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Crash Hancock

Yet another podcast covering the exciting world of the Radio Controlled flying hobby. Crash Hancock, your host and avid builder and flier of airplanes and helicopters (gas, nitro, and electric), shares his 25+ years of experience to answer any questions new and experienced enthusiasts may have. Enjoy the occasional interview with people in the hobby or the industry supplying our toys, as well as new product reviews and building techniques. Specific questions can be emailed to crash.hancock@gmail...



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Mar 13, 2017 Crash Hancock
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In this 360th installment you'll find me sharing my personal experience with several versions of FPV goggles that are on the market these days. They are not all created equal and range in prices from really inexpensive all the way to DANG! - That's a LOT! LoL Goggle sets that I have personally used and are mentioned in this show: FatShark Attitude SD (Mine are now obsolete so this is just a link to the manual) Quanum DIY Goggles HeadPlays Quanum Cyclops FatShark Dominator V3  
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Feb 2, 2017 Crash Hancock
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In this 359th installment, I'll do a little housekeeping in sharing some links that show you how to build your own Spektrum module instead of buying a DM9 module. Also, I answer a listener's email in regards to the kind of adhesives that can be used when building a typical balsa aircraft, and where each of those adhesive is best used. LINKS: DIY Spektrum DSMX Module Spektrofy Your Taranis    
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Jan 27, 2017 Crash Hancock
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In this installment, I answer a listener's email regarding a transmitter solution to a problem that several of us may have encountered. LINKS: Eachine 010 MultiProtocol Module Turnigy 9XR Pro Taranis Plus Taranis Horus New Taranis Q X7 Spektrum DM9 Module
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Jan 18, 2017 Crash Hancock
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In this installment, I give a brief review of my new 3D Printer, as the title of this show shows.  I've been impressed with this budget-minded, turn-key machine, but there were a few hurdles I had to go through to figure everything out. If you've been thinking of getting into 3D Printing, you may want to listen to this one! LINKS: DaVinci PRO 1.0 At Amazon XYZPrinting Thingiverse  
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Jan 10, 2017 Crash Hancock
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Hopefully this installment will be of surprise to you guys! I've really missed doing my show, but with the health issues I've endured, it's just been too hard to do a live show in a specific time slot each week, hence the 8 month hiatus (with the exception of occasionally being on the AngleOfAttack podcast when my health has allowed). My desire to help folks enjoy this great hobby hasn't waned a bit, so I've decided to try something a little different. My plan is to record short shows...
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May 5, 2016 Crash Hancock
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In this 355th, and FINAL installment of our little show, we continue with the second part of last week's show where we were recapping our SEFF 2016 experience (what a great time we had!). What a wonderful ride it's been! I've been pluggin' away with this weekly show for more than 7 years now and as much as I hate to hang it up, I really think that it's time to walk away for a while. With the treatments for my cancer putting a "hurtin'" on me every other week, it's just become a little...
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Apr 28, 2016 Crash Hancock
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In this week's show we start our recap of SEFF 2016. Now that we've all had time to get home, unwind, and decompress a bit, we attempt to capture the spirit of this annual pilgrimage as best we can. Lots of fun and stories in this one! Check out the videos below, courtesy of Martijn Kruissen! LINKS: Do You Even Launch? (Karl's unusual launch method) Do You Even Launch? (Slo-Mo)
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Apr 21, 2016 Crash Hancock
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Episode 353 is full of all kinds of tips in regards to setting up your own charging station, as most of our group got to see some very creative solutions during our meeting last week. LINKS: BumpCharger Lenovo Stick 300 Computer Dual USB Cigaretter Lighter Socket LCD Digital Display MultiMeter Drew's SketchUp Template For Rigid Case Rigid Pro Organizer Case Karl's Power Supplies Power Supplies On eBay RadicalRC Power Supplies OG Racer Power Supply PanaVise Junior (Like Nav has) PanaVise 324...
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Apr 7, 2016 Crash Hancock
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This 352nd installment of our show should land while most of our group is in transit to SEFF 2016. In this one we share our 'accommodations' (campers, tents, etc.) for this big event, as well as the goodies that we are intending to bring to fly. Let's face it, this is another blow-off show - our attempt to entertain and inform you, even though we are actually too busy to do a live show this week. LoL By all means, if you are attending SEFF this year, come by and hang out with us!! 
