Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

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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Static Scale Propeller — Part 6

May 31, 2012 No Comments

I finally got back to my Static Scale 3-blade Hamilton Standard propeller for my upcoming Top Flite Corsair project, and I finished off the prop hub detailing! This is fairly easy but the results, though not museum scale quality, are more than acceptable for stand off scale. Here’s what I did. (Above) this is where [...]

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Florio Flyer 60 — Build-Along Project — First Flight Video

May 29, 2012 4 Comments

Wow! what a great conclusion to our winter builder’s project. Our Florio Flyer 60 was one of our most popular postings on the MAN website and I just could not wait for the weather to turn favorable for some flight testing and photos! The proof’s in the pudding, and this fun fly plane really delivers! [...]

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KMP P-51D Mustang: Super-scale foam fighter

May 18, 2012 13 Comments

We had a great time recently test flying several new airplanes for MAN and Electric Flight. One of the standouts was the new 62 inch span P-51D Mustang from Kondor Model Products. We had a blast flying the “Big Beautiful Doll” and we were very pleased with its performance. Construction: EPO FOAM Prop:16×6 4-blade Wingspan:62″ [...]

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Static 3-Blade Propeller — Part 5

May 14, 2012 No Comments

With a little bit of travel out of the way, (I just got back from Top Gun 2012!) I finally got back to my workshop to get back to my static scale Hamilton Standard 3-blade propeller. This is an accessory I am making for my upcoming Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair review that will [...]

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Corsair Documentation Pix

May 03, 2012 No Comments

One of the great things about scale RC airplanes is that they give us an opportunity to learn more about history. The new giant scale F4U Corsair from Top Flite is a beautiful airplane and with a 55cc gas engine in the nose it will be a great warbird performer. The only thing wrong with [...]

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Scale 3-Blade propellers — Building a Ziroli Static Scale Kit — Part 4

May 02, 2012 No Comments

Well, only did a little work on the propeller today. I stayed at home and went to the Dentist today then off to Top Gun tomorrow morning! So, here’s what the hub looks like after the white putty was sanded smooth. The first layer of putty was done with the Squadron White plastic model variety [...]

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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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