Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

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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New Robart Electric Giant Scale Retracts — 90-Degree Rotating Corsair Gear

Jun 08, 2012 3 Comments

The long anticipated electrically driven Robart retracts are here! Wow! I just got the gear last night and right out of the box, they work flawlessly! The landing gear are controlled and setup with a control box that plugs into your radio’s retract (Channel 5) receiver port, and you have the option of using an [...]

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Static Scale Hamilton Standard 3-blade propeller — Part 7

Jun 01, 2012 4 Comments

Well we finally finished this beautiful scale accessory. When it comes to scale RC planes, the biggest thing that ruins the scale looks of the plane is the smaller than scale flying propeller. Many warbird pilots will at least paint their props the correct color and add the yellow safety prop tips, but if you [...]

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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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