Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

Hobby Lobby B-17 Update

Apr 03, 2012 2 Comments

Well, we finally did it. The weather finally cooperated and we were able to commit aviation with the new B-17 and wow is it a blast ! It has gobs of power and it handles mild to moderate wind gusts pretty well. It seems to have momentum and it penetrates nicely. Flaps are good but [...]

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New 1/4-Scale WWI Pilot Figure

Apr 02, 2012 1 Comment

Another masterpiece from BEST PILOTS! LOTHAR VON RICTHOFEN the younger brother of the infamous “The Red baron” (Manfred  Von Ricthofen) is an ideal subject for the cockpit of your next 1/4-scale WW1 German Aeroplane.  This full-figure, lightweight pilot not only raises the bar in authentic scale realism – it blows it away! Lothar,  is chocked full [...]

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Get ready for fun-fly season!

Apr 01, 2012 4 Comments

For almost forever, RC model clubs have cooked up all sorts of ideas to keep their members interested in attending flying-field events. These outings bring the members and their families together and promote the growth of the hobby—and the club—while offering some weekend summertime fun! Thus, the fun-fly was born. (Above) Typical Sportsman and Intermediate [...]

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Covering & Finishing — Tips for High-Vis Trim Schemes

Mar 28, 2012 12 Comments

 It is really a great feeling to finish a model airplane you’ve built with your own two hands. An added benefit is that your model will be completely unique and won’t look like every other plane on the flightline. Yes it takes a little more effort, but the end result truly reflects your own tastes. [...]

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Florida Jets 2012 – SKS DVD Event Coverage

Mar 27, 2012 No Comments

If you missed the event, you can still experience the THRILL! SKS was there and covered all the after-burner jet action like only SKS can! The Largest Gathering of Jets in the RC World! Held once again at Lakeland Linder Airport in Lakeland, Florida, this event continues to bring together the hottest pilots and planes [...]

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Hobby Lobby B-17 Flying Fortress — Exclusive Sneak Peek!

Mar 26, 2012 7 Comments

One of the most anticipated RC releases has been this new 4-engine heavy bomber from FreeWing Model, distributed by Hobby Lobby International. Model Airplane News has an exclusive review planned for the B-17 Flying Fortress in the next issue and we’re very excited to provide a sneak peek of this impressive electric-powered warbird to our readers. [...]

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Birdman! Hoax or Real?

Mar 23, 2012 1 Comment

Have you seen this guy on the web and YouTube??? It looks so cool and the video looks real, but now there are a bunch of people saying its all a scam! What do you think? I want to hear what you have to say! leave a comment! What ever it turns out to be, [...]

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Great Plane Shoestring Racer — MAN FaceBook Give-away!

Mar 22, 2012 8 Comments

There’s still time left! You could win this Great Planes Shoestring racer complete with everything needed including radio and flight gear. We are giving away the actual cover plane from the May 2012 issue of our sister publication Electric Flight No subscription or purchase necessary. Sweepstakes ends at 11:59:59 PM EDT on March 26, 2012. Enter the [...]

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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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