Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

Latest From the Members Only Site — Giant Scale Triplane Build-Along

Mar 04, 2013 No Comments

We are drawing close to the end of this extensive giant-scale build-along. This past weekend the cabane struts and the top wing were built and attached to the Balsa USA 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane. Check out the sequence below. To build the cabane struts and attach the top wing, you first have to install the kit’s [...]

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On Sale Now! Alien Aircraft Taylorcraft 72

Mar 01, 2013 No Comments

Our good friend Tom Herr at Alien Aircraft has just announced to availablilty of his new 6-foot span, glow powered sport scale Taylorcraft, and the kits are available now! Known for their great flying and easy to build laser cut electric powered kits, Alien Aircraft has taken the extremely popular laser cut kits to a new [...]

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Road to Top Gun: Classic Stinson SR9-F

Mar 01, 2013 No Comments

Competing in the Pro Am class, James Prive is busy finishing up his beautiful 1946 Stinson SR9-F. Based on the popular Top flight kit, the model has a 100.5 inch wingspan and is just under 1/4 scale.  James has made several modifications and the build has taken just over two years. Details include a fully detailed cockpit [...]

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WW1 “History” — Student Academy Award winning animation

Mar 01, 2013 3 Comments

The Jockstrap Raiders is a Student Academy Award winning animated short film about a group of misfits during world war I. It takes place in Leeds, England where our heroes are all excluded from the war due to various abnormalities. Threatened by the invading German Kaiser and his army, they must learn to become a [...]

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Civilian UAVs on Horizon

Feb 28, 2013 No Comments

Lead photo shows a ShadowHawk drone with Montgomery County, Texas, SWAT team members. In a major step toward opening U.S. skies to thousands of unmanned drones, federal officials Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, solicited proposals to create six drone test sites around the country. The FAA has granted several hundred permits to universities, police departments and [...]

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Juggling Drones — Quadcopters that can Bounce, Catch and Balance!

Feb 26, 2013 2 Comments

We might take it for granted when we play games like ping pong or tennis, but what about a Quadcopters UAV that can do the same thing? Interesting? Read on! From Krulwich Wonders by Robert Krulwich Imagine a “plates,” like a dinner plate, hovering mid-air. The technical name for this gizmo is a Quadrocopter. But [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Swedish J-29F Tunnan

Feb 26, 2013 2 Comments

This year Mike Selby is again competing at Top Gun with an unusual airplane of his own creation. His 1:4.8 scale J-29F Tunnan made with Airex/fiberglass/carbon fiber laminated construction, weights in at around 32 pounds. Power comes from a 27-pound-thrust PST 1300 turbine engine and the Tunnan is controlled with a Futaba 14 MZ radio system. It took Mike around [...]

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And the Winners are! WRAM Show 2013

Feb 26, 2013 2 Comments

Though many manufacturers and distributors of RC equipment and products come each year to the WRAM Show,  for many, the heart of the show is the large collection of beautiful scale, sport and vintage models that show up to compete in the scale competition. Compared to last year, which was the first time the WRAM [...]

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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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