Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

MAN at the WRAM Show

Feb 21, 2014 4 Comments

Today was the first day of the 2014 WRAM trade show and I can’t think of a better way to end a week than spending Friday getting to see all the new products and RC plane on display. Here are some shots I took today of some of the models on display, both in the [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Bristol Beaufighter Returns!

Feb 21, 2014 No Comments

Last year’s Mr. Top Gun winner David Wigley will again be defending his title well deserved for the fourth time this year with his amazing 1/5-scale Bristol Beaufighter. With its 138-inch wingspan and powered by twin BME 102cc has engines, David’s amazing RAF warbird has set a very high standard to compete against. Competing in [...]

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MAN at the 2014 WRAM Show

Feb 19, 2014 1 Comment

If you are attending the Upcoming WRAM show at the Meadowlands Expo Convention center in Secaucus, NJ, be sure to stop by the Model Airplane News booth and say hello. On February 21 through 23, editor Gerry Yarrish and the rest of the MAN team will be there covering this must-see event. The annual WRAM [...]

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Road to Top Gun: SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber

Feb 18, 2014 14 Comments

This week’s ”Road to Top Gun” highlight focuses on Bill Steffes who is again competing at the 2014 Scale Invitational with his impressive Douglas SBD Dauntless dive-bomber. Bill has entered in the Team Scale category and will be competing with the SBD’s designer Nick Ziroli Sr., as his Team pilot. These two well-known Top Gun veterans are sure to give the [...]

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Resin Casting Made Easy: Mass-Production Spark Plugs

Feb 16, 2014 5 Comments

Once you get to a certain level of scale modeling, you’ll start making parts that need to be produced in multiples and, most likely, are not commercially available. This is easily dealt with by making a master part and then reproducing it with a mold and resin casting liquid. Resin casting is considered an advanced technique, [...]

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The Road to Top Gun: Sneak Peek of the Competitors

Feb 13, 2014 18 Comments

The 26th Annual Top Gun Scale Invitational, is once again going to be a full 5-day extravaganza of the best RC scale competition. Starting on April 30 and continuing till May 4, Frank Tiano’s annual event will take place at the Paradise Field RC flying facility in Lakeland FL. And, for the first time, there [...]

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Event Poll: What’s your favorite?

Feb 10, 2014 28 Comments

Traveling to events, trade shows, fun flys and competitions is a great way to increase your experience and a fun way to learn new things about the hobby. The MAN editors travel across the country to cover national and regional events so we can bring you our readers, the latest and greatest news and happenings. [...]

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Scale Docs for the ORA Triplane

Feb 10, 2014 1 Comment

Over the course of building my Balsa USA Fokker Triplane, I searched the web for suitable images and documentation for the triplane flown by Cole Palen at the Old Rhinbeck Aerodrome (ORA). Here a few of those images and the set of scale drawings I made for the “Bloody Black Baron or Rhinebeck’s show plane. [...]

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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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