Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

Weekender Warbird Mustang from Hitec — Review Sneak Peek

Nov 26, 2013 1 Comment

We just got the new P-51  from Hitec in the office for review. This sweet looking Mustang is part of the Weekender Warbird series and it takes only minutes to assemble. We got the package the other day from our buddies at Hitec RCD and here are some pix of the Mustang as it is [...]

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Behinds the Scenes with the E-flite Carbon-Z Cub on Floats

Nov 26, 2013 16 Comments

Recently we reviewed the new Carbon-Z Cun from E-flite and we really put it through its paces. Contributor and ace test pilot Kevin Siemonsen flew the Cub out of our tight test field with its flaps and big tundra tires, and even flew the plane inverted to explore its true aerobatic performance envelop. Kevin then [...]

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First Look! Alias Quadcopter from Traxxas — Stability and Performance!!!

Nov 22, 2013 No Comments

When Traxxas first entered the RC air market, they made a big splash with their amazing micro QR-1 quad copter. At the time it was the smallest and by far the coolest micro out there. Well, not a company known to to drag their feet, Traxxas has just released their newest variation on the theme, in [...]

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Monster Scale Martin Baker MB.5 — Flightline Video

Nov 21, 2013 4 Comments

One of the most unique RAF aircraft to come out after WW2 and just before the dawn of the jet age was the MB-5 from the Martin Baker company. Only one was built and it was never developed past the prototype stage. Used for flight design testing, it was eventually used as a target drone [...]

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The Future of Naval Aviation is here Today!

Nov 21, 2013 4 Comments

When it comes to using drones in the military, the US Navy doesn’t fool around! Claiming to have the best pilots (Aviators) on the planet, the US Navy also has the most sophisticated Drones now in military service. Or, soon to be. Far from the old “Shadow” twin boom UAVs that were caught in nets, [...]

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Sneak Peek — Blade 350 QX Quadcopter with GPS stability

Nov 19, 2013 No Comments

In the office for flight review is the amazing new 350 QX quadcopter from Blade. This multi-rotor aerial vehicle has GPS and advanced built-in stability. It has several flight modes and is designed to carry a GoPro Camera. In the Smart Mode the 350 QX literally flies itself and has the ability to travel in [...]

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Fantastic Flying Fortress: the Nine-O-Nine! With Flightline Video

Nov 18, 2013 6 Comments

At the recent Monster Planes Fly In in Lakeland FL, several amazing scale warbirds and classics showed up to enjoy a weekend of RC fun. MAN’s Rich Uravitch and Ace Photo Guy David Hart were on hand to capture all the excitement and you will be able to read all about it in the upcoming February [...]

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How To Install Hinges

Nov 15, 2013 8 Comments

From the workshop of MAN editor Gerry Yarrish, this How To Video demonstrates installing flat Du-Bro control hinges in your RC airplane. With more that 84,400 views, this video is a must watch for anyone who wants to start building his or her own RC airplanes from a kit of from plans. These techniques can [...]

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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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