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Posted by crash-man | Jan 23, 2014 @ 09:34 AM | 1,867 Views
MWC Hints And Tips

In this 244th installment of our show, we get a chance to visit with Witespy from ReadyToFlyQuads to answer some questions regarding MultiWii-based flight stabilization, troube shooting, and the like. We also get to learn about some new products that have been added to their line-up, as well as some spectacular pricing that you guys will all want to enjoy!

We've also got a short news segment, and news of the Ground Hog Day sale over at West Michigan ParkFlyers. If you've been pining for one the the cool EPP planes from WMPF, you may want to take advantage of this sale. If you order any standard size 'Short Kit' for the Yak 55M , McFoamy or MX2 on February 2nd, you'll get a foam parts of the same plane for FREE. That's like almost 2 kits for the price of one!

Remember, we stream the recording of each show LIVE as it happens at 7pm CST every week. Being present LIVE not only gets you the opportunity to hear all of our goofs that never make the final cut, but also gives you the chance to ask questions through the live chat interface as well as the opportunity to win some cool stuff sometimes. During this show, Witespy gave away about a half-dozen MinimOSD boards that allow for On Screen Display for MultiWii Flight Stabilization Systems! This week's lucky recipients were RCPtero, Cathead Biscuit, MardMarl, Disco_Stu_NZ, BrownEyedFool, And Xenonion! Bookmark our LIVE SHOW PAGE and join in on the fun!

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Posted by crash-man | Jan 16, 2014 @ 09:14 AM | 2,232 Views
A Sticky Topic

This week's show (number 243) is one where we answer another listener letter. Last week we addressed some great solutions for a first balsa kit, and this week we get into a discussion on the different adhesives available to you and which ones you might consider for whatever you happen to be building, be it a foam-based kit or a balsa one!

If YOU have a question that you'd like us to discuss on a future show, please feel free to email us at the address I share in the leadout music of each show. We are always here to help you folks enjoy this great hobby as much as possible.

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Posted by crash-man | Jan 09, 2014 @ 11:00 AM | 1,928 Views
2014SEFFFATCCCGWSUCNRC

This 242nd installment of our show has us back in the workshop for our first show of 2014! After a brief recap of some of our activities over the Holiday break, and a few news items, we get into our main topic of discussion - finding that kit for your first balsa build.

Now as most folks know, the annual SEFF event is fast approaching and we only have about 90 days to get everything built, repaired, and prepared for this thing. As most know, Team Cobra tries to pull off something new and unusual for every event, and this year will be no different. We hope to continue the madness with the "2014SEFFFATCCCGWSUCNRC". What is this, you say? Well, it is short (LoL) for The 2014 SEFF First Annual Team Cobra/Crash Cast GWS Unlimited Class Night Rally Challenge! LoL The challenge is to come to SEFF with any GWS airframe of your choosing, all decked out with lighting for night flying, and with ANY power system of your choosing. We plan to light up the skies each night with a horde of these plans, flying laps around Hodges Field just ast fast and low as we can! These airframes fly well, are CHEAP, and come in a variety of styles, BUT they are not very durable, so you may do like we are doing and plan on bringing a spare airframe to get through the week (I've already purchased a pair of Formosa kits). Without a doubt, there will be lots of carnage and laughter, so snag up a kit, or two to secure your place in the fun! We are even thinking about having some sort of recognition for the coolest plane, the ugliest plane, and God only knows what else! You know how we do this - we make it all up as we go.


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Posted by crash-man | Jan 08, 2014 @ 08:57 AM | 2,599 Views
Hey, gang! We will be kicking off our 2014 season of TheCrashCast (our sixth year!) tonight, and if you are around your PC this evening at 7pm CST, you can listen in LIVE as we record and participate in our LIVE Chat!

TheCrashCast LIVE

We'd love to have you there!

