Thu, 29 August 2013
We started off this week's show (225th!) with the intention of wrapping up our "Summer Of Multis/FPV", but as we usually do, we got sidetracked. LoL What you'll get in this one is some great RCA&E event coverage by Tim, some "OPQ" Beta Test results by me, Tim, and Ron (YES! Ron got a chance to pop in this week!), as well as a mess of our other usual goofiness.
It is our intention next week to conclude the Multi/FPV discussion and attempt to recap all that we've learned this summer. As I mention in the show, we plan to make the Multi-Rotor and FPV discussion a weekly part of our discussions, since we ALL have become smitten by this fast-moving part of the RC Hobby. We will be bringing back the fixed wing and helicopter discussions, though, so you guys that have been missing this content won't feel left out. :)
As far as the "OPQ" (One Piece Quad frame) project goes, I expect to have 40 units in production next week, so if you are one of the folks wanting to get your hands on one, they should be ready to start shipping next week. You'll want to watch our alternate site (AllThingsCrash) and our FACEBOOK FAN PAGE for details on how you can get your hands on one. From the interest that I've received thus far, the initial 40 units will probably be sold out within the first day I open the sales. No worries, though, as I plan to get another order of raw materials started immediately after we sell out the first run.
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Thu, 22 August 2013
Welcome to our 224th recording! In this one we share my progress on the "OPQ", the success of the Wings For Wishes Montana 2013 event (Thanks to Eric for coming on!), and Tim and I discuss a bit about the trailers we use for big events.
Unfortunately, our sound quality may be a little off on this one, as we had two of our co-hosts linked up via cell phone. Navionflyer is in the midst of unpacking from his big move, and KarlK was stuck in a BIG traffic jam! LoL
WFW Montana 2013 DONATIONS (In case you didn't get to attend, you can still support this until Friday!)
Randy Covington Flight Festival (Tim, Nav, and a bunch of our friends will be there this weekend!)
Paducah Annual Fly-In (Another great event coming in September!)
RTFQ's "Karl-Resistant Domes" (Can't say "Karl-Proof" just yet...)
Thu, 15 August 2013
In this 223rd installment of our show, we get to meet up with our friend (and long time listener), Mark Harrison. In previous shows we've mentioned that the new Taranis 16 that has surfaced in the world of Transmitter offerings may be something worth a second look, and Mark shares his experiences with the one that HE has!
Also, I am ashamed to admit it, but I totally forgot to mention the fact that I had the opportunity to be on another podcast last week! I was a special guest on the RC Hangartime podcast for Episode #29. These guys are doing a great job with adding some more RC-related podcast content, and have been MY personal fix as of late while I've been whiling away the hours in my workshop. Check them out sometime! Oh, and be sure to check out Episode #28 where KarlK Sits in.
Can't Make It To WFW? Consider DONATING To The Cause!
Electrics Over Tidewate Event (Waiting for Site Update)
Radikal Condor 830 (Karl LIKES!)
FRSKY Taranis 16 (Nice-looking Tx!)
EastBay RC (Mark's Wicked-Cool Site!)
MakerCamp Field Trip To Pixar (Flying Pool Noodle May Be Spotted!)
Thu, 8 August 2013
In this 222nd installment of our show (and our 2nd Wednesday night recording) we have everyone here except Navionflyer. We bring you some news about some new offerings in the RC world, as well as a new Quadcopter frame that I will be offering very soon! Oh, and if you've been wanting to get your hands on one of Laine's Cuda or Norman kits, now is the time to put in your pre-order!
FRSKY Taranis 16 Channel TX (Anyone have any first-hand experience with this?)
Great Deal On RTFQ's 16 Amp ESCs (Currently only 9 bucks!)
Piloted CoAx? (This guy's BRAVE!)
Heli Pilot Get's Hit At IRCHA 2013 (Lots to learn in this video)
Ecks Awesome Quad Frames (These things are SWEET!)
In this episode I detail MY plans to market and manufacture a small quad frame that I have based highly on that beautiful Ecks Frame. If you are interested in getting one, you'll certainly want to stayed tuned as I should be announcing the details in a week, or two. If you want to see what the prototype I'm flying now looks like, head on over to our FACEBOOK FAN PAGE to take a peek!
Also, remember that we no longer stream our LIVE webcast of the show each week on Sundays. We have moved the session to Wednesday nights at 7pm Central. Come and join us and hang out in the LIVE chat!
Thu, 1 August 2013
Our 221st episode of the show marks our first time to record/stream on Wednesday! We didn't really have much to discuss in this one, since we just did a show last Sunday. LOL Nevertheless, we pulled together and tried something a little different - we grabbed three of our listeners that were there for the live stream of the show, and found out what THEY had been up to!
Guest #1 turned out to be RCRich! It was nice getting a chance to visit with him for a bit. He's busing preparing for NEAT Fair. We have talked a bit about Rich because we are fans of his designs (remember the Flying Monster and the Flying Minion?)
Guest #2 was Joel 'MetroGTi' Dirnberger, and he was taking a break from packing to listen to the show. You see, Joel will be heading out to Watts Over Owatonna!
Guest #3 was Joe Ford from Castle Creations! Joe popped on after some prodding by Laine. We had a chance to show him some love for his company's products and great customer service. Joe told us a bit about the new Castle Serial Link, and we got to share with him some things that WE would like to see from Castle in the form of a more affordable ESC for Multi-Rotors.
Anderson R/C (Tim's favorite LHS, and I think it will be Nav's, too!)
Wings For Wishes Montana Is Getting A Cuda (courtesy of Laine's Planes)
OstrichCopter? (It seems a new LOW has been achieved. LoL)
During the show, Joel mentioned briefly that he would be going to Owatonna early to attend a funeral, but we failed to go into further detail. Unfortunately, the Owatonna community is mourning the loss of Karen Johnson. Karen was a fixture in the Southern Minnesota Model Airplane Club, as well as the T-Totalers Model T Club. Please know that our thoughts and prayers for strength go out to her family and friends during this difficult time. She will most certainly be missed.