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Flite Test is an entertainment company that is all about flight. We love to test, fly and sometimes even crash when things go wrong! We often talk about flying, building & repairing RC airplanes, setting up quadcopters, occasionally helicopters and anything else related to radio control flight. FliteTest After Hours is hosted by Chris and he often goes into the behind the scenes of the webshow, the radio control industry, and has very entertaining guests on the show.
 
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In this episode of the podcast, I’m focusing on two smaller-scale R/C vehicles that I’m currently reviewing. The first is the RGT Adventurer V2 which was provided by the folks at Banggood. This 1/24-scale crawler has been a fun addition to my growing fleet of small crawlers and can hold its own against other heavyweights in this category. The secon…
 
Time flies when you’re swamped with projects. With quite a few things happening in and around the R/C hobby, I felt it was time to clear the deck. Fair warning, this episode is as random as it gets. New models, R/C news, and a few workbench updates thrown in for good measure. ARRMA’s “New Model Extravaganza”: Kraton EXB Roller Outcast 8S BLX Infrac…
 
It’s not often that I get to chat with folks in the film industry, so when the opportunity arose to chat with the director (Dave Hill) and producer (Trenton Waterson) of the upcoming film, Flying Cars, I knew it was something I couldn’t pass up. The R/C hobby isn’t often highlighted in mainstream media, which makes Flying Cars unique right from the…
 
Small-scale R/C crawlers have come into their own in recent years, and with models such as the Axial SCX24 and Carisma MSA-1E, you can replicate the fun of 1/10-scale crawling just about anywhere you go. When you aren’t able to wheel your tiny truck outside, there are plenty of ways to build your own indoor crawling course or set of obstacles. In t…
 
Once you’ve popped the lid on the R/C kit-building experience, it’s hard to turn back. Such has been the case for hobby experience. Following my Tamiya Grasshopper project, I’ve been on the lookout for new kits to check out. Over the past few months, I’ve been focusing on an on-road machine from Carisma and an off-road blaster from Pro-Line. In thi…
 
Looking ahead to 2020, let’s not forget about two fun, capable small-scale crawlers that arrived on the scene in 2019. Axial’s SCX24 Deadbolt was a surprise release and has quickly become one of my favorite 1/24-scale travel companions. In addition to this little rig, Carisma refreshed their MSA-1E with a new motor and gearing setup, making this sm…
 
One of the biggest surprises of 2019 has been the rise of Element RC and their lineup of ready-to-run (RTR) and kit trail trucks. The Enduro Sendero RTR has become a favorite of mine, both in terms of performance and overall driving enjoyment. In this episode of The RC Newb Podcast, I share my thoughts on this 1/10-scale trail rig, along with a gli…
 
Everyone should build a kit. If you haven’t experienced building a radio-controlled machine from the ground up, you should add that to your hobby to-do list. For seasoned pros who have assembled more 1/10-scale (or larger) models than they can count, may I introduce you to a different challenge; a small-scale build. Earlier this year, rcmart.com ga…
 
I’ve taken the Redcat Racing GEN8 on a number of adventures since it arrived in my R/C garage earlier this year. Between it’s affordability, performance, and appearance, it’s become one of my favorite scale radio-control models to take out on the trail. In this episode of the RC Newb Podcast, I’ll share my thoughts on the GEN8 as well as give a pre…
 
This hobby truly has something for everyone. I’ve found myself spending more time at my workbench on a variety of tune-ups and project than I have actually wheeling an R/C vehicle, but I’ll take the calming effects of a hex driver any day of the week. Between upgrading the handling aspects of the Carisma Scale Adventure Lynx to updating the look of…
 
Ready-to-Run (RTR) R/C models are great when you want to get rolling as fast as possible. Still, there’s something to be said for spending time building a model from scratch. After years of RTR dominance, it appears that radio-controlled model kits are making a comeback. In this episode of The RC Newb Podcast, I share a few reasons why building a k…
 
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 stran…
 
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 t…
 
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 bu…
 
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 creativity that flows within the R/C hobby is truly amazing. In fact, the ability to modify any aspect of your vehicle, especially the body, is one of the biggest draws for many hobbyists. If you’re new to the hobby or new to customizing radio-control vehicles, there are a few things you should know when it comes to painting a polycarbonate bod…
 
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 h…
 
Before we close the book on 2018, I wanted to take a quick look back at the year, from where we started and what we have to look forward to in 2019. As always, thank you for the support over the past year, from the fun conversations to the insight and answers you provide, I greatly appreciate the community that this hobby has created. Here’s to an …
 
Today on the Flite Test Podcast, James is joined by YouTuber and long-term RC hacker and tinkerer Daniel Riley. Daniel is best known for his YouTube channel rctestflight. In the last year, he's turned his passions into a career with his work for FreeFly Systems and his LED company Stratus LEDs. Watch Daniel's videos on YouTube - https://www.youtube…
 
the RC Newb Podcast, I give an update on what’s been going on in my R/C garage and share some unique ideas that have popped into my head. Hands-on with Carisma Scale Adventure’s new MSA-1E Coyote Pup. Updating the Traxxas TRX-4 Sport with the Expedition Rack. A review of Pro-Line’s Brake Rotor Wheel Weights. Episode sponsor: Pro-Line – Save an addi…
 
This week on the new season of the Flite Test podcast, James chats with Josh B all about practical aerodynamics for RC airplanes. With many years of experience designing tens of different Flite Test planes and other aircraft, Josh provides insight into what you should be thinking about when designing and flying your own models. For bonus content, m…
 
As our original in-house mad scientist here at Flite Test, we're always asked David Windestål is up to these days. On this edition of the Flite Test podcast, new FT podcast host James Whomsley sits down with David as he records from Italy to talk about his Maker Knife Kickstarter and new RC Explorer Bicopter. Here are the links to David's websites!…
 
YouTube engineer Tom Stanton joins James for the Flite Test Podcast this week. Tom's channel is crammed full of great projects ranging from VTOL aircraft to mighty wooden trebuchets. On this edition of the podcast, you can expect to hear about many of these experiments along with how it is to study aerospace engineering at college level.…
 
Time for a quiz! What’s the most important part of your R/C vehicle? While that question can have multiple answers, I’m in the camp who believe tires have a major hand in how a vehicle performs and handles. Over the past few months, I’ve been testing out a number of scale R/C tires, swapping out a variety of ready-to-run (RTR) sets with aftermarket…
 
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