mercredi 17 décembre 2008

My 2009 goals

I am doing this because of a Group Writing Project launched by Daily Blog Tips. Please participate and try to set some goals for yourself too. If there are no goals, then what will we look up to achieve?

Ok, my goals for 2009 are:
  1. To write at least 100 posts
  2. Cross 50 RSS subscriber mark.
  3. Improve posting quality
  4. Write at least 1 good quality post a week
  5. To choose my niche more precisely
  6. Get a loyal readerbase
  7. Get featured on atleast 3 big blogs for a good and valid reason
  8. Guest post on some good blogs
  9. Generate a stable income for living from my blog
  10. Launch 10 niche mini sites

dimanche 14 décembre 2008

Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

So far I am the one who is cleaning the house. This is not kind of activity I like to do, so almost immediately I came to the conclusion that a new washing vacuum cleaner is needed, but googled the topic, I realized - this is a headache. But I have heard about robotic vacuum cleaners, to describe - it was exactly the thing. Not long thought the apartment had been prescribed a new tenant - iRobot Roomba 560.

All in the tale - set a timetable for the robot, on which days and hours of harvest, is quiet and return to a clean apartment:) This robot himself parked to the base for charging batteries.

iRobot Roomba 560
The first and most important impression after using this device - it really cleans, it is not just a toy, a cleaner-hardworker. Dust, hair and small dirt - anything that you will not find on the floor, where traveled Roomba. I even tested it, put some rice in the room for a handful of rice - taint everything brought together until the last seed.

The second interesting point - as a robot selects the algorithm of its movements and extricate oneself from difficult situations. Indeed strikes - wherever he can physically get through, he will (I am too lazy to clean under the sofa), but he still manages to get into the narrow and hard ground. He gets around the furniture. And he is even able to determine the location of dirt and process them more carefully. Included with my model went further 2 virtual wall to split the apartment into separate zones.

So far found only one drawback - once the robot to clean the entire apartment, you need to clean up the robot. But it is still a lot faster than vacuum the whole apartment.

So I can recommend that to lazy people. And if your Roomba will be bored, he can get a girlfriend - Scooba - robot vacuum cleaner for wet cleaning.

jeudi 27 novembre 2008

Tuning drums

Even experienced drummers having problems with the set up of drums, and shame in this is nothing. So find out how to tune the drums

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dimanche 19 octobre 2008

Boat Review

Test-drive of skiff boats «ALITA»

Taken from skiff boat reviews.

Presumably, each at least once in life had to feel «deja vu»: like I have been here, seen something similar - only now when, where, under what circumstances? If the occupation forces frequently change from one boat to another, is faced with this phenomenon almost constantly. For example, the cabin «Scandinavians» regardless of its brand and size, I certainly instantly Target even blindfolded. As much time talking about such a popular class of 6-7yard trailer?

But this time it is the feeling was not an example of stronger than before. Where, one wonders, ever seen such a characteristic recess at the gunwale? At «Quicksilver»?


I think, well remember such a formula, as many DIY often taken as the basis of proven projects. People «Alita» is not particularly secret, that resorted to a number of such compilations.

Yes, in terms of layout, we really took advantage of some solutions, borrowed from such boats, as «Cortina», «Quicksilver», «Lider» and «Galia», the more so as there was sufficient experience of their operation - said a company representative. - Say, like the very simple and spacious cockpit for «Quicksilver», which we accepted as a basis. Successful design of the sliding doors bent podsmotreli from «Lider» and «Galia», the latter also borrowed seizure-step on the gunwale. The most successful development of recent years are reflected in the bottomed hull. It required a compromise, because the boat with us, as listed Polish, did «budget», and we are aware that someone is «to start» could put the motor output of 60 hp and then change it to much more powerful - 115-150 hp Therefore, we «standard» for submarines of this class (19 ° to the transom), but in the rear part has a wide flat area. Developed bilge designed to smooth «hump resistance» withdrawal boats to aquaplaning, reduce soaked surface of the enclosure on the fly and «save» Engine power. Choosing the best edges corps and hydrodynamic testing of scale models implemented with the participation of specialists TsAGI. The body is made using a contact forming of polyester fiberglass, the most loaded parts of the hull and decks are designed to fill the sandwich polikor from Mata and further reinforcing glass fiber fabrics and steklorogozhey. The thickness of the shell in the area keel up to 40 mm - on the material we do not save, here and a little overweight. In the course of preparing the snap widely used three-dimensional modeling of individual elements of design and interior design.

