Gerry Yarrish

Cole Palen and his Triplane

Oct 20, 2015 No Comments

Back in the day, Cole Palen was known world wide as the Bloody Black Baron of Rhinebeck. There are many references and websites online and the best is the one for the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome itself at: Also, there have been many scale models of Cole’s triplane built and flown over the years. But [...]

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1/3-scale Fokker Triplane Flight Report — Sneak Peek

Oct 16, 2015 No Comments

Soon to be published in our upcoming February 2016 issue of MAN, here’s a sneak peak of Balsa USA giant scale Fokker Triplane kit review, by editor, Gerry Yarrish. Video Courtesy of Ron Prestin One of my all-time favorite airplanes is the Fokker triplane. First seeing action in 1917, the Fokker Dr.1 (tridecker), was a [...]

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3D Printing for Scale Airplanes

Oct 07, 2015 2 Comments

OK, I could have gotten a lot more attention by titling this post “3D Printing Bombs” but I did not want the FBI coming to the MAN office. With today’s amazing new technologies seeming to be absolutely like magic, I decided to try out one of the several new 3D companies that offer services online. [...]

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Sopwith Camel — Video Sneak Peek

Sep 24, 2015 No Comments

Featured in the upcoming December 2015 issue of MAN, the newest construction article is for editor Gerry Yarrish’s 1/4-scale Sopwith Camel. Designed with CAD and featuring laser cut parts (also available), this WW1 classic is sport scale and it has excellent flight stability and performance. It has an 84 inch span and is powered by [...]

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Sneak Peek — Lowers-Minges LM-1 Reno Racer

Sep 24, 2015 2 Comments

Designed and built for a MAN construction article by Mark Rittinger, the LM-1 racer was the winner of the Designer Scale category at the Toledo RC Expo and trade show. The detailed construction article will be in the January 2016 issue of MAN so stay tuned for more. Here’s what Mark had to say about [...]

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Installing a Dummy Rotary Engine — Dressing up my Camel — Part 3

Sep 20, 2015 2 Comments

So, I finished up the dummy rotary engine for the Sopwith Camel this weekend. The over all project took only about 10 hours and spread over a few days, that’s no time at all. I finally decided to attach the molded engine to the inside of the engine cowling. This is the typical way to [...]

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Installing a Dummy Rotary Engine — Dressing up my Camel — Part 2

Sep 15, 2015 1 Comment

Work always get in the way of fun time so it takes a little longer than normal when I work on a project during the work week.  I have broken this Technique into three parts and here is the rest of the painting and finishing portion. Part 3 will deal with attaching and securing the [...]

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Installing a Dummy Rotary Engine — Dressing up my Camel — Part 1

Sep 14, 2015 3 Comments

If you’ve been following my online Build-Along Series on the MAN website for my Sopwith Camel, then you know I have been featuring little mini projects as they pop up in the construction. Well, as Dave Platt, master scale modeler has said numerous times, “A scale model is never truly finished–you simply stop working in [...]

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