Flite Test: Aviation - RC Planes - Multirotors (general)

In today's episode we have a special guest from Team Hitec! Many of you probably know Nick Frederick also known for his decal hobby/business nachocheese.com Nick tells us a little bit about how he got into RC and his early adventures in 3D flying. We also discuss little bit about his involment with Team Hitec and his new decal design projects with Aerobeez.


When you are in RC for a while or are just getting into it, definitely the most eye catching of any other kind of flight is probably 3D flying.
There are so many awesome maneuvers, smoke is often involved and demonstrations are always crowd favorites. We discuss a little bit with Nick on how he eased into some more advanced flying and the best ways to get introduced to that side of the hobby. 

 

 

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In this episode Alex and Chris sit down with a special guests Steve Zvada and Bob Parmelee. These guys have traveled the world as pilots in the corporate world and are very passionate about RC flight. We touch on many subjects in the full scale world including sailplanes and hot air balloons. Steve and Bob share some fantastic stories from there many years in aviation.

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Designing your own RC airplane can be one of the most satisfying experiences in this hobby. Today we talk about some things such as: why design scratch builds? There is so much great "ready to fly" stuff out there, why bother with your own creation? Where does the idea for a design start? What programs are best? What are some common problems you find once you take the airplane out for the first time? And much, much more!

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In this episode we sit down with guest Eric Monroe and talk about multi rotors,the future of drones,some behind the scene stories from FliteTest and the hot new products from the Nuremburg toy fair.
 
Aquacopter video
 
Eric Monroe's Article post
 
Lakewood Ohio drone crisis
 
Interesting hobby related TED Talks
 
Nurnburg Toy Fair
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In this podcast we talk about "drone" terminology and other recent FliteTest forum posts. The FliteTest forums are a really unique sub-culture that has developed around FliteTest content, popular topics are scratch building, RC planes, FPV flying, multi-rotors. Just really anything we talk about on the show or in the podcast.

Segements in today's episode:

1. FliteTest Forums Discussions

2. What’s New In RC

3. What’s New In FT

4. Lighting Round Q&A

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For this second episode of ft afterhours he have David in studio and discuss a multitude of things. David being stuck in Detroit, reaching your limits, jumping from planes to quads,advancements in the umx scene, the first EFI gas engine, retro series planes from HobbyKing, Viggen, David's butane experiment, bad experiences out flying and much more.



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In this podcast episode, we take a look back on 2013 and all of the exciting things it held for FliteTest. Growing from around 30,000 YouTube subscribers to just shy of 120,000 is just one of many milestones we consider. 2013 was also a big year for the FliteTest store which until February 2013 sold pretty much just T-shirts and stickers.

There is much to be grateful for and most of all you, our audience. Thanks for the incredible love and support. The primary way we have spread is from you taking the initiative to introduce your friends and family to FliteTest and all this great hobby has to offer. We can’t thank you enough for being the “evangelists” for our brand.

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FPV Q&A: We want to thank everyone for keeping our voicemail box interesting! We have received a TON of voicemails from people all over the world and it is pretty great to listen to them all. If you would like to leave us a voicemail, you can find instructions at the bottom of the article. For our main segment, we took a bunch of voicemails related to FPV and grouped them all into a Q&A session. Thanks everyone for literally helping us make the show!

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