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Posted by crash-man | May 20, 2012 @ 11:08 PM | 4,430 Views
Duck Lipping

Yeah, well you'll just have to listen to understand what this week's title is all about. I am ashamed of myself..so incredibly ashamed. In this 163rd installment, we discuss the new plane I ordered and why, what I've been burning up the sky with, and some more interesting things found on the interwebs. Heck! We even go over a few listener emails, to boot! Also, the Ask The RCadvisor segment this week is a cool discussion on V-Tails on our aircraft!

The show and links to what we discussed can be found HERE
Posted by crash-man | May 14, 2012 @ 10:12 AM | 3,786 Views
Neckstraps And Aquarium Pumps

This week we offer up our 162nd podcast, and true to our normal form, we cover a lot of ground (including some interesting, but off-topic, stuff). I give some insight on a custom transmitter neckstrap I am making and we also describe a new approach to pumping fuel into your slimers (thanks, Greg!). Tim has had some fun with his new (and somewhat STOLEN! LoL) Sherline 5400 Mill by trying it out on a Mother's Day present for his wife, and Ron shares what all he's been up to while he was away from us. Also, the RCadvisor is back again this week with an insightful discussion on the different types of RC pilots (it certainly made me stop and think!).

This week's show and links can be found HERE
Posted by crash-man | May 06, 2012 @ 11:48 PM | 4,272 Views
Dissecting The Duck

Well, I'm back at home after a fun-filled week in Americis, GA, and after Tim and I do a little re-hash of SEFF, I get into a "dissection" of the old Mud Duckling sharing my experience with the plane (my mistakes and things I will do differently with the next rendition). I also talk a bit about a friend's radio that I saw at SEFF, and Carlos is back again with another "Ask The RCadvisor" segment (learn about choosing the perfect trainer). Oh, and we have a few news items to share, too!

Check out this week's show and links HERE
Posted by crash-man | Apr 30, 2012 @ 11:37 PM | 3,820 Views
SEFF 2012


While at SEFF this year, we were able to get together and discuss all of the goodness that was known as of Friday night, April 27th. I hope you enjoy our nonsense. And please excuse the less-than-optimal audio quality - hey, we were in a camper at SEFF! LoL

Sorry for this one being kinda late - I just got home!

This weeks show can be found in iTunes and HERE
Posted by crash-man | Apr 15, 2012 @ 11:24 PM | 3,895 Views
The New SlowBipe Stunt Bipe

Hey, gang! There's been tons going on since we last visited with you, what with the Toledo Weak Signals Show and SEFF 2012 preparation. In this 159th installment, we discuss what we heard from the the big show in Toledo (neither of us were able to attend) what with a few product announcements and some great pictures a listener shared with us. And in prep for SEFF, well, you should see my workshop - it's a mess! LoL I did, however, get turned on to a great new addition to SlowBipes fleet - the new StuntBipe! In fact, you'll get to see it first-hand (and maybe even fly it) if you're attending SEFF. I was really impressed with it!

We also get another visit from the RCadvisor with a discussion on wing incidence. And hey, if you've got a few minutes to spare, you should check out a couple of very informative new videos that Carlos has released (in the links below).

Once last note: Tim and Eli are planning to pluck the winner of our RACores Mini Gremlin GiveAway sometime this week! If you cruise over to our FaceBook Fan Page, you can see a photo of my completed one. If you don't win this one, please consider ordering one from Jim. They're inexpensive, easy to build, and are a great way to get your friends into combat!

Be sure to check out this week's show and links HERE, and come say Hey! to me at SEFF!!
Posted by crash-man | Apr 01, 2012 @ 11:30 PM | 3,954 Views
Event Prep

Since all three of your Crash Cast hosts are planning the pilgrimage to SEFF 2012 later this month, we thought it a good idea use this 158th installment to go over some of the preparation you might want to go through before going on a trip like this, be it a trip to your local flying field, or a long haul to an out-of-town or out-of-state-event. Also, the RCadvisor is back again with another Ask The RCadvisor segment - this time you'll get some great tips for preparing for a maiden flight on that new aircraft.

