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Gerry Yarrish

Shop Tip Video — Splicing Balsa Sheeting

Shop Tip Video — Splicing Balsa Sheeting

When you start building larger model airplanes, you need to start splicing wood for larger than average wings. Here’s a shop tip from our own Gerry Yarrish for making slices that are strong, neat and smooth. You’ll need a metal ruler,  some CA glue, (I use ZAP medium CA and Zip Kicker,) sharp hobby blades for […]
WW1 Buddies

WW1 Buddies

I have to say, of all the people I’ve met during my involvement in Scale RC modeling, I have to give the title of best friend to my good RC flying buddy Sal Calvagna. We have shared a lot of airspace together and flown at many of the same warbird and fun fly events. We […]
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Happy Halloween for MAN!

Happy Halloween for MAN!

It gets scary at the MAN office when Halloween arrives and editor Gerry Yarrish doesn’t get enough candy! With a little Zap glue, a ping pong ball and some TP, Gerry conjured up this hybrid spirit of the night!  
Hitec Weekender Warbirds are here!

Hitec Weekender Warbirds are here!

The popular “Weekender” line of electric powered sport planes from Hitec RCD have just gotten some new recruits in the form of three great looking classic WW2 warbirds. These include the North American P-51D Mustang, the Chance Vought F4U Corsair, and the Hawker Hurricane.  P-51D Mustang SPECIFICATIONS Wingspan: 29.5 in. Weight: 15 oz. Length: 25.5 in. Motor: WBL-1200 ESC: […]
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Magnificent Waco YMF-5 Biplane — Video Interview

Magnificent Waco YMF-5 Biplane — Video Interview

Mitch Epstien has been building and flying giant scale planes for many years and he has been a successful scale competitor competing at Top Gun for several years. One of Mitch’s favorite airplanes is his 1/3-scale Waco YMF-5 biplane built from the AMR laser-cut kit. Featured on the cover of Model Airplane News (December 2010), […]
Mid-Atlantic WW1 Dawn Patrol — DVD from SKS Video Production

Mid-Atlantic WW1 Dawn Patrol — DVD from SKS Video Production

A new and growing RC event that getting lots of attention is the Mid Atlantic Dawn Patrol held at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, VA. The 2013 event was a big success and SKS Video Productions was on hand and they captured all the action in several pilot and plane interviews. The museum is an […]
Alien Aircraft Taylorcraft 72 — A Great First Scale Project with Video

Alien Aircraft Taylorcraft 72 — A Great First Scale Project with Video

With trainer-like stability, and a very easy to build airframe, the new sport scale Taylorcraft from Alien Aircraft is a great choice for someone wanting an easy to fly project, that can also be modified to become an excellent scale project ideal for a first time competition flyer. Featured in the January 2014 issue of […]
Flying the “Pilot Maker” AT-6 Texan from Hobby King — With New Video

Flying the “Pilot Maker” AT-6 Texan from Hobby King — With New Video

Perhaps the best know advanced trainer from WW2 the North American AT-6 Texan was used throughout WW2 and into the 1950s to give early cadets their first taste of a high performance aircraft. The new Texan from Hobby King is molded from durable EPO foam and has detailed molded right in. Reviewed in the December […]
Send your Well Wishes to RC Legend Henry Haffke

Send your Well Wishes to RC Legend Henry Haffke

Just about everyone who reads Model Airplane News and is interested in RC model airplanes, specifically Golden Age scale, has heard of Henry “Mr. Gee Bee” Haffke. The editors at MAN have been working with our good friend, magazine contributor and flying buddy for many years, most recently with his newest article for his 1/3-scale Howard Ike “Miss Chevrolet” race plane. Just about […]
Scale Markings & Vintage Propeller Decals from Cal-Grafx

Scale Markings & Vintage Propeller Decals from Cal-Grafx

I have built a lot of scale airplanes, and the one thing that will set any airplane apart from the rest is historically accurate, nicely applied aircraft markings and decals. We have published several Aircraft Make-over articles recently and several readers asked for a good source of decals for their make-over projects. Cal-Grafx Hobby Art, […]
Programming the Spektrum AR635 Receiver with AS3X Stabilization — Video

Programming the Spektrum AR635 Receiver with AS3X Stabilization — Video

Here at Model Airplane News we have reviewed several E-flite aircraft that were outfitted with the AS3X equipped Spektrum AR635 receiver. At factory default we’re gotten excellent results, but when it comes to fine tuning the gains for increased or decreased sensitivity, the instructions can be a bit confusing. The editors checked in with Horizon Hobby and […]
Clear Vision with Extreme Glare Sunglasses

Clear Vision with Extreme Glare Sunglasses

It happens all the time. Most of the planes I have lost or damaged were because I could not see them clearly. Sometimes you have to fly through the glare of the sun, or at the end of the day, the plane becomes a dark silhouette when flying far away from yourself. If you don’t have […]
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