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Gerry Yarrish

Static 3-Blade Propeller — Part 5

Static 3-Blade Propeller — Part 5

With a little bit of travel out of the way, (I just got back from Top Gun 2012!) I finally got back to my workshop to get back to my static scale Hamilton Standard 3-blade propeller. This is an accessory I am making for my upcoming Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair review that will […]
Corsair Documentation Pix

Corsair Documentation Pix

One of the great things about scale RC airplanes is that they give us an opportunity to learn more about history. The new giant scale F4U Corsair from Top Flite is a beautiful airplane and with a 55cc gas engine in the nose it will be a great warbird performer. The only thing wrong with […]
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Scale 3-Blade propellers — Building a Ziroli Static Scale Kit — Part 4

Scale 3-Blade propellers — Building a Ziroli Static Scale Kit — Part 4

Well, only did a little work on the propeller today. I stayed at home and went to the Dentist today then off to Top Gun tomorrow morning! So, here’s what the hub looks like after the white putty was sanded smooth. The first layer of putty was done with the Squadron White plastic model variety […]
Scale 3-Blade propellers — Building a Ziroli Static Scale Kit — Part 3

Scale 3-Blade propellers — Building a Ziroli Static Scale Kit — Part 3

Getting back to the scratch-built Hub assemblyfor the static scale Hamilton Standard 3-blade propeller, I turned some pieces of 1/8 inch plexiglass sheet to use as the front and back plates for the hub. Cutting off the corners of the square parts helps speed the turning process. I also turned a smaller, 1-inch diameter one […]
Scale 3-Blade propellers  — Building a Ziroli Static Scale Kit — Part 1

Scale 3-Blade propellers — Building a Ziroli Static Scale Kit — Part 1

Any scale warbird benefits dramatically with a scale prop added to the engine. Though you can’t fly with it, a scale propeller makes the whole plane look more realistic as it sits on the flightline. For scale competition, one is absolutely required for maximum static judging points! Whether you are a scale competitor or a […]
Exclusive Sneak Peek — Spektrum DX 18

Exclusive Sneak Peek — Spektrum DX 18

Wow! I am working on my review of the new DX18 radio system from Spektrum. Featuring 10 channels and expandable to 18, this radio system is pretty impressive. Here’s a short-list of functions and features! Getting acquainted  When you first take grab hold of the DX18 transmitter you’ll notice its nice No-Slip Rubber Grips making the […]
Super-size RC: Is bigger really better?

Super-size RC: Is bigger really better?

video platform video management video solutions video player  There’s an old saying that goes: “Bigger is Better” and for some RC modelers, this is a passion! The AMA and IMAA have rules and regulations for the safe building and operation of Giant Scale models under the 55 pound limit, and recently, the AMA has developed […]
Now this is a Big RC Triplane!

Now this is a Big RC Triplane!

Well, I just bought a 1/3-scale Balsa USA Fokker Triplane Kit at the Toledo show and when I posted that on my FaceBook page, I got a comment from that “Mr Giant” RC guy Bill Hemple! Can you believe he is working on a super duper giant scale Triplane. it is 65% scale and has […]
Toledo Show Winners and Special Awards

Toledo Show Winners and Special Awards

The planes and models on display were again the stars of the show at the 58th annual Hobby show in Toledo, OH. And would you believe an RC Dragon won Best in Show? Must have been that “Scale” paint job that did it! That, or the incredible craftsmanship and quality of the over-all project… Anyway, […]
ZP — A New Name For Zenoah

ZP — A New Name For Zenoah

Zenoah, the name for quality, great running engines has had a make-over and a name change. ZP engines are now all equiped with electronic ignitions and benefit with a signifigant weight savings. Also, the power band is increased compared to the magnito equiped versions and there are other improvements making the engines even better. On […]
Fire-Breathing RC Flying Dragon

Fire-Breathing RC Flying Dragon

Inspired by an animated movie, Rick Hamel’s fire-breathing, turbine powered dragon was the standout in the static display contest at the Toledo Weak Signals show. Yes, it actually breathes fire and it flies while powered by a turbine engine. It features composite construction, with over 62 individually molded parts, and an amazing “scale” paint job. No wonder […]
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