Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

Scale 3-Blade propellers — Building a Ziroli Static Scale Kit — Part 1

Apr 26, 2012 No Comments

Any scale warbird benefits dramatically with a scale prop added to the engine. Though you can’t fly with it, a scale propeller makes the whole plane look more realistic as it sits on the flightline. For scale competition, one is absolutely required for maximum static judging points! Whether you are a scale competitor or a [...]

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Exclusive Sneak Peek — Spektrum DX 18

Apr 20, 2012 4 Comments

Wow! I am working on my review of the new DX18 radio system from Spektrum. Featuring 10 channels and expandable to 18, this radio system is pretty impressive. Here’s a short-list of functions and features! Getting acquainted  When you first take grab hold of the DX18 transmitter you’ll notice its nice No-Slip Rubber Grips making the [...]

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Super-size RC: Is bigger really better?

Apr 18, 2012 19 Comments

video platform video management video solutions video player  There’s an old saying that goes: “Bigger is Better” and for some RC modelers, this is a passion! The AMA and IMAA have rules and regulations for the safe building and operation of Giant Scale models under the 55 pound limit, and recently, the AMA has developed [...]

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Now this is a Big RC Triplane!

Apr 17, 2012 No Comments

Well, I just bought a 1/3-scale Balsa USA Fokker Triplane Kit at the Toledo show and when I posted that on my FaceBook page, I got a comment from that “Mr Giant” RC guy Bill Hemple! Can you believe he is working on a super duper giant scale Triplane. it is 65% scale and has [...]

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Toledo Show Winners and Special Awards

Apr 16, 2012 5 Comments

The planes and models on display were again the stars of the show at the 58th annual Hobby show in Toledo, OH. And would you believe an RC Dragon won Best in Show? Must have been that “Scale” paint job that did it! That, or the incredible craftsmanship and quality of the over-all project… Anyway, [...]

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ZP — A New Name For Zenoah

Apr 14, 2012 3 Comments

Zenoah, the name for quality, great running engines has had a make-over and a name change. ZP engines are now all equiped with electronic ignitions and benefit with a signifigant weight savings. Also, the power band is increased compared to the magnito equiped versions and there are other improvements making the engines even better. On [...]

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Fire-Breathing RC Flying Dragon

Apr 14, 2012 16 Comments

Inspired by an animated movie, Rick Hamel’s fire-breathing, turbine powered dragon was the standout in the static display contest at the Toledo Weak Signals show. Yes, it actually breathes fire and it flies while powered by a turbine engine. It features composite construction, with over 62 individually molded parts, and an amazing “scale” paint job. No wonder [...]

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1/3-Scale Fokker Dr.1 Triplane — Balsa USA

Apr 14, 2012 No Comments

I have been waiting for this one for years! Finally, Balsa USA showed off its 33% Triplane at the Toledo show. A nicely enlarged version of their popular 1/4-scale Kit, this one is going to be very popular WW1 multi-wing warrior!    

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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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