Because we so much enjoy hanging out with our friends every week, we decided to cut our holiday vacation short and come together for one last recording in 2014. Don't look for any 'real' information in this show (quite frankly, it was a train-wreck with Skype being all stupid!), but if you want to hang out with us for this last-minute session, download away!
For all of you folks that stick with us and our nonsense each week, thanks so much and may 2015 offer each and every one of you the best in Health, Wealth, and Happiness!!
Please join us for our last podcast installment of 2014 where we sit around the tree, sing CHRISTmas Carols, and enjoy warming beverages! Okay, to be truthful, we weren't all in the same place, but Cathead DID sing a little, and some of us were definitely enjoying "warming beverages". LoL
I did a little bit of trimming in this episode to cut out some of the awkward silences when we were drawing the gift recipients from our Sponsor Reward Program. Something new was tried, but it didn't go off quite as smooth as I had pictured it in my mind. LoL
Thanks so much to all of the fine people that sponsored next year's podcast. In fact, the turnout was so good that I will not need to bother you guys for sponsorship for THE NEXT THREE YEARS! Also, thanks go to our vendor sponsors that shared some of their products for our Mystery Boxes that I hope to get in the mail soon.
It is our heartfelt wish that each and every one of you enjoy a Merry CHRISTmas, Happy Hannukkah, and may you be blessed with health, happiness, and prosperity in 2015!
For the next two weeks, we will disband with the LIVE recording sessions and new podcast episodes as we take the time to spend the holidays with our families and friends. If you must have your CrashCast fix, please feel free to delve into some of our older episodes (the first year stuff was so AWKWARD! LoL). We will return to podcastland streaming LIVE on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 at 8pm CST!
In this week's show we do our normal thing, and I find myself wondering why you folks even follow our nonsense. LoL Be sure to check out the link below for Darren's Lipo Bunker - it's probably the best solution for safe charging that I've seen to date!
Also, we have our favorite multi-rotor expert and supplier, Paul "Witespy" Baxter, come on and share some of the new stuff he's added to his website since we last spoke. If you're into the multi-rotor game, I'm sure you'll be interested in some of these new items!
Lots of fun recording this show! Laine and Chris were missing, but Karl was able to show up for the session (though he left some customers without heat to do so! LoL). We've got our typical banter in this one, but we do actually cover some useful information when we try our best to answer a listener's email regarding LiPo batteries.
The holiday season is here and we only have two more episodes scheduled for 2014. If you've got a CHRISTmas Wish you'd like us to read on the show, email it to me! Also, I've noticed that lots of folks are including some model aviation-inspired decorations on their CHRISTmas trees and I would LOVE to have pictures of them so we can share them on our last episode of the year - so email me some pictures!
In this 287th show we talk a bit about the few things we've found for sale for Black Friday this year. The deals are not quite as abundant as we've seen in years past, but theres still a few to be found.
As the name of this show suggests, this one got off to a VERY rocky start, but somehow we managed to get back on track. LoL In this 286th installment, we talk news, products, and videos. We talk briefly about this year's fundraiser (Sponsor Gift Program), as well as something new we're trying out - our CrashCast Secret Santa!
TheCrashCast Secret Santa : If you'd like to participate in this, all you have to do is send an email to TheCrashCastSecretSanta@gmail.com. In that email you should share your 'real' name, as well as any screen name you may use on any of the RC forums, along with your mailing address and a little about your RC interests. We'll close things down on December 1st and Laine will randomly draw names for everyone. When you get an email advising who you're to play Santa for, you'll buy and mail a special CHRISTmas gift to that personal. You can spend as much money as you'd like on your person, but there is a minimum set at $25.
In this week's show, we have an opportunity to visit with Jonathan Sawn, the owner of Sawn-Craft. Jonathan is the third generation of his family to offer up goodies to the model-building community, and you'll certainly want to have a look at some of the cool items he's producing!
In addition to our normal level of chaos, Laine has started something new for this year - a Secret Santa exchange! If you want to get involved, all you have to do is send an email to TheCrashCastSecretSanta@gmail.com to let us know you want to be involved. Also share with us your full name and address, your screen name on you favorite RC forum, and a little about you and what all you're into. Though you can buy a gift for someone as expensive as you desire, we have set a minimum dollar amount at $25.
One last note - We've fired up our year-end fundraiser. Head on over to AllThingsCrash and read all about our Sponsor Gift Program!