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Posted by crash-man | Dec 19, 2013 @ 09:34 AM | 2,061 Views
Wrapping Up 2013

My goodness! With the recording of this 241st show, TheCrashCast has been attempting to bring you guys news, tips, and information on the RC hobby for five years now! We've averaged just over 48 shows per year, too, which certainly isn't too bad for a non-paying gig. LoL

In this recording, we reminisce a bit about this last year and briefly discuss some goals for the next year (more fixed-wing!!). We also take the opportunity to give a little back to some of the people that have offered up some financial support for the next year's expenses. The OPQ package was won by Tom E., The MiniBipe package was won by Kevin W., The DX7s and FliteLab Hockey Jersey went to Darin C., The Helimax Axe 100CP Demo unit donated by Cathead went to Greg O., and West Michigan Parkflyers jumped in at the last minute and allowed us to give away one of their airframes to Michael B.!

With this recording in the can, so to speak, we will be stepping away from the mics for a couple of weeks to enjoy the holidays with our families, but no worries - we will be back to kick off our 6th season with another LIVE-streamed show on Wednesday evening, January 8th, at 7pm CST.

Merry CHRISTmas to all of you, and may you all have the Happiest Of New Years!!


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Posted by crash-man | Dec 11, 2013 @ 11:45 PM | 2,145 Views
Cox Engines

In this 240th installment of our show, we get an opportunity to visit with Bernd from Cox International! While they've almost been forgotten with the onset of Electrics, Cox engines are what started off so many of us in this great modeling hobby. Bernd tells us about the inventory he has, which seems to be rather plentiful, so you guys needing parts to repair your beloved Cox stuff needn't worry a bit! In fact, you can even snag up some of these original beauties and enjoy a Cox yourself, if you've never had the experience!

This week we debuted a new site for streaming our LIVE show each week, and I have to say that I am quite pleased with the results! If you can get away next Wednesday evening at 7pm Central Standard Time, stop by our NEW SITE for our stream and check us out!

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Posted by crash-man | Dec 11, 2013 @ 10:48 AM | 2,601 Views
Tonight's show will be LIVE again, but remember, we have a NEW SITE to host our ramblings.

See you at 7pm CST!!


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Posted by crash-man | Dec 05, 2013 @ 09:44 AM | 2,007 Views
News, Weather, and Sports

This week we had planned a special guest for our 239th show but it seemed that, for the second week in a row, the service we have been using to stream the show just failed to work. We rescheduled the guest for next week and then, on the fly, started trying out other live-stream solutions. Well, in a matter of minutes we had something that worked, so the result is this very unprepared-for show. LoL

I will be testing extensively the new streaming solutions I have found over the next few days and when I find something that will work for us, I'll post the link to the site on Facebook and Twitter so you guys will know how to find us next week.

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Posted by crash-man | Nov 27, 2013 @ 11:22 PM | 2,232 Views
What Does The Swede Say?

After a short delay due to technical difficulties beyond our control, we finally got our 238th installment of the show off and running. This week we are without Karl, but we pick up David Windestål from FliteTest! We had a great time visiting with our favorite Swede and talked about all kinds of stuff RC and, well, OTHER stuff, too! LoL

A couple of reminders:

1. If you haven't already done so, be sure to check out our "Sponsor Gift Program" over at AllThingsCrash. It a great way to support our show, as well as have an opportunity to get one of three cool gifts!

2. If you've been wanting to snag one of my "OPQ" Frames, you can get it from ReadyToFlyQuads, as Witespy has exclusive distribution rights to this great Quadcopter Frame. When you're there, be sure to pick up everything else you need for this project all from one convenient website!



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Posted by crash-man | Nov 21, 2013 @ 11:43 AM | 2,139 Views
Clubs, Fields, PIDs

In this 237th installment, we share our week of fun, answer a few questions, and get into a little discussion regarding clubs, flying sites, and PIDs. Also, we've added an additional item to our "Sponsor Gift Program", so you'll want to check this out, for certain.

A quick announcement for all of those that have been inquiring about the OPQ frames I manufacture: I have been distributing all of my frames through ReadyToFlyQuads. This is the best way to go, since they already sell all of the other gear we recommend for outfitting this great little frame!



