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Posted by crash-man | Dec 31, 2012 @ 05:32 PM | 3,092 Views
No show this week, gang. We are taking a couple of weeks off to recharge our own personal "batteries" but we will be back soon with more RC goodness.

In the mean time, the gang at TheCrasCast would like to wish each of you a Happy New Year with 2013 offering all of you tons of great building and flying!

See ya soon!
Posted by crash-man | Dec 23, 2012 @ 11:25 PM | 3,539 Views
2012 In Review

As you may already know, last week's "Dear Santa" show went long, so we kept the tape rolling and we put together this "Year In Review" for you guys this week! In this 191st installment of our show (and our last for 2012) join me, Tim, Hance, and Dougbo for a short review of all of the goodness that this year has had to offer!

Thanks to all of you that have made this year so much fun, from our supporters and prize sponsors, to listeners and all you folks that make this hobby the greatest in the world!

May God bless each and every one of you this CHRISTmas, and may 2013 bring tons of RC building and flying for all!!

SHOW AND LINKS

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Posted by crash-man | Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:02 AM | 3,217 Views
Dear Santa...

Wow! CHRISTmas has already rolled around again? Didn't we just celebrate it like 11 months ago??

This week, in our 190th installment, IFLYOS and I are treated to a couple of guests in the workshop - Hance and DougBo!! There's some news on the hobby front, and a couple of new items we've found to discuss, and when we get that stuff out of the way, we share a few listener's Dear Santa letters along with what WE would like to receive.

Hance held a little contest over at the RC Pilots Association Facebook Page and announced a WINNER of one of his Edge 540 or YAK 55 foamie kit, but you guys will have to wait until next week to find out who won.


THIS WEEK'S SHOW AND LINKS


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Posted by crash-man | Dec 10, 2012 @ 02:04 AM | 3,867 Views
PhlatBoyZ And OpenBuilds

In this week's 189th installment, NavionFlyer and I get to visit with Mark and Trish Carew, makers of those famous PhlatPrinter machines that we all know and love. They spend some time cluing us in on all they've been up to lately, including the OpenRail linear motion system and the new OpenBuilds site where we will be able to build and share our best home-built machines that help us to enjoy our RC hobby to it's fullest!

REMINDER - Next week will be our last show of the year, so if you want to send us your "Dear Santa" letter, we'd really enjoy sharing it on the show when we share what all WE want.


THIS WEEK'S SHOW AND LINKS



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Posted by crash-man | Dec 03, 2012 @ 01:50 AM | 3,558 Views
Flaming Dust-Bunnies?

Isn't it funny how we start off by saying we really don't have much to go over for the week, but yet we still are about to occupy 90 minutes worth of your time? Well, that's the case with this 188th installment of our show, LoL Join us for some more all-over-the-board discussion (as seems to be our norm these days).

A special THANK YOU! goes out to our supportive listener base this week, as you guys have come to our aid with your donations by helping pay for our web fees for 2013!!

This week's show and links


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Posted by crash-man | Nov 26, 2012 @ 12:52 PM | 3,251 Views
Karl Gets His Own Chair!

After a very late night, I am finally getting around to writing the description and links for this 187th installment of our show. LoL

We talked about all kinds of stuff in this one, and we have TONS of links for you to peruse, including our "Spotlight Vendor" this week, AfterDarkLED - your source for premium lighting solutions for all of your RC needs!

Hey, it's that time of year where we will accept your "Dear Santa" Letters. This is a perfect time for you to hint at what you REALLY want for CHRISTmas from that significant other. Drop me a line and I'll share your wishes on an upcoming show!!

We've got a TON of links this week - check them out HERE


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Posted by crash-man | Nov 19, 2012 @ 12:47 AM | 5,409 Views
Injection-Moulded Greatness

Yes, true to ourselves, we get a little off-topic again in this 186th installment of our show. Nonetheless, we get back on topic after a brief hiatus. This week it's me, Tim, and Navionflyer along with a specials guest - Chris Klick of RiteWing fame! Chris tells us wht all he's been up to, including the new injection-moulded Zephyrs and FPV. Also, RiteWingRC is our "Spotlight Vendor" this week, qualifying with great products, great customer support, and it's an American-based company, to boot!

