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Posted by crash-man | Dec 11, 2011 @ 11:27 PM | 2,937 Views
In this 144th installment of our show, we take you through a simple exercise to find an optimal power system for the Electrifly Cosmic Wind ARF. I am looking forward to getting this airplane in the air, as it looks like it may be quite fast! We also share some cool things found on the web, as well as clue you in on how you can WIN a Mini Intern Kit from our friends over at RadicalRC.

Remember, next week is our End-Of-Year, CHRISTmas show, so if you have a CHRISTmas Wishlist that you would like us to share on that show, email it to me at the address given during the lead-out at the end of each show.

LINKS and INFO on how to enter our contest

Posted by crash-man | Dec 04, 2011 @ 11:52 PM | 2,968 Views
Catching Up With The PhlatBoyZ

As 2011 starts winding down to a close, we finally get a chance to catch up with our buddies (Mark and Trish Carew) over at PhlatBoyZ HQ in this 143rd installment of our show. They've had quite a busy year this year and yet they just keep plugging away on new manufacturing solutions that we can all look forward to! (Remember, 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.)

Additionally, Ron talks a bit about the RadicalRC Flightbox that he's started putting together, I share some news about a very interesting FPV plane I found and the prize I won over at XtremeFlyer, and the RCadvisor is back with a segment on servo end points!

This week's show and LINKS.
Posted by crash-man | Nov 27, 2011 @ 11:51 PM | 2,899 Views
Ironing Boards?

During this 142nd installment of the show, you'll learn all about Ironing Boards and how they may pertain to our hobby (kinda cool, really). Ron shares some flying he got in during the last week; Tim tells us what he's been able to accomplish with his Mud Duck, and I make excuses as to why I've not really accomplished much of anything. LoL Oh, and our RCadvisor pops in to answer questions about servo and receiver compatabilities.

As we prepare to embark on our 3rd Build-Along (Radical RC's Mini Intern Kit), I discuss some considerations and preparation for building a kit.

Remember, December 18th is the day we record our annual CHRISTmas show, so if you would like me to read your letter to Santa on the show, be sure to email me a copy!

This week's LINKS

Posted by crash-man | Nov 21, 2011 @ 11:08 AM | 3,212 Views
Hot And Cold

Strange title, right? I think it's aptly named though, as I currently appear to be stricken with some sort of flu-like bug, and the entire recording of our 141st show saw me swinging from the chills to just absolutely burning up! LoL But hey, without a little sickness now and then, how can we possibly appreciate good health? I apologize for being late getting this installment posted.

We've got some great news items this week, and we also answer some listener emails. The RCadvisor is back this week to discuss how you might see "porpoising" with that correctly balanced model.

LINKS
Posted by crash-man | Nov 14, 2011 @ 12:14 AM | 3,345 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-man | Nov 07, 2011 @ 12:05 AM | 2,958 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-man | Oct 30, 2011 @ 11:51 PM | 3,090 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!

LINKS
Posted by crash-man | Oct 23, 2011 @ 11:44 PM | 3,069 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-man | Oct 17, 2011 @ 12:38 AM | 3,185 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-man | Oct 09, 2011 @ 11:32 PM | 2,893 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-man | Oct 03, 2011 @ 12:30 AM | 3,654 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.

LINKS
Posted by crash-man | Sep 19, 2011 @ 12:07 AM | 3,032 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-man | Sep 12, 2011 @ 12:15 AM | 3,248 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-man | Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:56 AM | 3,018 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-man | Aug 29, 2011 @ 12:02 AM | 3,143 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-man | Aug 22, 2011 @ 12:02 AM | 3,670 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-man | Aug 15, 2011 @ 12:05 AM | 3,837 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.

LINKS

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-man | Jul 25, 2011 @ 12:35 AM | 3,420 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-man | Jul 17, 2011 @ 11:24 PM | 3,108 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-man | Jul 11, 2011 @ 12:45 AM | 3,574 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