Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

1/3-Scale Fokker Dr.1 Triplane — Balsa USA

Apr 14, 2012 No Comments

I have been waiting for this one for years! Finally, Balsa USA showed off its 33% Triplane at the Toledo show. A nicely enlarged version of their popular 1/4-scale Kit, this one is going to be very popular WW1 multi-wing warrior!    

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Giant Carbon Cub from Aeroworks

Apr 14, 2012 1 Comment

If you have ever built a 1/3-scale Cub you know how big the classic Piper can become. But this new 40% 168-inch span Carbon Cub eats 1/3-scale J-3 Cubs for lunch! Ideal for 100cc or larger gas engines! Dominating the Aeroworks booth at the Toledo show, the Carbon Cun has all the awesome quality that [...]

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New 160cc Radial Engine from Evolution

Apr 14, 2012 3 Comments

Filling a gap in the Evolution round engine line, the new 7-cylinder 160 was shown off at the Toledo show in the Horizon Hobby booth. Ideal for many 1/3 scale WW1 and vintage airplane designs

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Exclusive! Killer 50cc Corsair

Apr 14, 2012 1 Comment

  video platform video management video solutions video player With a 50cc engine, 86-inch span, fully sheeted and covered with flat finish MonoKote, this F4U dominated the Hobbico/Great Planes booth at the Toledo show. This ARF has a over-built center wing section with a double sheeting of balsa with cross grain sheeting that is factory formed and fitted for [...]

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MAN at the 58th Toledo Show!

Apr 11, 2012 2 Comments

If it’s April it must be Toledo Ohio! The MAN crew will again be attending the 58th Weak Signal’s Toledo RC Hobby Expo at the Seagate Convention Center, Toledo OH. We’ll be there April 13 – 15 and we are looking forward to seeing many of our readers at the MAN Booth! Be sure to stop by [...]

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Full-Contact RC Combat?

Apr 10, 2012 15 Comments

Just when we think you’ve seen it all, all sorts of crazy video footage surfaces that grabs the editor’s attention. This event has it all! The sWARmFall Fly includes full-contact RC Combat, Kill the Stryker, High Speed Limbo and our favorite, RC Tabletop bowling!      What really caught our eye was the combination of exciting flying [...]

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First Flight: Heavy-Metal Bomber

Apr 10, 2012 8 Comments

Deadlines and weather seldom work together but with a short break in the ever-howling winds of March, we headed out to the flying field to video our first test flight of the impressive Hobby Lobby B-17 Flying Fortress. video platform video management video solutions video player The ARF from Hobby Lobby is made of tough [...]

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Sweet find! You never know where Model Airplane News will pop up!

Apr 05, 2012 3 Comments

Recently, Eric Boehm, Curator, Aviation and Aircraft Restoration of the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum, in NYC found this vintage copy of MAN in a desk drawer aboard the USS Intrepid (CV-11). The 1946 August edition of Model Airplane News was in great shape and still had the postage and post mark on 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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