In this 284th installment of our little show, we get the opportunity to visit with our favorite cherry farmer from the great Northwest - Dougbo!!! Doug is an avid RC pilot that enjoys all disciplines of flight - from helicopters to 3D foamies, crunchies, and gassers. Doug's latest adventure in the hobby, though, is something we find particularly interesting - he's jumped in to flying 3D Quadcopters! Join us this week to hear his comments and opinions comparing the Invertix 400 and the Leap 450 3D.
Also included this week is our usual attempt to bring you some news on what's new and interesting in our favorite sport.
So in this 283rd installment, we talk about The RAMS Veterans Fly-In, some new products, FAA developments, and share some cool pictures. Being that Halloween is fast approaching, you may notice the spooky theme to some of the pictures. Oh, and you'll certainly want to find out all about Cathead's big break! LoL
Have a SAFE and FUN Halloween, gang, and DON'T FORGET TO VOTE ON TUESDAY!
Last weekend marked the 9th annual HHAEFI event at Mac Hodges compund in Andersonville, Georgia. Even though I was unable to attend this event we still have some coverage since Chris (Cathead), along with the rest of 'Arcola RC', WAS able to attend. Join us as we talk about this event and be sure to check out the Slideshow pics from this week! Oh, and let's not forget about the videos that captured the essence of this great event - nobody captures an event like Bildo! Oh, and please try to ignore the "chicken wing" references (a BAD inside joke LoL).
In this week's installment of our little show, we dip into the mail bag and answer a few questions regarding CNC machining. If you're not into the CNC thing, no worries - this is not really an entire show on the subject. We also discuss some events, FAA news items, and a few new products.
In our 280th installment of the show we enjoy discussing a listener's comments made about a facet of our hobby that seems to be on the decline - Nitro-powered models. Join us as we reminisce about our golden days of using 'liquid fuel', as well as some of the pros and cons of Internal Combustion versus the Electric power systems most of us are using today.
This week the crew just gets together to visit and talk about what all is going on in our lives. We've got some videos to share, news on some new items, and a great fly-in coming up again at Hodges Field.
This week's show (#278, if you're keeping score) covers a lot of ground, and the silliness is certainly in full swing! In the NEWS department, Horizon has some new offerings and I got my OX CNC up and running (Video below). We conclude our CNC discussion this week with possible solutions for CAD design applications, as well as CAM programs. We wrap things up with Tim (IFLYOS) King discussing his adventures at the Heli Extravaganza he attended last weekend.
In this 277th installment of our show, we continue our discussion on CNC machines for YOUR workshop. This week we delve in to the topic of stepper motors, stepper motor controllers, and the software needed to make these things work. Just like last week, we have quite a few links to the sites we discussed.
TheCrashCast crew are certainly no strangers to CNC technology, but it seems like it's been ages since we've discussed these magical machines on the show. As luck would have it, my tooling needs have changed a bit recently, so I have embarked on the build of a new machine - the OX!
In this 276th installment of our show, we talk about some of the ways one might get into CNC routing and some of the machine plans and kits that are available, whether you want to scratch-build one yourself, or just purchase a kit someone has already designed and tested.
Okay, so if you think that this show went off the rails with off-topic discussion, you should've been there for the post-show (things REALLY took a turn for the worst!). Come on, though. I suspect you guys don't really listen to us each and every week for our cutting edge news on the hobby, right? LoL
After a 24 hour delay due to technical difficulties (that never realyl cleared up), IFLYOS, Cathead, and I got together to sum up the adventure last week that was RCEFF. In spite of a brief episode of some rather rocky weather, a good time was had by all involved!
This week's show is a short one, but hopefully we have our internet problems solved by next week because we have loads more to talk about!!
My goodness! You take a week off "work" and come back to a total mess! LoL Well, that's what it seemed like, anyway. We recorded a great 273rd show, but when I went to edit it, we picked up some sort of weird audio anomaly. Fear not, though, as I was able to pull up a slightly lower quality back up file and get this week's epsiode uploaded.
This week we have a total of 7 folks in the workshop. Six of us you've heard from before, but our 7th is Ben Warren (BorneoBen), and active gent over at the RCTodayShow! Ben shares with us some cool little multi-rotor frames that he's developed and needs our help naming his new business enterprise, as well as the frames he's designed (links below).
In the workshop for this 272 recording you'll find me, IFLYOS, Navionflyer, LMopar69, and Cathead! We had a lot of fun with this one and we are all over the board again with our discussion. We started off with some talk about AS3X, and then everything kind of went South after that. LoL
Please note that we are taking a vaction next week, but will be back again with our 273rd show LIVE on Wednesday, August 20th!