Thu, 26 September 2013
In our 229th installment, we have a special guest! Chris Scoggins, the Contest Director for the Hodges Hobbies All Electric Fly-In pops on to share with us a little about HHAEFI and how the event is shaping up. Three of your CrashCast hosts are planning to attend this event, so if you're in the area October 17-19th, plan to drop by and enjoy the RC goodness! Akso in this episode, we give away a couple of Power Distro Boards courtesy of our friend Witespy over at ReadyToFlyQuads. The lucky recipients were Damage and MassiveOverkill.
Drones In The News:
Washington Post (Video)
Washington Post (Article)
The Baltimore Sun (Article)
eWeek At Triple Tree (This weekend)
Electrics Over Tidewater (This weekend)
GMA Open House & Airshow (This weekend)
22nd Annual Indian Summer Jamboree (October 11-13)
HHAEFI (October 17-19)
Sat, 21 September 2013
Mark your calendars, folks! Each and every week we record and stream the show LIVE over the interwebs using a service called "TalkShoe". After we get all the gang together, we try to start at, or shortly after, 7pm Central time. While the sound quality is not as good as the fully edited "podcast version" that gets posted here on Thursdays, you get to listen in as we make our mistakes and hear things that often DON'T make it into the final version.
Best of all, there is a LIVE chat where you can ask us questions and actively particpate in the episode. Oh, yes, we also do a POST SHOW that never gets recorded, and sometimes things get a little silly and often off-topic. LoL
Consider joining us sometime; we'd love to have you aboard!
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Thu, 19 September 2013
In this 228th installment, we talk about upcoming events and Coreman drops in to share his experience at the NEAT Fair this year. Also, our friend sawatt shared pictures that he took while there, so you'll want to check them out (thanks, Steve!). A lot of folks made it to this one this year, and from what I've been told, this event is the "SEFF" of the Northeast! This event just has to make it on my bucket list. LoL
NEAT Inflatable Jet (We are wanting more info on this!)
Electrics Over Tidewater (Firemanbill's event)
We also discussed the Dan Stevens Memorial Fly-In this weekend at Hodges Hobbies, though I haven't found any information on the interwebs about it, so if you're near Hodges Field Spetember 20th and 21st, check out this FREE event!
Thu, 12 September 2013
In our 227th show, we share what we've been up to, some interesting new stuff that's coming out, some videos, and moving (MOVING?). There's also a little update on the OPQ project, too.
Hey, do you remember how the SlowBipe plane kind of disappeared? Well, I am happy to announce that it is coming back in kit form! If you've been wanting to get your hands on one of these, you'll have a chance very soon!
Oh, and my hopes for getting through this show without any unicorn references were quickly dashed early on in this one (gee thanks, Tim). LoL
E-Flite Carbon-Z Cub (Big foam!)
Mustang 280 (Fun size, LoL)
e-Volo (You know you want one!)
3DRobotics (Some neat UAV stuff)
Fan Trainer (I am working this one up to cut out soon)
Thu, 5 September 2013
In this 226th installment of our show, we finally get to do a wrap-up of this Summer's main focus - Summer Of Multi-Rotors And FPV. I think it's safe to say that our focus on this one special interest has really hooked all of us and we will, no doubt, have some discussions each week on the subject from here on. :)
I would especially like to shout out a special THANK YOU to Witespy over at ReadyToFlyQuads. His great products, sage advice, and patient customer support has certainly been the key to all of our mutual successes. If you are looking to get in on the fun, whether you want to do the DIY thing with putting together your own Quad or buy a great-priced turn-key solution, RTFQ should be your FIRST stop!
We've also like to thank Romeo over at MassiveRC. He has pretty much redefined the phrase "gateway drug", as his inexpensive wares have helped to transform "toy grade" products into a true "hobby grade" experience. If you want to try the quad thing out but you're not ready to drop $150+, then you certainly want to consider getting one of his quads. He removes the worries of "Is this a good one to buy?", because if it's on his site, it's going to be a good purchase.
Overall, this little excerise has proved rewarding for all of us and maybe next Summer we will entertain focusing on another single facet of our great RC Hobby.
RCStyx From ProgressiveRC (I love mine and just ordered more for other radios)
MakerBot Digitizer (I'm waiting for the price to come WAY down. LoL)
Sketch-U-Cam 1.1 Released (Thanks to Swarfer for all his hard work!)
Futaba On Facebook (See the 8/29 post for a FREE FASST Tx Module!)
Horizon Outlet Deals (Great sales on several planes we mentioned)
If you've got an event that you'd like us to share on the show, just drop me an email (I announce my address during the lead-out music of every show) with a link to your club's website or PDF with all of the info!