Mon, 30 July 2012
Yes, we really push our file limitations with our hoster on this one. I apologize up fron if our 172nd show eats up a lot of space on your listening device - we just had so much to share! We've got lots of great listener tips this week, as well as some great news around the interwebs, including another cool contest from our favorite MultiRotor forums. Also, we have the RCadvisor back with us ending this week's podcast with an explanation of How Airplanes Fly.
PhlatBoyZ Make us an ON AIR Sign for the new Studio! (You'll Need to Log In For This)
OverKill RC (FlySky Hacks, and Such)
Make Per Day Challenge That TheRealGaryBall Took On
DIY Transmitter (AWESOME!)
MicroStar 2000 Resources (Another DIY Tx)
And Still ANOTHER DIY Tx (Found at HackaDay)
Burnaby Lake Flyer's Scale Competion (Karl Attended this)
Be sure that you get in on our latest 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!
Mon, 23 July 2012
This week, it's NavionFlyer that's my co-host and we record show number 171, but this time I'm recording in the new Studio! We break it in right with some news, some letters, and our main topic this week is about some interesting videos Tim found from a guy that's building some need planes out of Dollar Tree Foam (you know, the 20" x 30" stuff you get for only a buck?).
Also, be sure that you get in on our latest 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 luck person wins a MiniBipe kit!!!
600 mph RC Jet?? (Misinfo at 8:45, but still kind of interesting)
PhlatBoyz Win Lake Gilman Day Float Contest (You'll need to log on to see the pics)
Calculate Required Servo Torque (You'll want to bookmark this)
Experimental Airlines YouTube Channel (VERY Informative!)
Yak Having Trouble On Take-Off? (Thanks for the laugh, Ron K.!)
Mon, 16 July 2012
This week, the two Tims and I try to shed a little light on different ways of getting your servos actions to the control surfaces of your airplane. Yep, it's all about pushrods! Also, we announce a new contest, too! On our September 2nd show we get to give away a cool Mini SlowBipe Kit from our friends over at SlowBipe.com, so be sure you listen and get the dope on how you can enter!
AllThingsCrash (Pics of some of the big planes at this weekend's HOTMAC Big Bird Fly-In)
OpenRail (The KickStarter is over, but you can still get in on this!)
WMParkFlyers (PushRod guides and Control Horns)
Adjustable Control Horns (I also love these for pull-pull setups)
Mon, 9 July 2012
First off, I want to apologize for the poor sound quality (on my track) in this 169th installment of our show. I have torn everything up in my workshop while doing this 'Studio build' and unfortunately, all of my professional-grade recording equipment is BURIED! LoL If all goes as planned, I'll be recording our next episode in the new digs and the quality I have always prided myself in should return.
This week, we take a little diversion from our normal RC aircraft discussions and delve into the world of RC Sailing, and who better to tap on this subject than our buddy and avid sailer, Grandpa Tony! This sounds like a great way to keep those thumbs (and brain) nimble on those days that are just not quite right for flying, and Tony shares with us the gear he uses and how it all works.
Proctor Antic Monoplane (Karl is trying to score one of these)
Laine's FB Page (Look for pics of the "Cobra's" Successor LoL)
Thunder Tiger Victoria (This is what Tony sails)
Victor Models V-12A (Here's a foot-long boat you can build!)
Footy Seniors (A place to get plans and kits)
Retrieval Boat (For retrieving that snagged sailboat)
Mon, 2 July 2012
After last weekend off due to Field Day, Karl and I are back this week with our 168th installment. I get to give a good, in depth review of the Harbor Freight generator that I broke in last weekend, and we also bring you some various news items we've found on the interwebs, too. The RCadvisor is also back this week with discussion of a new material he's found that we would LOVE to find it's way to the model aircraft arena!
Harbor Freight Generator (watch for it to go on sale - as little as $79!)
Open Rail (There's still time to get in on this!)
PhlatBoyZ Machine Sale (Sale is on thru July 4th!)