John Reid’s Blog

Loop with two quarter rolls

Jun 12, 2013 No Comments

One of the first maneuvers most of us learn is the loop, which can take a bit of practice but when you’ve mastered it, you’re eager for the next step. In this video, pilot Jason Benson shows you how to add two quarter rolls to give your loop that little bit extra. Check it out!

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Advanced Aerobatics – The Inverted Harrier

Jun 05, 2013 2 Comments

Learning new maneuvers is something that many pilots enjoy and is one of the reasons we like flying.  Perfecting our craft and getting that aerobatic move down can take some time and will have a rather high learning curve. To simplify that learning curve and speed things along we have solicited the help of Jason [...]

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RCX 2013 – Be there!

May 15, 2013 No Comments

Hey everybody I will be attending the RCX show at the long beach Convention Center in a few weeks.  The event will be on June 1st and 2nd in Long Beach, CA. If you are in the area be sure to stop by.  For more information and tickets check out This year we have [...]

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Old school pattern in Bakersfield

May 01, 2013 3 Comments

This past weekend I had the pleasure to attend a 2nd Annual Bakersfield Pattern Bash event in California.  This event had three big things to it.  The first was that it was organized and ran by none other than Chip Hyde, TOC Champion, World team member and all around good guy.   Second, this contest attracted [...]

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Blade 500 3D

Feb 14, 2013 No Comments

The new Blade 500 3D heli is a Bind-N-Fly model that is truly ready to rock right out of the box.  This is a great for someone wanting to step up from a 450-size bird without having to shell out a tone of money for a larger 600- to 700-class model. Watch our contributor Aaron [...]

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Double your fun: two consecutive inside loops

Feb 14, 2013 No Comments

Executing one perfect loop can be difficult: it must be round, start and exit at the same altitude, without any drift in heading and the maneuver must be centered on the pilot.  Once you have that, now try doing two of them one right after the other! Check out the video and see what it [...]

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