Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

Make a Scale Static Propeller

Dec 03, 2014 1 Comment

When it comes to scale RC planes, the biggest thing that ruins the scale look of the plane is a “smaller than scale” flying propeller. Many warbird pilots will paint their props the correct color and add the yellow safety propeller tips, but if you really want to get maximum attention at the flying field, [...]

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Sopwith Camel Build-Along Part 15 — Fairing the Cabane Struts

Dec 03, 2014 No Comments

So after the cabane (and the landing gear), are soldering together, they have to be filled out with wood fairings. To do this on the Camel I bought some 1/2 inch wide grooved basswood stock. These fit nicely on the wire and are a lot easier to use than trying to groove wood yourself on [...]

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Safe Engine Starts: 5 tips for using electric starters

Nov 07, 2014 2 Comments

Whenever it comes to firing up model airplane engines, either they are gasoline or glow powered, Model Airplane News editors always recommend the use of an electric starter motor. Sullivan Products has been offering excellent starters for years and when it comes to quality and durability, modelers consider the Sullivan starter as a field box [...]

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Tips for Getting Started with Electric Airplanes

Oct 14, 2014 8 Comments

Today, more than ever we are enjoying a literal “Golden Age” of RC electric flight. The amount of quality motors, batteries, controllers and connectors is just about limitless as are the types and sizes of airplanes you can fly with E-power. Even though there are plenty of plug n play packages out there where you [...]

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Sopwith Camel Build-Along Part 14 — Cabane Struts and Top Wing

Sep 16, 2014 1 Comment

After finishing up the top wing by making and installing the laminated center cutaway bow, it’s time to mate top wing to the fuselage. The struts that support the center of the wing (and set the wing incidence), are called the cabane struts. These work together with the outer interplane struts near the wing tips [...]

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Carl Bachhuber’s Giant Baby Clipper

Sep 11, 2014 11 Comments

For many years, expert model designer, builder and pilot Carl Bachhuber of Mayville Wisconsin, has become famous for his amazing multi-engine giant scale airplanes. There is hardly a famous airliner or military bomber and transport that Carl hasn’t successfully built and flown. And for the most part, he usually takes less than a year to [...]

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Full-size Flight Action at the US Air Meet!

Sep 05, 2014 No Comments

And of course, there were the full size airplanes performing over the same flightline that the RC airplanes were operating off of. A well known name in both RC and world class full-size aerobatics is Matt Chapman with his impressive CAP 580. And joining Matt this year was Dan Marcotte with the classic Ultimate Biplane!

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On the Flightline at the Horizon Hobby US Air Meet

Sep 05, 2014 No Comments

It’s always great to walk down the flightline at any RC airshow, but when it comes the US Air Meet, the action stars are all the RC jets. With the big lens out, here are some of the flight shots we got from the flightline! Whether you like scale or sport jets or Giant scale [...]

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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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