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Gerry Yarrish

New Project — Balsa USA 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane

New Project — Balsa USA 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane

Wow! I just got my new kit delivered!  I ordered it at the Toledo show (preordered) and I think it was worth waiting for. It has a 93 inch span and comes in at about 25 pounds. I plan to hang my GT 80 on the firewall. Here are some photos I found online of […]
Workshop Build-Along — Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair — Part 4

Workshop Build-Along — Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair — Part 4

With the wing all taken care of, the next step is assemblying the tail surfaces. The first step is to attach the plastic attachment tabs on the elevator control rods. Be sure to thread each of them the same number of turns so the control linkage leverage is the same length. The horizontal stabilizer and […]
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Workshop Build-Along — Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair — Part 3

Workshop Build-Along — Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair — Part 3

The next step after getting the Top Flite Giant Scale Corsair up on its gear is to get the outer wing panels attached. There are some teflon alignment pegs that have to be glued into the outer ribs of the center section and then you have to install the forward carbon fiber attachment rod with […]
Workshop Build-Along — Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair — Part 2

Workshop Build-Along — Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair — Part 2

Well, the Corsair build is going nicely, and yesterday I basically finished the wings. That includes installing the flap and aileron servos and linkages and bolting in the new electric retracts from Robart. The first thing to do is to unwrap the servos and center them with the radio and receiver. After that, setup the […]
WW II First Dogfights
Sneak Peek: Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, part 1

Sneak Peek: Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, part 1

Well, I finally cleaned up my workshop so I could start getting serious about my new project build, the Top Flite Corsair ARF. This giant scale airplane has a 86.5 inch span and it comes with most of the major assemblies built and covered with matt finish Monokote. Out of the box everything looks really […]
New Robart Electric Giant Scale Retracts — 90-Degree Rotating Corsair Gear

New Robart Electric Giant Scale Retracts — 90-Degree Rotating Corsair Gear

The long anticipated electrically driven Robart retracts are here! Wow! I just got the gear last night and right out of the box, they work flawlessly! The landing gear are controlled and setup with a control box that plugs into your radio’s retract (Channel 5) receiver port, and you have the option of using an […]
Static Scale Hamilton Standard 3-blade propeller — Part 7

Static Scale Hamilton Standard 3-blade propeller — Part 7

Well we finally finished this beautiful scale accessory. When it comes to scale RC planes, the biggest thing that ruins the scale looks of the plane is the smaller than scale flying propeller. Many warbird pilots will at least paint their props the correct color and add the yellow safety prop tips, but if you […]
Static Scale Propeller — Part 6

Static Scale Propeller — Part 6

I finally got back to my Static Scale 3-blade Hamilton Standard propeller for my upcoming Top Flite Corsair project, and I finished off the prop hub detailing! This is fairly easy but the results, though not museum scale quality, are more than acceptable for stand off scale. Here’s what I did. (Above) this is where […]
KMP P-51D Mustang: Super-scale foam fighter

KMP P-51D Mustang: Super-scale foam fighter

[kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ entryid=”0_6n62aqys” width=”640″ height=”390″ addpermission=”” editpermission=”” /] We had a great time recently test flying several new airplanes for MAN and Electric Flight. One of the standouts was the new 62 inch span P-51D Mustang from Kondor Model Products. We had a blast flying the “Big Beautiful Doll” and we were very pleased with […]
Static 3-Blade Propeller — Part 5

Static 3-Blade Propeller — Part 5

With a little bit of travel out of the way, (I just got back from Top Gun 2012!) I finally got back to my workshop to get back to my static scale Hamilton Standard 3-blade propeller. This is an accessory I am making for my upcoming Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair review that will […]
Corsair Documentation Pix

Corsair Documentation Pix

One of the great things about scale RC airplanes is that they give us an opportunity to learn more about history. The new giant scale F4U Corsair from Top Flite is a beautiful airplane and with a 55cc gas engine in the nose it will be a great warbird performer. The only thing wrong with […]
Scale 3-Blade propellers — Building a Ziroli Static Scale Kit — Part 4

Scale 3-Blade propellers — Building a Ziroli Static Scale Kit — Part 4

Well, only did a little work on the propeller today. I stayed at home and went to the Dentist today then off to Top Gun tomorrow morning! So, here’s what the hub looks like after the white putty was sanded smooth. The first layer of putty was done with the Squadron White plastic model variety […]
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