Gerry Yarrish

Giant Scale Triplane Test Flight Video

Aug 06, 2013 6 Comments

The proof is in the flying and after 500 hours of build time spread over 10 months, the new 33% Scale Fokker Triplane built from the Balsa USA kit proves to be a solid and enjoyable flyer! The Zenoah GT80 turning a Falcon 26×8 props is ideal for the triplane and the first few flights [...]

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Triplane Test Flight Up-Close

Aug 05, 2013 No Comments

So the big thing we learned is that we really need a low “tick over” idle to get the triplane to stick after touchdown. On the first landing, I had the idle a smidge too high and after a little roll out, it became airborne again and then did the “Fokker Dance” wingtip to wingtip. [...]

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Successful Test Flight Giant Scale Fokker Triplane

Aug 05, 2013 6 Comments

So it’s all history now! We had a fantastic test flight for the giant scale 33% Fokker Triplane built from the Balsa USA kit. It too 500 hours to build spread over 10 months to complete. We have many, many “Build-Along” posts on the Modelairplanenews.com website shot in my workshop showing all of the details [...]

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World’s Most Impressive Turbine Powered RC Scale Jet

Aug 01, 2013 8 Comments

Originally debuted at the 9th Jet World Masters championship in 2011, the RusJet model Yak-130 designed and produced by Vitaly Robertus was recognized for its level of accuracy and it set a standard in its class never before achieved. This model managed to receive a highest static score ever. Well, not to be out done [...]

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1 Day Before the Dawn Patrol! Final Assembly of the Triplane

Aug 01, 2013 No Comments

So it was a productive evening last night. I got lots of little items checked off of the “To Do” list. All that’s left for today before loading the Triplane into the trailer is to install a plywood plate in the cockpit and to wire up a kill switch for the engine. Of course I [...]

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Half-Scale RC Bristol Bulldog!

Jul 31, 2013 5 Comments

Designed, built and flown by Ian Turney-White,  the Bristol Bulldog features traditional model building methods and copied the full-size construction, using clear, knot-free Columbian pine instead of steel tubing.  Evostik exterior-grade glue was used throughout. The longerons were tapered towards the tail and the fronts were slit with a bandsaw and glued with a filler strip [...]

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2 days till the Sky Hawks’ Dawn Patrol

Jul 31, 2013 2 Comments

Still a bunch of little details to get taken care of, but I think we will be ready for this weekend’s Dawn Patrol event on Long Island at the Sky Hawk’s amazing flying field. I even dusted off my leather flying helmet and goggles! I just installed (reinstalled) the engine in the Fokker Triplane and [...]

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Hand-Painted Scale Details — When Pigs Fly!

Jul 30, 2013 1 Comment

I am coming to the conclusion of my Giant Scale Fokker Triplane Build-Along and there are only a few things to left to take care of. I recently commissioned my daughter Rebecca to add the final touches on the paint job with the addition of the “Pig’s Butt” side badge, that Cole Palen’s Triplane is [...]

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