This week it's the Crash and Cathead Show! We talk about a little of this and a little of that, but mainly we just waste your time this week. LoL I was not really planning to do a show this week, but it's so hard to stay away from the Wednesday night LIVE thing with everyone.
There's a few news items, another IOTW candidate, and we give our live audience a chance to ask US a few questions.
In this installment of our show, we explore some of the ways you might take an RC "something" along with you on your family vacation this Summer. While the big manufacturers make some fantastic solutions all boxed up and ready to go (UMX goodies like the Night Vapor or the Radian), there are certainly other options that you can BUILD that are conducive to taking along on a road trip, or even things that you can fit inside your luggage when air travel is required.
Have you been considering using a trailer to cart your RC models to and from the local flying field? Have you thought of attending out-of-town or out-of-state events and wondered if a trailer was the best option for hauling your fleet? In this episode, we attempt to answer one of our listeners questions regarding the use of a trailer in the RC Hobby. If you've been contemplating such a purchase, you may want to give this episode a listen!
In this week's show we get a little deeper into FPV and talk about some of the cool Ground Stations we've seen - some are really stinking expensive, while others show that you can get the job done WITHOUT breaking the bank (these are MY favorite systems). Also, we get a chance to visit with Jake 'FleshPilot' Wells for the first time on the show. You may remember our referencing Jake in some previous shows, as he's the guy that's been putting out some of those awesome videos we've enjoyed from Washington state.
This 309th installment of our show finds the cast still down with a case of the post-SEFF blues. Yes, we are still reliving the adventure from that event this week. However, we add a special guest to the team this week while we reminisce - our buddy Jim T. Graham!
I want to apologize to our podcast-only listeners for all of the "visual references" in this episode. After having some problems with our live-feed over the last month, we changed things up and used a live video feed on YouTube for this one. This feed turned out to be quite good AND allowed us to use our webcams, meaning that we could show each other stuff, as well as the live listening audience. I just want it to be known that we here at TheCrashCast aren't trying to "break into" the video world (there are others that do it sooo much better than we could possibly do), and that the audio product (the podcast) will always be our primary focus, We just got a bit carried away with the new technology during this show.
In this 307th installment of our little show you'll get to hear the stuff we recorded live while we were on the grounds at Hodges Field for SEFF 2015. I recorded some segments with some of our favorite vendors, and then Laine grabbed the mic and did some "Man On The Street" interviews. I think you'll enjoy this one.
Don't forget! We will be back in the workshop doing the LIVE thing on Wednesday, April 29th at 8pm Central!
This 306th installment of our little show finds all your hosts full of excitement and anticipation since we will ALL be attending SEFF 2015 next week! We have a little information for you this week, but mostly it's just us clowning around.
For what it's worth, every week I seem to struggle to come up with a unique name for the show. Well, when Cathead is in attendance, there is no struggle whatsoever. LoL
I apologize for this episode - it was as the title suggests - a TRAINWRECK! The topic for discussion was supposed to be A Newbie's Guide To SEFF (and other large events), as suggested by Jason Morrow. Things just ended badly, but I wanted to go ahead and share the episode for posterity.
We started out this week's show with a plan. Yes, we actually had a topic in mind for a lengthy discussion and thought that it would make for a fantastic show. Well, if you'd like to know what that topic is, you'll just have to give NEXT WEEK'S SHOW a listen, as we never got to it! LoL Instead, we totally got into a DLG discussion, which as actually quite fitting since Tim attended his first DLG event last weekend.
This week we're joined by a guest in the workshop - Mark Lehman from MultiRC! Right now, MultiRC is nothing more than a Blog page, but that will be changing soon. They are asking our listeners to check out their new quadcopter frame and come up with a great name for it. The person that comes up with the best name will win a free frame! Also in this 203nd installment of our show, you'll get some interesting news items we've found on the webs, as well as another IOTW segment.
In this week's show we are happy to have Cathead with us, and he shares just what exactly he's had to deal with the last few days. We'd very much appreciate your prayers for his speedy (and COMPLETE) recovery!
After our updates, we take the opportunity to share some listener letters and pictures, as well as some news articles we've found on the web.
I want to start this blog entry with an apology to our dowload-only audience. This episode is our 300th recording of the show, and we set out to celebrate this milestone with our LIVE listening audience. In fact, we even planned to give away some cool prizes to the folks that tuned in, but we quickly found out that having that many people listen live (a record 108!) and try to answer questions to win something was server breaking. LoL We found ourselves stumbling and stammering, not really knowing what to do next. Anyway (I did it again!), I apologize if you're hearing this episode and wasn't able to listen live, as this one clearly caters to the people that were there.
We've got a special guest in this one - Shawn from Let'sFlyRC! He tells us a little about his opportunity to hang out with our friends from FliteTest at the CFL FPV meet last weekend.
Thanks go out to all of you guys that continue to follow our little show for all these episodes. Your encouragement fuels us as we try our best to inform and entertain. Without you loyal folks, I would have given up on the show ages ago.
In spite of the technical difficulties in this show, we were able to select three winners for three great prizes:
Just the general chit-chat this week. We discuss the group build of Laine and Joel's Balsa Cuda kit and the crazy weather we've been experiencing. Also we finally get a chance to dig in to the mailbag and share the cool letters we've received.
For the last several days I've been worrying about recording this show. My seasonal allergies have been causing all kinds of issues resulting in awful fits of coughing and wheezing whenever I try to do things like, well...TALK! As it turned out, there was no need to worry, because our team is quite capable without me.
Listen in as Tim King leads our group (Laine Stahr, Tim Walker, and ol' Crash) in discussion of the latest news from the FAA regarding Commercial use of our aircraft, the cost effectiveness and capability of the Tactic radio systems, Hinging techniques, using a Spotter when flying, and various other bits of information we've found.