Gerry Yarrish

Florio Flyer 60 — Build-Along Project — First Flight Video

May 29, 2012 4 Comments

Wow! what a great conclusion to our winter builder’s project. Our Florio Flyer 60 was one of our most popular postings on the MAN website and I just could not wait for the weather to turn favorable for some flight testing and photos! The proof’s in the pudding, and this fun fly plane really delivers! [...]

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KMP P-51D Mustang: Super-scale foam fighter

May 18, 2012 13 Comments

We had a great time recently test flying several new airplanes for MAN and Electric Flight. One of the standouts was the new 62 inch span P-51D Mustang from Kondor Model Products. We had a blast flying the “Big Beautiful Doll” and we were very pleased with its performance. Construction: EPO FOAM Prop:16×6 4-blade Wingspan:62″ [...]

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Static 3-Blade Propeller — Part 5

May 14, 2012 No Comments

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 [...]

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Corsair Documentation Pix

May 03, 2012 No Comments

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

May 02, 2012 No Comments

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 [...]

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

May 01, 2012 No Comments

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 [...]

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Scale 3-Blade propellers — Building a Ziroli Static Scale Kit — Part 2

Apr 30, 2012 No Comments

Another weekend and a little more work has been done on the 3-blade Ham/Std. Propeller for my upcoming Top Flite Giant Scale Corsair Review. It took about 4 or 5 hours to prep the three blades and get them ready for paint. Here’s what I did:     1. Using a good set of 3-view [...]

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

Apr 26, 2012 No Comments

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 [...]

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