Come on! You know you wanna listen! You can hear the show and see out links HERE. Also, if you use iTunes to provide your media, then search us out there by typing in TheCrashCast (all one word).
Posted by crash-man | Mar 25, 2012 @ 11:22 PM | 3,772 Views
Safety At The Field

In our 157th installment, we finish up our three-part series on safety, so now there are no excuses for accidents - we told you! LoL Also, the RCadvisor is back again this week with his second part to his series on Spins, so you'll want to hear this one to learn what you may do if you should find yourself stuck in one. Oh, yeah, there's also more of our usual banter, but I promise, no more lengthy discussion by old men fussing about our ailments.

CATCH OUR SHOW AND LINKS HERE
Posted by crash-man | Mar 19, 2012 @ 12:31 AM | 3,566 Views
Pain And Suffering

In this 156th installment of the show, we'll start right off on some pain and suffering that Ron has been putting up with. Yep, we're just a couple of old guys fussing about our ailments. LoL Honestly, though, we do get into some fun RC talk, so if you want to skip through the first 12 minutes, or so, we'll fully understand.

There is, however, some great discussion on some of the letters we have received, as well as some of the pictures you guys have posted over on our Facebook Fan Page for our Mini Gremlin GiveAway sponsored by our buddy Jim over at RACores. We will be giving away this plane in April,and all you have to do to enter is to post your best crash picture on the Fan Page and you'll be entered in to our GiveAway. If you don't have a Facebook account, but still want to get in, just email me directly with your picture and whatever details you'd like to share, and I'll post it for you.

Oh, and you won't want to miss this week's Ask The RCadvisor segment, as Carlos starts into a two-part series on Spins and Spiral Dives. Good stuff!

SEE OUR BLOG PAGE FOR THIS WEEK'S SHOW AND LINKS!

Posted by crash-man | Mar 12, 2012 @ 12:37 AM | 3,685 Views
Doing The Safety Dance

Yes, that's right - three "40-somethings" out looking for a safe alternative to the "pogo". I bet that left a lot of you behind in the dust! LoL

Seriously, though, it's that time of year again where we will be blowing the dust off of our toys and making weekly pilgrimages to our favorite flying sites. Once a year we like to talk a little about safety in this hobby and we start the ball rolling in this episode where we discuss some tips for safe travel to and from your flying field. In this 155th installment, we've also got some news, as well as another great segment from the RCadvisor - this time it's a bit of a continuation on last week's tips for becoming a better RC pilot. Carlos shares a great site that details aerobatic maneuvers, as well as their "K Factors" ( level of difficulty), and how you might select the maneuvers right for you to become a more accomplished pilot.

This week's show and LINKS
Posted by crash-man | Mar 09, 2012 @ 04:16 PM | 3,643 Views
Hey, gang! I shot, edited, and uploaded the 8th and final video for our 2012 Build-Along Project! You can see all of the videos below...

Crash's 2012 Build-Along Project - The RadicalRC Mini Intern
Posted by crash-man | Mar 04, 2012 @ 10:46 PM | 4,492 Views
Lord Of The Wings...

And that Mopar dude, too. LoL

In this 154th installment of our show, I found myself without a co-host! Never fear, though, as we have a couple of surprise guests in the workshop. Both of these gentlemen took time out of their schedules to visit the workshop and tell us about a little event that's held every year over in Perry, Georgia - The Perry Swap Meet!! Of course, we talk about a bunch of other stuff, too, but I think you'll enjoy it. Thanks so much to both guests for coming on! And if you haven't figured out who these two guys are, just download the show already!!

Also, our good friend Carlos, the RCadvisor, is back again this week with another fantastic segment, this time some tips on becoming a better RC pilot. Oh, and if you haven't visited RCadvisor.com, you should take a moment to head on over there, as Carlos has been cranking out tons of great articles!

You can find this week's show and links HERE
Posted by crash-man | Feb 26, 2012 @ 11:26 PM | 3,246 Views
Out On A Limb

Tim and I are in the workshop for this 153 installment while Ron is still away. We talk about all kinds of great stuff we've found in cyber-space, since neither of us really have had much of a chance to get much done in the realm of RC. The RCadvisor comes to the rescue, though, with a continuation of last week's Dihedral discussion, with this week's topic leaning a bit more towards the arena of Wing Sweep.

This week's LINKS and SHOW
Posted by crash-man | Feb 19, 2012 @ 09:51 PM | 3,106 Views
Gremlins In The Shop!

