Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel — Part 26, Bungees Cords and Bracing Wires

Jun 01, 2015 3 Comments

Finally we got the Camel all painted and reassembled and I brought it outside to sit in the sunlight for a while. There is just a very short To-Do list of items to button up before we are ready for our test flight in about 2 weeks. The most recent building tasks were fairing out [...]

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Top Gun Video Interview — David James and his Spad VII

May 29, 2015 1 Comment

known for the big heavy metal warbirds, Top Gun actually draws all types of amazing planes and such is the case with this immense 45% Scale Spad VII. Flown by David James, it was impossible not to notice the gigantic WW 1 biplane on the flightline. MAN editor Gerry Yarrish chatted with David about his [...]

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Top Gun Video Interview — Randy Clark and his Yak 130

May 29, 2015 No Comments

Most of the jets at Top Gun this year were of the extra large turbine variety and they all grab your attention where flying by or just waiting for the round. An extremely impressive jet was Randy Clark’s Yak 130 and MAN editor Gerry Yarrish chatted with him to get the inside scoop on this [...]

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Top Gun 2015 — Top Static Scores with Video Highlights

May 29, 2015 2 Comments

When it comes to competition in any scale event, your earn your final score from two categories, your flight scores and your static scale score. It is here, on the judging table that modelers have the most control. Basically you put together your documentation package and then you build and paint your airplane to match [...]

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Top Gun Video Interview from Warbird Alley

May 28, 2015 No Comments

Without a doubt, the most popular tent this year at Top Gun belonged to P.J. Ash. P.J. is the motivator behind the Warbird Alley gang, and Warbird Alley is the watering hole at the Top Gun flightline! It’s also where the MAN crew set up our home base! This year, P.J. had three huge tents to house all the models [...]

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Top Gun Video Interview — Mike Grady — B-17 Flying Fortress

May 28, 2015 5 Comments

At this year’s scale invitational, Mike’s competition aircraft for Team Scale was this amazing WW2 4-engine, B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. The B-17 was 1/9-scale and built from a Wingspan models kit and has a span is 138 inches with a fuselage length of 99 inches. Weight is 65 pounds. The model is electric powered and is equipped with four [...]

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Throw Back Thursday — Nick Ziroli and his Spirit of St. Louis

May 21, 2015 6 Comments

TBT: what better model to show off on this date, than the Spirit of Saint Louis?! This one of course, by the Master Nick Ziroli Sr. This photo was taken at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in NY where the museum staff is also building a full size replica of the Ryan NYP classic. Today, May [...]

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Workshop Tips for Better Building

May 21, 2015 3 Comments

Helpful suggestions for maximizing your workshop time For several years now I have been highlighting my projects and workshop builds online to share some of my building tips and Techniques I use. In the long view, I have always thought that learning how to fly RC planes was a lot harder that the actual building of the [...]

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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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