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Gerry Yarrish

WRAM Show Highlights

WRAM Show Highlights

The MAN crew and I spent the day on Friday at the 2012 WRAM show at the new location at the Meadowlands Convention Center in Secaucus, NJ and we had a great time. The new venue is set up much like the Toledo show and the vendor’s day found many of the regulars and several new booths on […]
WRAM Show! — See our Build-Along at the MAN booth

WRAM Show! — See our Build-Along at the MAN booth

  Be sure to stop by the MAN booth Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the WRAM Show! Say hello to the gang and stop by the booth on Friday and Sunday at 12 noon to see the MAN oline Build-along Florio Flyer 60 Fun Fly Airplane and talk to sr. tech editor Gerry Yarrish about […]
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Workshop Tips — Florio Flyer 60 Build-along — Engine Mount

Workshop Tips — Florio Flyer 60 Build-along — Engine Mount

The Florio Flyer 60 build is quickly approaching the covering and finishing phase and one of the last things to do to wrap up the fuselage construction is to install the engine and add the engine compartment fairing blocks. Let’s get to it.   Start by placing your engine on the already installed hardwood mount […]
Workshop Tips — Florio Flyer 60 Build-along — Tail-Mounted Servos

Workshop Tips — Florio Flyer 60 Build-along — Tail-Mounted Servos

So, our last workshop secession finished up all the basic fuselage, wing and tail construction completed and we have the landing gear and the engine and radio equipment installed. Here’s the latest details to finish up the Florio Flyer 60. We still have to finish out the nose of the plane by adding the engine […]
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Kit Build-along Continued — Florio Flyer 60 Fuselage with Video

Kit Build-along Continued — Florio Flyer 60 Fuselage with Video

So, after wrapping up the wing and ailerons, lets move on to the fuselage. Really this is little more than a long tapering box structure and again, like the wing, not all that complicated or hard to do. You first should have your radio gear and engine and fuel system as you’ll be building the fuselage […]
Sneak Peak from the Members Only Video Workshop Build-along

Sneak Peak from the Members Only Video Workshop Build-along

Hey gang, I have been busy doing a video build-along on the MAN Members Only site that goes with my From the Workshop Building Tips posts here at the Free MAN website. I am having a lot of fun building a Florio Flyer 60 Fun Fly sport flyer and it is coming along very nicely. […]
Kit Plane Build-along — Florio Flyer 60 with Video Highlight

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

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 […]
Half-Scale Pfalz D.III Update with Flight Video

Half-Scale Pfalz D.III Update with Flight Video

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 custom […]
Florio Flyer 60! My new build

Florio Flyer 60! My new build

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 – […]
Hobby Lobby P-47 Thunderbolt — Wicked Rabbit Flightline Video

Hobby Lobby P-47 Thunderbolt — Wicked Rabbit Flightline Video

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. […]
How NOT to make friends at the flying field

How NOT to make friends at the flying field

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! […]
Flyzone Triplane

Flyzone Triplane

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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