Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

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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MAN at the Toledo RC Hobby Expo

Apr 04, 2013 1 Comment

If you are planning to attend the Toledo show at the SeaGate Convention center, be sure to stop by the MAN booth and say hi! There’s lots of great new products and airplanes on display and all the major manufacturers and companies showing there wares. Here are some we spotted while booths were being setup. [...]

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New from SKS Video Productions: Florida Jets 2013

Apr 03, 2013 No Comments

Florida Jets was once again held at Lakeland Linder Airport in Lakeland, Florida continues to bring together the hottest pilots and planes from around the world. Photo from Florida Jets flightline courtesy of David Hart This year’s 2013 event featured many of the top pilots demonstrating the latest in jet technology. Goetz Vogelsang debutes two aircraft, [...]

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RC Quad-Motor Tilt Rotor Transport

Apr 02, 2013 12 Comments

Just when you think you’ve seen everything, something new comes along and you sit back and just say wow! So it the case for this amazing homebuilt RC transport airplane that has tilt wing mounted motors–four of them! And, not only does this cool backyard bomber fly extremely well, it is also aerobatic in that [...]

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Reached the Half-Way Point!

Apr 01, 2013 No Comments

There’s an old saying about Building scale model airplanes. When you are finished building, you are halve way done with the project. Well last week I ran out of things to glue together with the Balsa USA 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane, so it is official, I have reached the half-way point in the project! Here’s my [...]

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Formation Flying without an Airplane?

Mar 18, 2013 2 Comments

Wow! Check out these intrepid Base Jumpers that stretch low-level and formation flight to the very limit! Amazing! Phoenix-Fly – The Need 4 Speed – Mountain Trails from Phoenix Fly on Vimeo.

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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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