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Gerry Yarrish

Model Airplane History-Maker Maynard Hill dies at 85

Model Airplane History-Maker Maynard Hill dies at 85

From the Washington Post: Published: June 9 By Emma Brown, Maynard Hill, a designer of model airplanes who secured a spot in aviation history in 2003 when one of his creations flew 1,882 miles across the Atlantic Ocean on less than a gallon of fuel, died June 7 of prostate cancer at his home in Silver […]
Behind the scenes for the Radio Control Show–Lots of Fun!

Behind the scenes for the Radio Control Show–Lots of Fun!

We took a break from the desk work here in the office and went out on a photo shoot to helped Hope McCall and our video guru Joe Authur produce a segment for the Radio Control Show. In it, Hope shows how to hand launch an electric plane. Here’s a little behind the scenes video. Enjoy!
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Mini Fokker cover and finish

Mini Fokker cover and finish

Made a little more progress on my build-along Mini Fokker project. The fuselage and tail feathers are now covered and ready to be glued together and hinged. All that’s left is the wing covering and finishing and adding the decals. (Above) Using black Stick on Monokote trim sheet for the black markings! Can you believe […]
MAN Construction Article–F/A-22 Raptor

MAN Construction Article–F/A-22 Raptor

Coming soon to MAN, this awesome pusher-jet design by Steve Shumate! The king of pusher-jets Steve has designed and published many models for MAN construction articles and this one looks like a winner for sure! Using sheet foam construction, the Raptor also can be equipped with motor thrust vectoring for pitch giving it amazing agility! […]
2011 Farmington NEPRO Q-500 RC Pylon Race

2011 Farmington NEPRO Q-500 RC Pylon Race

2011 Farmington NEPRO RC Pylon Race (424) By Gerry Yarrish; Photos by Damon Rosenthal (above) View down the flightline. The main lap count, timer tent, (left) me at Pylon 3 calling station and Plyon 1 calling/light station (far left). June 5, 2011 was the Central CT RC Club’s annual NEPRO 424 Q-500 pylon race. This […]
E-flite Beechcraft Staggerwing 480 ARF & Air Retracts

E-flite Beechcraft Staggerwing 480 ARF & Air Retracts

Anyone who’s got a soft spot for biplanes is familiar with the classic stagger-wing  cabin bipe from Beechcraft. Use in both civilian and military roles, the D-17 is a great looking and fun to fly design New from E-flite is the exciting Staggerwing ARF. Modeled after a U.S. Navy VIP transport variant, the E-flite Beechcraft […]
Cub on Floats

Cub on Floats

I’ve dusted off my tried and true 1/4-scale J-3 Piper Cub from Hangar 9 and thought I would try something different. As many already know, Hangar 9 also has a set of floats specially designed for the Cub. I want to do a How To video on making the conversion from land based Cub to […]
Mini Fokker D-VII Cover and Finishing

Mini Fokker D-VII Cover and Finishing

Well, finally I got back to the D-VII and I started covering it. Using the painted fabric from 21st Century Coverite line, it is starting to look pretty good! Starting with the tail surfaces, I used white and brought the covering up to the cockpit. The dark red is then added so the seam faces […]
New Book from McFarland & Co.

New Book from McFarland & Co.

If like me, you are a scale RC modeler, builder and flyer, I’ll bet you have at least a little interest in military aircraft. Well, the US Naval Aviation history is full of great aircraft that translate well to scale RC aircraft. The early “between the wars” designs were mostly fabric covered so construction is not […]
Balsa USA WW1 Bomb & Rack Kits

Balsa USA WW1 Bomb & Rack Kits

For as long as modelers have been flying RC airplanes, they’ve been rigging different ways to drop bombs on command! Finally there’s a great way to add this function to your airplane with this World War I generic aerial bomb rack kit from Balsa USA. This bomb rack has been designed to work with the […]
Drill and Tap Guide for your RC Workbench

Drill and Tap Guide for your RC Workbench

The first few “serious” tasks you learn when you get more involved in the hobby is drilling holes and cutting threads in these holes to accept screws, bolts and other threaded fixtures. Using a tap of the correct “thread-per-inch” is easy enough simply by placing your screw or bolt against the tap. If the threads of […]
On the Wrong Side of the Camera

On the Wrong Side of the Camera

I am by definition an editor and photographer! I am most comfortable on the back side of a camera looking through the lens. Well, my good buddies and ace RC event photographers Jim T. Graham  and MAN contributor, Jerry Smith took some of these unauthorized photos of me working the 2011 Joe Nall flightline! Here’s proof anyway […]
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