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Gerry Yarrish

Godspeed Atlantis Space Shuttle — NASA’s final space mission

Godspeed Atlantis Space Shuttle — NASA’s final space mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Atlantis successfully launched  today (Friday, July 8, 2011) on the 135th and final flight in NASA’s shuttle program. The mission, is scheduled to last 12 days and is intended to stockpile a year’s worth of supplies on the International Space Station. The STS-135 astronauts are: Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot […]
Color Correct: Scale shades of Realism

Color Correct: Scale shades of Realism

Mixing custom colors for scale airplanes can be tricky, and the difference between accurate and “pretty close” can be the difference between winning and not even placing at an RC scale contest. Let’s dig a little deeper into the colorful world of model documantation and painting. After collecting the proper aircraft color and markings documentation, the […]
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Props & Power for Big Birds

Props & Power for Big Birds

—Proper Power-loading for Giant-Scale RC Pilots By Gerry Yarrish (opening photo by Jerry Smith) (Above) Designed by Gary Allen, this 1/3-scale Bucker Bu-133 Jungmeister is powered by a Zenoah G-45. It turns a 22x8 prop at a modest 6,400rpm and powers the big, 86-inch biplane beautifully. Once you start flying bigger airplanes with 80-inch-plus wingspans […]
Frank Tiano’s Monster Thunderbolt

Frank Tiano’s Monster Thunderbolt

Everyone who is active in scale and Giant scale RC aircraft, certainly knows the name Frank Tiano. The promoter of Top Gun and Florida Jets as well as the Monster Planes fly in. I just got an email from Frank showing off his latest project.  If you’re curious about how big the P-47s he and the […]
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4th of July Flying Fun!

4th of July Flying Fun!

What are you doing this 4th of July? Going to the RC flying field? Chillin’ with friends for a BBQ? What about going to an aviation museum or airshow? The old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, Rhinebeck, NY is an awesome place to spend a few hours watching some amazing vintage and antique airplanes do what they do […]
Happy 4th of July!!!

Happy 4th of July!!!

Hamburgers, hotdogs! Skip the potato salad, pass the Crown! Happy holidays everyone. What have you been doing this holiday weekend?
In for Review: E-flite Super Cub 25e–Platinum Series

In for Review: E-flite Super Cub 25e–Platinum Series

Well, those who know me, understand I have a “thing” for Piper Aircraft, particularly Cubs! Piper’s Super Cub has been a favorite of mine for a long time and I have built quite a few in my hobby career. It’s a great first scale project for any modelers who’s earned his RC wings. Cubs are […]
Airport Adventure

Airport Adventure

I had a chance to catch up with my good friend Nick Ziroli Jr., at the Airport. He flew in to give me an RC Ziroli Stearman PT-17 biplane. This old model is powered by a Zenoah G-38 and it is very old, but well made. I hope to convert it to an Evoolution 7-70 radial for power…..hint […]
How To Install RC Hinges–Video

How To Install RC Hinges–Video

More and more RC modelers are learning about the fun and challenge of building RC planes from kits. ARFs make good pilots, but wood kits make good builders. Here’s a How To on the proper way to install Pinned hinges in a built-up control surface. I am using Du-Bro tools and hinges and Zap Hinge […]
Warbirds over Delaware–12 day and Counting!

Warbirds over Delaware–12 day and Counting!

The Delaware R/C Club is again hosting the “Warbirds Over Delaware” R/C airshow event at the Lums Pond State Park near Bear, DE.! For over 19 years the Delaware R/C Club has sponsored this warbirds event which attracts modelers from all over the country! All aircraft flown during the event hours must be a scale warbird […]
USAF Thunderbirds Precision Airshow Team

USAF Thunderbirds Precision Airshow Team

USAF Thunderbirds 2011 Schedule Throughout the year, the famous red, white and blue Thunderbirds fly with precision and pride representing the very best pilots of the U.S. Air Force. If you want to experience their amazing and patriotic airshow, checkout one of their stopovers at a major airshow near you. The Thunderbirds are the air […]
Double Header at the Flying Field

Double Header at the Flying Field

We had a great day at the Farmington Flying field, home base of the CCRCC club. The Central CT RC Club played host to our double header flight photo secession with John Glezellis. On the flightline were the new 35% scale Extra 300 and the new Sukhoi SU-26MM SE. Both ARFs and both super impressive! […]
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