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Gerry Yarrish

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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
Scale 3-Blade propellers — Building a Ziroli Static Scale Kit — Part 3

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

Getting back to the scratch-built Hub assemblyfor the static scale Hamilton Standard 3-blade propeller, I turned some pieces of 1/8 inch plexiglass sheet to use as the front and back plates for the hub. Cutting off the corners of the square parts helps speed the turning process. I also turned a smaller, 1-inch diameter one […]
Scale 3-Blade propellers  — Building a Ziroli Static Scale Kit — Part 1

Scale 3-Blade propellers — Building a Ziroli Static Scale Kit — Part 1

Any scale warbird benefits dramatically with a scale prop added to the engine. Though you can’t fly with it, a scale propeller makes the whole plane look more realistic as it sits on the flightline. For scale competition, one is absolutely required for maximum static judging points! Whether you are a scale competitor or a […]
Exclusive Sneak Peek — Spektrum DX 18

Exclusive Sneak Peek — Spektrum DX 18

Wow! I am working on my review of the new DX18 radio system from Spektrum. Featuring 10 channels and expandable to 18, this radio system is pretty impressive. Here’s a short-list of functions and features! Getting acquainted  When you first take grab hold of the DX18 transmitter you’ll notice its nice No-Slip Rubber Grips making the […]
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