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Mar 31, 2016 Crash Hancock
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The childishness of our crew continues this week, especially with Karl's potty mouth. LoL This week our group is preparing for the biggest event on our calendar this year - SEFF 2016! This episode is mainly our normal weekly update on what all we've been up to. Be sure to check out the RCG reviews of some interesting new products that King has been enjoying! LINKS: Graupner mz-12 Copter Edition Radio Dromida Vista FPV Quad SEFF 2016  
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Mar 25, 2016 Crash Hancock
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In this 350th installment of our show, the team shares interesting tales of their latest RC adventures, discuss some proper (and IMproper) ways of disposing of old LiPo batteries, and even visit with a couple of special guests - MultiRC Mark and Clintstone! LINKS: Assassin Wings Taranis 'Guts' In A 9303 (Superb Idea!) Hance's Battery Disposal Thread Is FAA Overdoing The Whole Drone Thing?  
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Mar 17, 2016 Crash Hancock
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In this episode we are all back in the workshop discussing various topics - most related to the RC hobby. We've got news on more potential regulation of our hobby, some great products, and even some pretty nifty video editing software! LINKS: Naze 32 On Sale! QQ190 X Frame LARKS 5th Annual Spring Fling Inexpensive FPV Goggles At Grayson Outrageous Senate Bill Commerce Approves FAA Reauthorization Bill Commerce Committee Members FAARA Section 2124 ProDRENALIN  
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Mar 10, 2016 Crash Hancock
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Lots of fun in this week's episode of our little show. We've got some news on some events, new items, and even some technical info this week!   LINKS: Castle Creations Connectors Video CC Connectors Pictures (Facebook) Our Friend Patrick, In The News Central Carolina Hand Launch Festival Birmingham 2016 Heli Event FPV At Joe Nall This Year! HH Drones On The Horizon World Drone Prix In Dubai RCG Coverage Of World Drone Prix Grand Island Modelers Fun Fly (Facebook) LazerToyz Skimmer Wing VAS...
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Mar 3, 2016 Crash Hancock
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In this week's show we discuss some shortcomings in the FAA's new rules and registration system. There may be some hop, though, as the AMA has reported some some good news for hobbyists in the form of the AIRR Act. As well, Karl leads us in answering some questions regarding LiPo batteries. LINKS: LAPD's Drone Laws What Is A Runza? AIRR Act Status Update MultiRC LiPo Objective Performance Calculator Castle Creations CapPack BMSWeb World Drone Prix Sample Footage We here at TheCrashCast wish the...
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Feb 25, 2016 Crash Hancock
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In this week's episode we get some good updates for what your hosts have been up to, as well as find out that one of our own got a sponsorship! Joking aside, there are some interesting new products you'll want to hear about in this installment of our little show. LINKS: The ParaCuda Flies! Saito 4 Stroke 61cc Twin RCBenchmark Thrust Stand Dyno RunCam Owl FPV Camera Phoenix Model Yak 54 MK2 Phoenix Model 1/4 Scale Tiger Moth 1/14 Scale Outburst Motorcycle Emax Night Vision CMOS FPV Camera (Hance...
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Feb 18, 2016 Crash Hancock
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In this week's show there's talk of new old radios, the Zulu, a potential solution to aircraft labeling, and all kinds of other stuff that's totally worthless. LoL And just who is this Doghead Donut guy? LINKS: Blade Vortex 250 Pro  (King and Crash have been flying these!) Cutting Edge Old Technology Aloft Has Updated Their Site The Zulu Inexpensive Labelmaker
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Feb 11, 2016 Crash Hancock
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In this week's show, Navionflyer, KarlK, and Cathead are let loose at the controls. You'll find discussion on FPV goggles, chargers, and antennas. Oh, and if you listen closely, you may be able to hear Cathead's pleas for sponsorship from his favorite supplier. LINKS: Cathead's FPV Monitor Video Aerial Systems HiTec AC Pro 2 AC/DC Multi-Charger HiTec WiFi Module BK Fun Cub XL Revolectrix Bump Controller  
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Feb 4, 2016 Crash Hancock
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This week's show is quite an interesting one, as the title of this one may hint at. LoL There IS a some RC talk this week, so hang in there. We also have Ben 'BorneoBen' Warren on to add some international flair and discuss what he's been up to. LINKS: What Is This Spotted Dick Stuff? Fire Breathing RC Duck Zap Anderson On FB  (Video) Arcola RC FT Viggen Cathead's BluFO DONATE To The Big Plane Project The 'Number' Plane (On FB) RC Today Show Retiring :( Hire A Vet (Laine's Buddy)    
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Jan 28, 2016 Crash Hancock
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After some technical difficulties, our team finally gets this week's show off and running with some new items and a discussion with one of our favorite vendors - Jonathan Sawn from Sawn-Craft! Oh, and there's some more discussion about this year's big SEFF project, too!  And finally, MultiRC has named an official team pilot - Patrick Fox! LINKS: Sawn-Craft Styro-Slicer (Cathead has one now!) RC Pixel Is Now Shipping Durafly Tundra Review (By our own Tim King) Spektrum Focal FPV Wireless...
