If it's an ARF, ARC or RTF, you're not "building" it - you're merely assembling it. You're not a REAL RC Modeler if you haven't cut and sanded balsa and covered an entire plane in some variety of heat-shrink covering. Without this stuff, you're only an RC FLYER. Snag up a kit and get started. If you run into any problems, drop me a line! :)
In the past, I have noticed that you guys have been quite willing to jump in with your donations to support our little show. I have also noted, from our Spring-time giveaways, that you guys really like to WIN stuff and don't mind kicking in a buck, or two, for an opportunity to support the show and get a chance to win. With Laine's prodding and some great prizes offered up by Castle Creations and our co-hosts, we raised the money for the Tube Man in short order. LoL
That being said, we are going to try something different this year. I am going to shamelessly ask for your money again, but I have some great "gifts" that you will have an opportunity to get as a big THANK YOU for your support. Following is how it's going to work:
1. You may feel free to donate some of your hard-earned monies to our show by clicking the DONATE button below. For every dollar you offer up, you'll get your name on a slip of paper that will be drawn at random for a gift. If you give a buck, you get your name in ONE time. If you give TEN DOLLARS, you get your name entered TEN TIMES.
2. Since money is getting tight on some in this current economy, I also want to give you guys a chance to participate WITHOUT any monetary contribution. If you like the show, but don't have the dough to contribute, that is perfectly fine. Just jot a nice sentiment down on a regular old postcard and send it to us. Every postcard received will get an entry into this giveaway, since your kind comments ALSO fuel the show! Send your postcards to:
10800 Sierra West Drive
Waco, TX 76712
I currently have some nice gifts to give away to a few lucky sponsors
FIRST SPONSOR GIFT
One Battery Ready OPQ. This means you get a complete "Quadicle" ready for your Battery and Transmitter. Please note that I have included a Lemon 6 channel Receiver, so if you have a Tx that is something other than DSM2, you'll need to supply your own Receiver. The OPQ has been tuned and test-flown by Crash!
SECOND SPONSOR GIFT
One Battery Ready MiniBipe. This is the EXACT MiniBipe (from SlowBipe.com) that I constructed for the build video I did on YouTube for SlowBipe. Add your Battery (3s350 or 3s500) and Transmitter, and it's ready to fly! Please note that I have included a Lemon 6 channel Receiver, so if you have a Tx that is something other than DSM2, you'll need to supply your own Receiver.
THIRD SPONSOR GIFT
FliteLab Hockey Jersey. This is a SWEET jersey offered up by our friend Mark over at FliteLab.com. It is quite nice and is large in size. Since it's a sports jersey, large is more like XL. In addition to this cool jersey, we are also including a new Spektrum DX7s Transmitter-only package! Since this may be your first Spektrum radio, I am including a Lemon 6 channel Receiver in the box so you can put this radio to use in your new project right away!
During our LIVE-STREAMED show on Wednesday, December 18th, I will pluck the names of three lucky recipients of our Sponsor Rewards. Furthermore, I will have these items packaged up and ready to ship immediately on Thursday, December 19th, so that the lucky recipient may have the opportunity to receive their reward during the CHRISTmas holidays, when they are most likely off work and have the opportunity to enjoy their new goodies!
This is NOT a contest or a raffle! This is simply a way for you to donate your dough (or nice sentiments on a postcard) to the show to continue to cover our operating expenses. Any monies raised above and beyond the show's expenses will be used to purchase future prizes to give away next year. The goods given away are NOT PRIZES, but rather GIFTS from us to you for supporting our show, either through moral support communicated on a postcard or monies donated through PayPal.
This program is open to all listeners, HOWEVER, if you are outside of the United States, YOU will be responsible for the shipping. Some of the gifts will cost quite a hunk of money to ship outside of the USA and hey!, I'm not made of money, you know. :)
Please note that you do NOT need to listen to the LIVE-STREAM of the show to win.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DONATION BUTTON WILL DISAPPEAR FROM THIS SITE ON THE MORNING OF DECEMBER 17TH! ALL ENTRIES, BOTH THROUGH DONATION AND POSTCARDS, MUST BE RECEIVED BY THEN SO I CAN HAVE TO TO PREPARE FOR THE DRAWING ON THE 18TH!
Unfortunately for all of us that eat, sleep, live, and dream of the annual pilgrimage to Hodges Field for SEFF every year, the event is now over for 2013. All we can do now is try our best to relive the fun times we had, fellowships we shared, crazy things we did, and start counting the days until we can all do it again next year.
I have to admit that this year, I didn't take a single picture or video. Bildo captures events on film like no other videographer I've seen, so it was an easy decision to stay away from the video camera. For photos, however, I turned over my camera to one of my buddies and he captured the SEFF spirit WAY better than I could have!
The pictures below are the work of my friend Andrew (Weathervane) Yukovich. Thanks so much, bud!!
Now below, I am slugging in Bildo's videos. While you can certainly watch them right here, I invite you to check out Bildo on YouTube so that you can take LIKE and SHARE his fine work!
I was able to take a break and get away from the new Studio build on Saturday, July 14th, and sneak over to one of my local flying fields to get a look at the Big Bird Fly-In that was going on. I'm glad a went, as I saw many old friends and even made some new friendships! The event looked like a big success this year, though I did not get the actual pilot count. I snapped some pictures while I was there, but I warn you: when you click on the thumbnails, you may find that the hi-res pictures take up your entire screen! I plan to share some of what I saw in the next podcast (episode 170)...
Well, SEFF has now come and gone again. If you've been keeping up with our little podcast, then you know by now that I was able to get a recording in while at the field and that is our 160th show. If you've not heard this one, then head on over and here it now.
The event was amazing, as expected, and we have a few videos to share with you! You can see them in the small version below, or just click on the video title to make the jump to YouTube where you can watch the HD version full-screen.