Flite Test: Aviation - RC Planes - Multirotors


In 2017, Ben Harber started an epic project to build a giant XB-70 in foam board. Here's a conversation about it.

We're all for making huge, hilariously large, ambitious airplane projects to push our personal boundaries and see what's possible. With a handful of tools and some basic materials, it's amazing what we can create. Ben Harber is no stranger to testing the limits of basic materials like foam board. His Flite Test-sponsored project in 2017-18 is evidence that with some grit and determination, the boundaries between dreams and reality can collide. Here's a podcast to talk about the ups and downs of Ben's journey. 

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This week on the Flite Test Podcast, James sits down with Joe Barnard from BPS.Space to talk about self-landing model rockets. 

Joe Barnard has been making headlines as a self-taught engineer who is trying to recreate Space X technology in miniature. Even grabbing the attention of Elon Musk, he's really getting people excited about what's next for the hobby of model rockets. On this podcast, we talked to him about the value of backyard engineering. 

If you want to get into model rockets, you can find out lots of helpful information on BPS.Space. Here's a link.

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This week on the FT Podcast, James is joined by RamyRC to talk about his gigantic RC airliner projects.

Ramy is known for ambitious radio control projects like his Boeing 777 X9 and 1/4th scale Viper Jet with all the gadgets and gizmos you could think of. A few weeks ago, we sat down over the internet to talk about these models along with why he builds big, challenges himself, and deals with the pressure of flying giant RC airplanes. 

Find out more in the podcast article flitetest.com https://www.flitetest.com/articles/podcast-giant-scale-airliners-ft-ramyrc

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This week on the Flite Test Podcast, James sits down with Nic Lechner to discuss Nic's design process for his airplanes. 

Nic 'Nerdnic' Lechner found popularity on flitetest.com back in 2015 with his sleek and streamlined RC airplane designs that could even hit the 120mph mark - did I mention these were made from foam board? Nic is all about pushing the limits of foam. Here's the podcast I recorded with Nic just before Christmas. I think you're going to enjoy it. 

Article: https://www.flitetest.com/articles/podcast-designing-airplanes-with-nerdnic

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This week on the Flite Test Podcast, new host James chats with Josh Orchard about crazy detailed RC airplane projects!

"Building is my passion" - it's that simple for Josh. The master builder behind multiple epic projects on the Flite Test Forum, we spoke to Josh about why he builds, how positively influences his life and the design challenges he has faced.

Check out Josh's Bugatti 100p model on the Forums here.

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