Gerry Yarrish

Road to Top Gun — Smoking WACO YMF-5

Apr 02, 2014 No Comments

Mitch Epstein a regular competitor at Top Gun, will again be flying his very impressive WACO YMF-5 civilian biplane in the Expert class. Mitch’s WACO is a modified AMR kit powered by a powerful Moki 215 radial engine, turning a 32×18 propeller. Mitch covered the biplane with Nelson fabric, finished with automotive Dupont basecoat/clearcoat paint, and used homemade graphics. For [...]

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Installing Hinges Made Easy

Mar 31, 2014 8 Comments

When it comes to hinges, I use DuBro Products and the tools required to do the job. Here’s the basic technique that every RC builder should know. The Florio Flyer .60 is a retro aerobatic sport flyer kit available from Great Flyer R/C  www.greatflyerrc.com To successfully fly any airplane, you have to install the control surfaces [...]

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Spray Painting Made Easy

Mar 25, 2014 6 Comments

Here’s a great workshop technique from editor Gerry Yarrish’s workshop. The products may have changed but today, painting your model airplane with “rattle can” spray paint is a less expensive alternative than using an air compressor and an automotive touch-up gun or a HVLP (High Volume, Low Pressure) rig. When you start building models that have formed [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Spectactular Spitfire

Mar 22, 2014 19 Comments

Part of the talent pool that is the Long Island Sky Hawks RC club, Lou Cetrangelo will again be competing at Top Gun with his very impressive Spitfire Mk. IX. Powered by an 110cc 3W inline twin cylinder engine, Lou’s airplane started out as a CARF-Models ARF Spitfire kit. Lou engineered it so the engine [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Peanut and a Shooting Star

Mar 20, 2014 No Comments

Scale Jet legend Bob Violett with the support of “Peanut” his jet puppy will again be competing at Top Gun this year. Bob won 3rd place in the Masters Class in 2013 and will be flying his Shooting Star F-80C again at this year’s Scale Invitational. Bob’s jet is powered with the EVF -3- 12S power system, it performs flawlessly. Bob [...]

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RCX Battle of the Builders is Back — Register Now!

Mar 18, 2014 No Comments

The ultimate RC expo is just around the corner, and this year it’s headed to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA! Held the weekend of May 17 and 18, 2014 RCX features the latest our hobby has to offer. From RC planes and Helicopters, the latest Multi-Rotors and RotorDrones, plus RC cars, [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Reconstructed Corsair

Mar 18, 2014 8 Comments

It is always good to hear when an RC airplane is resurrected from a crash. And this year, Dino DiGiorgio will be flying a rebuilt F4U Corsair in Pro Am Propeller class. Dino comments, “Our model started out as a rebuild from a major crash by Heinz Ayvaz. The previous owner had trashed the model and [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Gigantic WW2 Razorback

Mar 17, 2014 No Comments

Eduardo Esteves along with Ana, his charming wife and caller, will again be competing in the Pro-AM Propeller class with their impressive “Miss Plainfield” P-47 Thunderbolt. The classic ground pounding razorback has a 109-inch wingspan and is built from a CARF Model kit. It is powered with a Moki 250cc radial engine and Eduardo uses [...]

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