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Gerry Yarrish


New Generation of JR Radio–XG14

New Generation of JR Radio–XG14

Be sure to watch for our detailed review of the new JR XG14 radio system in the upcoming December 2013 issue of MAN. Following in this tradition of quality and dependability, the XG14 is the newest radio wearing the JR brand and it the first to be distributed by JR Americas Inc., (jramericas.com.) The XG14 […]
How To Turn a Straw Hat into a Scale Pilot Seat

How To Turn a Straw Hat into a Scale Pilot Seat

So my Fokker Triplane has been finished for a few weeks and the airplane has flown several times without any problems. But there is that big issue of an empty cockpit. So, I converted my old Mini-Me 1/3 scale pilot figure into a WW1 leather helmet and goggles guy with a great set of cloths […]
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More Triplane Pix from Kingston IMAA event

More Triplane Pix from Kingston IMAA event

With special thanks to Dave Penchuk (IMAA chapter 217 President(, Time Capsules Photography, and MAN contributor Ken Park, for some great photos from the event. Here are some more great pix of the Balsa USA Fokker Triplane. I am glad to get these pix as I was behind the transmitter! Thanks guys! The reason I go […]
Sneak Peek: Hobby King 51-inch AT6 Texan

Sneak Peek: Hobby King 51-inch AT6 Texan

Just a few sneak peek pix showing some of the details of this cool all foam round nose warbird. Impressive features are 3-section split flaps, electric retracts, landing- and navigation wingtip lights, and an engine sound system that’s tied to the throttle through the ESC. It features a 2 inch speaker that provides, sound for […]
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Arming a 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane

Arming a 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane

There’s a old saying that you’re never finished with a scale airplane, you simply stop working on it. And this is certainly true of my giant scale Triplane. I test flew and have attended some giant scale events with some of the scale detailing yet to be finished and added to the airplane. Examples are […]
Workshop Build-Along — Triplane Scale Surface and Rib Tapes

Workshop Build-Along — Triplane Scale Surface and Rib Tapes

Our December issue of MAN will include an article I wrote about painting and finishing models with scale Stits and Poly Tone paints. I touch on Rib and Surface Tapes briefly so here are some more details on applying these scale details. When it comes to large 1/3-scale models, these kind of details are all […]
Triplane at Kingston IMAA Rally

Triplane at Kingston IMAA Rally

Well I am making the rounds with the  33% Scale Fokker Triplane I built from the new Balsa USA kit, and this time we went to the biggest Giant Scale Rally in Canada. Hosted by the KRCM club and sponsored and run by Chapter 217 of the IMAA the Kingston Giant Scale event is an […]
MAN at Kingston IMAA Rally in Canada

MAN at Kingston IMAA Rally in Canada

The 26th annual IMAA giant Scale Rally sponsored by IMAA chapter 217 and hosted by the Kingston RC Modelers club in Kingston Ontario Canada was an amazing time. Weather was perfect and the wind was almost non existent. Well over 100 pilots and almost double that many IMAA legal giant scale planes showed up and […]
More Triplane Flight Shots

More Triplane Flight Shots

I just got these from my daughter Rebecca. She was using the new 100 – 400mm zoom lens! It was a little rainy so they are a bit on the dark side but I think they look great! Will definitely have to work on getting a 33% scale pilot figure for sure! I love the […]
Giant Scale Triplane Test Flight Video

Giant Scale Triplane Test Flight Video

The proof is in the flying and after 500 hours of build time spread over 10 months, the new 33% Scale Fokker Triplane built from the Balsa USA kit proves to be a solid and enjoyable flyer! The Zenoah GT80 turning a Falcon 26×8 props is ideal for the triplane and the first few flights […]
Triplane Test Flight Up-Close

Triplane Test Flight Up-Close

So the big thing we learned is that we really need a low “tick over” idle to get the triplane to stick after touchdown. On the first landing, I had the idle a smidge too high and after a little roll out, it became airborne again and then did the “Fokker Dance” wingtip to wingtip. […]
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