In this 152nd installment, we read some listener emails and find out everything we need to know about Gremlins! Also, the RCadvisor pops in again this week with a very informative discussion on Dihedral.

You can catch the show and links HERE
Posted by crash-man | Feb 12, 2012 @ 11:47 PM | 3,192 Views
Letters And UAV's

In this 151st installment of our little show, we jump all over answering some letters in the old mailbag, but the best thing about this week's show is that we have the RCadvisor back live in the workshop! Carlos has been involved with some very extensive UAV work during that last year, or so, and he sheds some light on this whole Unmanned Aerial Vehicle thing. I think that you'll find this to be one of our more interesting shows, especially the discussion on the H.A.L.E. project that Carlos has been involved with(very cool stuff!).

Listen to this week's show and view it's links HERE
Posted by crash-man | Feb 05, 2012 @ 11:35 PM | 3,446 Views
It's A Bonanza!

For our 150th show, we've got tons of great news to discuss, what with a plethora of new products and some very interesting videos and articles, to boot! We also discuss the tissue covering techniques I've been promising on our Mini Intern Build-Along, since I was able to get two more videos uploaded recently. A third video is also out there showing the drawing for the winner of our Mini Intern that RadicalRC let us give away. Tons of great info here, so pull up a chair and fire up that browser, since you're going to want to hit some of the links below to find out more!

The show and links...
Posted by crash-man | Jan 22, 2012 @ 10:32 PM | 2,931 Views
And That's The News...

Well, pretty much all we have to report this week is news from around the RC world. I got some brief flights this week on a favorite, but not much building on anything for me lately. You're still going to want to lend an ear to this 148th installment of our show since we have some fairly interesting things to share. Also, the RCadvisor is back this week with the first part of a two-part series explaning "Pitch Sensitivity".

This week's show and links...

Posted by crash-man | Jan 16, 2012 @ 12:16 AM | 3,081 Views
MMmmmm, Raspberry Pi!

In this 147th installment of our little show, we talk about some very cool videos, some friend's websites, some new technology, some SEFF news, and we even answer a listener's question about one of my build techniques. With all of that, we still managed to squeeze in another great "Ask The RCadviser" segment where Carlos explains some common builder mistakes.

This week, two more videos have been posted for our Mini Intern Build-Along series, so if you're building along with me, grab your kit and get started on that fuselage! Also, don't forget to LIKE us on FaceBook and post a picture of you and your favorite RC plane for your chance to WIN a Mini Intern kit, courtesy of our friends over at RadicalRC!

Check out this week's show and links HERE!
Posted by crash-man | Jan 08, 2012 @ 11:30 PM | 3,023 Views
Back In The Saddle Again

Happy New Year!! After a two week hiatus, we are "back in the saddle again"! Tune in for some news, banter, and another RCadvisor segment this week. Also, the Mini Intern Build-Along is underway now with the first three videos released covering the introduction to this project as well as a two-part series on building the wing for this plane.

Dont' forget to LIKE us on our Facebook Fan Page and upload a picture of you and your favorite RC Flyer for your chance to win a RadicalRC Mini Intern Kit complete with a set of PT-19 decals!!

You can check out the show and this week's links HERE
Posted by crash-man | Jan 06, 2012 @ 05:11 PM | 2,956 Views
This year's Build-Along Project is underway! If you are interested in taking on your very first Kit Build, join me over at AllThingsCrash for this week's videos and listen to TheCrashCast for all the details!

Here's the first video to whet your appetite...


1.Mini Intern Build-Along, Intro (13 min 39 sec)

Posted by crash-man | Dec 19, 2011 @ 12:57 AM | 3,078 Views
Dear Santa, and 2011 Review

Well, how about that? Another year has just about escaped us! In this 145th installment, we review all of the fun we've had this year, as well as reveal some of our shortcomings (well, Crash, anyway. LoL). This week we have a neat surprise from the RCadvisor, and then we share our CHRISTmas Wishlists along with letters to Santa from Colin, Tony, and Gary. Oh, and one last thing: please check out Tim's plane pictures on our Facebook Fan Page and see if you can help Tim identify two of his recent aircraft acquisitions.

This week's show, links and letter to Santa