Flite Test: Aviation - RC Planes - Multirotors

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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Take a look behind the scenes of the video production that goes into the FT YouTube show w/ Dave Knopp (FliteTest Producer and Editor). 

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Curtis is the founder and owner of CJ YoungbloodEnterprises Inc and Next D. Curtis has been flying and competing with RC Helicopters since the early 1980s and is a multiple time World Champion and multiple time 3D Champion. He continues advancing his products and flying by competing in FAI competitions and 3D demonstrations around the world.

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This episode of FliteTest we talk about some silly mistakes that we have made while getting started in flying RC and the building or repairing process. Hopefully we can share a few things NOT to do while flying RC and tell some good stories in the process.

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Thank you for listening to the FliteTest podcast! This episode we interview Trappy (Raphael Pirker) of Team Black Sheep. Instead of just having a podcast with Trappy as an interview, we are just going to do the whole podcast. We want to lean on his extensive long range FPV knowledge, and his unique experiences.

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Though electric RC airplanes have been around a while now, there are a lot of details to consider when you are equipping a new plane. We talk about brushless motors, prop sizes, batteries and how all of those get along! The “80%” rule is a great way to make sure you power setup is sustainable and safe.

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In this episode we talk about our very first radio control airplanes! We also talk about our favorite planes and our least favorite planes as well. Basically… it’s story time!


We also talk about our favorite video shoots for FliteTest episodes. Chad and Josh Bixler talk about some of the very, very first FliteTest shoots and Josh Scott shares some funny stories from our shoots in LA.


5 Parts:
1. Introduction- Josh Scott: Why I’m a “Noob”

2. First, Favorite and Worst Airplanes

3. First, Favorite and Worst FliteTest video shoots!

4. Upcoming News

5. Lightning Q&A Round



We certainly want to thank everyone for such a warm welcome to the first episode. Little by little we are learning new ways to put on a better show for you! All of the feedback was read and put to good use.


We want to thank each and every person that took the time to leave us a rating and review in iTunes. Like it was mentioned on the podcast, every rating or review you leave us helps us rank better when people search for podcasts to listen to in iTunes.

By leaving a rating or review you are helping someone who has never heard of FliteTest discover the community. Thank you for that!


On this episode:

Chad Kapper
Josh Bixler

Josh Scott

David Windestal
Austin Furey

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In our very first episode of FliteTest, we take a closer look at key figures of the FliteTest crew, we talk about the origins of FliteTest, share some exciting upcoming news and we do a Lighting Q&A Round!

1. Introduction

-What is FliteTest?

2. A Day In The Life (Bixler, Chad, David & Austin)

3. Origins Of FliteTest

4. Upcoming News

5. Lightning Q&A Round

This podcast is going to be a little different then future episodes, simply because we want to make sure that anyone listening to this podcast that hasn’t heard of FliteTest before can have a pretty good understanding of what we are all about.

There will always be a main topic of discussion that is timely but also timeless… so a year from now, these episodes will still be relevant and interesting.


What’s coming up for FliteTest?

We're going to Neat Fair! http://www.neatfair.org/


Can You Help Us Out?
We will eventually have a voicemail setup so you can leave your voicemails with us and we will play them on the show.

For now, it would really help us if you can go to the iTunes Store and leave us an honest review and a rating. We will read every single one, and if you include a question at the end of your review we will answer it next episode.

Irealize everyone doesn't use iTunes, which is just fine! However, a lot of new listeners will discover the show through that software so you are really paying it forward to people who have not heard of us.
You can access our iTunes page here: http://flitetest.com/itunes

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FliteTest Podcast show promo. 

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