Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

Wing Repair for Built up Airplanes — Video from the Workbench.

Jun 20, 2014 1 Comment

Recently, we had a MAN reader write in asking for help with repairing his wing which he damaged by running into the safety fence at his club’s flying field. The damage was not too severe but bad enough that he could not easily patch it up. Several years ago I wrote a How To article [...]

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Video Flight Test — Top Flite Gold Edition Giant Spitfire

Jun 18, 2014 4 Comments

One of our more popular Flight Tests from MAN has been for the impressive 55cc Gold Edition Giant scale Spitfire from Top Flite. Long time contributor and test pilot Rick Bell puts the “Spit” through its paces and offers his comments in this “from the flying field” video interview. Check it out! video platform video management video solutions video [...]

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Aerobatics Made Easy Video — Half Cuban-8 with 1 1/2 Negative Snap Roll

Jun 18, 2014 1 Comment

In the past, we’ve discussed different aerobatic moves that consist of endless variations of a basic maneuver. Let’s take a look at another variation of the basic Cuban-8, this time making it a half Cuban-8 with 1 1/2 negative snap rolls. As performed by Aerobatics Made Easy columnist John Glezellis, the half Cuban-8 is usually performed [...]

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What’s your favorite biplane?

Jun 16, 2014 3 Comments

When it comes to aerobatics, nothing gets the juices flowing like a classic high performance biplane! We’ve reviewed countless aerobatic and scale biplanes and the MAN editors all have their own favorites. What’s your favorite biplane of any type? Aerobatic, sport flyer, scale, warbird… let us know which you like the best and why! I [...]

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Trouble Shooting Gasoline Engines — 11 Tips for Reliable Performance

Jun 16, 2014 3 Comments

OK, so you’ve installed your gasoline engine properly, and made sure that the fuel tank is properly installed and the fuel lines and fuel filter are all hooked up correctly, but you still can’t get any fire in the hole—the engine just won’t start. As a safety note here, we always recommend using a properly sized heavy [...]

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Home-made Goggles — Vacuum-forming Made Easy.

Jun 13, 2014 1 Comment

One of the older workshop tips for scale modelers is home-made vacuum formed plastic parts. For many, Vac-forming is an advanced modeling technique, and it is great for making all sorts of scale accessories. These include small panels, fairings and cowlings, scale bombs and drop tanks, and even smaller items like scale goggles for your pilot figure. One [...]

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Soldering Wire Landing Gear — The easy way!

Jun 10, 2014 9 Comments

While building sport airplanes from kits, often the airplane will have landing gear made from formed and bent music wire that you will have to solder together. For Fun Fly airplanes like the Florio Flyer 60, the music wire are a little extra long to provide plenty of ground clearance for the propeller, very important [...]

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A Pilot’s View of D-Day

Jun 06, 2014 No Comments

No single military battle so changed the course of a war as did the Normandy invasion on D-Day. So many were lost this day and the price of freedom was paid for with their blood. We should never forget their sacrifice. Check out this story from our sister publication Flight Journal, “A Pilot’s View of [...]

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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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