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Jan 21, 2016 Crash Hancock
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This week there's some great discussion amongst our crew on new products, past and future events, and even some PSAs. :) And just exactly WHAT is Team Cobra planning to build for SEFF this year? Tune in and get some clues! LINKS: Hot-Wire Styro Slicer LazerToyz Skimmer Wing RMRC Hellbender 122  36" Electric Outlaw 93" AJ Laser 230z Review (by HornetNZ) Clintstone's Birthday Bash (Coverage) Drak 40 Channel Adjustable VTx 6GHz, 1 Watt Dummy Load
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Jan 14, 2016 Crash Hancock
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Oh, you guys are going to really like this installment of our show. Just from the name of this one, you just KNOW you're in for a wacky ride this week. LoL LOTS of good information in this one, though, so I hope you enjoy! LINKS: Carbon Cub 15cc ARF Carbon-Z P2 Prometheus BNF DRAK 5.8ghz Video Tx Sawn Craft Zero Front Yard Fighter MultiGP FPV Wing Racing Rules Announced The "Beeker"! Hakko Soldering Station (The one we talked about) AtomsRCers  
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Jan 7, 2016 Crash Hancock
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In this week's show our team discusses the success of the latest Secret Santa gift exchange, as well as some great event coverage, an upcoming event to benefit the Boy Scouts in GA, as well as a little more coverage on this registration stuff with the FAA. LINKS: AMA's Registration FAQs  Comment On The FAA's Ruling FAA Sued In Federal Court Over Registration How Many Have Registered Thus Far? The Fledermaus! 11th Annual Pecan Patch Chili Fly Coverage    
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Dec 28, 2015 Crash Hancock
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In this 338th installment, our last show of 2015 (recorded on December 16th), IFLYOS is back in the driver's seat. With him you'll hear Cathead, LMopar69, HatefulGravey, and NavionFlyer. There's some great discussion in this show on the FAA's and DOT's new "Drone Registration" so you'll certainly want to listen to this one! HAPPY HOLIDAYS and HAPPY NEW YEAR from your friends at TheCrashCast! May God bless each and every one of you!!
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Dec 27, 2015 Crash Hancock
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This 337th show was recorded LIVE on December 9th, and is the third show WITHOUT your fearless leader. No worries though, as IFLYOS steps in to host a darned good show! Also present to round things out are LMopar69, HatefulGravey, NavionFlyer, Vintauri, and Rumbuilder. LINKS: Foam-Flite Small Charger Box JR Colt Retro Transmitter (Nice!) Multiplex TwinStar Brushless Unique Model Tilt-Wing New UMX J-3 Cub WMPF Skinny Dipper Vortex 250 PRO MultiRC NAZE32 With BlackBox Legislation Averted In...
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Dec 3, 2015 Crash Hancock
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This week we are without Navionflyer and Cathead, but we pick up HatefulGravey to help fill the void. We share a couple of videos, a great inaugural review by Tim King, and try to steer someone in the right direction of their first 3D Printer. LINKS: Unboxing The Phantom 3 Advanced Super-stabile Phantom 3 Flight Crashin', Flyin' 2016 Is Planned Foam-Flite Small Charger Box Sig Kadet Seniorita Review New DL220 FPV Racing Frame Amazon Prusa I3 Search Results Folger Tech RepRap 2020 Prusa I3 Kit...
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Nov 26, 2015 Crash Hancock
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In this week's 'Thanksgiving Eve' show we talk a bit about the DOT Task Force Recommendations that came down on November 21st, as well as some great Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday deals! Oh, and if your Turkey is all prepped to fry up but you find yourself without propane for your fryer, we've got you covered on that front, too! LoL LINKS: Task Force Recommendations AMA's Reaction To Said Recommendations MultiGP Recognized As Official S.I.G.! FT Community Podcast K2R...
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Nov 19, 2015 Crash Hancock
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This week we actually have a guest on the show. Patrick Fox had an opportunity to attend the inaugural F3Expo and he met with us to share his impression of this new, and hopefully annual event. Oh, and if you've never had the opportunity to see 'Fainting Goats" in person, JUST DO IT! LoL LINKS: A 'ParaCuda'?? FB Drones She-Drones (An organization for the ladies!) Xnova Motors (MultiRC has 'em!) WTH Celina, OH? (Sorry, kid. No flying toys for you!)    
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Nov 12, 2015 Crash Hancock
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This week we get to dip into the mail bag again and share listener emails! Oh, and there's also some discussion on what everyone is planning for personal transport for SEFF next year (and other big events that we may attend). Hit the links below for a lot of interesting stuff, as well as the typical unusual stuff we discuss sometimes. LoL LINKS: Some Darned Fine Safety Goggles (LoL!) FBM Specimen Manco Streaker Video Tx For Your GoPro - GetFPV and RTFQs Irish Drone Regs Coming Cheap Electronics...
