Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

Proper RC Engine Storage

Jun 13, 2011 No Comments

If you want to treat your RC investment properly, you should always store your unused RC engines away from high humidty areas like a damp basement. Here’s How I store my unused engines when they’re not going to be in a plane for an extended period of time. It’s easy and takes no time at [...]

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Secure Servo Leads with Heat-shrink Tubing

Jun 12, 2011 No Comments

When it comes to servo leads in our RC planes, there are certain things you can count on to happen. One of these is for servo lead extensions, to eventually come loose from vibration! This wiring pitfall is easy to avoid with a simple length of heat shrink-tubing. Check out my video to see how [...]

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Model Airplane History-Maker Maynard Hill dies at 85

Jun 10, 2011 2 Comments

From the Washington Post: Published: June 9 By Emma Brown, Maynard Hill, a designer of model airplanes who secured a spot in aviation history in 2003 when one of his creations flew 1,882 miles across the Atlantic Ocean on less than a gallon of fuel, died June 7 of prostate cancer at his home in Silver [...]

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Behind the scenes for the Radio Control Show–Lots of Fun!

Jun 09, 2011 No Comments

We took a break from the desk work here in the office and went out on a photo shoot to helped Hope McCall and our video guru Joe Authur produce a segment for the Radio Control Show. In it, Hope shows how to hand launch an electric plane. Here’s a little behind the scenes video. Enjoy!

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Mini Fokker cover and finish

Jun 08, 2011 2 Comments

Made a little more progress on my build-along Mini Fokker project. The fuselage and tail feathers are now covered and ready to be glued together and hinged. All that’s left is the wing covering and finishing and adding the decals. (Above) Using black Stick on Monokote trim sheet for the black markings! Can you believe [...]

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MAN Construction Article–F/A-22 Raptor

Jun 07, 2011 No Comments

Coming soon to MAN, this awesome pusher-jet design by Steve Shumate! The king of pusher-jets Steve has designed and published many models for MAN construction articles and this one looks like a winner for sure! Using sheet foam construction, the Raptor also can be equipped with motor thrust vectoring for pitch giving it amazing agility! [...]

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2011 Farmington NEPRO Q-500 RC Pylon Race

Jun 06, 2011 1 Comment

2011 Farmington NEPRO RC Pylon Race (424) By Gerry Yarrish; Photos by Damon Rosenthal (above) View down the flightline. The main lap count, timer tent, (left) me at Pylon 3 calling station and Plyon 1 calling/light station (far left). June 5, 2011 was the Central CT RC Club’s annual NEPRO 424 Q-500 pylon race. This [...]

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E-flite Beechcraft Staggerwing 480 ARF & Air Retracts

Jun 04, 2011 No Comments

Anyone who’s got a soft spot for biplanes is familiar with the classic stagger-wing  cabin bipe from Beechcraft. Use in both civilian and military roles, the D-17 is a great looking and fun to fly design New from E-flite is the exciting Staggerwing ARF. Modeled after a U.S. Navy VIP transport variant, the E-flite Beechcraft [...]

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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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