Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

Best in Show! 1/3-scale Sopwith Camel

Feb 27, 2012 No Comments

  Perhaps one of the most highly sought after titles for serious RC Scale modelers is the “Best in Show” award from the annual WRAM Show. And this year’s winner of the title from the 2012 WRAM show was the talented Mike Gross Sr., with his amazing 1/3-scale Sopwith Camel. Held this year at the [...]

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WRAM Update — HiMax Motors Glider Gear

Feb 26, 2012 No Comments

Know for their awesome brushless motors and accessories, the HiMax Motors and Maxx Products booth had lots of great gear on display including Glider retracts available in small, medium and large sizes. These electric driven units are compact and very high quality. Also, they had a cool looking towhook release mechanism that fits easily in the [...]

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WRAM Update — BP Hobbies Powered Paper Planes?

Feb 26, 2012 No Comments

Ok want something completely different? how about a paper airplane powered by a brushless motor? Sure, BP Hobbies could not keep up with the demand for these great little “Power Up” free flight flyers. And, there’s no battery onboard! It has a capacitor that you charge up with a hand-held battery holder. Sweet!  

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WRAM Update — Giant Fokker Triplane ARF

Feb 26, 2012 No Comments

Wow! OK this has my name all over it! Everyone who know me even a little knows I love WW1 airplanes. Now what about a 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane? Oh yea! I want it badly! This great looking Dr.1 from Easy Tiger Models is ideal for 50 -75cc gas engines and it comes already painted over [...]

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MAN Online Build-along Project at WRAM Show

Feb 26, 2012 No Comments

Hey, if you missed Sr. Tech Editor Gerry Yarrish on Friday at the WRAM show, be sure to come back on Sunday and chat with him at the MAN booth! Gerry will be showing off the Florio Flyer 60 he has been building for the MAN online Build-along. Stop by, say hi and enter for [...]

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WRAM Update — Horizon Hobby

Feb 25, 2012 No Comments

As always.. the Horizon Hobby Dist.’s booth was full of great new products and people to tell everyone about them. With JR and Spektrum radios, Evolution and Saito engines and lots of ARFs and micro indoor RC plans on display, there was something for everyone. Two great planes I saw were the E-flite Albatros and [...]

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WRAM Update — Smiling Faces at the Hitec Booth

Feb 25, 2012 1 Comment

Plenty of smiling faces at the Hitec Booth as always! Here, The SkyScout is one of many great electric powered sport planes on display at the Hitec Booth. Plenty of servos and radio gear also out on the display to show the many modelers that stopped by to say hello The Multiplex Digfighter is another [...]

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WRAM Update — Robart Retracts

Feb 25, 2012 No Comments

     A special surprize for me was seeing the new electric driven retracts and actuators at the Robart Booth. Doug Scatterday and Dennis Brooks were on hand showing the gear to the public. Not just an electric motor and a jack screw added to drive the trunion, these new gear have a very impressive [...]

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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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