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Posted by crash-man | Nov 14, 2013 @ 07:46 PM | 1,994 Views
All About FPV

In this 236th installment of our show, we are all in the workshop and even have a special guest to help us do our best to cover just about everything FPV that we can think of. We welcomed long-time listener and personal friend, Korey Balint (Shadow102) to the show and he helped us to fill in some of the gaps with this fast growing segment of the RC Hobby (both fixed wing and multi-rotor).

I preface the show with some bad news regarding the quality of this episode, so I won't rehash it again in here, but please understand that this issue is just as frustrating on our end as it is yours. We are all cursing Microsoft today (Skype was a great tool until MS got their grubby mitts on it!).


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Posted by crash-man | Nov 07, 2013 @ 11:29 AM | 3,251 Views
Nothing But Problems

The reason for the name of this particular show is totally related to the "technical difficulties" experienced with the internet, Talkshoe, and Skype. No worries, though, as after about 4 hours of editing magic, this 235th show is actually quite listenable. LoL

This week, we have a friend and long time listener of the show on! Tom "Damage" Minnick had an opportunity to attend the DC Drone Users Conference and he tells us about some of the cool things he was able to take away from this meeting. Thanks go out to Tom for hanging in there with me to finish this recording, as well as our LIVE listeners that stuck it out (but to no avail). Hopefully we can get things sorted out so this type of thing doesn't happen to us again.

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Posted by crash-man | Oct 31, 2013 @ 10:13 AM | 2,224 Views
Ask Witespy

In this 234th installment we cover a surprising amount of ground! There's a bit of news, some info on how you can support our show AND get a chance to get "gifted" some cool goodies, we get to hear Karl's second part of the interviews he did while traveling abroad, and we debut a new segment called "Ask Witespy" where we bring on our Multi-Rotor Guru to field questions regarding the newest facet of our hobby that is totally sweeping the nation!

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NEXT LIVE SHOW - You may want to consider popping in sometime to our LIVE audio stream of the show every Wednesday night at 7pm Central. You'll get to hear the show as it happens, mistakes and all), but best of all, you get to participate in the Post Show that never gets aired. This week, Dadde stopped by and hung out with us and we had a blast with our favorite Swede!

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Posted by crash-man | Oct 24, 2013 @ 09:50 AM | 2,308 Views
Indian Summer And HHAEFI

Our 233rd installment of our show sees us all back in the workshop and streaming LIVE! Join us as we reminisce about Karl's trip to the Indian Summer Jamboree in Washington State and Crash, Tim, and Nav's trip to HHAEFI. Trust me - LOTS of fun was had!

Also, buried in this episode is an announcement worth repeating here again. West Michigan ParkFlyers has a neat giveaway slated for Halloween. The basics are that on October 31st, open your browser and hit up WMParkflyers. SOMEWHERE on the site there will be a PUMPKIN hiding out. If you're the first one to find it, CLICK ON IT! One lucky person will have the opportunity to purchase one of WMP's fine kits for only ONE CENT plus standard $7 shipping. SWEET!!

A very special THANK YOU goes out to all of the friends of TheCrashCast Crew for making us all feel so welcome at Indian Summer and HHAEFI! Dougbo and Hance (as well as many others) accepted and entertained Karl, and deserve a pat on the back for dealing with "that guy from Canadia".

Thanks to PCPhil for sharing his camper, "jar", and coffee with us. Phil is a stand-up guy and one that I am so happy to call my friend. Thanks to Cathead Biscuit, HatefulGravy, and Brent for all the laughs. Thanks so much to Shadow102 for sharing his PREMO FPV Quad and sharing his knowledge in FPV with us! Also, thanks go out to AlanFlorida for the "Unicorn Love" shown. LoL And, finally, thanks to the Stahr family and NavionFlyer for the "unusual" birthday presents.