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Nov 5, 2015 Crash Hancock
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As much as your hosts LOVE CNC machining, this week we're here to share lots of information regarding cutting foam manually with a hot wire! We cover power supplies, bows (and other apparatus, too), wires - just about everything you need to know to add these techniques to YOUR building skills. Hang on! We've got LOTS of links this week! LINKS: BuddyRC Now Sells HMB Frames! Flite-Test Community Cast (Another show for us RCers!) SBA On The Radio (GREAT Radio spot!) Universal FPV Cam Mount (Print...
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Oct 29, 2015 Crash Hancock
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One thing I've noticed about having Cathead on the show is that I am never at a loss for determining a funny and somewhat obscure show title. LoL  In this one we bring a small amount of news of rule-making and new products, and King provides us with a recap of the FPV event that he attended last weekend. It certainly looks as though our friend SkyJet (along with the help of his fellow club members, most certainly) did a great job in setting up this first-time event! LINKS: A SCAM Registration...
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Oct 22, 2015 Crash Hancock
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In this week's episode we continue our trend of covering all kinds of weird stuff, but there's also some seriousness. I get a chance to give my impression of my first MultiGP event (which was AWESOME!) and we get into a discussion regarding this whole Drone Registration mess that surfaced this week. Pfft! LINKS: US DOT Press Conference sUAS News Article 10.7.15 Drone Safety Hearing Foxx's Written Press Conference Document FAA Grants 333 Exemption To....Paper Airplane! Slideshow Pics   
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Oct 15, 2015 Crash Hancock
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This week we fill a few empty seats with some guest hosts (HatefulGravey, SR71Freak, and MultiRC-Mark), although we didn't really let them say much. LoL We share some news, read some listener emails, and try to urge folks to follow some rules. :) LINKS: Poking The Hornet's Nest INCREDIBLE FPV Freestyle! Anti-Drone Weapon? Another Drone Incident At WH AMA Safety Code (KNOW IT!) How Do I HAM? HHAEFI Multi-Rotor FPV Extravaganza UMX B-17G (Use Coupon Code AMAB76344)  
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Oct 9, 2015 Crash Hancock
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This week we get the opportunity to visit with Chris Thomas of MultiGP fame. If you have been taken in by the fascinating world of FPV Racing, then you're certainly going to want to hear this one. Take a minute to go and sign up on the MultiGP website and see what it's all about! LINKS: MultiGP Getting Started With MultiGP FPV Live Apache Pass Event  
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Oct 1, 2015 Crash Hancock
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So in this 327th installment of our little show you'll find our crew up to our typical nonsense (which includes corrupting even our youngest of youth), but we do have some fun info for you. Tim 'IFLYOS' King is back from his adventures at this year's Heli Extravaganza and he's here to share all of the fun with us. LINKS: IOTW New MultiRC Knowledge Base Two Drones Building A Bridge Small Plane Breezing Casually Through Intersection Loopin' Chewie! Digital Battery Capacity Checker This Week's...
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Sep 24, 2015 Crash Hancock
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In this episode of our little show, we do another segment of "Ask Us Anything". You guys asked some really good questions - so many, in fact, that we barely made a dent in the list! We'll be revisiting this from time to time as we find ourselves looking for content. Lots of fun was had recording this episode and we all hope that you enjoy it. LINKS: New Foam-Flite Soldering Jig FT VersaCopter 280 FT Bushwacker   *
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Sep 17, 2015 Crash Hancock
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This week you'll find tht our crew is all a bit off kilter, especially after our rocky start. Lots of show links this week, as we covered lots of ground. We hope that you enjoy this nonsense. LoL LINKS: Crash's New CNC Router Is ALIVE! International Drone Racing Association (FB) Kevin's Raiden Files (Thanks, Kevin!) HHAEFI 2015! RMRC FPV Fest 2015 Coverage Heli/FPV Extravaganza Prizes VTX Calculator App For Android and iOS MultiRC HMB-180 (Did you get the secret coupon code in this show?)...
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Sep 10, 2015 Crash Hancock
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In this week's show we talk about Karl's new (old) Mud Duck, and then we get into a discussion on how one might build their own MultiRotor that is comparable in features and capabilities as something like a DJI Phantom 3 or 3DR Solo. We talked about lots of parts that we might use to satisfy this goal, so there are lots of links for you to click on! LINKS: Cellular GPS Tracking Solution? RC Wingers FPV Extravaganza Sony's Drone Prototype A Downed Duck HMB-180 Pre-Order! IOTW Some RCTimer Frame...
