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Posted by crash-man | Mar 26, 2012 @ 12:22 AM | 3,951 Views
Safety At The Field

In our 157th installment, we finish up our three-part series on safety, so now there are no excuses for accidents - we told you! LoL Also, the RCadvisor is back again this week with his second part to his series on Spins, so you'll want to hear this one to learn what you may do if you should find yourself stuck in one. Oh, yeah, there's also more of our usual banter, but I promise, no more lengthy discussion by old men fussing about our ailments.

Posted by crash-man | Mar 19, 2012 @ 01:31 AM | 3,735 Views
Pain And Suffering

In this 156th installment of the show, we'll start right off on some pain and suffering that Ron has been putting up with. Yep, we're just a couple of old guys fussing about our ailments. LoL Honestly, though, we do get into some fun RC talk, so if you want to skip through the first 12 minutes, or so, we'll fully understand.

There is, however, some great discussion on some of the letters we have received, as well as some of the pictures you guys have posted over on our Facebook Fan Page for our Mini Gremlin GiveAway sponsored by our buddy Jim over at RACores. We will be giving away this plane in April,and all you have to do to enter is to post your best crash picture on the Fan Page and you'll be entered in to our GiveAway. If you don't have a Facebook account, but still want to get in, just email me directly with your picture and whatever details you'd like to share, and I'll post it for you.

Oh, and you won't want to miss this week's Ask The RCadvisor segment, as Carlos starts into a two-part series on Spins and Spiral Dives. Good stuff!


Posted by crash-man | Mar 12, 2012 @ 01:37 AM | 3,847 Views
Doing The Safety Dance

Yes, that's right - three "40-somethings" out looking for a safe alternative to the "pogo". I bet that left a lot of you behind in the dust! LoL

Seriously, though, it's that time of year again where we will be blowing the dust off of our toys and making weekly pilgrimages to our favorite flying sites. Once a year we like to talk a little about safety in this hobby and we start the ball rolling in this episode where we discuss some tips for safe travel to and from your flying field. In this 155th installment, we've also got some news, as well as another great segment from the RCadvisor - this time it's a bit of a continuation on last week's tips for becoming a better RC pilot. Carlos shares a great site that details aerobatic maneuvers, as well as their "K Factors" ( level of difficulty), and how you might select the maneuvers right for you to become a more accomplished pilot.

This week's show and LINKS
Posted by crash-man | Mar 09, 2012 @ 05:16 PM | 3,829 Views
Hey, gang! I shot, edited, and uploaded the 8th and final video for our 2012 Build-Along Project! You can see all of the videos below...

Crash's 2012 Build-Along Project - The RadicalRC Mini Intern
Posted by crash-man | Mar 04, 2012 @ 11:46 PM | 4,669 Views
Lord Of The Wings...

And that Mopar dude, too. LoL

In this 154th installment of our show, I found myself without a co-host! Never fear, though, as we have a couple of surprise guests in the workshop. Both of these gentlemen took time out of their schedules to visit the workshop and tell us about a little event that's held every year over in Perry, Georgia - The Perry Swap Meet!! Of course, we talk about a bunch of other stuff, too, but I think you'll enjoy it. Thanks so much to both guests for coming on! And if you haven't figured out who these two guys are, just download the show already!!

Also, our good friend Carlos, the RCadvisor, is back again this week with another fantastic segment, this time some tips on becoming a better RC pilot. Oh, and if you haven't visited RCadvisor.com, you should take a moment to head on over there, as Carlos has been cranking out tons of great articles!

You can find this week's show and links HERE
Posted by crash-man | Feb 27, 2012 @ 12:26 AM | 3,406 Views
Out On A Limb

Tim and I are in the workshop for this 153 installment while Ron is still away. We talk about all kinds of great stuff we've found in cyber-space, since neither of us really have had much of a chance to get much done in the realm of RC. The RCadvisor comes to the rescue, though, with a continuation of last week's Dihedral discussion, with this week's topic leaning a bit more towards the arena of Wing Sweep.

This week's LINKS and SHOW
Posted by crash-man | Feb 19, 2012 @ 10:51 PM | 3,260 Views
Gremlins In The Shop!

In this 152nd installment, we read some listener emails and find out everything we need to know about Gremlins! Also, the RCadvisor pops in again this week with a very informative discussion on Dihedral.

