Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

Easy Access Aileron Servo Installation with Wing Hatches

Apr 23, 2013 5 Comments

Here’s a common, very popular way to install aileron servos. To make field maintenance easy, install your servos with hatches built into the wing so they are flush with the wing’s underside and are held in place with screws. The first thing I do to get the aileron servo hatch properly aligned is to install the [...]

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Aerobatic Icon Reborn from Aeroworks

Apr 20, 2013 1 Comment

If you have been around and involved in RC aerobatics for any length of time, then you know that the Laser 200 was one of the hottest tickets in the lats 70s and early 1980s. Well, Aeroworks is going to reignite that excitement with their new 30cc Laser 200 QB ARF. video platform video management [...]

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Hangar 9 Composite QQ Yak 54

Apr 19, 2013 No Comments

When it comes to giant scale aerobatic excitment, the new Hangar 9 Composite Yak 54 QQ is ready to rock the winner’s circle! We got the inside scoop first hand at the Toledo show during our interview with Hangar 9′s Colton Clark. This 100cc aerobat is ready to put on a show — check it [...]

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Today in Aviation History: 71 years ago today, we salute the Doolittle Raiders

Apr 18, 2013 No Comments

Jimmy Doolittle led 16 B-25 Mitchell Bombers off the deck of the aircraft carrier Hornet (CV-8).  Admiral Halsey commanded Task Force 16.  Excerpt from The Air Force Story (a series of films ordered made by General of the Air Force Hap Arnold).  This is placed here in memory of Colonel Travis Hoover, my C.O. at [...]

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.40-size P-51D Mustang ARF from Hangar 9

Apr 12, 2013 1 Comment

We just saw this impressive ARF at the Toledo show and it is all decked out in an Authentic 8th Air Force, 357th Fighter Squadron trim scheme. With a moderated wing span of 56 inches, this beauty comes with lots of details and is covered with UltraCote covering. Features include Balsa and      lightweight plywood [...]

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Turbine-powered Batwing!

Apr 07, 2013 13 Comments

Brought to us by the same guy who built a fire-breathing turbine powered flying dragon last year, Rick Hamel the Dark Knight’s Batwing plane was front and center on the competition table at the Toledo Show. This amazing model is all-composite, created with Rick’s self-designed molds. It took a year and half to build and uses a [...]

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Competition Highlights from Toledo

Apr 07, 2013 1 Comment

Mark Rittinger’s Precisous Metal Racer Karl Schneider’s 50% scale Pitts Model-12 Checkmate 36% Scale T-34 Mentor by Mike Barbee Robert Grossman’s DH-2 Pusher Curtiss Jenny by Gerald Sanderson Jim Ryan’s Husky with intermeshed rotorheads 35%-scale Bristol Scout Model-D by Brian Perkins  

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New Products from Toledo Show

Apr 07, 2013 No Comments

New Razorback Mustang in Red-tail markings from Aeroworks Yak 55 quick build from Aeroworks New E-flite Inverza 280 BNF Basic is a collaborative original design by RC aerobatic world champion Quique Somenzini, full-scale aerobatic aircraft craftsman Kevin Kimball and aviation artist Mirco Pecorari. New Airtronics DS-10GS    

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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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