Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

Veteran’s Day

Nov 11, 2013 1 Comment

Today is the holiday our nation recognizes the efforts and sacrifices  of our men and women in uniform past and present that have kept us safe and free. It is very much a personal thing, and those that have served or come from a family with those who have served (or are serving now,) know exactly how [...]

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Shop Tip Video — Splicing Balsa Sheeting

Nov 08, 2013 1 Comment

When you start building larger model airplanes, you need to start splicing wood for larger than average wings. Here’s a shop tip from our own Gerry Yarrish for making slices that are strong, neat and smooth. You’ll need a metal ruler,  some CA glue, (I use ZAP medium CA and Zip Kicker,) sharp hobby blades for [...]

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WW1 Buddies

Nov 05, 2013 No Comments

I have to say, of all the people I’ve met during my involvement in Scale RC modeling, I have to give the title of best friend to my good RC flying buddy Sal Calvagna. We have shared a lot of airspace together and flown at many of the same warbird and fun fly events. We [...]

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Happy Halloween for MAN!

Oct 31, 2013 No Comments

It gets scary at the MAN office when Halloween arrives and editor Gerry Yarrish doesn’t get enough candy! With a little Zap glue, a ping pong ball and some TP, Gerry conjured up this hybrid spirit of the night!  

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Hitec Weekender Warbirds are here!

Oct 31, 2013 No Comments

The popular “Weekender” line of electric powered sport planes from Hitec RCD have just gotten some new recruits in the form of three great looking classic WW2 warbirds. These include the North American P-51D Mustang, the Chance Vought F4U Corsair, and the Hawker Hurricane.  P-51D Mustang SPECIFICATIONS Wingspan: 29.5 in. Weight: 15 oz. Length: 25.5 in. Motor: WBL-1200 ESC: [...]

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Magnificent Waco YMF-5 Biplane — Video Interview

Oct 30, 2013 2 Comments

Mitch Epstien has been building and flying giant scale planes for many years and he has been a successful scale competitor competing at Top Gun for several years. One of Mitch’s favorite airplanes is his 1/3-scale Waco YMF-5 biplane built from the AMR laser-cut kit. Featured on the cover of Model Airplane News (December 2010), [...]

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Workshop Secrets — Scale Windshield Fairing Strips

Oct 30, 2013 3 Comments

When you install a clear plastic windshield or canopy, the way you attach it to the model, or the way you treat the attachment seams has a lot of affect on the model’s overall scale appearance. This technique can be used on with many scale models from racers and open cockpit biplanes, to J3 Piper [...]

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Mid-Atlantic WW1 Dawn Patrol — DVD from SKS Video Production

Oct 25, 2013 No Comments

A new and growing RC event that getting lots of attention is the Mid Atlantic Dawn Patrol held at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, VA. The 2013 event was a big success and SKS Video Productions was on hand and they captured all the action in several pilot and plane interviews. The museum is an [...]

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About the author

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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