The origin of design - the thing is, of course, interesting, but not always fit into the test report. Test Skiff Boat, as well as end-users on whose behalf they serve, first and foremost concerned with the end result rather than its prehistory. .

To judge the quality of stekloplastik shells on their appearance - holding virtually worthless. I can only say that at least a matrix of which were taken out hull and deck section, rather neatly. But the glazing certainly cause issues with a buyer - outboard cabin window albeit a thin, but noticeable black mourning border Paints, a border windscreen (its own manufacturing, particularly proud of the company!), Sage, varied and up to «Company» like «Taylor Made », as the imported analogs, while not enough. Looking from the cabin in the opening of cockpit, which can be used as a trunk or in the overnight stay (in manners yacht «grobika»), for plastic section, I found some plywood parts are not coated with varnish.


By linking «Alita» too, is a compromise - somewhere between «cuddy cabin» and full «kayut». The first, usually with a «sport» focus, more like an open boat, where close kayut hide under the bow deck, the second is better habitability, but not so fast and sudden maneuvers does not like -- increase the height of the superstructure entails not only increase drag, but also raise the center of gravity, and the relatively compact boat beginning to have an impact even such trifles as the height of the driver's and passenger seats.

At «Alita» skiff boat cabin on a lot is not - nor in the one nor the other way. Above she seems to be quite a bit (this is even more visually conceal due to high gunwale cockpit), but high ceilings and well enough to have a sit - 1.5 m of payola. Tiny room, here you can get even sixfold. It is the height of driving right and left passenger seat - almost like in the open «runabout». It is «almost» - tall man did not test any inconvenience, but I personally, with an increase in 173 cm felt preschoolers, which the pioneer morning sit on the «adult» chair - a bit lacked the legs to the floor. In general, and on the right and left would like to see at least some steps. There is another claim to the ergonomics of the administration: in the management of standing wheel impinges on the stomach, and seat - in the legs. Drop arm chair with a pillow down, probably in the «budget» boat is not quite appropriate, but with «skids» Motor type permitting, if necessary, quickly push it back - the fact. By the way, and inexpensive to go (after the representatives of «AlexMarine» reported that a relatively small release of «fit» boat under a specific customer - is not a problem).

Moreover, no carpets, expensive wood and other items of luxury yacht there and pomine that correctly. But there is an opportunity to turn the stern sofa in «solarium». It is a pity only that his back is not used - was not on the Law of the Sea wasteful. There are large trunks, and wall bags, there is a hold - the truth, keep it to better things in waterproof bags, because the test a small fraction of water, inaccessible bilge Pompeii, is still detectable. Immediately turned the attention plan notches and really have a convenient thing - this is not the only step to facilitate access to land, but additional seats (sumo wrestlers, please do not worry!). Battery boxes

Airborne fairway is narrow, but to walk on board, you can safely - thanks bottomed developed bilge splashstoppers static stability at altitude, but on the bow deck helps albeit low, but solid reeling. Very well located neck of gas tank (embarrassed merely the proximity of soft pillows), and its volume - 180 liters - will satisfy the owners and most powerful motors.

Not particularly pleased with tiny sportive wheel the mechanical drive steering, installed, right on the customer's request - to turn it tough, especially in light of alternating parasitic efforts caused by the angle of take off engine. However, all has been habitually and standard - the maximum speed was reached just in the setting of the trimmer, where the boat stopped «lie on the handlebars».

Sound comfort was quite acceptable, except for one unfortunate moment, when approximately at 2500 rpm because of the resonance noise windscreen.

Water «Aelita» conducted themselves well, respectively, their class, does not purport to be excesses, and universal purpose. Its smooth and predictable certainly and newcomers, only begun to absorb water and motor wisdom, and more experienced people who prefer «adrenaline» superelevation albeit quite fast, but generally quiet «Travel Weekend» (compromise edges save fuel and engine lifetime - the minimum speed aquaplaning was just less than 30 km / h at 3500 rpm). Such trips, by the way, you can successfully combine with the same fishing - a spacious cockpit boats will satisfy not only the classic spinning fishermans, but continue to grow the army adherents trollinga (arc for «glasses» installed options).

