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Gerry Yarrish


Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel Part 8 — Tail Surface Attachment & turtle-deck

Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel Part 8 — Tail Surface Attachment & turtle-deck

This weekend was pretty productive as I now have the tail surfaces finished and installed. These were made removable for maintenance and for access to the tailskid’s suspension bungee setup. Under the horizontal stabilizer base, I glued 1/4-inch balsa cross pieces and installed 4-40 blind nuts in four locations matching holes drilled into the stabilizer. […]
Great Find! Guide Book to over 900 Aircraft Museums!

Great Find! Guide Book to over 900 Aircraft Museums!

We have to admit it, the editors here at MAN love full-size aircraft almost as much as RC models. When ever we travel to a big RC event, we usually check out the old GPS for local points of interest and hit the “Museums” selection. Aircraft museums are across the country and make a great […]
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Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel Part 7 — Tail Surfaces

Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel Part 7 — Tail Surfaces

Leaving the soldering iron and landing gear alone for a while, let’s switch gears a little and break out the ZAP glue and build some wood parts again. The build of any model airplane is based on certain tasks that need to be done in order for other tasks to take place. With the Sopwith […]
Workshop Tips — Wing Repairs for Built-up Airplanes

Workshop Tips — Wing Repairs for Built-up Airplanes

Note: This Hangar 9 Piper Pawnee ARF was purposely damaged so we could demonstrate this repair technique. LET’S FACE FACTS. If you fly RC airplanes, sooner or later, you’re going to damage your model. Knowing how to deal with common damage inflicted on our models saves you money and extends the life of your plane. […]
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Video Flight Test — Top Flite Gold Edition Giant Spitfire

Video Flight Test — Top Flite Gold Edition Giant Spitfire

One of our more popular Flight Tests from MAN has been for the impressive 55cc Gold Edition Giant scale Spitfire from Top Flite. Long time contributor and test pilot Rick Bell puts the “Spit” through its paces and offers his comments in this “from the flying field” video interview. Check it out! video platform video management video solutions video […]
Aerobatics Made Easy Video — Half Cuban-8 with 1 1/2 Negative Snap Roll

Aerobatics Made Easy Video — Half Cuban-8 with 1 1/2 Negative Snap Roll

In the past, we’ve discussed different aerobatic moves that consist of endless variations of a basic maneuver. Let’s take a look at another variation of the basic Cuban-8, this time making it a half Cuban-8 with 1 1/2 negative snap rolls. As performed by Aerobatics Made Easy columnist John Glezellis, the half Cuban-8 is usually performed […]
What’s your favorite biplane?

What’s your favorite biplane?

When it comes to aerobatics, nothing gets the juices flowing like a classic high performance biplane! We’ve reviewed countless aerobatic and scale biplanes and the MAN editors all have their own favorites. What’s your favorite biplane of any type? Aerobatic, sport flyer, scale, warbird… let us know which you like the best and why! I […]
A Pilot’s View of D-Day

A Pilot’s View of D-Day

No single military battle so changed the course of a war as did the Normandy invasion on D-Day. So many were lost this day and the price of freedom was paid for with their blood. We should never forget their sacrifice. Check out this story from our sister publication Flight Journal, “A Pilot’s View of […]
Our thanks to all who have served!

Our thanks to all who have served!

Memorial Day is a U.S. federal holiday observed on May 26 in 2014. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates all American men and women who died while in military service of our country. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, it was expanded after World War I. All of us […]
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Top Gun — Last Day Video

Rounding out our post event coverage for Top Gun 2014, here’s a video with some flightline action and flight footage. Editor’s Debra Cleghorn and Gerry Yarrish kicked off their rain boots and grabbed some action video of this great albeit wet episode of the greatest Scale RC Competition in the country. Despite the weather, all […]
Question of the Week — What do you think is/was the best recent RC breakthrough?

Question of the Week — What do you think is/was the best recent RC breakthrough?

Let us Know! We’d like to hear from you our readers and online followers. Tell us what you think is/was the best ever recent RC breakthrough? What in our Hobby today gets you all fired up and excited??! RC helicopters and multi-rotors, 2.4GHz radio systems and micro receivers? How about Gyros and 3 Axis Stabilization […]
Fast-n-Quiet! E-Jets at Top Gun

Fast-n-Quiet! E-Jets at Top Gun

Everyone knows that when you want to see the best scale aircraft flying and competing, then Top Gun is the place to go. All sorts of amazing aircraft were there this year and electric powered jets also made a pretty good showing for themselves. All serious level scale aircraft with all the bells and whistles, they […]
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