Oh, I almost forgot! Thanks go to my buddy, Bildo Baggins, for sharing his infinite wisdom, unique humor, and great video skills! No event in GA is complete without the clown!

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Posted by crash-man | Oct 22, 2013 @ 11:27 AM | 2,734 Views
...And A Radical Finish

In this 232nd show, we finish last week's conversation with Radical Dave, and we finally let Tim get around to sharing what all he's been up to. As it turns out, Tim has LOTS of cool things to share!

We will resume streaming our show LIVE as we record it again next week on October 23rd, at 7pm CDST. Come and hang out with us!


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Posted by crash-man | Oct 10, 2013 @ 01:54 PM | 2,860 Views
A Radical Start...

In this 231st installment, we get to visit with an old friend - Radical Dave from RadicalRC! Dave is finally getting to cool his heels a bit, as the grueling show season has come to a close for him, and we take an opportunity to do a little catching up with him.

Some quick notes as to our personaly schedules: Karl will be traveling south to meet up with Dougbo and Hance in Reichland, WA, this weekend (Oct. 11-13th) for the Indian Summer Jamboree, so if you're in the area, drop by and say HEY! Also, it's looking like Tim, Navionflyer, and I will be attending HHAEFI October 17-19th, so again, if you're in the area, stop by and say HEY!

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Posted by crash-man | Oct 03, 2013 @ 09:37 AM | 1,881 Views
Some MassiveRC!

In this 230th installment of our little show, we have the opportunity to visit with a gentleman that has offered many of us the "gateway drug" to Multi-Rotors - Romeo (aka MassiveOverkill) from MassiveRC! You may recall that quite some time ago, we got turned on to a little quadcopter (thanks to Hance letting us in on it) called the V202 Scorpion. That little quad (complete package RTF for about $50) proved to be so much fun and so much bang for the buck that we ALL had to get one! LoL I think you guys will enjoy the story of how Romeo started it all with online sales and how he's been able to transform a bunch of "toy grade" flying thingies into a true hobby grade experience! I shudder to think how many folks are now out there flying Quads, thanks to the inexpensive start into the hobby, thanks to MassiveRC!

Also, we gave away a couple more Power Distribution Boards (courtesy of ReadyToFlyQuads) during this show and our lucky winners were Nick K. and MadMarl! These little boards are a MUST if you're building a multi, as they make putting together a wiring harness SO EASY!

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Posted by crash-man | Sep 26, 2013 @ 09:52 AM | 2,116 Views
HHAEFI 2013

In our 229th installment, we have a special guest! Chris Scoggins, the Contest Director for the Hodges Hobbies All Electric Fly-In pops on to share with us a little about HHAEFI and how the event is shaping up. Three of your CrashCast hosts are planning to attend this event, so if you're in the area October 17-19th, plan to drop by and enjoy the RC goodness! Akso in this episode, we give away a couple of Power Distro Boards courtesy of our friend Witespy over at ReadyToFlyQuads. The lucky recipients were Damage and MassiveOverkill.

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Posted by crash-man | Sep 19, 2013 @ 09:17 AM | 2,462 Views
NEAT 13

In this 228th installment, we talk about upcoming events and Coreman drops in to share his experience at the NEAT Fair this year. Also, our friend sawatt shared pictures that he took while there, so you'll want to check them out (thanks, Steve!). A lot of folks made it to this one this year, and from what I've been told, this event is the "SEFF" of the Northeast! This event just has to make it on my bucket list. LoL

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Posted by crash-man | Sep 12, 2013 @ 09:26 AM | 2,489 Views
Unicycle Tassels?

In our 227th show, we share what we've been up to, some interesting new stuff that's coming out, some videos, and moving (MOVING?). There's also a little update on the OPQ project, too.

Hey, do you remember how the SlowBipe plane kind of disappeared? Well, I am happy to announce that it is coming back in kit form! If you've been wanting to get your hands on one of these, you'll have a chance very soon!

Oh, and my hopes for getting through this show without any unicorn references were quickly dashed early on in this one (gee thanks, Tim). LoL

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