The only on the «treacherous» waters, promising a wave, will be more careful - the edges as any compromise allowing boat weight per ton to maintain the regime aquaplaning at fairly moderate power, there will be quite extensive.


Clean, modestly, universally. As the saying goes, «and feast, and in the world, and good people» - sort of ageless jeans in which you can walk in the forest, and the guests go.

Not a bad «launching pad» in a situation where a small open boat is not satisfied, but «invested» a truly great piece of plate from eight meters in length while that for any reasons (financial, consumer, etc.) do not want.

(load - 4 people. plus 60 liters of fuel PM - four «Johnson 115», GV - aluminum three-inch diameter 14 and step 21 inches, wind speed - 8-12 m / s, wave height - 0.1-0.2 m pace . The air - 10 ° C, rpm speed, knots (km / h)
800 2.6 (4.8)
1000 3.5 (6.4)
1500 4.8 (8.8)
2000 6.1 (11.3)
2500 6.8 (12.6)
3000 8.1 (15.0)
3500 15.5 (28.6)
4000 20.6 (38.2)
4500 24.2 (44.8)
5000 27.5 (50.9)
5500 31.6 (58.4)
5800 31.0 (57.4) *
* With a maximum on the boundary of trim disrupt the GV

mercredi 3 septembre 2008

Cordless Drill

Cordless drills-Screwing

Market Review

These autonomous vehicles with food, combining power, ease of use and quick-charging batteries have been highly appreciated by both professionals and amateurs-masters. We tested and you represent 11 most common models 12V drills-screwdriver.

By the way, here you can find a Cordless Tool Kit Review.

The ease and convenience in handling drills done cordless - Screwing multifunctional tools. They can quickly adapt to such a fine work, such as polishing of different surfaces.

In recent years, the market appeared portable electric tools with built-charging batteries. They are preferred because of the ease of use and relatively low prices. Technological advances in this area typically associated with advances in the production of batteries.

Power majority of portable electric tools depends on the voltage and amperage. And despite the fact that there are now tools with powerful batteries at 14.4 V, the advantage remains with the dvenadtsativoltovymi in which best combines power, autonomy, weight and convenience. Reducing time charging the battery - is also important factor. All models are equipped with our review chargers, charging for 1 hour. And some models are completed by the second set of batteries, allowing no idle during the work.

All machines are sold complete with chargers, "1 hour, but some manufacturers offer devices that allow for recharging batteries to spend 8-15 minutes.

Typical differences

The first determining factor when selecting drills-screwdriver can serve their shape and location of handles.

Classic models have "pistol" at the rear handle. For them comfortable enough to stay with zavertyvanii drilling or screws. But the situation does not ring finger too well and therefore, to retain Drill in position, it must exert some force.

Handle located at the center of gravity machines, much more convenient. They almost never tires and precision work is much higher. The horizontal position for such drills most naturally. Special mention should be Drill FESTO, received a silver medal for the best design at the exhibition BATIMAT-95. Here, the battery is located separately from the grip that provides a good balance and cumbersome, there is almost no battery.

To carry out heavy work in which Drill need to keep both hands, now under development model with a more targeted at the center of gravity handle. Battery is located, so that remained exactly the distance for the width of the palm of your hand. The surface of the grip for greater convenience elastomer covered or made rougher.

Drilling solid wood requires great speed drills and heavy pressure. Also necessary to keep strong tool, which can take up his front of second-hand.

Drills-Screwing in disassembled form

The choice in favor of ease of use determines the location of the engine, boxes of speeds, the mechanism for adjusting torque and shock motion drills - drills functions, if any. The location of these units one after another, the total for all represented here classical models, avoids loss of energy and facilitates the process of replacing any parts. The device FESTO more complex, owing to the use of new technological developments.

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Block engine, box speeds and a mechanism that regulates torque rotation drills or screwdriver, usually combined in a block section, which avoids distortion. Some models, such as, DEWALT, include the possibility of replacing coal electric motor brushes drills. Regulation of torque at most drills performed ring-screwdriver-switch. Torque and speed drill and screws have two mechanical speed, calculated on different materials.

Electronic regulator smoothly alters the speed of Bullet for accuracy in drilling. Inertia brake engine saves time: 15 minutes, you can back about 150 screws.

