Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

Throw Back Thursday — Nick Ziroli and his Spirit of St. Louis

May 21, 2015 2 Comments by

TBT: what better model to show off on this date, than the Spirit of Saint Louis?! This one of course, by the Master Nick Ziroli Sr. This photo was taken at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in NY where the museum staff is also building a full size replica of the Ryan NYP classic. Today, May [...]

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Workshop Tips for Better Building

May 21, 2015 3 Comments by

Helpful suggestions for maximizing your workshop time For several years now I have been highlighting my projects and workshop builds online to share some of my building tips and Techniques I use while building RC model airplanes. In the long view, I have always thought that learning how to fly RC planes to be a lot harder [...]

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Electric Jets at Top Gun

May 19, 2015 2 Comments by

Electric power is in a constant state of improvement and it’s no surprise that there were some EDF (Electric Powered Fan) jets in the winner circles at the end of the 2015 Top Gun Scale Invitational. In Team Scale, builder Mike Grady and pilot Dustin Buescher placed 3rd in the class with their BVM MiG-15. The 1/6-scale jet [...]

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RCX 2015 — RC Fun and Excitement — See ya Next Year!

May 19, 2015 No Comments by

If you missed RCX last weekend, you missed out on some of the most exciting RC Fun that can be experienced! And, you missed the opportunity to say hi and chat with the MAN Team, Debra Cleghorn, Sr. West Coast editor John Reid (Left) and Sr. Tech. editor Gerry Yarrish. With two exciting flight zones [...]

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RC Giant Scale – Nick Ziroli’s New Triplane — update with Video

May 11, 2015 2 Comments by

Known for his many great flying, giant scale WW2 warbird designs, Nick Ziroli Sr., has been finishing up his newest set of plans, this one for the WW1 Sopwith Triplane. This sport scale design has a sport airfoil for improved flight performance and is not intended for scale competition. Using his signature traditional balsa and [...]

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Top Gun — Behind the Scenes — 100 plus photo gallery

May 08, 2015 No Comments by

As with any national level event, this week long competition produces far more special photos and snapshots of planes and pilots that could ever be included in a single article. So to help support our upcoming Top Gun event coverage in the August issue of MAN, here are some of the scenes, sights and situations we saw [...]

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“Mr. Top Gun” Jack Diaz and his Fouga Magister

May 07, 2015 2 Comments

Placing first in the Expert class and also earning the High Static award this year with a near perfect score of 99.167, veteran Top Gun competitor Jack Diaz (left in main image), has won the 2015 Top Gun event and is the newest world class RC scale modeler and pilot to earn the title Mr. Top Gun. His [...]

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Top Gun 2015 — Top Static Scores

May 07, 2015 2 Comments

When it comes to competition in any scale event, your earn your final score from two categories, your flight scores and your static scale score. It is here, on the judging table that modelers have the most control. Basically you put together your documentation package and then you build and paint your airplane to match [...]

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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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