John Reid


Precision Aerobatics Addiction XL

Precision Aerobatics Addiction XL

If you are into aerobatics you’re going to want to see this video below. This is the addiction XL from precision aerobatics. Cutting-edge technology makes this one of the lightest planes out there and this is evident in it’s flying abilities. We put our best man on the job, Mike Gantt, to throw this thing […]
Hobby People P-47

Hobby People P-47

We always enjoy reviewing new aircraft especially one like Hobby People’s  P-47. This plane has a ton of scale detail at a reasonable cost and with very little build time. Check out what our reviewer, Mike Gantt, has to say about this great little flying aircraft.

Freestyle Move: The Harrier Roll

Freestyle Move: The Harrier Roll

Here’s an article by one of our favorite authors and pilots, Quique Somenzini, who not only helped to invent 3D flight, but also created new moves like the harrier roll. With his tips you’ll be wowing the crowd in no time. Quique: At the time, I called it the “cobra,” but it soon became more popularly known as […]

What hit my house?

What hit my house?

Here is another use for a Drone, finding out where that large rock came from that ran into your house and field. Although I think this has limited use it is a rather cool perspective on the damage.
Hangar 9 Inverza 33 Video

Hangar 9 Inverza 33 Video

The Inverza is a project that began as a “what if” with acclaimed full-scale builder Kevin Kimball and Quique Somenzini, the Inverza is a contemporary concept designed to harness the power of the radial engine with the potential only possible in a monoplane platform. For the finishing touches, Mirco Pecorari shared his expertise by complementing […]

Loop with Two Quarter Rolls

Loop with Two Quarter Rolls

Flying a Loop with Two Quarter Rolls Over the past several years, precision indoor RC aerobatics has become extremely popular. My first indoor competition was at the 2004 Electric Tournament of Champions (ETOC). Pilots performed routines choreographed to music, which is often referred to as aerobatic freestyle. In 2006, in addition to the indoor RC freestyle, […]

MAN at the AMA Expo

MAN at the AMA Expo

This past weekend some of  the Model Airplane News crew was lucky enough to attend the AMA expo in Ontario, California. The AMA show is typically the first RC show of the year and it starts the show season off for all of those who are in the model industry. We had a great time […]
Shotgun vs Drone

Shotgun vs Drone

UAV Torture Test by Game of Drones I have to say that I am impressed with the durability of this quad copter, but I’m equally impressed with the durability of the GoPro.  This is one of those videos that once you start watching you have to keep watching, while I am doing that I just […]
The Inverted Circle

The Inverted Circle

Most aerobatic figures contain multiple combinations of various individual maneuvers. Becoming an expert aerobatic pilot requires that you practice these individual elements before trying to conquer a more complex stunt, and one great individual maneuver to become proficient at is the “inverted circle.” Flying an aircraft upside down can be challenging at times. Typically, this […]
The Big Snap

The Big Snap

Ask pilots about their favorite maneuvers, and you’ll most likely get a different response from each one.  We wanted to know more about these big 3D throwdown maneuvers and how to perform them, so we solicited the help of Jason Shulman . This ace pilot helped us out by offering tips for performing this stunt […]
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