Thu, 19 December 2013
My goodness! With the recording of this 241st show, TheCrashCast has been attempting to bring you guys news, tips, and information on the RC hobby for five years now! We've averaged just over 48 shows per year, too, which certainly isn't too bad for a non-paying gig. LoL
In this recording, we reminisce a bit about this last year and briefly discuss some goals for the next year (more fixed-wing!!). We also take the opportunity to give a little back to some of the people that have offered up some financial support for the next year's expenses. The OPQ package was won by Tom E., The MiniBipe package was won by Kevin W., The DX7s and FliteLab Hockey Jersey went to Darin C., The Helimax Axe 100CP Demo unit donated by Cathead went to Greg O., and West Michigan Parkflyers jumped in at the last minute and allowed us to give away one of their airframes to Michael B.!
With this recording in the can, so to speak, we will be stepping away from the mics for a couple of weeks to enjoy the holidays with our families, but no worries - we will be back to kick off our 6th season with another LIVE-streamed show on Wednesday evening, January 8th, at 7pm CST.
Merry CHRISTmas to all of you, and may you all have the Happiest Of New Years!!
WMParkflyers (Watch the SITE on CHRISTmas!!)
Wed, 11 December 2013
In this 240th installment of our show, we get an opportunity to visit with Bernd from Cox International! While they've almost been forgotten with the onset of Electrics, Cox engines are what started off so many of us in this great modeling hobby. Bernd tells us about the inventory he has, which seems to be rather plentiful, so you guys needing parts to repair your beloved Cox stuff needn't worry a bit! In fact, you can even snag up some of these original beauties and enjoy a Cox yourself, if you've never had the experience!
This week we debuted a new site for streaming our LIVE show each week, and I have to say that I am quite pleased with the results! If you can get away next Wednesday evening at 7pm Central Standard Time, stop by our NEW SITE for our stream and check us out!
Sponsor Gift Program (Deadline is midnite, Dec. 16th!)
Dekeract (Interesting design)
Spiderex Micro (Thanks, Yusuf!)
Fri, 6 December 2013
As most of you already know, we have been streaming TheCrashCast LIVE each week over the interwebs this year using the TalkShoe website. Unfortunately, this site has been the source of quite a few difficulties over the last year and we have been actively searching for another solution.
I am happy to annouce that we have found something that I feel will work nicely for us. The audio quality is very much improved, the chat interface is quite nice, and best of all, it includes a video feed capability! This means that, on occasion, I may be able to show some of the projects I'm working on during the shows to our live audience, as well as push up pictures for other cool stuff. This new site seems pretty robust, too. Last evening we fired it up in conjunction with Skype AND pushed a video feed at the same time. Several of our loyal listeners participated in chat and with me on the Skype call and everything went great!
I wanted to share this information with you guys early because you will need to sign up for a free account if you want to participate in the chat. Don't worry - it's quick and easy. :) Drop in and visit with us Wednesday evenings at 7pm CST!
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Thu, 5 December 2013
This week we had planned a special guest for our 239th show but it seemed that, for the second week in a row, the service we have been using to stream the show just failed to work. We rescheduled the guest for next week and then, on the fly, started trying out other live-stream solutions. Well, in a matter of minutes we had something that worked, so the result is this very unprepared-for show. LoL
I will be testing extensively the new streaming solutions I have found over the next few days and when I find something that will work for us, I'll post the link to the site on Facebook and Twitter so you guys will know how to find us next week. :)
Fox Interview With Flite Test (VERY nice spot!)
AllThingsCrash (Sponsor Gift Program, OPQ Info)