Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

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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Giant Carbon Cub from Aeroworks

Apr 14, 2012 1 Comment

If you have ever built a 1/3-scale Cub you know how big the classic Piper can become. But this new 40% 168-inch span Carbon Cub eats 1/3-scale J-3 Cubs for lunch! Ideal for 100cc or larger gas engines! Dominating the Aeroworks booth at the Toledo show, the Carbon Cun has all the awesome quality that [...]

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New 160cc Radial Engine from Evolution

Apr 14, 2012 3 Comments

Filling a gap in the Evolution round engine line, the new 7-cylinder 160 was shown off at the Toledo show in the Horizon Hobby booth. Ideal for many 1/3 scale WW1 and vintage airplane designs

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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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