Automatic Cartridge, consists largely of two turns in different sides of the rings, providing caught drills or screwdriver. The mansion stands BOSCH, created for speed and convenience of fastening one fixing ring.

Maximum torque as a tool in screwing, and when drilling holes achieved when adjusting ring found in the most extreme situation.

Nickel-cadmium batteries are calculated at different amperage, depending on the power machine. Cartridges with automatic blocking drills axis very effective and easy to use: for example, in models BOSCH can dispense with one hand.

Removing and installing the battery into place - often turns out the operation. Therefore, the battery must have a form which is easy to put on her seat reserved.

Concrete Drilling

Some of these models (MAKITA, METABO I ELU) are indisputable advantage over other - a system of drills. This feature significantly expands their scope. To drill into concrete, do not forget to switch Drill at low speed.

Test results are

This test was conducted without prior drilling screw with a fairly large (6 × 80 mm) and very old and solid oak beam. Each model was wrapped five screws in different places. This allowed to set the average output of each machine (on depth screw back). Results:

* MAKITA - 71 mm;
* ELU - 55 mm;
* FESTO - 53 mm;
* RYOBI - 47 mm;
* DEWALT and METABO - 44 mm;
* BLACK & DECKER - 42 mm;
* AEG - 39 mm;
* BOSCH - 38 mm;
* PEUGEOT - 26 mm;
* SKIL - 13 mm.

Summary of technical specifications provided by wireless models drills-screwdriver.


The existing market-Screwing drills are divided into two categories: one related to professional and you can buy them in specialized stores, while others are considered amateur and sold in stores business.

Professional. Model MAKITA, the most powerful of the titles in our review, but too expensive. Ergonomic FESTO quickly charged with battery pack, more than meets the ratio of all "quality-price." ELU - a complicated and very powerful machine. A model DEWALT has superprofessionalny patron that enables even the most complex work.

Amateur. Quality BLACK & DECKER powerful and somewhat cumbersome BOSCH quite match their price. High RYOBI, multipurpose METABO, as well as AEG attract quality assembly. PEUGEOT distinguishes some cumbersome and lack of power. Also very low model SKIL.

mardi 19 août 2008

Canadian Coin

The Royal Mint of Canada on Thursday issued a gold coin weighing 100 kg and the nominal value of 1 million Canadian dollars ($ 904.03 thousand).
For the first time in world practice, it is made of pure gold, 99999 samples. On the obverse, as on all Canadian coins, placed an image of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain work known Canadian sculptor Susanna Blunt (Susanna Blunt), while the reverse - an image with the three branches of maple leaves work senior Mint engraver Stena Witt (Stan Witten). Coin is called "Golden Maple leaf."

So far, the largest gold coin was considered to be published in 2004 in Austria a circulation of 15 pieces coin "Big Phil" - a gold coin, weighing 31 kg nominal value of 100 thousand euros, so named in honor of the Vienna Philharmonic.

Here you can find how
to Grade Coins Using the Coin Grading Scale article.

Along with "The gold maple leaf", weighing 100 kg (3215 troy ounces), the Canadian Mint produces gold coin "Maple Leaf", weighing a troy ounce, and having a nominal 200 Canadian dollars. Coin is made of metal the same high sample.

With the help of new coins Government is going to return the Canadian leader, who in recent years have been lost due to stiff competition from mints from Austria, Australia, the USA and China.

After the 1979 gold coin "Maple leaf" surpassed by the popularity of the South African coin, but now large share of the market gold coins seized the Chinese "Pandas" (coins with the image of pandas (sometimes with young) on the obverse and reverse at the Temple of Heaven, weighing between 1 / 20 to one troy ounce), Australian pieces (gold coins, kangaroos, australian parrots, weighing between 1 / 20 ounce to one ounce, the nominal value of 5 to 100 Australian dollars) and American "buffalo" (a nominal value of a coin $ 50, weighing 1 ounce, depicting bison).

The new 100 - kg "Golden Maple leaf" would be used primarily for promotional purposes within Canada and abroad for activities relating to the sale of rare metals.

lundi 18 août 2008

Choosing Soccer Gear

Leather is yesterday!