You can catch the show and links HERE
Posted by crash-man | Feb 13, 2012 @ 12:47 AM | 3,334 Views
Letters And UAV's

In this 151st installment of our little show, we jump all over answering some letters in the old mailbag, but the best thing about this week's show is that we have the RCadvisor back live in the workshop! Carlos has been involved with some very extensive UAV work during that last year, or so, and he sheds some light on this whole Unmanned Aerial Vehicle thing. I think that you'll find this to be one of our more interesting shows, especially the discussion on the H.A.L.E. project that Carlos has been involved with(very cool stuff!).

Listen to this week's show and view it's links HERE
Posted by crash-man | Feb 06, 2012 @ 12:35 AM | 3,600 Views
It's A Bonanza!

For our 150th show, we've got tons of great news to discuss, what with a plethora of new products and some very interesting videos and articles, to boot! We also discuss the tissue covering techniques I've been promising on our Mini Intern Build-Along, since I was able to get two more videos uploaded recently. A third video is also out there showing the drawing for the winner of our Mini Intern that RadicalRC let us give away. Tons of great info here, so pull up a chair and fire up that browser, since you're going to want to hit some of the links below to find out more!

The show and links...
Posted by crash-man | Jan 22, 2012 @ 11:32 PM | 3,084 Views
And That's The News...

Well, pretty much all we have to report this week is news from around the RC world. I got some brief flights this week on a favorite, but not much building on anything for me lately. You're still going to want to lend an ear to this 148th installment of our show since we have some fairly interesting things to share. Also, the RCadvisor is back this week with the first part of a two-part series explaning "Pitch Sensitivity".

This week's show and links...

Posted by crash-man | Jan 16, 2012 @ 01:16 AM | 3,242 Views
MMmmmm, Raspberry Pi!

In this 147th installment of our little show, we talk about some very cool videos, some friend's websites, some new technology, some SEFF news, and we even answer a listener's question about one of my build techniques. With all of that, we still managed to squeeze in another great "Ask The RCadviser" segment where Carlos explains some common builder mistakes.

This week, two more videos have been posted for our Mini Intern Build-Along series, so if you're building along with me, grab your kit and get started on that fuselage! Also, don't forget to LIKE us on FaceBook and post a picture of you and your favorite RC plane for your chance to WIN a Mini Intern kit, courtesy of our friends over at RadicalRC!

Check out this week's show and links HERE!
Posted by crash-man | Jan 09, 2012 @ 12:30 AM | 3,186 Views
Back In The Saddle Again

Happy New Year!! After a two week hiatus, we are "back in the saddle again"! Tune in for some news, banter, and another RCadvisor segment this week. Also, the Mini Intern Build-Along is underway now with the first three videos released covering the introduction to this project as well as a two-part series on building the wing for this plane.

Dont' forget to LIKE us on our Facebook Fan Page and upload a picture of you and your favorite RC Flyer for your chance to win a RadicalRC Mini Intern Kit complete with a set of PT-19 decals!!

You can check out the show and this week's links HERE
Posted by crash-man | Jan 06, 2012 @ 06:11 PM | 3,114 Views
This year's Build-Along Project is underway! If you are interested in taking on your very first Kit Build, join me over at AllThingsCrash for this week's videos and listen to TheCrashCast for all the details!

Here's the first video to whet your appetite...

1.Mini Intern Build-Along, Intro (13 min 39 sec)

Posted by crash-man | Dec 19, 2011 @ 01:57 AM | 3,214 Views
Dear Santa, and 2011 Review

Well, how about that? Another year has just about escaped us! In this 145th installment, we review all of the fun we've had this year, as well as reveal some of our shortcomings (well, Crash, anyway. LoL). This week we have a neat surprise from the RCadvisor, and then we share our CHRISTmas Wishlists along with letters to Santa from Colin, Tony, and Gary. Oh, and one last thing: please check out Tim's plane pictures on our Facebook Fan Page and see if you can help Tim identify two of his recent aircraft acquisitions.

This week's show, links and letter to Santa

Posted by crash-man | Dec 12, 2011 @ 12:27 AM | 3,091 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 05, 2011 @ 12:52 AM | 3,115 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 28, 2011 @ 12:51 AM | 3,059 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 @ 12:08 PM | 3,355 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.

Posted by crash-man | Nov 14, 2011 @ 01:14 AM | 3,514 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 @ 01:05 AM | 3,117 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