In this 75th installment (75 already??), after we get a few little news items out of the way, we get to hang out a bit with fellow PhlatClub member Shaun "3Dmon" Frank. We learn that Shaun, a capable 3D pilot as well as apt RC Aircraft designer, has created a website for the sole purpose of sharing his wares with the world!
Additionally, I've uploaded videos #9 and #10 of the e-QSC build where I cover some pushrods information, mounting the wing to the fuselage, and building and mounting the empennage. Have you started YOUR e-QSC yet?
After last week's LONG weekend trip I'm finally back in my workshop with Dorsal joining me for our 74th installment. Tune in for some reflection of last weekend's fun, talk of a new RC-based forum, another visit from The RCadvisor, and talk of the fuselage build for the e-QSC.
What a busy week it's been! In this 73rd installment, I'll tell you about it, as well as a cool event I attended. Next week we'll get back with the RCadvisor and the e-QSC build, but in the mean time I hope you enjoy my tales.
Hey gang! This is just a quick note to let you know that I will be taking a 1 week break from the Scratch-Build of the e-QSC. The reason? I am heading out of town enroute to Slater, MO for SPADFest 2010!
Before I leave, however, I am planning on starting an official Build Log over at RCG to cover this project. I have been working diligently to build a second plane so I can shoot all the necessary photos for the RCG thread, and I have just about finished the wing portion of the build so that the thread will be caught up to the videos. Whew! This is a LOT of work! LOL
The next podcast, if all goes as planned, will be detailed coverage of SPADFest. I'm probably not going to have enough time to get some "plastic" ready to fly, but will have cameras and notebook in hand to give this cool event the coverage it so deserves. Remember, it was the SPADders that actually first taught us that materials other than balsa could be used to contruct our planes!
So, get those e-QSC wings built, but try to refrain from starting your fuselage just yet, since I have some neat things to show you on this - you won't be building over the plans for this part!
It's been a busy week in the workshop! LOL Please join us this week for some information on a couple of upcoming events and news on some new products now available. Our buddy, the RCadvisor (Carlos), is backagain this week to discuss the potential use of Carbon in place of balsa parts, too.
The meat of this week's broadcast? Well, the Scratch-building Club has officially started! This week, we build the wing for the e-QSC! The total PDF Plans and Templates package is available on my site, and the first four video tutorials to help you along are on YouTube (links below).
Additionally, I have created a new "Listener's Stuff" section to the support site (AllThingsCrash.com) so that I have a place to show off the photos of the cool stuff you guys send in to me! If you've got an interesting build you want to share with everyone (whether it's a balsa or foam build), send in your pics and I'll get them posted!!
Got some great links this week, including a link to my plans and videos. Take the LEAP over to my site and check them out!