Some manufacturers engaged in the production of balls, long ago renounced the leather. And did not withstood competition from synthetics. All current model balls like Mitre, Select, Derbystar, Adidas and Nike are made of textile leather. In an age of widespread implentetion of new technologies, it was difficult to expect that retain the traditional conservative football equipment and gear. But this is not a tribute to fashion. I think balls of polymers surpass leather on all indicators. There are several objective characteristics, which can distinguish good ball from bad one and a very good - from the middle good. Primarily, of course, its strength. Not at the last spot is the ability to push off the moisture and keep the form - always remain round. Experts argue that the leather ball after first falling into the water and drying is deformed. If using scientific terminology, it will sound like: skin does not have the parameters of recovery form. This could in due course, make sure each of us. Dried after the game on the rain after the ball seemingly precise passing game could fly or jump of land at the mysterious trajectory. How many times that he put to a standstill and partners and rivals.

How to select soccer gear ...

Choosing the ball, first of all check how well the ball is inflated. Properly inflated ball released from a man tall height should jump half of the released height. An easier way: Lift the ball at head level and release. Good inflated ball will reach your belt. Then check the nipple. You can do this as follows: saliva put a finger on the nipple and make sure there is no bubbles. Make sure to check how the ball straight. This requires throw the banana ball vertically upwards (with its turning around the axis). Look whether he pulled in flight from side to side. If so, the ball is curve. Choosing the ball do not hurry. Check five to ten balls, it will allow you to verify the accuracy of the choice. A new type of soccer balls is composite soccer balls .

To serve longer

The ball served a longer time, if you follow simple rules, which, it turned out, few respects. In the first step would be to closely monitor the pressure: it must be from 0.7 to 1.00 atmosphere. Training balls pumped in the range of 0.6 to 0.7 atmosphere. And after the game should be lower than the ball to ease tension at the seams and panels. They should go and, accordingly, to restore the form. If they all keep time in voltage, they lose elasticity, pull in SELinux. The ball, which is constantly floated, wear out more quickly. Unfortunately, that many do not even think in professional clubs. When the ball is under low temperatures its need to make frost on the dry, and after the game and thoroughly wipe put sushi in a warm place. On its surface pores and is microdamages that appear after the strikes. If the ball put frost moist, microdamages accumulated in the water turns into ice, expanding, growing rift, and is in the process of destruction covering.

How to select soccer equipment

The ball of bad quality can cost less than the retail 20-25 dollars. And do not skimp on it and spend 40-45 dollars. Only no need to buy cheap "smuggling from Pakistan." In India and Pakistan now produces 95 percent of all balls manufactured in the world. Cheap forgery sew by hand almost every Pakistani village, which brought Fur graft. Qualitative same balls produce ibid., but in factories where working class masters. Working by hand, one can master the day, at best, sew two expensive ball. Factories also take orders only from the party at 20000 and more balls. As already is cheap and qualitative smuggling! Someone will think: instead of buying several pairs of good balls on 8-9 dollars each. But such people should think hard, because such a ball in the best case is suitable for children to play. Anyone who wants to receive pleasure from the game, should prefer balls at least 20 dollars.

Match balls - not to play in the yard

Professional and match balls (as, indeed, and all others except rubber) are intended solely for the game at the grassy lawn. In addition to the strength of Water-resistant and control they should be more clearly visible to players and cameras, so they have a special coating. On the field its hard abrasive quickly, and the ball loses its features. Keep in mind that even at a good coverage of the ball quickly loses attractive appearance. So what's the play on the ground? Ball is not suitable for the game on asphalt. There simply will not do. Representatives of manufacturers companies reasonably ask "Why play on asphalt? Who plays on the pavement?" We have played if there's nowhere. But in this case do not need balls to require some supernatural strength. No ball games on asphalt not endure.

There are some unnamed models, which are sold in underground crossings at a price of $ 5 per piece. Among them could get the ball - attraction, who will live and year, and two. But this miracle, repeat with another ball which is unlikely to succeed. By the way, we still love to play football in the frost. We are probably the only country in the world where chasing the ball at below 50 degrees. But it must be remembered that no firm does not produce balls, specifically at such low temperatures.

dimanche 17 août 2008


Surfing - is skating in the wake of the application of technical means: surfboards different format or short flippers and special gloves (body surfing).

