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RC Afterhours Podcast 84 - Goodbye 2020

December 31, 2020

RC Afterhours Podcast 84 - Goodbye 2020

31 Dec 2020


Poll Results:

(Highest votes win, selected the top 5 votes)


Best Foam Plane

28% Defiant Wings Renegade Twin Motor FPV

22% FMS Pitts 1400mm V2 PNP

22% HRC Seven

17% FlightLine OV-10 Bronco 1400mm (55") Wingspan - PNP

11% Flex MAMBA 10 G2 SUPER PNP


Best Balsa Plane

38% Hangar 9 Cubcrafters Carbon Cub FX-3 ARF

17% Hangar 9 OV-10 Bronco 30cc ARF

17% Kingcraft Limited Edition (ARF) Super Stearman 1400mm (Balsa/Ply/Composite)

17% Nexa SBD-5 Dauntless 2060mm (81") Wingspan - ARF

11% Flex MAMBA 120CC ARF


Best EDF Jet

39% E-flite® A-10 Thunderbolt II 64mm EDF BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select


19% Freewing MiG-29 Fulcrum Digital Camo Twin 80mm EDF Jet - PNP

9% Freewing JAS-39 Gripen 80mm

4% Freewing 80mm T-33 Shooting Star


Best Warbird

40% FlightLine OV-10 Bronco 1400mm (55") Wingspan - PNP

35% E-flite® P-51D Mustang 1.5m PNP & BNF® Basic Extra Scale Warbird

10% H-King Hawker Hurricane Mk IIB (PNF) 750mm (30") W/6 Axis ORX

10% Nexa P-40 Warhawk 1570mm (61.8") Wingspan - ARF

5% HRC Texan


Best High Wing

31% E-flite® UMX™ Turbo Timber® BNF® Basic Ultra Micro STOL Airplane

24% E-flite Night Timber X 1.2M BNF Basic with AS3X & SAFE Select

17% E-flite® Timber X 1.2m BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select

17% Legacy Aviation / Extreme Flight Turbo Bushmaster

11% Durafly Micro Tundra (PNF) Sports Model W/Flaps EPO 635mm (25")


Best Multirotor

90% DJI Mavic Mini 2

5% AirBlade UAV Transformer Mini

5% Flywoo Explorer LR HD 4


Best Radio & FPV Technology

57% DJI Digital FPV System

11% Spektrum NX series

11% Radiomaster TX16S

11% Jeti DS-12

5% Fat Shark FPV

5% TBS Tracer 2.4


Other Topics:


Best Helicopter:

Goblin Kraken 580.  https://www.bkhobbies.com/product-p/sg580.htm

Roban 800 BO-105

HRC Texan


Best Other (Optional)

Wings simulator

Favorite Plane: Durafly Tundra

Axial crawlers of course

HRC Texans


Best New Technology (Optional)

*** More new radio options

Caddx Vista (came out in January right? It counts!)


Spektrum smart technology, Batteries and Chargers, although I won't buy it...yet. 

*** Insta360 V2, the whole naked thing

INAV 2.6 with Safehome

HRC Texan


Comments/Other Product Votes (Optional)

*** Real Flight for when the field is closed due to COVID

HRC Texan

Anything from the Banggood adult section


Suggestion for the podcast (Optional)

Keep it up ANDRE! You are doing awesome!

Keep it up Andre you are the best!

Polar plunge episode 

Scratch builds 

Cut your hair live!

Some guest suggestions: Mike Finley, Chris and Mike, David W, Steve Neill, RC Saylors, Capt Drone, Brian Phillips (youtube), Bill Decker


Surprise of 2020 (Optional)

Legacy Aviation Muscle Bipe

RedCat buys Fatshark

Stuart back at Hobby King

The Hangar RC

COVID depression 😜



*** With the pandemic, the prices of RC planes seemed to go up and there were less sales.  There were less new planes released this year, at least it seemed that way.  We don't know what the governments will do in regards to rule changes affecting the hobby.  Hopefully 2021 will be better for new releases and planes being in stock.  There have been a lot of planes out of stock this year.  


the virus!


André’s Highlights:

  • The yard challenge
  • The Hangar RC link
  • Diving into the sub 250 quads again
  • The sign from Nat
  • And still growing as a podcaster/youtuber
  • 2021 hopes? iNav, Fuel based flight and maybe some reviews

Thank you to Sam, Shawn & Frank, Nat, Bill for the Dream Flight Libelle, Luis & Jon, the FT, Andrew, Crew and all the Patreon Supporters.


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