Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

No Solder WW I Shock Absorbing Landing Gear

Dec 16, 2012 7 Comments

Expert RC scale designer, builder and  pilot Sal Calvagna is known for his love of the hobby especially when it comes warbirds. A member of the Long Island Skyhawks RC club, Sal is a regular at most warbird events and in particular, you can count on Sal showing up at any WW1 jamoboree, gaggle or meet. [...]

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Special Cyber Monday Digital Subscription Discount! Today Only!!!

Nov 26, 2012 No Comments

Being an editor here at Air Age Media for Model Airplane News and Electric Flight magazines, I know all about the great articles in the magazines and as well, all the online special features and bonus exclusives on the website. The entire editorial staff works hard to keep this content coming and up to [...]

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Aerobatics Made Easy DVDs Great for Holiday Stocking Stuffers

Nov 21, 2012 No Comments

As the technical editor and director for all the DVD video shoots, I’ve had a great time working with John Glezellis and our video staff to develop and produce these amazing “Aerobatics Made Easy” DVDs. Listed at $24.95 each, the three DVDs including: Aerobatics Made Easy; Advanced Aerobatics Made Easy and, 3D Aerobatics Made Easy, [...]

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Flight Tips and Setup Secrets for 3D Aerobatics

Oct 24, 2012 5 Comments

From the Air Age Archives—World Aerobatic Champion and the “Father of 3D Aerobatics” Quique Somenzini, offers his advice for you to get the most from your aerobatic machine. Although specific flying techniques are important in 3D aerobatics, setting up your airplane correctly will greatly help you to perform maneuvers better and more easily. Let’s take [...]

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Engine and Firewall Setups — Tips for Down and Side Thrust

Oct 23, 2012 19 Comments

A very important thing to consider whenever building a giant scale airplane is to set the engine’s down- and side-thrust according to the instructions. With my current project, a 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane that I am building from the new Balsa USA kit, the instructions state to include 2 degrees of down and two degrees of [...]

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New 12 foot Telemaster kit — the return of a classic!

Oct 18, 2012 8 Comments

The 12′ Telemaster kit is a total re-engineering of the classic 12′  Tele, but the only things that are the same is the Telemaster name and wingspan. Everything has been re-worked for ease of construction and assembly both in the build process and more importantly at the flying field. We are using a 2-piece wing [...]

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Bad Vibes — Loose Servo Output Arms

Oct 15, 2012 10 Comments

Often RC Modelers find that their servo output arms are coming looseduring flight and for various reasons, this is not a good thing. Actually servo arms coming loose is a symptom of something else that’s troubling their giant scale airplane and that’s Vibration. The majority of vibration comes from the engine and it can affect other parts of your airframe. Here are [...]

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Central CT RC Club Big Biplane Bash — Video Recap

Oct 01, 2012 No Comments

Well with all the multi-wine magic now history, it took me a little while to compile photos and video I shot at the event. This was our club’s 11th annual Big Biplane Bash and it was great success with excellent weather and mild winds! Be sure to pencil in the 4th weekend in September 2013 [...]

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About the author

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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