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Posted by Crash Hancock | Nov 14, 2011 @ 12:14 AM | 3,573 Views
Build-Along Number 3

Our 140th installment brings me and Tim to the ol' workshop this week (Ron's traveling on business) to discuss news in the RC world, some great deals, and another chance for some free loot! The RCadvisor talks about those crazy Canards, and we announce our 3rd Build-Along project - this time a KIT build!

You're gonna wanna check out these LINKS!
Posted by Crash Hancock | Nov 07, 2011 @ 12:05 AM | 3,176 Views
Candy Angels And Ramen Noodles

We are all present in the workshop for this 139th installment of the show, and our title this week is related to last week's Halloween shenanigans. Yes, I know - I'm not a very nice person. LoL

In this show you'll get some interesting news, some of the greatest deals on the 'net, and the RCadvisor is back this week to discuss "Swing-Wing" aircraft designs.

If you've been contemplating purchasing one of the fine pieces of equipment from the PhlatBoyz (Original PhlatPrinter, PhlatPrinter III, or the PhlatFormer), be sure to enter Coupon Code "CRASHCAST" to get $25 off your order! Please note that this offer ends when 2011 is over.

This week's show and links HERE
Posted by Crash Hancock | Oct 30, 2011 @ 11:51 PM | 3,307 Views
Rainbow Arcs

Boy, this 138th installment is just full of all kinds of advice! We've got some news, a continuation of our "Intro To RC Flight" series, and the RCadvisor shares some tips on increasing the efficiency of your power system. Heck, we even share some tips for dealing with those "over-age" Trick-or-Treaters tomorrow night!

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Posted by Crash Hancock | Oct 23, 2011 @ 11:44 PM | 3,265 Views
AS3X and HHAEFI

In this 137th installment of our little show, we discuss some new technology on the horizon (no pun intended LoL), we share a couple of letters from our listeners, we get another Ask The RCadvisor segment in, we continue on with our "Intro To RC Flight" series, and best of all, we have a special guest in the shop for some Hodge Hounds All Electric Fly-In (HHAEFI) coverage!

Check out this week's show and links HERE
Posted by Crash Hancock | Oct 17, 2011 @ 12:38 AM | 3,413 Views
An Intro To RC Flight

In an effort to help our friends just starting out in the great sport of RC Aviation, we are getting back to the basics with this 136th installment of our show. Our "Intro to RC Flight" series will most likely span a few shows, with this first show covering some of the things you'll want to think about before even making that first purchase. As seasoned pilots, it is easy to overlook some of the basic answers you guys may be looking for, so please feel free to drop us an email if there is anything in particular that you are needing.

Also in this show is another "Ask The RCadvisor" segment, as well as Tim telling us about his new toy! Hmmm... Bracket races at SEFF 2012? We'll just have to see!

LINKS
Posted by Crash Hancock | Oct 09, 2011 @ 11:32 PM | 3,121 Views
The Redneck Club

Are you a redneck? If you're not sure, you will be after you listen to this 135th show! Tim's back with us this week to share his adventures at the First Annual "E-Nall", as well as the hardships that fell upon him afterward. We've got a little news, some upcoming events, and another great RCadvisor segment this week. We hope you enjoy our updates from this less-than-productive week.

This week's show and links
Posted by Crash Hancock | Oct 03, 2011 @ 12:30 AM | 3,876 Views
Another Shoebomber?

Well, not exactly, but I think you'll get the connection when you listen to our 134th installment. LoL Join me and Ron as we answer your questions and share some news. We even have th RCadvisor back this week to discuss some current and cell count considerations.

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Posted by Crash Hancock | Sep 19, 2011 @ 12:07 AM | 3,248 Views
Number 133

Okay, so there's no clever show title this week. I just couldn't think of anything that could possibly sum up this show since we talked about all kinds of stuff. Join us as we answered some emails, cover a few things in the news, and listen to me whine a bit more about the weather. There is some interesting info, however, because the RCadvisor pops in and tells us a bit about how motor "cogging" may or may not affect a motor's performance.

This week's show and links...

Posted by Crash Hancock | Sep 12, 2011 @ 12:15 AM | 3,445 Views
Wildfires And Hot-wires

In this 132nd installment, we share some more great RC goodness found on the interwebs, some letters we've received, and some elaboration on my DIY hot-wire power supply. Carlos is back again this week with another great RCadvisor segment, too!

Check out our show and links HERE!
Posted by Crash Hancock | Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:56 AM | 3,237 Views
Cannons And RCAE

In this 131st installment of our show, Tim is back with a thorough report of the RCAE event that he attended last week. This is certainly an event that I am going to have to include in my schedule next year! In addition to our normal banter we include some news, a great tip on making those pesky Multi-Rotor power distribution harnesses, a cannon for retrieving airplanes from trees, and the RCadvisor is back again with another segment.

This week's LINKS
Posted by Crash Hancock | Aug 29, 2011 @ 12:02 AM | 3,339 Views
Original PhlatPrinter Returning!

