Gerry Yarrish

Making Scale 3-panel Windshields — Part 2

Jul 10, 2011 1 Comment

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 [...]

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Godspeed Atlantis Space Shuttle — NASA’s final space mission

Jul 08, 2011 No Comments

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 [...]

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Color Correct–Scale shades of Realism

Jul 08, 2011 2 Comments

From the Model Airplane News “Classic Articles” Archive by George Leu (Scale Techniques Columnist) 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 [...]

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Props & Power for Big Birds

Jul 07, 2011 No Comments

—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 22×8 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 [...]

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Frank Tiano’s Monster Thunderbolt

Jul 05, 2011 1 Comment

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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4th of July Flying Fun!

Jul 04, 2011 2 Comments

What are you doing this 4th of July? Going to the RC flying field? Chillin’ with friends for a BBQ? What about going to an aviation museum or airshow? The old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, Rhinebeck, NY is an awesome place to spend a few hours watching some amazing vintage and antique airplanes do what they do [...]

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Happy 4th of July!!!

Jul 04, 2011 No Comments

Hamburgers, hotdogs! Skip the potato salad, pass the Crown! Happy holidays everyone. What have you been doing this holiday weekend?

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In for Review: E-flite Super Cub 25e–Platinum Series

Jul 03, 2011 1 Comment

Well, those who know me, understand I have a “thing” for Piper Aircraft, particularly Cubs! Piper’s Super Cub has been a favorite of mine for a long time and I have built quite a few in my hobby career. It’s a great first scale project for any modelers who’s earned his RC wings. Cubs are [...]

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