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Sep 3, 2015 Crash Hancock
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We had a show. It was fun. There were a few edit points. You know how it goes. :)   LINKS: Davis Diesel LED Lily Pads Programmable LED Motor Rings The 'Swarm' Listen To This Moki Radial! RC_4_A_Cure Coloring Book Wind Turbine Sunbather Tower Climbers (Just For Laine! LoL) VPP Kavalier
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Aug 27, 2015 Crash Hancock
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In this week's installment there's some talk about the new FatShark Faceplates, Headplay Goggles, and I give my personal experience and opinions on both. It looks like Karl is scoring a deal on a 'new' used aircraft, and we share some items in the news. Also, you get a little peak inside our crazy minds as we roll right into an impromptu planning session for an absurd idea. :) LINKS: FatShark Faceplate In Black FatShark Headset/Faceplate Case Weaponized Police Drones? Expensive Selfie Kite...
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Aug 20, 2015 Crash Hancock
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The planets all aligned and everything fell into place so that half of our team were able to attend the RAMS Club Electric Flight Festival in East Bend, North Carolina last week. In this week's installment, we'll talk a bit about the fun, food, and friends that all contributed to such an outstanding event. Also, as a bonus bit of info, we bring on our friend Matt "SR71Freak" Vaudrin to discuss some things you might consider doing to your aircraft should you experience a 'fly-away' as...
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Aug 6, 2015 Crash Hancock
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In this week's show we have the opportunity to meet and visit with a long-time listener - Lito, aka "Mochaboy" on the interwebs. In addition to talking about the upcoming North American FPV Meet (the 5th annual!), we also chat a bit about a new frame design that has piqued a LOT of interest! LINKS: NAFPV 2015 Web Page NAFPV 2015 On RCG  Mochaboy's YouTube Vids Mochaboy's Famous Naze32 Vid FliteTest's Recent Naze32 Vid Drug Drop In Ohio Prison ShenDrones New Fast Forward (WOW!)    
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Jul 30, 2015 Crash Hancock
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This week we are fortunate to have a couple of guests in the workshop with us. Steve "Vintauri" Mills pops in to tell us all about how this year's WATTS Over Owatonna went and also gives us some dop on the another Fly-In coming soon. We also get to talk with Mark Lehman from MultiRC! LINKS: Wolverine Skyhawks RC Airshow (Facebook page) C.A.R.D.S. Electric Fly-In Wings For Wishes Montana RCEFF Northern Alliance Military Fly-In Veterans Airlift Command FPV Freerider (Quad Racing Sim)...
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Jul 23, 2015 Crash Hancock
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In this week's show we are really quite the mess. Hang in there with us, though, as we eventually get on track and bring you an interview with a really cool gent with an even cooler organization - we visit with Scott Zimmerman from AirBears.org! If you play the FPV game or even have the skills and gear to do Aerial Photography, I urge you to listen to this episode. This group has already assisted in the saving of 4 lives! LINKS: Woman Knocked Unconscious With What? (IOTW) Firefighters' Efforts...
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Jul 16, 2015 Crash Hancock
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Yes, it's a 'thing' and Cathead can tell you all about it. This week we are back from a two week vacation! It was nice to get away for a spell and three of our team went north to the Crash-In, Fly-In in Saranac, MI. It was a great event held at a superb flying facility. I'm telling you, if you ever find yourself anywhere close to this facility, drop by and fly. You won't be disappointed. LINKS: Walter RC Park WMParkFlyers (Greg and Barb are awesome!) MultiRC (Mark and Shawn - super great...
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Jun 25, 2015 Crash Hancock
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This week it's the Crash and Cathead Show! We talk about a little of this and a little of that, but mainly we just waste your time this week. LoL I was not really planning to do a show this week, but it's so hard to stay away from the Wednesday night LIVE thing with everyone.  There's a few news items, another IOTW candidate, and we give our live audience a chance to ask US a few questions.  LINKS: BigSquidRC Another GoPro Competitor? A Glimpse At Modeling In The Old Days SQUEECH! Blade Nano...
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Jun 18, 2015 Crash Hancock
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Yes, with a name like that you just KNOW that we'll be off-topic again in this one, right? Maybe it's not too bad, though. LoL LINKS: Dragon Fly Heli Event (Facebook Page) Crash-In, Fly-In GSTV - Pecan Patch FPV Meet 2015 Vid A "Safe" Drone? (We could have LOADS of fun with this!) FancyPicker Shows Us His Quanum FPV v2 Goggles Potenza Battery Analyzer Damage's 1S Battery Travel Case AMA Dues Rising (Its' about time!) Allstate Gets Exemption Status From FAA Lea's First Aerobatic...