There are surfing on long boards, short boards, tow-in surfing (boards fitted with loops for legs and so small that for their withdrawal at sliding with waves used for towing, for example, water bikes) , Bugibording (surfing in the situation lying at the brief mild blackboard), body surfing (as used by the body surface sliding surfer, short flippers on the legs and a special glove on the hand, giving the opportunity to raise its head.


Windsurfing - water kind of entertainment and sports, using special equipment in the form of small size light boards of the floating material. Classified driven sail, connected by a flexible hinge. This shell also known as windsurfing, or "sailing board".

Windsurfing can be seen as a hybrid of sailing and surfing itself. In a simplified sense, board sailing yacht similar to a small but important distinction: management is not driving, but by tilting the mast with a sail, and while driving in gliding mode and inclination to combine my own boards from board to board. The thing is that standing on a board and sail for holding a stick called vang, arrange sail on the wind in such a way that sails appeared on the strength of traction. The force, acting on the sail, the board is transmitted not only through reliance mast, but also through the feet of a surfer, resulting in a design movement. Management board sailing at the rate being offset sail forward or backward along the boards.

Athletes on the board - windsurfers - can slide on the smooth water of arbitrarily long if there is wind. They can also cut big waves until caving, and make jumps. Windsurfing - multifaceted sport: depending on the affiliation rights, one he can give slowly slipping on the water, combined with recreational in nature; for others can be explosive adrenaline sports. As is typical for modern windsurfing, it often becomes a lifestyle as a means of infinite improvement and self-expression rights.
If you want to start surfing, the thing is to pick the right board. Don't hesitate to read how to choose a surfboard for beginners articles.

Windsurfing is usually already possible under any force wind, different from zero, skiing can be divided into two main types - in gliding mode and displacement. In displacement mode board supported afloat by Archimedes force, and in gliding through the lift force to tire the flow. Gliding mode more difficult to master and to withdraw freeride board at gliding usually required quite a strong wind while the modern "formula" could glide already with the weaker wind.

samedi 16 août 2008

Baby Carrier

My wife asked for a new baby stroller, so we found a good lightweight carrier here.

mercredi 13 août 2008

Snare Drum

I need to choose a new snare drum for myself. This site helped drum sets reviews.
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mercredi 30 juillet 2008

RC Sail Boat

If something was lacking in childhood, then every normal person seeks make children's dreams into reality. Try everything that can be remote controlled models, caught myself thinking that RC yachts I have not tried. The reasons for this are several - the lack of sufficient lakes, seeming simplicity and, again seemingly not interested in managing yachts. But childhood dream all the harder to give themselves felt.

And the yacht was purchased - 1:24, TT Odyssey, a production company known Thunder Tiger.

The choice was due to the size of the yacht, allowing the waters to go to a small area and impressive detailing vessel. Copying details make a model on the water is indistinguishable similar to the original. And in a room on a shelf, yacht attracted to imagine his views elegance and beauty.

With complete

So, the yacht is at home. Luxurious appearance of the box with very colorful pictures, and a good set of equipment to please the whole family together with the novice captain.

In the box were:

* Manufactured housing made of white ABS plastic.
* Sails
* Mast, keel, rudder.
* A foot.
* Detail plywood.
* Detail equipment and management of solid, anodized metal, plastic.
* A reel of lasting cord.
* Glue for plastic and epoxy 5 - minute pitch.
* Colorful stickers.
* Detailed instructions for assembly.

What else is necessary:

1. Two standard machines with a force of not less than 3 kg.
2. One three-channel receiver.
3. On-board battery - assembly of the four batteries.
4. Standard switch side.

Tools used in the assembly:
Nuances assembly

To further ease the assembly model,.

Instruction is indeed needed, with the exception of explanatory drawings. The detailed illustrations and literate allow collect model without knowing the language.

Internal dimensions yacht strikes. It seems that there can play football.

Mounting side not caused any issues, but plywood frame - "motorama" is designed for standard availability were completely different - GWS mini STD and HS-715BB (for winches, specially purchased under the yacht ", and it is worth it). The issue of non-standard equipment installation simply decided - put glue on lining of the relevant pieces leftovers.

Thanks profiled stalk, all embarked on their seats on the first time. The design allows you to set and withdraw avionics very quickly.

The receiver and battery were wrapped in polythene. At the perimeter hatch was a special glue seal (there is a complete set). But as shown, to this issue positively is not enough, I carefully and meticulously - running after the first test was in the hold water. We had re-glue seal, the benefit it more than enough.

