Thu, 30 January 2014
This 245th episode is a prime example of how, no matter how hard you may plan, Murphy's Law sometimes pops in to prove who's really the boss. LoL We started off with a plan for this show and then we thought our planned guest wouldn't be able to make it, then Tim King had to work late, then Laine's internet connection flaked out. Fortunately, our guest WAS actually able to pop in and help us out, so all in all, we ended up with a pretty informative show. :)
After our round table discussion of our recent activities, we share some news of the items that Horizon Hobby has impressed us with during the Nuremburg 2014 exhibition. Then we get on to meeting up with our friend CK from RiteWingRC to talk about some general topics regarding Flying Wings. There is some really good info on this! Thanks so much to Chris for coming on and sharing his expertise in this area!
Crash's FLIP 1.5 For Dummies Video
WingCGCalc (This is the calculator that I use)
RiteWingRC (This is where you get the BEST Wings!)
Thu, 23 January 2014
In this 244th installment of our show, we get a chance to visit with Witespy from ReadyToFlyQuads to answer some questions regarding MultiWii-based flight stabilization, troube shooting, and the like. We also get to learn about some new products that have been added to their line-up, as well as some spectacular pricing that you guys will all want to enjoy!
We've also got a short news segment, and news of the Ground Hog Day sale over at West Michigan ParkFlyers. If you've been pining for one the the cool EPP planes from WMPF, you may want to take advantage of this sale. If you order any standard size 'Short Kit' for the Yak 55M , McFoamy or MX2 on February 2nd, you'll get a foam parts of the same plane for FREE. That's like almost 2 kits for the price of one!
Wings For Wishes MT IV DONATIONS (Event is August 16, 17)
MantaRay Proto Testing (Watch the WHOLE video!)
Mett1971's DX7 Mod (A VERY useful upgrade)
Multirotor Systems (Check out those frames!)
ReadyToFlyQuads (Lots of new stuff, incl. some GREAT ESCs!)
Remember, we stream the recording of each show LIVE as it happens at 7pm CST every week. Being present LIVE not only gets you the opportunity to hear all of our goofs that never make the final cut, but also gives you the chance to ask questions through the live chat interface as well as the opportunity to win some cool stuff sometimes. During this show, Witespy gave away about a half-dozen MinimOSD boards that allow for On Screen Display for MultiWii Flight Stabilization Systems! This week's lucky recipients were RCPtero, Cathead Biscuit, MardMarl, Disco_Stu_NZ, BrownEyedFool, And Xenonion! Bookmark our LIVE SHOW PAGE and join in on the fun!
Thu, 16 January 2014
This week's show (number 243) is one where we answer another listener letter. Last week we addressed some great solutions for a first balsa kit, and this week we get into a discussion on the different adhesives available to you and which ones you might consider for whatever you happen to be building, be it a foam-based kit or a balsa one!
If YOU have a question that you'd like us to discuss on a future show, please feel free to email us at the address I share in the leadout music of each show. We are always here to help you folks enjoy this great hobby as much as possible.
Graupner MZ-24 (Looks like a VERY nice radio!)
MZ-24 Video (It talks!)
Thu, 9 January 2014
This 242nd installment of our show has us back in the workshop for our first show of 2014! After a brief recap of some of our activities over the Holiday break, and a few news items, we get into our main topic of discussion - finding that kit for your first balsa build.
Now as most folks know, the annual SEFF event is fast approaching and we only have about 90 days to get everything built, repaired, and prepared for this thing. As most know, Team Cobra tries to pull off something new and unusual for every event, and this year will be no different. We hope to continue the madness with the "2014SEFFFATCCCGWSUCNRC". What is this, you say? Well, it is short (LoL) for The 2014 SEFF First Annual Team Cobra/Crash Cast GWS Unlimited Class Night Rally Challenge! LoL The challenge is to come to SEFF with any GWS airframe of your choosing, all decked out with lighting for night flying, and with ANY power system of your choosing. We plan to light up the skies each night with a horde of these plans, flying laps around Hodges Field just ast fast and low as we can! These airframes fly well, are CHEAP, and come in a variety of styles, BUT they are not very durable, so you may do like we are doing and plan on bringing a spare airframe to get through the week (I've already purchased a pair of Formosa kits). Without a doubt, there will be lots of carnage and laughter, so snag up a kit, or two to secure your place in the fun! We are even thinking about having some sort of recognition for the coolest plane, the ugliest plane, and God only knows what else! You know how we do this - we make it all up as we go. :)
AirDroids (Interesting Multi Found By Yusuf P.)
Hitec X-1 Touch (A very nice charger!)
New Motors And ESCs At RTFQs (Check out the small motors!)
HURC GWS Offerings (Where I got MY GWS plane!)
Kit manufacturers to consider for your first balsa kit:
Hobby Express (Check out the Telemasters!)
Guillows (A little more challenging to build, but FUN!)
McClain Foam Wing Cores For Whizard! (Found it this morning!)