John Reid


Taming the Stall

Taming the Stall

There are many misconceptions, especially among non-fliers about stalls. The first is that a stall is related to engine failure. An aerodynamic stall has nothing to do with engine power, and the plane will not fall out of the sky if an engine quits. Another misconception, as often seen in Hollywood movies, is that the […]
A new SR-72 Concept Plane from Skunk Works

A new SR-72 Concept Plane from Skunk Works

Here is something I thought I would pass along. This would make a cool scale project.  PICTURES: Skunk Works reveals Mach 6.0 SR-72 concept By:   Stephen Trimble Washington DC 05:27 1 Nov 2013 Source:   Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works is proposing to develop a new aircraft for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions that is […]

Some very cool stuff here

Some very cool stuff here

Ever thought you couldn’t fly a drone, well check this out, maybe you can, all you have to do is think about making a fist.
Drone developers working with farmers to harvest grapes

Drone developers working with farmers to harvest grapes

This is a story that comes right out of my own backyard, well sort of, it is in California.  Developers at 3D Robotics are working with the Kunde Family Vineyards in Kenwood, CA to test a project using photos from drones in the sky that give on-demand aerial images of their farm.  These images allow […]

The Blue Angels: between heaven & earth

The Blue Angels: between heaven & earth

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 […]

Exclusive! Hangar 9′s Giant Corsair Part 2

Exclusive! Hangar 9′s Giant Corsair Part 2

[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    
Exclusive! Hangar 9’s Giant Corsair

Exclusive! Hangar 9’s Giant Corsair

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 […]

Female Russian bombers

Female Russian bombers

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, […]
Manned 1/3 Scale B-17 is nearly ready to fly

Manned 1/3 Scale B-17 is nearly ready to fly

I just got the update on the really cool project Jack Bally’s incredible 1/3 scale B-17 next to a Cessna 140!   Some new pictures surfaced last evening on the Bally Bomber facebook page showing Jack Bally’s incredible 1/3 scale B-17 replica fully assembled and sitting next to a Cessna 140. Wow! The mind is really tied […]
The astounding athletic power of quadcopters

The astounding athletic power of quadcopters

[ted id=1764]   In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D’Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. In a series of nifty demos, D’Andrea show drones that play catch, balance and make decisions together — and watch out for an I-want-this-now demo of […]
Pilot and Dog

Pilot and Dog

I had this sent to me and found it funny  A woman was flying from Seattle to San Francisco. Unexpectedly, The plane was diverted to Sacramento along the way. The flight attendant explained that there would be a delay, and if the passengers wanted to get off the aircraft the plane would re-board in 50 […]
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