Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

Flying around the Patch at the Warbirds over Delaware Giant Scale Fly In

Jul 15, 2011 No Comments

So I had a chance today to take off my editor cap and put on my pilot cap at the WOD giant scale fly in! Using a hand-me-down Stearman PT-17 that Nick Ziroli Jr. gave me ( that’s 20 years old,) we set up the plane with all new servos, radio gear, fuel tank and plumbing [...]

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Hot Friday Action from the Warbirds over Delaware Giant Scale Fly In

Jul 15, 2011 2 Comments

I am reporting live from the flightline and today (Friday July 15) was amazing. If you like warbirds, this is the place to be, from giants gas powered multi-engine bombers like the B-29 and B-26 and the B-17 FLying Fortress (an electric powered one,) to a turbo-prop Tucano, today’s meet was simply amazing. Giant WW1 biplanes [...]

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2 Days until Warbirds over Delaware!

Jul 11, 2011 1 Comment

If you are a “Warbird Lover” and who isn’t? Be sure to check out our upcoming online coverage of the popular giant scale event. In its 2oth year, WOD is hosted by the Delaware RC Club at the Lums Pond State Park in Bear, DE. For the 2011 event, our own Gerry Yarrish will be heading [...]

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Making 3-panel Windshields — Part 3

Jul 11, 2011 6 Comments

The final installment of this scale building techique finishes up the Windshield with the addition of the clear plastic panes and installing the units on the fuselage. After the frames are painted, you need to make a template for each of the individual panes. (Aboved.) Flip the framework over and place a scrap piece of [...]

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Get your RC Club on a TV News Show

Jul 11, 2011 No Comments

Local and positive PR (public Relations) is very important to our hobby. A great way to do this is to get your club featured on a local or regional TV news show. my club, the Central CT RC Club of Farmington, CT did just that and here’s the video spot that was shown on Channel [...]

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Workshop Weekend

Jul 10, 2011 No Comments

I really had a great weekend. My wife and My daughter Rebecca went to the sound and went clamming so it was me and the doggies home alone! I worked on my Stearman rebuild and it came out pretty good! Everything works great with the new radio, servos, receiver battery pack and the new fuel [...]

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Making Scale 3-panel Windshields — Part 2

Jul 10, 2011 1 Comment

Continuing our scale upgrade project, this takes up where the first part ended. I used G-10 fiberglass sheet material to replace the old and worn out folded clear plastic setup on a Ziroli Stearman PT-17. So here were are starting with the formed and folded blank shown below set in place on my Stearman restoration project. (Above.) First [...]

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Godspeed Atlantis Space Shuttle — NASA’s final space mission

Jul 08, 2011 No Comments

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Atlantis successfully launched  today (Friday, July 8, 2011) on the 135th and final flight in NASA’s shuttle program. The mission, is scheduled to last 12 days and is intended to stockpile a year’s worth of supplies on the International Space Station. The STS-135 astronauts are: Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot [...]

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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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