2 Comments

Everyone likes learning new maneuvers; for most this is one of the reasons many  pilots enjoy  flying.  Perfecting and getting that aerobatic move down can take some time and can have a rather high learning curve. To speed things along, we have solicited the help of Jason Benson to explain the  details on mastering the [...]

Read more

Exclusive! Hangar 9′s Giant Corsair Part 2

Sep 12, 2013 5 Comments

[For the first part of this build, click here)   Sept. 12 The Corsair build continues on, here are some construction pictures from yesterday’s work ********************************************************************** Sept. 13 some more images    

Read more

Aileron Differential – how to use it

Sep 11, 2013 3 Comments

For years, before the advent of computer radios, modelers often used offset servo output arms and bellcranks to achieve differential aileron movement. Today, by plugging in the aileron servos to different channels and using the aileron differential program menu in your computer radio,  you can  greatly simplify the setup task for this. But how do [...]

Read more

Sneak Peek: Diamond Hobby Corsair

Aug 30, 2013 9 Comments

We were lucky enough to get this great-looking scale warbird for review from Diamond Hobby. Here is a little sneak peek of the review by Jason Benson that will appear in Model Airplane News. Diamond Hobby is the North American importer and distributor of FMS Model RC Aircraft. They import a very wide range of ready-to-fly, EPO foam [...]

Read more

Exclusive! Hangar 9′s Giant Corsair

Aug 08, 2013 19 Comments

We got the exclusive on the  Hangar 9 F4U-1D Corsair.  This plane is a giant-scale 60cc size aircraft that delivers scale details worthy of being called competition grade, I have to say that it is impressive.  The construction is primarily wood with fully balsa-sheeted areas, but the outer wing panels and control surfaces (except the [...]

Read more

Mastering the Stall Turn

Aug 07, 2013 No Comments

MASTER THE STALL TURN   ILLUSTRATION BY FX MODELS & CHROME CITY STUDIOS     If you’ve been following my aerobatic columns during the past few months, I’m sure you’ve noticed that I’ve discussed many demanding extreme aerobatic maneuvers. This month, I’ll highlight the stall turn (sometimes also referred to as the “hammer-head”) in five [...]

Read more

Female Russian bombers

Aug 02, 2013 No Comments

Cool Photo Nightwitches – Female Russian bombers who bombed Germany during WW2. They had old, noisy planes & the engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid-flight to restart the props. To stop Germans from hearing them & starting up the anti aircraft guns, [...]

Read more
Air Age Media

About the author

Air Age Media is the largest multimedia publisher of information for enthusiasts of radio-control cars, planes and boats. In addition to seven market-leading magazines devoted to RC, aviation and die-cast models, Air Age produces a full line of products including books, special issues, DVDs, a network of 10 websites and RCX, the world's largest radio control expo. Air Age Media's network of category-leading magazines reaches more than 1 million predominantly male readers across the full age spectrum, from young action-sports fans to seasoned modelers.
Copyright © 2014 Air Age Media. All rights reserved.