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Gerry Yarrish

Burt Rutan’s Race for Space

Burt Rutan’s Race for Space

With the unfortunate cancellation of NASA’s Space Shuttle program, our country no longer has a “Made in America” way to reach the space station or do any other manned space flights. sad commentary but there is hope in the form of one man’s dream. Burt Rutan is a modern day aviation legend in his own right and […]
Kondor Model Products Piper L-4 Grasshopper

Kondor Model Products Piper L-4 Grasshopper

I am excited that we will be getting the new L-4 Grasshopper from KMP for review in MAN! The specs are: Wing Span: 90″; Engine: 20CC; Radio: 4 channel with dual aileron servos. Price is $380. Built up wood construction and covered with scale finish painted cloth, it looks like a winner. Will finn everyone […]
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RC Combat On the Cheap–Video

RC Combat On the Cheap–Video

At my club’s recent Father’s Day Fun Fly on June 18, 2011, we had a very successful and fun RC Combat event. Out club president Damon Rosenthal built several flying wing things from blue fan-fold insulation foam and inexpensive motors and electronics. (Motor’s cost $8) The event was a lot of fun and it added […]
My Favorite Airplane-Stearman PT-17 Kadet

My Favorite Airplane-Stearman PT-17 Kadet

Someone recently asked me what my all-time favorite airplane (real and RC) was. It was a tough decision and I had to pick between my two all time favs. The Piper J3 Cub and the Stearman PT-17 Kadet biplane. Well, after some soul searching I have decided it has to be the Stearman! I have […]
Nick Ziroli–Warbird Pilot!

Nick Ziroli–Warbird Pilot!

Everyone in RC knows the name Ziroli and the father and son team of Nick Sr., and Jr. Nick the elder is known for being the father of giant scale Warbirds and Nick Jr., continues to be a driving force in the RC industry. Nick took over “Nick Ziroli Plans” when his father retired and turned it into […]
Fun Fly Saturday!

Fun Fly Saturday!

I went out to the CCRCC flying field this weekend for a club fun fly! It started at 6AM for dawn patrol electrics and at 10am it was open flying for all. At 8pm it was extended flying for lighted RC planes with LED. We even had a fun RC combat event with foamie planes […]
Behind the Prop Starter–Safety First!

Behind the Prop Starter–Safety First!

From www.aeroperfect.com The “Behind-The-Prop Starter” features an adjustable starter motor platform that can be adjusted to align with the spinner height / angle of your aircraft. Not only does the platform height adjust vertically from 4-7/8 inches to 15-1/2 inches, its angle is adjustable from 90 to just under 70 degrees. This gives pilots the option […]
Jasta 18–The Red Noses

Jasta 18–The Red Noses

I just scored an awesome book for documenting my on-going Mini Fokker build. As you know I have a 42 inch Fokker D-VII in the works and am now finishing the covering and detailing! How to fly it in about 2 week. Anyway, this book from Osprey Publishing by Greg Van Wyngarden is full of […]
What our Readers are Building–F4U Corsair

What our Readers are Building–F4U Corsair

BH models F4U Corsair by Whitney Philbrick We are always chatting with our friends and contributors and like to talk RC and scale when ever we can. Recently our good buddy Whitney Philbrick of the Mid-Hudson RC Society completed a very nice project. It is a BH Models ARF F4U Corsair with a 90″ wingspan. […]
7-Cylinder Father’s Day Gift!

7-Cylinder Father’s Day Gift!

7-Cyl 77cc 4-Stroke Glow Radial Engine from Evolution Did any of you see these at Toledo? I think these new Indian-Made Seidel clones are stunning engines. What I hear is they still offer solid performance and reliability and the 7 -Cylinder 77cc is designed for larger models. I have been looking for an excuse to build another Ziroli PT-17 […]
Proper RC Engine Storage

Proper RC Engine Storage

If you want to treat your RC investment properly, you should always store your unused RC engines away from high humidty areas like a damp basement. Here’s How I store my unused engines when they’re not going to be in a plane for an extended period of time. It’s easy and takes no time at […]
Secure Servo Leads with Heat-shrink Tubing

Secure Servo Leads with Heat-shrink Tubing

When it comes to servo leads in our RC planes, there are certain things you can count on to happen. One of these is for servo lead extensions, to eventually come loose from vibration! This wiring pitfall is easy to avoid with a simple length of heat shrink-tubing. Check out my video to see how […]
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