Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

MAN Construction Article–F/A-22 Raptor

Jun 07, 2011 No Comments

Coming soon to MAN, this awesome pusher-jet design by Steve Shumate! The king of pusher-jets Steve has designed and published many models for MAN construction articles and this one looks like a winner for sure! Using sheet foam construction, the Raptor also can be equipped with motor thrust vectoring for pitch giving it amazing agility! [...]

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2011 Farmington NEPRO Q-500 RC Pylon Race

Jun 06, 2011 1 Comment

2011 Farmington NEPRO RC Pylon Race (424) By Gerry Yarrish; Photos by Damon Rosenthal (above) View down the flightline. The main lap count, timer tent, (left) me at Pylon 3 calling station and Plyon 1 calling/light station (far left). June 5, 2011 was the Central CT RC Club’s annual NEPRO 424 Q-500 pylon race. This [...]

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E-flite Beechcraft Staggerwing 480 ARF & Air Retracts

Jun 04, 2011 No Comments

Anyone who’s got a soft spot for biplanes is familiar with the classic stagger-wing  cabin bipe from Beechcraft. Use in both civilian and military roles, the D-17 is a great looking and fun to fly design New from E-flite is the exciting Staggerwing ARF. Modeled after a U.S. Navy VIP transport variant, the E-flite Beechcraft [...]

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Cub on Floats

Jun 03, 2011 No Comments

I’ve dusted off my tried and true 1/4-scale J-3 Piper Cub from Hangar 9 and thought I would try something different. As many already know, Hangar 9 also has a set of floats specially designed for the Cub. I want to do a How To video on making the conversion from land based Cub to [...]

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Mini Fokker D-VII Cover and Finishing

Jun 02, 2011 No Comments

Well, finally I got back to the D-VII and I started covering it. Using the painted fabric from 21st Century Coverite line, it is starting to look pretty good! Starting with the tail surfaces, I used white and brought the covering up to the cockpit. The dark red is then added so the seam faces [...]

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New Book from McFarland & Co.

May 31, 2011 No Comments

If like me, you are a scale RC modeler, builder and flyer, I’ll bet you have at least a little interest in military aircraft. Well, the US Naval Aviation history is full of great aircraft that translate well to scale RC aircraft. The early “between the wars” designs were mostly fabric covered so construction is not [...]

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Balsa USA WW1 Bomb & Rack Kits

May 30, 2011 No Comments

For as long as modelers have been flying RC airplanes, they’ve been rigging different ways to drop bombs on command! Finally there’s a great way to add this function to your airplane with this World War I generic aerial bomb rack kit from Balsa USA. This bomb rack has been designed to work with the [...]

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Drill and Tap Guide for your RC Workbench

May 28, 2011 No Comments

The first few “serious” tasks you learn when you get more involved in the hobby is drilling holes and cutting threads in these holes to accept screws, bolts and other threaded fixtures. Using a tap of the correct “thread-per-inch” is easy enough simply by placing your screw or bolt against the tap. If the threads of [...]

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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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