Gerry Yarrish

A Good Day at the “Office.”

Jun 28, 2011 3 Comments

Well, today was a great day. The old saying, “A bad day at the flying field, is better than a good day in the office.” often rings true, but I am lucky enough to often split my day at both the office and the flying field, so I never have a bad day at work! [...]

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Burt Rutan’s Race for Space

Jun 27, 2011 No Comments

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 [...]

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Kondor Model Products Piper L-4 Grasshopper

Jun 25, 2011 No Comments

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

Jun 22, 2011 3 Comments

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 [...]

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My Favorite Airplane-Stearman PT-17 Kadet

Jun 21, 2011 5 Comments

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 [...]

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Nick Ziroli–Warbird Pilot!

Jun 20, 2011 5 Comments

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 [...]

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Fun Fly Saturday!

Jun 19, 2011 No Comments

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 [...]

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Behind the Prop Starter–Safety First!

Jun 16, 2011 1 Comment

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 [...]

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