Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

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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New Project — Balsa USA 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane

Jun 13, 2012 No Comments

Wow! I just got my new kit delivered!  I ordered it at the Toledo show (preordered) and I think it was worth waiting for. It has a 93 inch span and comes in at about 25 pounds. I plan to hang my GT 80 on the firewall. Here are some photos I found online of [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair — Part 4

Jun 13, 2012 1 Comment

With the wing all taken care of, the next step is assemblying the tail surfaces. The first step is to attach the plastic attachment tabs on the elevator control rods. Be sure to thread each of them the same number of turns so the control linkage leverage is the same length. The horizontal stabilizer and [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair — Part 3

Jun 12, 2012 2 Comments

The next step after getting the Top Flite Giant Scale Corsair up on its gear is to get the outer wing panels attached. There are some teflon alignment pegs that have to be glued into the outer ribs of the center section and then you have to install the forward carbon fiber attachment rod with [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair — Part 2

Jun 11, 2012 2 Comments

Well, the Corsair build is going nicely, and yesterday I basically finished the wings. That includes installing the flap and aileron servos and linkages and bolting in the new electric retracts from Robart. The first thing to do is to unwrap the servos and center them with the radio and receiver. After that, setup the [...]

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Sneak Peek: Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair, part 1

Jun 10, 2012 18 Comments

Well, I finally cleaned up my workshop so I could start getting serious about my new project build, the Top Flite Corsair ARF. This giant scale airplane has a 86.5 inch span and it comes with most of the major assemblies built and covered with matt finish Monokote. Out of the box everything looks really [...]

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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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