Intensive work sails in the period of training to make his case - weekend openings under the sail things had armored aluminum sleeve of ordinary rivets. On instructions pass through the ABS plastic, and as a result of holes severely divided.

Under sail

First launched in the bath was made in order to verify that the yacht is not fall that hole under the helm of the axis does not leak, that all must be done. The results of such tests calmed down, even drought vessel was as indicated in the guide.

This is the next day, and the whole family in the collection went to the nearest pond. Wind was from 1 to 5 m / c. That is all that can be said about the first tests at high water not having any feelings.

I will say only one - delight (and not only my) from the yacht was more than my other models - airplanes, helicopters, machines.

To describe the whole spectrum of emotions from the management of this article yacht little, and too many emotions. After the first diving remember the following: yacht was very easy on the course, withdraw at the slightest movement of pens and turning / turn were just a song - the yacht unfolded just diameter in length Corps model. When the mast is particularly dramatic evolution practically falls on water, causing a storm of emotions among family and reckless dose of adrenaline from novice captain. But the climb in the water for the yacht did not have to - maximum Roll protection after it regains stability rather quickly and smoothly, and it will not affect its course.


The yacht designed and staffed very well. The adjustments are minimal and necessary only when the wind changes forces.

Of the merits of models want to note the following:

* Ease of assembly and customization.
* Good manual.
* The Amazing stability and maneuverability.
* The beauty and elegance of the model.
* Good quality running.


* There were no holes under the desk, nose and stern fences.
* It is very inconvenient to change batteries and power on / off the electronics side.
* The dimensions and design features of the yacht did not allow her to participate in competitive sports of RC yachts.
* Simply cutting a hole under the in the hull boats are unsafe - with a good work they are broken sails and gradually increasing in diameter.

Yet, despite the shortcomings, the yacht would allow the dream of sails! And, at least at times, feel like the captain.

Happy sailing to you and seven feet under the keel!

If you are interested, you can find here more rc and real boat reviews

vendredi 18 juillet 2008

Digital IXUS 700 - Canon PowerShot SD500

Canon Digital IXUS 700 Review

Digital IXUS 700 (Canon PowerShot SD500) - a new digital camera with 7.1 million pixels. Digital IXUS 700 with a range of new features, unique rounded silhouette and brilliant colors corps "titanium grey" stainless steel continues to traditional IXUS trend extending the application of compact cameras.

Camera-administered processor DIGIC II image processing architecture, similar to professional digital SLR cameras Canon EOS-1 series, differs following advantages: 3.0 - fold optical zoom, large 2.0 - inch LCD screen, feature high-quality video shooting in VGA format at a speed of 30 frames per second (duration is limited only shooting capacity memory card) ¹, high-speed USB 2.0 High Speed, built-in color camera editing function "My Colour", as well as button Print / Share for direct printing on printers that are compatible with the standard PictBridge, and fast uploading files into the computer. The sensor with 7.1 million pixels allows for an increase in photographic format to A3 with a high level of detail.

New design

While retaining the original idea inscribed circle proposed the first model IXUS designer Yasushi Shiotani, model Digital IXUS 700 departs from the usual rectangular silhouette IXUS. Housing with a brilliant finish and a tracing perfectly clear in the arm rests, and rounded contours emphasize compact camera design, which reduced the weight by 8% over the previous flagship series Digital IXUS 500.

QuickBright function increases at certain times of high brightness 2.0 - inch LCD monitor to the maximum in order to improve visibility when shooting outdoors. When weak illumination composite frame building easier through features "Night Display" (night mode), which improves visibility in the LCD monitor. Installation Disk regimes replaced the mode switch installed on previous models.

The splendid performance

Processor DIGIC II, unsurpassed dignity in the transmission of images which are recognized by professional photographers and well-known agencies such as Getty Images, provides the best image quality through improved transmission shades of color and white balance accuracy.

DIGIC II processor provides instant camera for the launch of 0.8, continuous shooting at 2.0 frames per second up to fill the memory card interface and support for the new USB 2.0 High Speed for fast downloads. In addition, this powerful processor allows the new high-speed imaging function, the function of transition in a few images when viewed in the chamber (with the possibility of searching), quick turnaround and high speed image recording on the memory card. The speed autofocus compared with the previous model increased by 55% through the introduction of DIGIC II processor and install a modified compact zoom lens 37 - 111 mm ² with the new system back focusing.