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Jun 11, 2015 Crash Hancock
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In this installment of our show, we explore some of the ways you might take an RC "something" along with you on your family vacation this Summer. While the big manufacturers make some fantastic solutions all boxed up and ready to go (UMX goodies like the Night Vapor or the Radian), there are certainly other options that you can BUILD that are conducive to taking along on a road trip, or even things that you can fit inside your luggage when air travel is required. LINKS: DJI's Matrice...
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Jun 4, 2015 Crash Hancock
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We covered a lot of ground in this week's show! Lots of cool links to click on this week!!   LINKS: Sketch-U-Cam Wings For Wishes Montana  Southeastern FPV Fly-In V Joby Aviation HMB-235 In The UK! HMB-235 Crash Tests SurveilZone Props Woodies Hobbies UMX Whipit Headplay FPV Headset IOTW DJI Inspire In Seattle Power Lines IOTW SC Concerns New Version Of CleanFlight Available Inside The Cockpit Of A Warthog Mini Blu-F-O Turnigy Fabrikator RepRap Prusa i3 Kit (Prolly a better alternative) This...
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May 29, 2015 Crash Hancock
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This week finds us without a lot to talk about, so we hit the mailbag and discuss an interesting letter sent in, as well as share some events to check out.   LINKS: WATTS Over Owatonna Crash-In Fly-In Wiings For Wishes WA Warwick All Electric Fly-In LVRCS Ellis Grumer Electric And EDF Meet HobbyZone Sportsman S+ HobbyZone Sportsman S+ Promo Vid IOTW  
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May 21, 2015 Crash Hancock
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Have you been considering using a trailer to cart your RC models to and from the local flying field? Have you thought of attending out-of-town or out-of-state events and wondered if a trailer was the best option for hauling your fleet? In this episode, we attempt to answer one of our listeners questions regarding the use of a trailer in the RC Hobby. If you've been contemplating such a purchase, you may want to give this episode a listen! LINKS: How Do I HAM? Stop The Eeeevil Motor Bolts (A...
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May 14, 2015 Crash Hancock
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In this week's show we get a little deeper into FPV and talk about some of the cool Ground Stations we've seen - some are really stinking expensive, while others show that you can get the job done WITHOUT breaking the bank (these are MY favorite systems). Also, we get a chance to visit with Jake 'FleshPilot' Wells for the first time on the show. You may remember our referencing Jake in some previous shows, as he's the guy that's been putting out some of those awesome videos we've enjoyed from...
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May 7, 2015 Crash Hancock
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This 309th installment of our show finds the cast still down with a case of the post-SEFF blues. Yes, we are still reliving the adventure from that event this week. However, we add a special guest to the team this week while we reminisce - our buddy Jim T. Graham! I want to apologize to our podcast-only listeners for all of the "visual references" in this episode. After having some problems with our live-feed over the last month, we changed things up and used a live video feed on...
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Apr 30, 2015 Crash Hancock
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So the whole gang is now back from SEFF 2015, and this installment of our little show is all about reminiscing on the fantastic adventure that this year's event offered. LINKS: Laine's Planes Foam-Flite MultiRC Woodies Hobbies  SimpleCopter QuiQue's Ventique At Falcon Flex Innovations Bildo's Videos This Week's Slideshow Pictures Crash-In, Fly-In Event (Pre-registration is open!)  
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Apr 28, 2015 Crash Hancock
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In this 307th installment of our little show you'll get to hear the stuff we recorded live while we were on the grounds at Hodges Field for SEFF 2015. I recorded some segments with some of our favorite vendors, and then Laine grabbed the mic and did some "Man On The Street" interviews. I think you'll enjoy this one. :) Don't forget! We will be back in the workshop doing the LIVE thing on Wednesday, April 29th at 8pm Central!  
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Apr 16, 2015 Crash Hancock
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This 306th installment of our little show finds all your hosts full of excitement and anticipation since we will ALL be attending SEFF 2015 next week! We have a little information for you this week, but mostly it's just us clowning around.  For what it's worth, every week I seem to struggle to come up with a unique name for the show. Well, when Cathead is in attendance, there is no struggle whatsoever. LoL LINKS: Gyrocopter Landing in D.C. OpenBuilds Parts Resource FleshPilot's New E-Racer v1...
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Apr 9, 2015 Crash Hancock
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Discussions were had, new things were tried, and BAZINGA! - another podcast episode.  :) LINKS: Coroplast Combat Plane The Slow Boat (How did I miss this??) Slow Boat Kits Crash-In, Fly-In (Pronounced "Sci-Fi) Drone Planting? New UMX PT-17 New Rare Bear Maiden Of An Aussie 'Cuda Wings For Wished Montana IOTW  This Week's Slideshow Pictures  
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Apr 2, 2015 Crash Hancock
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I apologize for this episode - it was as the title suggests - a TRAINWRECK! The topic for discussion was supposed to be A Newbie's Guide To SEFF (and other large events), as suggested by Jason Morrow. Things just ended badly, but I wanted to go ahead and share the episode for posterity. Anyone want to be a replacement co-host? LINKS WE WANTED TO DISCUSS: Amazon Tests In Canada Grow CNC Modular Machines: Video 1   Video 2 OpenBuilds C-Beam Linear Actuator Bundles New HH B2 Stealth Bomber...
