Flat Out RC is the world's leading podcast dedicated to radio control flight. Each episodes features an interview with a special guest that shares their story in model flight whether it is aerobatics, jets, gliders, scale planes and everything in between. We also share local news from the Australian and world scene so you are always up to date.
2023 In Review with Fraser Briggs - Ep 155
1:45:35Another years of the Flat Out RC podcast comes to a close but not before we review the year with Fraser Briggs. It;s now becoming a tradition that we have Fraser Briggs on to recap the year in aeromodelling and hear some more tails from a great RC flying story teller. Fraser had a big year of model flying with his main focus being the F3A World Championships he attended. We hear all about his participation in this event with the usual fun that Fraser brings to the podcast. We hope your year has been a good one and thank you for listening to the Flat Out RC podcast. We'll be back next year with more.
Rowan Howarth taking on a giant RC building challenge - Ep 154
1:14:11It always amazes us as to the effort people make to build amazing model aircraft. Rowan Howarth is one such gentlemen who has embarked on a major scratch build of an amazing model. He joins us to shares his story in aeromodelling from the beginnings to current day where he tells us about his latest build. A passionate aeromodeller that has a driving passion for seeing unusual model aircraft take flight. If you enjoy hearing about model builds then this episode will have you sitting on the edge of your seat.
Rob Vonk is building an exceptional F16 - Ep 153
1:08:00We finally did it! We have our first special guest from Western Australia. Rob Vonk is the man in question and he is an avid aeromodeller that has a penchant for turbine jets. Rob shares his aeromodelling story and brings us up to speed with a massive F16 scratch build that he has underway.
Discussing decades of gliding passion with Jim Houdalakis - Ep 152
1:20:36The passion for RC gliding runs deep in Jim Houdalakis. From recreational gliding to competing on the world stage, Jim has done it all. Jim joins us to share his life in aeromodelling from dizzy control line flights, the trials and tribulations of teaching himself how to fly to world championship competitions.
Australian IMAC Nationals preview with Stevie Malcman - Ep 151
1:12:49It's scale aerobatics (IMAC) championship week here in Australia and Stevie Malcman joins us to profile the event. An avid aeromodeller and IMAC competitor, Stevie gives us a rundown as to how the event will run and we discuss some of the competitors to look out for. Always great to have a chat with one of the hobbies shining lights in Stevie.
RC Gliding greatness on the world stage with Andrew Meyer - Ep 150
1:20:58We love to hear and share the stories from pilots that travel the world to attend world champion model flying events. In this episode we take to Andrew Meyer who recently returned from the F5J gliding world championships in Bulgaria where he finished in 3rd place. A great achievement for a man that has been dedicated to the art of model soaring. Andrew takes us through the whole journey of the world championship experience in this episode.
Flying large scale with Corinne Pellatt - Ep149
1:11:42RC planes seem to get bigger and bigger and Corinne Pellatt is not afraid to explore the larger side of aeromodelling. Corinne joins us to share her story in model flying including the amazing hangar of models she has. He passion for aviation has been strong and continues to explore all facets of the hobby from float flying, gliding to helicopters. You could say Corinne has tried it all and will continue to do so well into the future.
Buying and selling model planes with Rohan Cleary - Ep 148
1:12:05When you think about it, there must be plenty of model planes sitting in sheds not being used. Rohan Cleary is one person doing his best to get some of these models back in action and having some fun while doing it. Rohan joins us to tell us about his model plane buying and selling activity and dispels some myths along the way.
How to teach people to fly RC with Michael Timms - Ep 147
1:33:57Getting the right start in flying RC models is very important so in this episode we get some insights how to approach teaching people to fly with Michael Timms. Not only is Michael an accomplished model plane pilot, but in his day job, working as a Qantas pilot, he is involved in training new recruits. His methodical approach to flying RC planes is unrivaled as is his thorough approach to instructing new RC flyers. We discuss everything from who should be an instructor to the approach needed to get RC pilots to a competent and safe level. This is a great episode for anyone involved in instructing people how to fly or those considering it.
All about 3D printed models with Carlo Espartero - Ep 146
1:17:08From making scale details, to complete airframes, 3D printing is growing in popularity in RC flying. 3D printing guru Carlo Espartero joins us to give us an update on all things 3D printed models from start to equipment needed to mounting motors.