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Gerry Yarrish

Paul LeTorneau’s B-26 Marauder

Paul LeTorneau’s B-26 Marauder

One of the most impressive warbirds at the 2011 WOD was Paul LeTornean’s B-26 Marauder. Paul enlarged Jerry Bates plans to a 170-inch span, and he powered the Marauder with a pair of Desert Aircraft DA-100 gas engines. Originally it was finished in O.D. but now Paul’s bomber sports an amazing aluminum finish!    Here’s […]
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Hot Friday Action from the Warbirds over Delaware Giant Scale Fly In

Hot Friday Action from the Warbirds over Delaware Giant Scale Fly In

I am reporting live from the flightline and today (Friday July 15) was amazing. If you like warbirds, this is the place to be, from giants gas powered multi-engine bombers like the B-29 and B-26 and the B-17 FLying Fortress (an electric powered one,) to a turbo-prop Tucano, today’s meet was simply amazing. Giant WW1 biplanes […]
2 Days until Warbirds over Delaware!

2 Days until Warbirds over Delaware!

If you are a “Warbird Lover” and who isn’t? Be sure to check out our upcoming online coverage of the popular giant scale event. In its 2oth year, WOD is hosted by the Delaware RC Club at the Lums Pond State Park in Bear, DE. For the 2011 event, our own Gerry Yarrish will be heading […]
Making 3-panel Windshields — Part 3

Making 3-panel Windshields — Part 3

The final installment of this scale building techique finishes up the Windshield with the addition of the clear plastic panes and installing the units on the fuselage. After the frames are painted, you need to make a template for each of the individual panes. (Aboved.) Flip the framework over and place a scrap piece of […]
Get your RC Club on a TV News Show

Get your RC Club on a TV News Show

Local and positive PR (public Relations) is very important to our hobby. A great way to do this is to get your club featured on a local or regional TV news show. my club, the Central CT RC Club of Farmington, CT did just that and here’s the video spot that was shown on Channel […]
Workshop Weekend

Workshop Weekend

I really had a great weekend. My wife and My daughter Rebecca went to the sound and went clamming so it was me and the doggies home alone! I worked on my Stearman rebuild and it came out pretty good! Everything works great with the new radio, servos, receiver battery pack and the new fuel […]
Making Scale 3-panel Windshields — Part 2

Making Scale 3-panel Windshields — Part 2

Continuing our scale upgrade project, this takes up where the first part ended. I used G-10 fiberglass sheet material to replace the old and worn out folded clear plastic setup on a Ziroli Stearman PT-17. So here were are starting with the formed and folded blank shown below set in place on my Stearman restoration project. (Above.) First […]
Godspeed Atlantis Space Shuttle — NASA’s final space mission

Godspeed Atlantis Space Shuttle — NASA’s final space mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Atlantis successfully launched  today (Friday, July 8, 2011) on the 135th and final flight in NASA’s shuttle program. The mission, is scheduled to last 12 days and is intended to stockpile a year’s worth of supplies on the International Space Station. The STS-135 astronauts are: Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot […]
Color Correct: Scale shades of Realism

Color Correct: Scale shades of Realism

Mixing custom colors for scale airplanes can be tricky, and the difference between accurate and “pretty close” can be the difference between winning and not even placing at an RC scale contest. Let’s dig a little deeper into the colorful world of model documantation and painting. After collecting the proper aircraft color and markings documentation, the […]
Props & Power for Big Birds

Props & Power for Big Birds

—Proper Power-loading for Giant-Scale RC Pilots By Gerry Yarrish (opening photo by Jerry Smith) (Above) Designed by Gary Allen, this 1/3-scale Bucker Bu-133 Jungmeister is powered by a Zenoah G-45. It turns a 22x8 prop at a modest 6,400rpm and powers the big, 86-inch biplane beautifully. Once you start flying bigger airplanes with 80-inch-plus wingspans […]
Frank Tiano’s Monster Thunderbolt

Frank Tiano’s Monster Thunderbolt

Everyone who is active in scale and Giant scale RC aircraft, certainly knows the name Frank Tiano. The promoter of Top Gun and Florida Jets as well as the Monster Planes fly in. I just got an email from Frank showing off his latest project.  If you’re curious about how big the P-47s he and the […]
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