Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

RC Drones used to Study Hurricanes

Aug 26, 2011 No Comments

Specially equipped UAVs fly where man-carrying observation planes dread to go. The Aerosonde is an inexpensive, long-endurance UAV designed and built for conducting weather observations and scientific research in hurricanes. With endurance of over 30 hours, a single Aerosonde can obtain observations in regions that are inaccessible without expensive ships or manned aircraft. Funded by NASA and [...]

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ParkZone Stryker: Flying Wing Radio Setup Tips

Aug 16, 2011 1 Comment

Setting up the ParkZone Stryker F-27Q By Gerry Yarrish We had a great reposnse to the ParkZone Stryker review in the September issue of Electric Flight. Many wrote in asking about setting up a radio to fly a flying wing. You asked for it, here it is. With most flying wings like the Stryker F-27Q [...]

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Xoar & Falcon Propellers For Electrics

Aug 13, 2011 No Comments

  The latest News from our buddy over at Falcon Propellers, Steve Thomas are these amazing looking, pre-balanced hardwood propellers intended specifically for Electric Power. Each Falcon and Xoar wood series propeller has a smooth sealed finish with the size engraved in the hub. The profiles of these props deliver high thrust and maximize efficiency. Available [...]

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Composite-ARF F4U Corsair Review – Model Airplane News

Aug 12, 2011 1 Comment

From the December 2011 issue of Model Airplane News, this Flight Report is by Dave Malcione and his brother Pete and his son, Dave Jr. What makes this amazing warbird unique is its hydrolic folding wing mechanism and the fine attention to detail. Check out this video that shows the review Corsair at Warbirds over [...]

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The WRAM Show Is Moving

Aug 11, 2011 No Comments

New Digs for the oldest East Coast RC Industry Show The 2012 WRAM Show will be held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center at Harmon Meadow, Secaucus, New Jersey February 24, – 26, 2012. The new venue includes: ►61,000 sq. ft. on one level with 20’ ceiling ►All booths will be 10’ X 10’ (Increased from [...]

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Half-Scale Piper L-4 Grasshopper

Aug 09, 2011 No Comments

If you like Pipers then you’ll love this Half Scale L-4 Grasshopper I video taped at the 20th annual Warbirds over Delaware event in Newark, DE. Check it out! It is built from 200% enlarged 1/4-scale Balsa USA plans.  

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Model Airplane News Sponsors 10th Annual Big Biplane Bash

Aug 09, 2011 1 Comment

Well, the pieces are all coming together and we just received the beautiful awards for our upcoming Big Biplane Bash event. Set for September 24, this event promises to be our best yet. Hosted by the Central Connecticut RC Club, this is an all biplane and triplane event for RC models of all shapes, types [...]

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World’s Largest RC Aircraft? C-17 Globemaster III

Aug 06, 2011 3 Comments

C-17 Globemaster III, by Davie Mathews This 1/9-scale RC C-17 Globemaster model was built in the UK. It is a special “one off” model and is possibly the largest RC model aircraft flying today. It was custom designed and built for a Discovery Channel documentary that aired in the UK and is the work a [...]

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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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