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Posted by crash-man | Feb 05, 2012 @ 11:35 PM | 3,569 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 @ 10:32 PM | 3,042 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 @ 12:16 AM | 3,201 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 08, 2012 @ 11:30 PM | 3,145 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 @ 05:11 PM | 3,071 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 @ 12:57 AM | 3,191 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 11, 2011 @ 11:27 PM | 3,060 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 | 3,083 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 | 3,018 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 | 3,319 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 | 3,469 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 | 3,074 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 | 3,214 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 | 3,169 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 | 3,299 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 | 3,009 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 | 3,780 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 | 3,140 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 | 3,342 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 | 3,131 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