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Gerry Yarrish

MAN Construction Details — Precious Metal P-51 Reno Racer

MAN Construction Details — Precious Metal P-51 Reno Racer

Designed and built by MAN contributor Mark Rittinger, this exclusive online article is the complete and detailed construction article that will be featured in the upcoming December issue of Model Airplane News. Plans available September 1. at: www.airagestore.com I know what you’re thinking….”ANOTHER P51?!” Well yes, fellow modelers! However, this is no ordinary D model […]
New 1/3-scale British WW1 Vintage Wheels from Williams Brothers

New 1/3-scale British WW1 Vintage Wheels from Williams Brothers

Known for decades as the Go-To place for quality scale airplane accessories, Williams Brothers Model Products has come out with a great set of British WW1 style Vintage Wheels for giant scale lovers. These 1/3 Scale reproductions are based on the 700 x 100 mm wheels  and have a diameter of 9.2 inches. The Axle Hole length is 2.3 […]
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Micro Lightning–Test Flying the new P-38 from Flyzone

Micro Lightning–Test Flying the new P-38 from Flyzone

I just got back from the flying field here in Wilton, CT after test flying the neat little P-38 Lightning from Flyzone. I remember growing up building Revell plastic scale models and one was a P-38 and it was not very much smaller than this all-foam RC park flyer. With great molded in details and […]
Flyzone Tiger Moth Sneak Peek

Flyzone Tiger Moth Sneak Peek

Here’s a sneak peek of the Flyzone de Havilland Tiger Moth review from the upcoming January 2014 issue of Electric Flight magazine which will be on the newsstands shortly. Some behind the scenes pix of our test flight. The Tiger Moth performs nicely at my RC club’s flying field with calm conditions, like many other […]
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Fly with Two Receivers

Fly with Two Receivers

For most high performance 3D aerobatic airplanes, pilots will often split the control system into two separate onboard radio setups to add redundancy and to lessen the demand on the single receiver battery. Usually, they will split the controls left and right. One receiver takes care of the right aileron, rudder servo and elevator servos. […]
Video Test Flight — 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane

Video Test Flight — 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane

After a 10 month Build-along and 500 man-hours of effort, Model Airplane News editor Gerry Yarrish had a very successful test flight day at the flying field. The giant scale Fokker triplane is built from a Balsa USA kit, and the completed model is equipped with a Zenoah GT 80 gas engine, a DX18 transmitter […]
Sneak Peek–Giant Electric Flying Razor

Sneak Peek–Giant Electric Flying Razor

Coming up in the January 2014 issue of Electric Flight we have an interview with Dave Parrone and his beautiful 1/3-scale Fokker D.VIII Parasol fighter. Dave says: “I wanted something new since I have been flying my 1/3-scale Fokker D.VI for a couple of years now and the D.VIII was on my list of planes to […]
Hobby King at NEAT Fair

Hobby King at NEAT Fair

At the NEAT Fair, I had a great opportunity to meet Toby Osmond, Vice-President Sales and Marketing of Hobby King. Toby showed off some of the new products on their way from the company. I was impressed with what I think is a first for the hobby–a model that comes out of the box with […]
MAN and Hitec at NEAT Fair

MAN and Hitec at NEAT Fair

Friday was a great day to walk the flightline at the annual NEAT Fair electric meet in Downsville, NY. Though a bit windy and rainy, the halftime show went on and there were lots of great RC flights put on by the company demo pilots. Some familiar faces too were seen under the tents. Hitec was […]
Heli-Max 1SQ V-Cam Quad Copter

Heli-Max 1SQ V-Cam Quad Copter

Featured in the November 2013 issue of Electric Flight, we reviewed the newest version of the popular Heli-Max 1SQ Quad Copter, the V-Cam. With a built in video camera, this is the perfect RC vehicle for aerial surveillance and fun! On-demand Video The bonus feature of this quad copter is of course the built-in micro digital video camera system. […]
Triplane at Rhinebeck WW1 Jamboree

Triplane at Rhinebeck WW1 Jamboree

Well these photos seal the deal! They were shot by my good friend Sean Curry who came up from Florida to enjoy the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome during the WW1 RC Jamboree. Check it out! Old Baron von Mini-Me looks pretty good! and he flew well also even after the wind kicked up during the RC […]
47th Annual RC Jamboree at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

47th Annual RC Jamboree at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Had a marvelous weekend at the ORA. Lots of great things to see and the flying was great until Sunday when it got really windy! I flew the new giant Triplane several times with great success! Here are some photos! My Triplane slept at night under the wing of the Spirit of St. Louis Rebecca […]
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