Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

Recognition at the Warbirds over Delaware

Aug 07, 2012 No Comments

It goes without saying that a huge event like the WOD giant scale warbird fly in takes a lot of work. Contest Directors Pete and Dave Malcione have been tirelessly driving the WOD event and making it the event is is today. Working with the gang from the Delaware RC Club, the warbird event has [...]

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Martin Irvine and his Awesome Aviatik—with video!

Aug 07, 2012 7 Comments

At a recent fun-fly event at the Kingston RC Club in Kingston, Ontario, I ran into my old flying buddy and Model Airplane News contributor, Martin Irvine, who had brought with him a recent project he had just finished. Now Martin is known for picking unusual designs and his latest efforts, a 1917 Aviatik D1 [...]

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Exclusive Test Flight: Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair ARF w/video

Aug 05, 2012 2 Comments

    For the US Navy and Marine Corps aviators in the South Pacific during World War 2, the F4U Corsair was an impressive fighter that could get the job done! Though faster than the Grumman F6F Hellcat, it was to replace, the Corsair was more demanding to land on carriers. The fighter was made [...]

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Aerobatic Pilot Flies Big Twin Video Interview with Matt Chapman

Aug 02, 2012 No Comments

We were pleased to run into our long time RC friend and full-scale aerobatic pilot Matt Chapman at the WOD event. Matt was hanging around the flightline with his RC sidekick John Kohler getting his impressive 1/5-scale Beechcraft D-18 twin ready for a flight. Matt’s beautiful twin is built from a st of Nick Ziroli [...]

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Carl’s Colossal Convair Cosmo

Aug 01, 2012 23 Comments

When it comes to thinking really big, Model Airplane News contributor and giant scale guru, Carl Bachhuber can usually be counted on to come up with something truly amazing. Producing one of these modeling monsters takes a surprisingly short period of time for Carl and his newest project, the Convair 580 airliner took him only [...]

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New DLE 60 Smooth Running Twin

Jul 31, 2012 No Comments

If you’re looking for smooth, consistent performance in a 60cc gas engine, this is it.  The DLE 60-Twin cylinder engine delivers has horizontally opposed cylinders to provide very smooth operation, while keeping weight low and producing the power your big bird needs.  Electronic ignition, spark plug and Pitts style mufflers are included.  Specifications: Displacement: 61 cc [...]

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Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair Build-along Part 12

Jul 27, 2012 4 Comments

The most important part of any model build is making sure the CG balance point is correct. With a giant plane like the Top Flite Corsair, you need to take your time, or better yet, get the help of a friend to move the plane around. Start with the plane in the maintenance cradle upside [...]

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IQ AFM Multi-Station for Fuel and Air

Jul 26, 2012 No Comments

If you are looking for the ultimate solution to your aircraft servicing tasks, this Fuel and Air Multi-Station is for you. Manufactured in Germany, thie IQ AFM Multi-Station is available in two versions. The standard IQ AFM ($350) and tthe IQ AFM+ (With water seperator) $395. This 5-gallon fuel container includes: Fuel pump and attachment [...]

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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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