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Mar 26, 2015 Crash Hancock
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We started out this week's show with a plan. Yes, we actually had a topic in mind for a lengthy discussion and thought that it would make for a fantastic show. Well, if you'd like to know what that topic is, you'll just have to give NEXT WEEK'S SHOW a listen, as we never got to it! LoL Instead, we totally got into a DLG discussion, which as actually quite fitting since Tim attended his first DLG event last weekend. LINKS: The Real Gary Ball's Make-Per-Day Blog Airnamics (Now THESE things need...
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Mar 19, 2015 Crash Hancock
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This week we're joined by a guest in the workshop - Mark Lehman from MultiRC! Right now, MultiRC is nothing more than a Blog page, but that will be changing soon. They are asking our listeners to check out their new quadcopter frame and come up with a great name for it. The person that comes up with the best name will win a free frame! Also in this 302nd installment of our show, you'll get some interesting news items we've found on the webs, as well as another IOTW segment. LINKS: FPV...
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Mar 12, 2015 Crash Hancock
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In this week's show we are happy to have Cathead with us, and he shares just what exactly he's had to deal with the last few days. We'd very much appreciate your prayers for his speedy (and COMPLETE) recovery! After our updates, we take the opportunity to share some listener letters and pictures, as well as some news articles we've found on the web. LINKS: IOTW Drone Rentals? (This CAN'T end well) Audi Commercial (Really, Audi? REALLY??) MAKE Frequency Management Video RC Star Wars Tie...
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Mar 5, 2015 Crash Hancock
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I want to start this blog entry with an apology to our dowload-only audience. This episode is our 300th recording of the show, and we set out to celebrate this milestone with our LIVE listening audience. In fact, we even planned to give away some cool prizes to the folks that tuned in, but we quickly found out that having that many people listen live (a record 108!) and try to answer questions to win something was server breaking. LoL We found ourselves stumbling and stammering, not really...
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Feb 26, 2015 Crash Hancock
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Just the general chit-chat this week. We discuss the group build of Laine and Joel's Balsa Cuda kit and the crazy weather we've been experiencing. Also we finally get a chance to dig in to the mailbag and share the cool letters we've received. LINKS: CheapDrones Folding 300 Charp Who? Rocky Mountain Unmanned Systems Bangin' Good Camera? Joker's Ryan Navion Build Underwater Aerial Video? RCADev Open-TX Guidelines Laine's Planes IOTW Be sure to plan to attend next week's LIVE SHOW at 8pm CST on...
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Feb 19, 2015 Crash Hancock
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For the last several days I've been worrying about recording this show. My seasonal allergies have been causing all kinds of issues resulting in awful fits of coughing and wheezing whenever I try to do things like, well...TALK! As it turned out, there was no need to worry, because our team is quite capable without me. :) Listen in as Tim King leads our group (Laine Stahr, Tim Walker, and ol' Crash) in discussion of the latest news from the FAA regarding Commercial use of our aircraft, the cost...
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Feb 12, 2015 Crash Hancock
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This week we've got CNC Vacuum Tables, Points to Ponder, Cathead's DIY Aluminum Foundry, and a bunch of other stuff. I promise, though - no recipes were shared in this one. LoL LINKS: Flyability Gimball MassiveRC MultiRC LetsFlyRC IOTW - Fox News This Weeks Slideshow Pictures    
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Feb 5, 2015 Crash Hancock
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  Here we are again with yet another opportunity to waste your time. It's mainly just news and updates this week. LINKS: Educate, Don't Regulate (Thanks, DougBo!) AMA Reacts To Obama The Born-Again Christian... (Our buddy, Jake!) RC Millenium Falcon! EMaglio's Tricopter and New Quad! CrashTestHobby (I got the Assassin 37 3-Pack!) Bulletproof Battery? MultiRC IOTW (Know Your Equipment!) Multi Over Volcano  This Week's Slideshow Pics
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Jan 29, 2015 Crash Hancock
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In this week's installment we get a visit from Laine's Flight Nurse (Melissa) which, of course, has absolutely nothing to do with the RC, but that's the kind of weird stuff we do. LoL  Steve "Vintauri" Mills pops in to share what he observed at eWeek last week, and we also discuss some new items that have caught our eye, talk about some of our listener's projects, and share our opinions on this week's epic IOTW.  LINKS: HH Nurnberg 2015 Recap UMX WhipIt DLG ImmersionRC Vortex And...
