Monday, June 15, 2009

Visit My New Site...

I've suspended my activity here, as I'm certain you've noticed. I've got a new site up - sparse, but up and running. This new site will become the support site for TheCrashCast. Book mark it, as I have some pretty neat things planned for it!


Friday, March 20, 2009

Where Has Crash Been??

I have, and I'm certain you've noticed, been severely neglecting this blog. The reason for this is that I've been putting my energies into the podcast. If you are a follower of my little show, you can hear about all of the cool things I'm involved with.

I have plans in the near future for creating a completely new website to fully detail my projects. I want to include reviews, hints and tips, and instructionals on this new site. I just have so much to learn about creating websites!

I hope to get back to it as soon as the Toledo show has drawn to a close.

In the short term, I am planning to set up a site with a live video stream and chat box using the UStream service. The tentative plans are to get together with The PhlatBoyZ on Saturday evening, April 4th, for a rehash of all that we three have observed at the show. The cool thing is that you will be able to hit my page and see and hear us live, as well as interact with all three of us through the chat feature! I'll be bringing along a second computer to capture all of the audio so that it can be uploaded and used as the podcast for the week of April 5th. Of course, all of this depends on what kind of bandwidth we can find!

So, you can see I've been quite busy!

More to come....

Monday, January 12, 2009

My First Podcast!

After about a month of research, I finally got everything set up, albeit rough, and have created my first podcast!

Admittedly, the first one is a bit rough and doesn't contain all the flair (both the website and the 'cast) that the other guys have, but it's a start!

I have submitted the show to iTunes, but I expect it will take a few days for it to "take". Until then, feel free to cruise over to the site and listen online or download it direct to your computer to put on any mp3 player of your liking. I have a lot of cool stuff planned for the future, but will be holding off on the more difficult stuff until I get the easier stuff all figured out.

Please feel free to offer up any comments or suggestions to help me make this show the best I can.

Click here for the new show!

Monday, January 5, 2009


Alright, progress has been made! I have a rudimentary website set up for my new podcast. You can hit it by going to

I am hoping to have the first installment ready for your download within a week, or so. It's gonna be a solo-act for a while, as this keeps editing time down and ensures a consistent weekly broadcast.

The progress thus far is:

1. Domain name registered
2. Intro and Lead-out music composed
3. All software obtained

Thanks go out to my little brother, Jonny, for composing some interesting music!

This has really become a family affair! While Jonny (who is just fresh out of high school and now enjoying the challenge of his freshman year of college) is the most accomplished musician in the family, my little brother, Jamie (about to graduate from college), is definitely the artist of this clan. He is working on the digital art that will adorn the site, as well as any promotional items down the line. In keeping with the theme of drawing from my family's resources (and FREE resources, I might add!), my younger brother Ron (also in college) will be helping to administer the web sites. Of my four brothers and one sister, I'm the only one that's never been to college! LOL

I have been kicking around various formats and subjects to cover. Right now (of course this is subject to change) I am expecting to keep the shows on the shorter side. I am wanting to offer as much information as I can to help all of you listeners out with hints and tips, deals I find while scowering the 'net, and answering any questions that you guys can throw at me. Since the PhlatBoyz have ushered in a CNC machine that has got to be one of the greatest things to happen to the RC hobby in recent memory, and the membership of the "PhlatClub" has significantly grown as of late, I am going to try to dedicate one show a month dedicated to this great technology. As the show grows, the PhlatCast episode will be an addition to the weekly installments as a "bonus" episode rather than one of the weekly segments.

If there is anything that you would like to see me cover in the show, please feel free to post here as a 'comment', or as always, you can email me direct at I want this to be a show that you all look forward to listening to as much as I look forward to making it! I am, by no means, an expert, but I have been playing the RC game for a long time. If I cannot answer your question, I will will find the answer!

I am also planning to suppliment the show with "how to" videos as I go to best demonstrate any techniques I use that you may like to see.

I have another domain registered that will, in the future, replace this blog. I have enjoyed the blogspot experience, but as my skills in creating for the web increase, I plan to construct a site that is more conducive (read flexible) to supporting the show.

Again, thanks to all of you that have written emails urging me to forge ahead in this podcast endeavor. I expected to get a few emails from the RCFC listeners, but nothing could have prepared me for the hundreds I received! If you sent an email and I didn't respond, it's only because there are just so many that I haven't had the time! LOL You guys are awesome!!!

Stay tuned for more updates!