It's me and Ron in the workshop this week, and we've got some great news! It seems that our buddies over at PhlatBoyZ are bringing the Original PhlatPrinter out of retirement. If you've ever wanted to use CNC to help you cut out your foam planes in short order, this machine is what you want. You see, this economical machine is what started all the CNC rage in the RC Industry!

We also discuss a neat video, some cool kits you can build and fly on the cheap, and we even get another visit from the RCadvisor!

LINKS
Posted by Crash Hancock | Aug 22, 2011 @ 12:02 AM | 3,880 Views
A Really Big Show!

The whole crew is back in the workshop this week for our 129th installment! There's talk of some new products, new websites, some great videos, and some cool upcoming events. Even the RCadvisor is back this week, too!

Way too many LINKS to list here!
Posted by Crash Hancock | Aug 15, 2011 @ 12:05 AM | 4,033 Views
We Are Back!

After a two week vacation break, we are finally back! In this 128th installment, we'll give you an update on our adventures, answer some emails, and share some news. The RCadvisor s also back with us to share a litle insight on motor Kv ratings and how magnet strengths may play a part on Kv values, too.

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In this show we also discuss a Benefit Fly-In for Mr. Brian Epperson on September 3rd.. I was unable to get the image to properly post on my podcast blog page, so please head on over to AllThingsCrash to see the flyer and consider lending a hand!
Posted by Crash Hancock | Jul 25, 2011 @ 12:35 AM | 3,633 Views
News And More

Well, all three of your hosts are back in the workshop this week for our 127th installment. And here's something cool - now ALL of us are licensed Amateur Radio Operators! Tim was the veteran as an Extra Class operator; Ron got his General Ticket last week, and I got MY General Ticket yesterday. Woot! Now I can continue on with the QSC FPV project.

In this week's show we'll share some new RC products on the market, some interesting sites, and a new contest where you can win a neat prize package!, Also, the RCadvisor joins us again this week answering the question of whether or not an all-American-made electric ARF can be assembled. Hmmm....

Catch the show and links HERE
Posted by Crash Hancock | Jul 17, 2011 @ 11:24 PM | 3,297 Views
A Change Of Heart

In our 126th installment, ol' Crash expresses a change of heart in his opinion of classic airplane. The GWS Slow Stick has turned out to be a pretty nice little airplane! There's some discussion on the QSC FPV project, the weather, some flying, and some general news. The RCadvisor is back again this week, too!

LINKS
Posted by Crash Hancock | Jul 11, 2011 @ 12:45 AM | 3,790 Views
All Over The Board

As the title suggests, we cover all kinds of ground in this 125th offering, including robots! LoL There's an update to my FPV project, and we talk about some new videos, as well as a great contest going on this month. The RCadviser is also back this week with the second of his two-part discussion on batteries.

LINKS HERE
Posted by Crash Hancock | Jul 04, 2011 @ 12:11 AM | 3,615 Views
SlowSticks And TearDrops

You have the full crew again this week for our 124th installment, and we've got plenty to talk about! Tim tells us about his participation in last week's Amateur Radio Field Day, as well as his first flights on his new TriCopter. Ron's having great results with his new charger and has been draining some electrons, and I have been busy researching some interesting solutions for hauling my planes and gear around to the field and to out of town events. I've even got another FPV update for my "QSC FPV RIG" and share what plane I'll be starting with, as well as how I'm considering seeing video on the ground. The RCadviser is back again this week, too, with the first part of a two-part series on batteries!

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Have a Safe And Happy Independence Day!
Posted by Crash Hancock | Jun 27, 2011 @ 12:29 AM | 3,747 Views
Venturing Into FPV

Well, it's official - I've begun the process of getting an FPV plane in the air! I'll tell you all about the preliminary equipment that I've ordered and share a little about how I'm going about my adventure legally and following our AMA's guidelines. I've even started the wheels in motion for getting my Amateur Radio Tech-level license! Additionally, we share some cool things found on the interwebs as well as some listener emails, and we even have the RCadvisor back for another segment.

This week's LINKS

Remember, you can listen to our show right from the website, as well as subscribing to the show in iTunes (just search TheCrashCast - all one word).

Do you use Twitter? If so, you can follow our adventures HERE.

Do you use FaceBook? Well, were there, too! Just search for TheCrashCast (again, all one word).
Posted by Crash Hancock | Jun 13, 2011 @ 01:19 PM | 3,444 Views
Links And Letters

In this week's installment (our 122nd), Tim, Ron, and I discuss a plethora of links to some cool stuff we've found in the last week - some are for products and some are for some great informative sites you'll probably want to bookmark. Additionally, I read some letters we've received. Our resident RCadvisor (Carlos Reyes) is taking a few weeks off, but he'll be back soon!

This week's links are HERE
Posted by Crash Hancock | Jun 06, 2011 @ 12:08 AM | 3,486 Views
Fires And Hams

While Ron is out enjoying a company picnic with his family and coworkers, Tim and I handle this 121st installment. No worries, though - the banter is bountiful, as we have a couple of guests in the workshop this week! John is in from Florida to talk about some of the new gadgets we're trying out in the Multi-Rotor arena, and my buddy Bob makes his debut on the show to tell us about his new BIG quad and the flying wing he and I built this wekend. Cool stuff!

This week's LINKS