Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

Real or RC? Prometheus Pitts

Sep 18, 2012 15 Comments

In the December 2012 issue of MAN, (our Scale Special Issue,) we ran a Reader’s Report and interview with Patric Leis and his 42% scale prometheus Pitts. This amazing aerobatic RC biplane is so scale it looks exactly like the full-size plane and it is almost impossible to tell Patric’s plane from Skip Stewart’s Real [...]

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Sneak Peek: Ferocious FW-190

Sep 17, 2012 20 Comments

While attending the recent all electric NEAT Fair in Downsville, NY, I met up with good RC buddy Dan Landis who was showing off his piloting skills with a new warbird! The new Top Flite FW-190 “Butcher Bird” is a Gold Edition giant scale ARF and it is designed for 50cc size gas engines. Dan [...]

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Chatting with Mike McConville at the US Air Meet

Sep 12, 2012 No Comments

While covering all the great action at this event, we ran into Mike McConville on the flightline. Mike was prepping his new turbine powered jet for another flight so we asked him to give a quick report about this Horizon Hobby centric event, the special demos and his impressive BAe Hawk.  

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Ali Machinchy at the Horizon US Air Meet

Sep 11, 2012 3 Comments

Ali Machinchy is always one of those pilots you can count on for flying something intersting, exciting and entertaining! Ali is most often seen and better known in the hobby industry as an accomplished demo Pilot. A true showman through and through, Ali performed at flightline central at the US Air Meet with an impressive T-tailed all composite [...]

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Flightline Highlights at the Horizon US Air Meet

Sep 11, 2012 No Comments

Well, it’s true. A picture is worth a thousand words and at the Horizon US Air Meet in Sanford, ME, many of the planes would leave you speechless. Here’s just a small sampling of the eye-candy that was on display! Enjoy! No lack of smiles on the flightline! Say Cheeze!!!

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Three times the Action at US Air Meet

Sep 10, 2012 No Comments

When you have a great pilot, you have a great flight, but when you have three awesome showmen then you have an airborne party!!! Part of the demo flights was a triple formation presentation by Horizon pilots, Quique Somenzini, John Glezellis and Seth Arnold. Quique, the lead pilot flew his impressive giant scale Beast biplane [...]

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US Air Meet Pilot Highlight — James Haley

Sep 10, 2012 No Comments

If you wanted 3D Helicopter action, then the US Air Meet was the place to see it. 23 year old  James Haley was part of the flightline demo team and he really delivered. James is a well-respected and a member of the Blade helicopter team with Horizon Hobby where he has been the lead product developer on the [...]

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Heavy Metal Warbirds at US Air Meet

Sep 10, 2012 No Comments

  One nice surprise we found in the flightline roundup was Horizon sponsored “Team Malchione” taking part in the noontime show with their impressive F4U Corsairs! Not just one, but a pair of CARF-Corsairs flown in formation to the delight of the crowd! These giant scale South Pacific bent-wing warbirds powered by 5-cylinder 250cc radial engines [...]

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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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