Gerry Yarrish

Engine Swap for the Camel

Aug 27, 2015 5 Comments

Well, it has been an active flying season so far and I have flown the Sopwith Camel several times including at the big Fun Fly on Father’s Day in Kingston, Ontario in June, at the recent Warbirds over Delaware in July, at our home field in Farmington, CT and at the Dawn Patrol event at the Long [...]

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50th Anniversary Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome — Mission Event

Aug 20, 2015 1 Comment

If you are thinking about attending the 2016 Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Jamboree for their 50th anniversary, then you might want to enter the Mission event. This competition will include the challenging Balloon burst, bomb drop and spot landings events and are based on the older “Mission Event” competition the Jamboree was known for. MAN will be posting [...]

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National Model Aviation Day — Local RC modelers get involved

Aug 17, 2015 1 Comment

August 15, 2015, National Model Aviation Day was created by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), to encourage modelers and clubs across the country to celebrate the hobby and share their interests with the public. And this year all AMA Chartered clubs have also been asked to help conduct a fundraiser to provide assistance to [...]

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Long Island Sky Hawks Dawn Patrol

Aug 11, 2015 3 Comments

If you love WW1 aircraft, you must have noticed that there are a lot of “Dawn Patrol” events springing up all over the country. Well, one of the very first, inspired by the WW1 Jamboree at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, is the very successful event on Long Island. Hosted by the Long Island Sky Hawks [...]

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Taming a Camel – Bavarian Demon Flight Stabilization System

Jul 29, 2015 1 Comment

I had an interesting time at the recent Warbirds over Delaware giant scale event. I was flying my newly completed 1/4-scale Sopwith Camel and was having some difficulty landing the short nosed WW1 biplane. I made three flights each ending by flipping over on its nose and I broke three propellers. Not my best showing. It [...]

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Making Functional Biplane Rigging Wires

Jul 28, 2015 6 Comments

If you have been following our exclusive MAN Build-Along Series on my 1/4-scale Sopwith Camel project, then you know it flies great, but I did manage to damage the top wing on a typical nosed-over WW1 landing. With all the repairs covered here on the MAN website, I decide to go the next logical step–add functional flying [...]

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Patching up a Camel — Wing Repairs

Jul 22, 2015 4 Comments

While flying the Sopwith Camel featured in our Build-Along series, I made a bad piloting decision. While at the Warbirds over Delaware event, I made a few successful flights in between taking photos and covering the event for MAN. Anyway, I came in for a landing and allowed the Camel to drift off the runway [...]

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Let the Party Begin! Fun Fly Maneuvers on Video

Jul 15, 2015 No Comments

Featured in our upcoming October issue, MAN will have a great article all about the Basics of Fun Fly Events! While shooting the photos for the article, editor Gerry Yarrish strapped the new Hitec S60 video camera to one of his Fun Fly airplanes to provide a bird’s eye view of all the fun at the [...]

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