Gerry Yarrish

Kit Plane Build-along — Florio Flyer 60 with Video Highlight

Feb 05, 2012 4 Comments

Today, we have a lot of great RC pilots who’ve earned their wings with quick building ARF designs. This is great for the flying field, but what’s happening is we’re moving a bit away from the part of the hobby that I really love and that’s the building board in the workshop. To help introduce [...]

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Half-Scale Pfalz D.III Update with Flight Video

Jan 31, 2012 17 Comments

   Today, giant scale has developed into a whole new sector of the RC modeling community and truly gigantic planes are being developed to fill this growing special interest group. Recently, a ½-scale Pfalz D.III WW 1 German fighter successfully flew its first test flight and impressed everyone who was there. The plane is a [...]

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Florio Flyer 60! My new build

Jan 30, 2012 1 Comment

Hey just a quick not to let everyone know that I am starting a build-along for the MAN site highlighting the construction of a Florio Flyer 60 fun fly airplane. Basic stats are 60-inch span, 47 inches long, 660 sq. inch wing area and abot 5.5 to 6.5 pounds RTF. Originally intended for .45 – [...]

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Hobby Lobby P-47 Thunderbolt — Wicked Rabbit Flightline Video

Jan 25, 2012 1 Comment

The newest P-47 Thunderbolt from Hobby Lobby, the Wicked Rabbit, is a cool looking, nice flying mid-size foamy warbird and our own Model Airplane News Sr. Tech Editor, Gerry Yarrish took our review plane to the flying field for a test hop. With great looks and excellent flight characteristics, Gerry says this one is a winner. [...]

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How NOT to make friends at the flying field

Jan 24, 2012 14 Comments

Ok with tongue firmly set in cheek, here are some not so set in stone rules to live by if you want to enjoy the hobby and make friends at the club flying field. Step one is to keep everything in perspective. Hey man! This is a freakin’ hobby and is suppose to be fun! [...]

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Flyzone Triplane

Jan 20, 2012 No Comments

Well I have to say that this micro Fokker Dr.1 Triplane is one of the nicest micros I have! It flies great in the gym and when it is calm outside you can easily fly patrol around the baseball diamonds! Really a nice flyer! Also, Sr. West coast editor John Reid and I are going [...]

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Blade MSR X — First Flight!

Jan 20, 2012 No Comments

Wow! I can now check “fly a flybarless Heli” off of my RC bucket List. we just got the new Blade MSR-X in for review and while no one was watching I took it for a spin! Well, Hope the Photographer was watching… Anyway this new micro Heli has the AS3X stability system and it makes [...]

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Painting Micro Pilot Figures — A little detail that adds a lot!!!

Jan 15, 2012 5 Comments

For the Flyzone Micro Albatros and the newer Fokker Dr.I Triplane, there’s a little white styrofoam, super lightweight pilot bust included in the box. But few pilots add this little guy because it requires some painting to make him look like a WW1 aviator instead of a snowman! Here’s some tips to make the job [...]

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