Kickstarter Project by MyGeekShow: Creating a New Series of Videos


As I've progressed over the past year from making little foam gliders to making the APM Powered Nova, I've decided that when I "arrived", aka was able to design, build and fly my own RC airplanes, I'd make a series of high quality videos that would help others make a similar journey. These videos would provide a resource for new people to get started, and resource for experienced people to refer newer people to (if you're like me, while I enjoy teaching others the basics, it does get a little tiring explaining the same thing over and over).


To assist me in accomplishing this, I launched a Kickstarter project for the purpose of raising $500 to pay for an HD camera, lighting, micophone, and materials to build workbench that will allow me to create the highest quality tutorial videos.


Go to my Kickstarter project page to learn all the details.


I'm currently considering the following video ideas to get started (see below). In time, I'll move onto more advanced subjects, like FPV and autopilot.


If you choose to contribute (any amount will help!), I thank you! There are "rewards" (see the Kickstarter page to learn more) that I'm giving to contributors.


Video Ideas:

Common Questions:

How do I Get Started?

How Much Does it Cost?

How Hard is it to Fly?

What Happens if I Crash?

What Kind of Range do they Get?

How Long do they Fly?

Where and When do I Fly?

Where do I buy an Airplane?

Should I Use a Flight Simulator?

What Tools Will I Need?

Are there local groups I can meet with?

What are some online resources?

What does these RC Airplane terms mean?


If You're Building Your Own or Getting an ARF/RR:

Choosing the AirplaneChoosing a Transmitter & Receiver

Choosing a Brushless Motor

Choosing an ESC

Choosing a Battery

Choosing a Servo

Choosing a Propeller


Preparing for your First Flight:

Finding the Center of Gravity (CG)

Check your control throws and direction

Charge a LiPo Battery

Checking Thrust Direction


Your First Flights:

What Repair Tools & Equip. to Bring

Conduct a Range Test

Get to Know your Environment

Final Preflight Check

How to take off an RC Airplane

How to fly an RC Airplane

How to land an RC Airplane

When (not if) you crash, what to do?


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Comment by Dave Wicks on February 17, 2012 at 9:13pm
As a newbie who could benefit from your videos as well as an avid Kickstarter backer I'd be happy to contribute $25 towards your project. Good luck Trent!
Comment by Trent at MyGeekShow on February 18, 2012 at 4:39am

Thank you Dave! I hope they can be a valuable resource to those wanting to make the journey.

Comment by bw4257 on February 18, 2012 at 6:50am

Kudos, what a great, honest use of Kickstarter. Can't wait to see the next round of videos ;)

Comment by Trent at MyGeekShow on February 18, 2012 at 8:30am

Thank you bw4257! I'm looking forward to making them!

Comment by Dany Thivierge on February 18, 2012 at 12:16pm

Great idea!  I'm in!  :) 

Comment by Mark Harrison on February 18, 2012 at 11:12pm

Sounds great, I'm in too!


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