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Jan 22, 2015 Crash Hancock
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We're back again this week with a fresh show - our 294th installment. Tim King had an opportunity to attend and compete in his very first DLG event this past weekend, and I'd say that he is HOOKED! LoL I am hopeful that Tim shares more on this facet of the RC hobby in future shows, as this is something I've wanted to try for a long time. Also, we have Joel (MetroGTi) Dirnberger on to share his progress on the new Laine's Planes 'Cuda (a lighter balsa variant of the EPP original) test build....
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Jan 15, 2015 Crash Hancock
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In this 293rd installment of our little show, some people are most certainly going to be offended. You see, in our attempt to educate folks on what NOT to do with our hobby, we've started a new segment. I don't know if it will be 'Weekly", but I'm fairly sure we can find enough content to pull it off. LINKS: Taranis Speaker Upgrade (From our friend Mark H.) How-To Video By Travis (This is what I used) Taranis Speaker Upgrade Kit Frosty Dog 2015 (Thanks for the link, DougBo!) OrangeRX At...
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Jan 8, 2015 Crash Hancock
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Happy New Year!! The year 2015 marks the beginning of our 7th year attempting to inform and entertain you folks (kind of hard to believe it's been that long!). The whole gang is together this week and we've got quite a bit of stuff to share. Be sure to hit up the link below for our slideshow so you can see all of the cool stuff you hear us talk about on the show. LINKS: GPS Racing  Taranis GPS Racing Field Test APSHobbies Comically Large Quads The Nixie Redneck Night Flyin' FPV Cam Tilt...
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2015 Crash Hancock
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Because we so much enjoy hanging out with our friends every week, we decided to cut our holiday vacation short and come together for one last recording in 2014. Don't look for any 'real' information in this show (quite frankly, it was a train-wreck with Skype being all stupid!), but if you want to hang out with us for this  last-minute session, download away! For all of you folks that stick with us and our nonsense each week, thanks so much and may 2015 offer each and every one of you the best...
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Dec 18, 2014 Crash Hancock
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Please join us for our last podcast installment of 2014 where we sit around the tree, sing CHRISTmas Carols, and enjoy warming beverages! Okay, to be truthful, we weren't all in the same place, but Cathead DID sing a little, and some of us were definitely enjoying "warming beverages". LoL I did a little bit of trimming in this episode to cut out some of the awkward silences when we were drawing the gift recipients from our Sponsor Reward Program. Something new was tried, but it didn't...
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Dec 11, 2014 Crash Hancock
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 In this week's show we do our normal thing, and I find myself wondering why you folks even follow our nonsense. LoL Be sure to check out the link below for Darren's Lipo Bunker - it's probably the best solution for safe charging that I've seen to date! Also, we have our favorite multi-rotor expert and supplier, Paul "Witespy" Baxter, come on and share some of the new stuff he's added to his website since we last spoke. If you're into the multi-rotor game, I'm sure you'll be...
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Dec 4, 2014 Crash Hancock
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Lots of fun recording this show! Laine and Chris were missing, but Karl was able to show up for the session (though he left some customers without heat to do so! LoL). We've got our typical banter in this one, but we do actually cover some useful information when we try our best to answer a listener's email regarding LiPo batteries. The holiday season is here and we only have two more episodes scheduled for 2014. If you've got a CHRISTmas Wish you'd like us to read on the show, email it to me!...
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Nov 27, 2014 Crash Hancock
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In this 287th show we talk a bit about the few things we've found for sale for Black Friday this year. The deals are not quite as abundant as we've seen in years past, but theres still a few to be found. LINKS: Boxcopter On The Hood Canal The BoomCopter! Horizon's RC Selfie Contest Is GoPro Developing A Multi-Rotor? HawkEye Mini Video TX QAV250 Angled Boom Extensions Dynam Beaver DHC-2 With Battery Dynam C-188 Trainer The Hemi Cuda The Night Cuda West Michigan ParkFlyers (Find That Turkey!)...
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Nov 20, 2014 Crash Hancock
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As the name of this show suggests, this one got off to a VERY rocky start, but somehow we managed to get back on track. LoL In this 286th installment, we talk news, products, and videos. We talk briefly about this year's fundraiser (Sponsor Gift Program), as well as something new we're trying out - our CrashCast Secret Santa! LINKS: Perfect Tool For Heat Shrink (Coreman uses one!) Dye Your Nylon Parts For CHEAP (Thanks, Romeo!) FleshPilot (Jake's site) Let's Fly RC X-41 Maiden Let's Fly RC...