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Gerry Yarrish

Flying Mini and Micro  Warbirds

Flying Mini and Micro Warbirds

We all dream about it. Sitting in our WW2 fighter drawing a bead with our gun sights on our adversary in a high-speed dogfight in and around the clouds! Well, at least I dream about it! The history of WW2 is the stuff of legends and there are so many great warbirds to choose from. Pilots like […]
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Free Flight Models — A great way to help grow our hobby and have FUN!

Free Flight Models — A great way to help grow our hobby and have FUN!

(Above) Some happy Free Flight winners at Rhinebeck With today’s high pressure world, RC airplanes are a good way to relax and forget your day to day worries. But RC in itself can also be a bit complicated and demanding to the newcomer. One of the greatest ways to rediscove model airplanes is with free flight! […]
4 days till WW1 RC Jamboree at Rhinebeck

4 days till WW1 RC Jamboree at Rhinebeck

Wow! Time sure is flying! There’s only 4 days left till the best WW1 Jamboree in the country kicks off! All the gang from the Mid-Hidson RC Society work very hard to make this a must attend event. We can’t think of a better way to enjoy the ending of the summertime flying season that […]
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Labor Day Weekend! What are you flying this holiday weekend?

Labor Day Weekend! What are you flying this holiday weekend?

It really is scary how quickly the summer passes by! This weekend marks the end of summer, but fore many of us, not the end of the flying season! What will you be flying this weekend? Do you prefer sport flying aerobatics, or serious scale planes? Are you are beginner with a nice new trainer […]
Newest Test Flight — ParkZone Corsair Ultra-Micro

Newest Test Flight — ParkZone Corsair Ultra-Micro

Just went out to the flying field to commit aviation with my newest review plane, the F4U Corsair from ParkZone. this is part of the Ultra Micro series, this all foam pacific fighter takes only minutes to get ready to fly. Being a BNF I bound it to my JR X9303 2.4 transmitter and it […]
RC Scale Cheaters?

RC Scale Cheaters?

Each year at about this time, we start hearing more gossip than you’d believe possible. Maybe it has to do with the nearing end of the flying season, though there are still many good weeks left for serious scale flyers. The latest topic involves modelers apparently cheating at scale RC events, such as the AMA […]
Proper Wing Incidence — setting up your plane to fly right!

Proper Wing Incidence — setting up your plane to fly right!

When ever you test fly an airplane, especially biplanes, it is really important to get the incidence (angle relative to the fuselage centerline,) for both wings and the horizontal stabilizer correct. Most scratch built designs will have this all important information on the plans and with kits, it will be called out in the instructions. […]
Perfect Project — Pitcairn PA-5 Mailwing

Perfect Project — Pitcairn PA-5 Mailwing

I have always loved this black and yellow mail plane hanging in the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC. I bought a 3-view drawing from the NASM and have it imported into my CAD program. Would make a great project and at 1/5.5 scale, it would have a 72 inch span and would […]
1/3-scale scratch-built Pietenpol Aircamper — free to good home

1/3-scale scratch-built Pietenpol Aircamper — free to good home

Free to good home!!! One 80% competed 33% scale RC Pietenpol Aircamper. Built from full-size plans from Don Pietenpol’s website. ideal for 40 to 50cc gas engine. Scale Airfoil and all parts to complete. no engine or radio. 9.5″ spoked wheels and Aluminum lift struts included. Only thing I ask is that someone who flies […]
RC Drones used to Study Hurricanes

RC Drones used to Study Hurricanes

Specially equipped UAVs fly where man-carrying observation planes dread to go. The Aerosonde is an inexpensive, long-endurance UAV designed and built for conducting weather observations and scientific research in hurricanes. With endurance of over 30 hours, a single Aerosonde can obtain observations in regions that are inaccessible without expensive ships or manned aircraft. Funded by NASA and […]
ParkZone Stryker: Flying Wing Radio Setup Tips

ParkZone Stryker: Flying Wing Radio Setup Tips

Setting up the ParkZone Stryker F-27Q By Gerry Yarrish We had a great reposnse to the ParkZone Stryker review in the September issue of Electric Flight. Many wrote in asking about setting up a radio to fly a flying wing. You asked for it, here it is. With most flying wings like the Stryker F-27Q […]
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