Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

Jasta 18–The Red Noses

Jun 16, 2011 No Comments

I just scored an awesome book for documenting my on-going Mini Fokker build. As you know I have a 42 inch Fokker D-VII in the works and am now finishing the covering and detailing! How to fly it in about 2 week. Anyway, this book from Osprey Publishing by Greg Van Wyngarden is full of [...]

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What our Readers are Building–F4U Corsair

Jun 16, 2011 2 Comments

BH models F4U Corsair by Whitney Philbrick We are always chatting with our friends and contributors and like to talk RC and scale when ever we can. Recently our good buddy Whitney Philbrick of the Mid-Hudson RC Society completed a very nice project. It is a BH Models ARF F4U Corsair with a 90″ wingspan. [...]

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7-Cylinder Father’s Day Gift!

Jun 14, 2011 1 Comment

7-Cyl 77cc 4-Stroke Glow Radial Engine from Evolution Did any of you see these at Toledo? I think these new Indian-Made Seidel clones are stunning engines. What I hear is they still offer solid performance and reliability and the 7 -Cylinder 77cc is designed for larger models. I have been looking for an excuse to build another Ziroli PT-17 [...]

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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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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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