Gerry Yarrish

‘Nuff Said!

Aug 29, 2013 No Comments

Ah the memories!

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Arming a 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane

Aug 29, 2013 2 Comments

There’s a old saying that you’re never finished with a scale airplane, you simply stop working on it. And this is certainly true of my giant scale Triplane. I test flew and have attended some giant scale events with some of the scale detailing yet to be finished and added to the airplane. Examples are [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Triplane Scale Surface and Rib Tapes

Aug 24, 2013 10 Comments

Our December issue of MAN will include an article I wrote about painting and finishing models with scale Stits and Poly Tone paints. I touch on Rib and Surface Tapes briefly so here are some more details on applying these scale details. When it comes to large 1/3-scale models, these kind of details are all [...]

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Triplane at Kingston IMAA Rally

Aug 20, 2013 No Comments

Well I am making the rounds with the  33% Scale Fokker Triplane I built from the new Balsa USA kit, and this time we went to the biggest Giant Scale Rally in Canada. Hosted by the KRCM club and sponsored and run by Chapter 217 of the IMAA the Kingston Giant Scale event is an [...]

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MAN at Kingston IMAA Rally in Canada

Aug 20, 2013 No Comments

The 26th annual IMAA giant Scale Rally sponsored by IMAA chapter 217 and hosted by the Kingston RC Modelers club in Kingston Ontario Canada was an amazing time. Weather was perfect and the wind was almost non existent. Well over 100 pilots and almost double that many IMAA legal giant scale planes showed up and [...]

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More Triplane Flight Shots

Aug 09, 2013 No Comments

I just got these from my daughter Rebecca. She was using the new 100 – 400mm zoom lens! It was a little rainy so they are a bit on the dark side but I think they look great! Will definitely have to work on getting a 33% scale pilot figure for sure! I love the [...]

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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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