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Posted by crash-man | Nov 12, 2012 @ 01:07 AM | 3,341 Views
JR Indoor E-Fest 2012

For this, our 185th show, we've got a full house. Karl is away, but we have Steve "Vintauri" Mills warming his seat! Steve got a chance to do some interesting stuff last weekend and he tells us all about his action-packed weekend. Oh, yeah, there's also some letters and websites, and junk.

Be sure to check out our "Spotlight Sponsor" this week - LazerToyz!

Our links and show for this week can be found HERE

LIKE US on our Facbook Fan Page to see some of the stuff we talked about this week!
Posted by crash-man | Nov 05, 2012 @ 09:54 AM | 3,265 Views
That's What SHE Said!

Well, we got a little goofy last night, hence the name of the show. Yep, we were being quite sophomoric. LoL Anyhow, join us in this 184th installment of our show where the whole gang is present and we do our usual thing.

This week's show and links

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Posted by crash-man | Oct 29, 2012 @ 01:14 AM | 3,428 Views
Adrenaline Rush Protective Gear

We are back again this week, but Tim is MIA. No worries, though, as Hance has popped on to take his place for our 183rd show. There's not been a whole lot going on in the workshop lately, but I did get a chance to fly a great little plane that Hance sent (along with another interesting item LoL) and it was quite the handful! Join us for some news on some new offerings as well as some of your letters and links.

THIS WEEK'S SHOW AND LINKS
Posted by crash-man | Oct 22, 2012 @ 10:44 AM | 3,417 Views
HHAEFI 2012

In this, our 182nd installment, the whole crew is in the workshop discussing this and that in the RC world. We talk about some new products and discuss a couple of letters received, but the main topic this week is my synopsis of MY experiences of HHAEFI 2012. If you ever get a chance to attend this event at Hodges Field every October, you've just GOT to attend! In summation, it's like a "kinder, gentler SEFF". LoL

I would like to express my heartfelt THANKS to all of the people that took the time to wish me a Happy Birthday on the 14th, whether through email (David The Swarfer), Skype (David D.), Facebook (WAAAAY too many to list), and at Hodges (the Stahr family, the Georgia Crew, and the rest of you great folks). This was one of the greatest b-day experiences ever and you guys all ROCK!!

This week's show and links
Posted by crash-man | Oct 08, 2012 @ 01:01 AM | 4,007 Views
One-Eight-One

Well, not a very interesting title this week, but it get's it done. LoL We've got the full gang together this week and we discuss some updates, read a few listener emails, Karl shares some Heli tips, and more of our usual nonsense. Hey - it looks like I am going to HHAEFI!! I hope to see you there!!

Facebook Fan Page

Show And Links
Posted by crash-man | Oct 01, 2012 @ 11:34 AM | 3,454 Views
Schoolin' The Noobs

It's me and the two Tims this week for our 180th episode, and we catch up on all that we've been up to since our last visit, as well as share a few things we've discovered in the hobby during the last week. We also tackle a subject we've never really talked about - setting up a new-pilot training program at your club (thanks to Doug for writing in on this!).

Check out our Facebook Page and click HERE for this week's show and links.
Posted by crash-man | Sep 24, 2012 @ 12:48 AM | 3,680 Views
Quads Across America??

Quads Across America? Well, maybe not, but it doesn't hurt to try, right? LoL Join us in this 179th installment of our show where we get the opportunity to visit with one of the greatest promoters of our hobby in MY lifetime - Mr. Frank "Murocflyer" Geisler! We get a little background on Frank by exploring how it all started for him and discussing his epic Wings Across America project before getting into his latest endeavor of promoting BUILDING your own planes with his new "Model Airplane Building Clinic" over at RCG. This is a show you won't want to miss!


This week's show and links

Posted by crash-man | Sep 17, 2012 @ 11:17 AM | 3,736 Views
Expo Is For Girls!

