Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 8

Jul 06, 2012 1 Comment

Now that the engine is all set, it is time to install the engine cowling. This takes a little more effort to get it right and there is a lot of assemble and removal, and repeat involved. But following the directions is definately a good thing here. (Above) First thing, install the muffler. Instructions say [...]

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Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 7

Jul 05, 2012 5 Comments

I got a bit more progress done over the holiday and was able to install the engine and engine cowling on the Top Flite Corsair. Here’s what it looks like now. (Above) This is the hardware that comes with the DLE 55 engine. The standoffs are aluminum and come with stainless steel screws. There are no [...]

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Workshop Build-along, Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, Part 6 w/video

Jul 02, 2012 4 Comments

    The Tailwheel is the next item to install and with the Robart electric unit, it requires just a little bit of modification to the plane. The unit has the same standard vertical attachment bracket that screws into two hardwood rails attached to the former just forward of the tailwheel opening. When the gear [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair — Part 5

Jun 30, 2012 2 Comments

After a little break and taking a trip to Canada for the big Father’s Day Fun Fly weekend, I am now back in the shop and working again on the assembly of the new Top Flite giant scale F4U Corsair ARF. The next step is to install the elevator and rudder pushrods and attach to [...]

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Hubsan Spy Hawk Mini FPV Glider A First Look!

Jun 28, 2012 4 Comments

Well, we finally got one of these cool little FPV mini powered gliders in the office for review. Distributed by Hobby People /Global Hobby Dist., The Spy Hawk is a great first step into the exciting world of FPV (First Person View) RC airplanes. It gives you that from the cockpit view right on the [...]

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Scale Corsair Tailwheels, Earl Aune Scale Upgrade

Jun 21, 2012 12 Comments

During my continuing build of the new Top Flite F4U Corsair ARF, I have received several emails and comments about the project and some of the scale Add-ons I intend to include. One in particular came from my good friend and scale modeler, Earl Aune.   (Above) Gear Extended   (Above) Gear in the retracted [...]

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RotoFlow Fuel Systems

Jun 20, 2012 8 Comments

– Go With the Flow! Not every day something comes along that’s truly new.  RC Fuel Tanks haven’t changed in decades and we all deal with the same old problems of leaks and misplaced clunks after a hard landing! The new RotoFlow Fuel system from JL power Products is tryly revolutionary with its internal clunkless [...]

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Kingston Father’s Day Fun Fly Weekend — Round Two

Jun 19, 2012 No Comments

  Had a great time at the event! if only I could get in some more practice I might fly better! After all said and done, I placed 6th in Sportsman Class :^)  

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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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