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

FoamAndTape: Find a little more about the newest member of FliteTest, Peter Sripol! 

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Maybe you have heard some of the main stories and information about Flite Fest but in this episode we take you into the "Behind the Scenes" of the event. There are a lot fo stories to tell, so thanks for tuning in!


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Today we chat all about flying field etiquette! We get to a TON of topics in this podcast but our main segment is what to expect at a flying event or a local flying field. Hopefully if you are backyard flyer and have been considering going out to a club or an event, this podcast is just what you needed to get out the door. :)

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Today we interview Matt Andren, Horizon Hobby's Primary Product Developer. We dig into some really fun questions with him and discuss the process of how Horizon creates new planes, discontinues popular planes and much more. 

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A live Q&A podcast from Flite Fest 2014 featuring Josh Bixler, Josh Scott, Peter SChris Roncaglione, Alex Zvada, Austin Furey & Chad Kapper. We had an absolute blast interacting with the audience and answering your questions. 

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Adam Drain from the liberty foundation sits in studio with Chris and shares his awesome B-17 stories Libertyfoundation.org. 

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Trappy stopped in to talk to us about what he has been up to lately and recent FAA shenanigans. 

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Brendan Schulman successfully defended the first federal case ever involving the operation of a commercial drone in the United States, Huerta v. Pirker. (appeal pending) Brendan has been into RC flight for over 20 years and enjoys many aspects of the hobby. 

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We discuss some of the newest developements in the FAA's essential ban of flying FPV and we also get a chance to sit down with Tony Cake and Sander Sassen about our trip to Europe and Immersion RC. 

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In the episode Chris and Wayne review the new Parkzone Sport Cub and let you in on what's good,bad and how to make it better

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We discuss new Rotor Bones series updates, quad copters we have been flying lately and how to dial in or lock in your multirotor.


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 After a day of thermal flying, Mike Kuhlins joins us in the podcast!

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In this episode we talk about upcoming Flite Fest, Flite Test for schools, our new upcoming website redesign, our future destination location and answer as many of your voicemails as we can!

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Chris,Wayne and Pat are back in studio to discuss some of the many new products coming out and not without a few stories mixed in.

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In this episode Josh Bixler, Jen Bixler and Alex Zvada join Austin for a podcast right after they get back from Joe Nall 2014. Just over an hour of recounting a few stories and sharing about the event!

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In this episode Chris sits down in the studio with a cup of coffee and a microphone and fills you in on whats been going on the last couple weeks.

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We had an awesome time with SleepyC talking about all aspects of the hobby. We talked about RC events, flying giant scale models, huge multirotors and much more!



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In this FTAH podcast it's a double header. First Chris,David and Wayne review the Eflite UMX Radian. Next the guys sit down and listen to David share his memories he had while living in America.

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In this episode we talk about the infamous laser cutter fire incident, adventures at SEFF down in Georgia, new FliteTest product releases and we answered a bunch of Facebook questions! 

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In this episode Chris and Wayne finally get Chad Kapper in the studio. We dive into the Toledo show and discuss what caught our attention.

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Admittedly, this podcast was pretty off the cuff but we had a lot of fun recording it! We talked about upcoming and recent events as well as our FliteTest meet up in Europe that is coming up in late June.

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In this episode David and Chris try something new and sit down for a couple hours and take your phone calls. We talk about RC planes, multirotors, FPV, FliteTest and anything else you guys wanted to talk about!

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Josh Scott joins us today to chat about NEF, what he has been up to lately and to do lightning round Q&A

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In this episode Wayne and Chris catch up with David after being away from the gang for a couple weeks. Chris talks alittle bit about what he was doing on his trip to Florida.

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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. 



If you would like to leave us a voicemail, please go to speakpipe.com/flitetest

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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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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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