Thoughts from the workbench of Radical RC. The online retailer of electronics and kits for radio control aircraft. Dave Thacker shares his thoughts and knowledge of electronics, batteries, kit design and overall enjoyment of the hobby.
Category: Fun Stuff
The only qualification for this catefory is “Fun”.
Look what Mark Stephens of Virginia sent me:
After crashing with pusher config, I cut off the top of pusher mount to just use as perch. I’ve got three diff size battery trays, axle mounts, vertical stabilizer mount, boom mount, and a few mounting thingies on the bottom in case I need them later. I flew this config today and it flew wonderfully. It felt like RC car on the ground, it tracked wonderfully with four wheels. Anyway, thanks for talking to me last week when I called. I took your advice and put the camera up front. I’m very pleased. God bless and thanks again!
My favorite BBC presenter is James May of Top Gear fame. He has several series if you wish to look them up. In this episode they race the Germans over a 10 mile course between two cities that at one time were connected with rail service. Lots of interesting contraptions, RC, Glow Engines, Lipo’s, the logic of how they powered the rails and etc… An interesting show touching on many topics any modeler would appreciate.
I’ve got some mixed reasons for liking this guy and his podcast. He is an avid aviation and space buff. He’s also a science fiction movie buff. Outside of this show, he’s a commentator on maters of liberty. His show “The Stratosphere Lounge” contains some of that but has a lot of personal interest content.
After a short housekeeping talk about his recent videos, he covers his experiences with full scale engine failures and emergency landings, full scale sailplane experiences and idiots promoting train service over cheaper faster existing air service. I’m not against trains, the conversation is an interesting tie in to aviation. This episode contains good aviation related stories and thoughts.
This show’s format is a live recorded UStream video/audio where he’s commenting on live chat and whatever else is on his mind. Clearly a more personal project for this professional.
The Stratosphere Lounge has bubbled up among my favorite online radio/tv shows to take in. Who needs cable?