Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

Fast Foam-Wing Fixes

Jan 21, 2015 6 Comments by

Let’s face it! Accidents happen and when it comes to flying RC airplanes, the chances are sooner or later, you’re going to damage your airplane. There’s no reason to trash your crash. With today’s beautifully molded and great flying foam flyers, you can get back into the air with very little effort. You also can [...]

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Full Spectrum Laser Cutter Review — Home Photo Shoot/Sneak Peek

Jan 20, 2015 No Comments by

Ever want to get a laser cutter for your workshop? We spent part of the day working at home today. Our staff photographer Peter Hall came over to shoot photos for our upcoming MAN review of my Full Spectrum Laser LLC Laser Cutter & Engraver. We are working on a no-nonsense, easy to understand review of [...]

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Magnetic Cowl Attachment, Workshop Build-Along, Sopwith Camel Part-19

Jan 19, 2015 6 Comments by

Recently, I found out that home repair stores like Home Depot stock in their hardware section Rare-earth magnets ideal for use as engine cowling attachment devices. They come in all sorts of sizes and types and for my ongoing workshop build-along for the Sopwith Camel, I used 1/4 inch and .47 inch diameter x 1/8 [...]

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Parkzone F4U Corsair with SAFE Technology — Sneak Peek!

Jan 14, 2015 No Comments by

We just test flew this new backyard F4U Corsair warbird and we came away very impressed. Available from ParkZone it comes with everything you need to fly it using your own DSM2/DSMX compatible transmitter is included. With its built in SAFE Technology you can select 3 flight modes with varying degrees of flight stability. And, it is so stable [...]

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Giant-scale Fuel Tank Installation – Workshop Build-along Sopwith Camel Part 18

Jan 09, 2015 9 Comments by

So buttoning up the last bit of work on my Sopwith Camel, I installed the fuel tank and worked out the fuel line routing. I installed a 20 oz. tank from JL Products. This tank is great as it has no flexible internal clunk line to worry about. It has a rotary pickup design and [...]

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Radio and Control Linkage Installation — Workshop Build-Along Sopwith Camel Part 17

Jan 08, 2015 No Comments by

After finishing up my landing gear and the hinging of the tail surfaces, the next part of this build-along project is the radio gear and the control linkages. Starting at the front, I installed the engine and then the servos so I could work out the throttle linkage. Here the engine is bolted onto the firewall [...]

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RC Details, Landing Gear – Sopwith Camel Build-Along Part 16

Jan 06, 2015 6 Comments

Over the holidays I got back to my scratch build scale RC Sopwith Camel and finished off some of the details. Here’s some new pix of the landing gear fairings as well as work on the tail surfaces. This build-along is now just about at the point where we will start covering the model and [...]

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New Arrival — FlySky FS-i10 10-channel Transmitter

Dec 19, 2014 No Comments

Just arrived in the MAN office this cool looking 10-channel transmitter from Diamond Hobby. This impressive transmitter is completely different from your everyday radios and it is loaded with great and unique features. It has 20 model memory, USB charging for the LiPo TX battery pack, and multiple touch screens for adjusting the transmitter setup [...]

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Senior Technical Editor About Me: I have a lifelong passion for all things scale, and I love to design, build and fly scale RC airplanes. With 20 plus years as part of the Air Age family of magazines, I love producing Model Airplane News and Electric Flight.
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