Mon, 24 June 2013
In this 215th installment of our show, we get an update of the National Electric Fly-In that was held this last weekend from our buddy Steve "Vintauri" Mills. Steve had a great time and it looks as though the event was a huge success! Special thanks goes out to Vintauri for taking the time to visit with us fresh off the road from this trip.
We also did something a bit different, in that we did a "brainstorming session" on a new project we will be working on, and we are looking for YOU to participate! We are looking for the best, least expensive design, but very aerobatic Quad design that you guys can come up with for an additional "Crash's Scratchbuild Club" project. When we pick the best design I will do a Build-Along Video Series on it, crediting the designer in the video. Remember, it needs to be something that a newbie can build with typical hand tools and we plan to incorporate the typical "Blue Wonder" type motors (2712-12). We'll discuss this project a little more in depth during the next show, but start working on YOUR design NOW!
Our lucky winner this week was BrownEyedFool, taking away a nice new Castle Thunderbird 54 ESC courtesy of our good friends, Castle Creations, the manufacturers of the greatest controllers on the planet!
Flint Flyers (Skynutt's Club)
Karl Doing In His Radikal G30 (oopsie!)
MassiveRC (They attend our LIVE streams!)
ReadyToFlyQuads (We will be getting some goodies for our Cheap Quad from here!)
Radical RC Mini Tote Box M3 (The REAL DEAL)
Mon, 17 June 2013
In this 214th installment of our show, we continue on with our "Summer Of MultiRotors/FPV" theme by visiting with Paul Baxter (aka Witespy), an avid MultiRotor pilot and the owner of ReadyToFlyQuads. Paul loves and promotes this aspect of our hobby and has some of the best deals you'll ever find on parts and accessories for your MultiRotor needs, as well as offering some great ready to fly Quads (hence the name of his business) that are high on quality, but still easy on the wallet. Best of all, when you get one of his Quads, you can rest assured that it will fly right out of the box since he tests every one he sells before boxing it up and shipping it to you! I have been flying one of my older Quads using his FLIP 1.5 board (only $15!!), as well as a complete FLIP FPV system, and I can certainly assure you that these things are NICE!
Also, we continue to exhaust our prize pool by plucking another name out of the hat. This week, Dougbo gets to add another great ESC to his collection, as he won a Thunderbird 36 courtesy of our good friends over at Castle Creations! Congrats, Doug, and thanks for your support!
Flying Bicycles?? (SEFF 2014 project?)
DIY Cheap, Sturdy, 1 Hour Quad (Great work, Mark H.!)
flitelab (A great source for our Canadian MultiRotor junkies)
A BEAST Of A Beast (just WOW!)
Some GOOD MultiRotor Publicity (for a change)
Battle Quads? (Paul and Alan ripping it up)
Hoverthings (VERY nice Quad frames!)
Mon, 10 June 2013
This 213th installment of our little show has a LOT to offer! We had a little impromptu "Happy Birthday, Kristy" contest in addition to our weekly giveaway (Ryan B won a Castle 10amp BEC, courtesy of our friends over at Castle Creations). We also got a great report from our buddy Steve "Vintauri" Mills on the Sig Fly-In that he was able to attend this weekend, too. And finally, our special guest this week is none other than Geoff Dryer! If you're into BIG electric projects and follow the RCGroups site, then you probably already know about his incredible scratch-built 50% Clipped Wing Cub. This guy does some fine work!
HHAEFI 2013 (Don't miss this one!)
3rd Annual Southeastern FPV Fly-In (At The PeacanPatch!)
Watts Over Owatonna Fly-In (I am SO trying to make this one!)
Politest Rednecks In The World? (Horseless Carriage Video)
Triple ThreatRC On YouTube (Great vids, incl. the 50% Clipped Wing)
Mon, 3 June 2013
So if you're wondering about the name of this 212th show, then you need to start listening to our LIVE stream on Sunday evenings at 8pm CDST. I will say, though, that MetroGTi is the one that coined this unigue title. LoL
For those of you that have been wanting more Multi-Rotor talk, well, it's starting to happen! Tim and I have been having some great success with the Flight Controller boards that we've gotten from ReadyToFlyQuads, and we are growing our skills fairly quickly learning all of the cool things these systems will provide. Best of all, they are not expensive at all! If you're looking at getting a quad in the air on a budget, you'll certainly want to listen in because I give a nie little recipe for success!
Congrats to our winners this week! We gave away Castle Creations 10amp BEC to BigD61 and a ReadyToFlyQuads Flip 1.5 Flight Controller to PCPhil! A special thanks goes out to the fine sponsors for offering up these great prizes. Hit their links and check them out!
Hance In A Dress?? (It was for a great cause, tho)
SEFF 2013 Pics (Courtesy Of FLYRC)
4in1 ESC (Nav is getting one for his Quad)
Robodiptera? (Thanks, Tony!)
Guillow's PC-6 Porter (Interesting RC Project)