Okay, okay, that is actually a direct quote from our special guest this week. LoL Please take no offense, as ol' Crash actually uses expo these days to smooth out some of the shakes. Join us this week for our 178th installment of our little show where we share a scant bit of news, read some great letters sent in from our listeners, and visit with a long-time listener and friend of the show, Mr. Hance Andreason!

We had way too much fun recording this one, and I kinda wished I had left the recorder ON for the post-show discussion. That prolly would have got us all into some trouble, though.

LINKS AND SHOW
Posted by crash-man | Sep 10, 2012 @ 01:46 PM | 3,410 Views
SlowBipe Contest Wrap-Up

After a nice break for Labor Day weekend with our families, we're back with our 177th installment. In this show we go over the last of the tips you guys have sent in for the SlowBipe RC Hints And Tips Giveaway. A few days ago, I finally got time to pluck our lucky winner and the video of the drawing is in the show notes below.

Thanks go out to SlowBipe for sponsoring this fun contest, Austin H, for supplying the premise of it, and to all of our listeners for so generously contributing their hints and tips that make their participation in this great sport easier! Check out SlowBipe's offerings HERE and head on over to HeadsUpRC to grab one for yourself - you won't be disappointed!

Our show and links can be found HERE
Posted by crash-man | Sep 03, 2012 @ 12:21 AM | 4,095 Views
Well, gang, we are taking a break to enjoy the three day weekend with our families. No worries, though. We'll be back again next week with another fresh installment of our little show.

Have a safe and restful Labor Day!
Posted by crash-man | Aug 27, 2012 @ 01:53 AM | 4,277 Views
Tons More Tips!

It's Crash, NavionFlyer, and Karl for this 176th show, and this one is almost all about your entries for the SlowBipe RC Hints and Tips contest. Wow! You guys are sending in some great stuff!! We also dip into the old mailbag and do our best to find a solution to a listener's dilemma - he is needing something simple to record his FPV video at his ground station from his Sony 600TVL camera, so if you guys can offer something inexpensive that's better than what we came up with, send me a link and I'll get it to him!


Be sure that you get in on our contest; it's sponsored by our good friends over at SlowBipe.com. All you have to do is email me your favorite RC Tip, or even post it on our Facebook Fan Page. At the end of August, we'll throw all of the entries into a hat and draw the winner. That lucky person wins a MiniBipe kit!!! We've had a ball reading the 45 submissions that we've received thus far!

THIS IS YOUR LAST WEEK TO ENTER!!


This week's show and links can be found HERE
Posted by crash-man | Aug 20, 2012 @ 01:24 AM | 3,837 Views
Whatnot??

While I think the term "Whatnot" was used only once in this 175th show, we had some lengthy dicussion on it's use by certain individuals during our pre-show discussion, so it seemed a fun name for this installment. As has been usual as of late, we talk up a few things we've found on the web, and then we continue on discussing your RC Hints and Tips for our GiveAway later this month.



Be sure that you get in on our contest; it's sponsored by our good friends over at SlowBipe.com. All you have to do is email me your favorite RC Tip, or even post it on our Facebook Fan Page. At the end of August, we'll throw all of the entries into a hat and draw the winner. That lucky person wins a MiniBipe kit!!! We've had a ball reading the submissions that we've received thus far!


This week's show and links
Posted by crash-man | Aug 12, 2012 @ 08:21 PM | 3,919 Views
One Time, In Band Camp...

I've got two of my buddies back in the workshop this week for our 174th installment of the show! NavionFlyer gives us an update of what all he's been up to (including some Maker Faire Detroit stuff) and IFLYOS is getting back on his feet now and doing some 3D Printing with a new machine! Of course, we also have some cool deals we've found as well as some great links on the interwebs, too! Ah, yes - and more entries to discuss for our SlowBipe Hints and Tips Contest!


Be sure that you get in on our contest; it's sponsored by our good friends over at SlowBipe.com. All you have to do is email me your favorite RC Tip, or even post it on our Facebook Fan Page. At the end of August, we'll throw all of the entries into a hat and draw the winner. That lucky person wins a MiniBipe kit!!! We've had a ball reading the submissions that we've received thus far!


This week's show and links can be found HERE!