Opportunities shooting

The function of "Hold" (hold) allows arbitrarily long display on the monitor once again captured frame, and then remove it without prior switch to the playback. Reconsideration pressing shutter button instantly returns the camera in shooting mode. The new menu "My Colours" ( "My color") provides an opportunity to choose a color palette, with photo and video. There are nine well-developed editing functions of flowers, including the feature "Colour Accent" (emphasis colors), converts to monochrome image all but one color stains. Other features menu "My Colours" makes a living color selected to replace one color or another - is useful not only for entertainment but also in practice, for example, for design work or when planning interiors. You can keep both copies of images - the use of this effect and without it.

The model Digital IXUS 700 for maximum versatility and convenience provided in the 13 shooting modes. Among these regimes include the automatic mode, manual mode, which makes available to experienced users creative control installations such as white balance, exposure compensation and exposure shutter ranging from 15 to up to 1 / 2000 with, as well as treatment combining for shooting panoramas . Nine special shooting modes, which include "portrait", "Snow" and "beach", simplifies setup, in typical shooting conditions. A new outbreak of increased power has six modes of operation, a range of actions it reaches 4.8 metres, with automatic selection of the sensitivity of ISO.

New features video

In cell Digital IXUS 700 provides a number of new opportunities video. Now, with video you can use digital zoom and record video period up to 1 minute at a speed of 60 frames per second for smooth slow viewing in the chamber. Office delayed viewing improved by five more sensitive settings, and white balance and exposure settings automatically zoom in on the fly video. In standby mode, "Compact" (contraction) can record video prepared for transfer by e-mail as an attachment, lasting until 3 minutes at a speed of 15 frames per second and resolution of 160x120.


Despite the reduction in size viewfinder, Canon engineers were able to maintain ocular made a point 16 mm, which is very important for those who wear glasses. The intellectual orientation sensor automatically turns not only the images captured in an upright position, but also makes a difference automatic white balance, autofocus and automatique, passing in the on supporting processing system iSAPS this chamber on the right location sky and foreground.

The expanded creative possibilities

Additionally purchased waterproof case allows photo and video exciting underwater at a depth of up to 40 meters. In case a flash to remove the lens effect "snow" of particles suspended in the water and double glass lens to protect it from sweating. Additionally purchased goods offset the buoyancy and prevent Ejection chamber to the surface with underwater photography. A new outbreak purchased additional high-power HF-DC1 provides interesting opportunities for shooting indoors, and for a night of shooting. Vedomosti outbreak with the lead number 18 (ISO 100, metres) automatically triggered synchronously with the camera built outbreak, regardless of prior outbreaks. Implemented setting outbreak at three levels of power based on the value of the diaphragm. The outbreak enshrines on the camera through with your bracket, which makes it possible to install the camera together with the flash on a tripod.

Printing and distribution

Camera Digital IXUS 700 is fully compatible with the standard PictBridge, which allows print pictures without loading into the computer. When connecting the camera to a compact photo processor with DIGIC II, for example, to model Canon SELPHY CP600, printing photographs "in the region" (without the fields) is just 63 seconds. Besides, it supports printing on a broad format (100 x 200 mm) in landscape orientation with automatic trim with the direct printing of images from the camera, as well as functions such as ID Photo Print (print photos for documents), printing mode "N - Up "(several personnel at sheet) and stamp fragments video clips. Button "Print / Share" allows one click upload an image to the computer, and now this feature is implemented for both operating systems - Windows and Mac.


The enclosed software program includes ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) and Image Browser (Mac) to work with images, their viewing and archiving. Among other programs - PhotoStitch and PhotoRecord, as well as picture processing program ArcSoft PhotoStudio. An drivers TWAIN (Windows 98/2000) and WIA (Windows Me). Support for PTP image transfer protocol provides a direct connection to any computer running OS Windows XP (SP1 - 2) and Mac OSx (v10.1.5 - 10.3) without installing additional drivers.

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I bought it for 250 dollars. Before I bought the guitar, my choice fell on the instruments within $300 and I examined Phil Pro LP LP-901 and 901S, as well as several Squier models, but I really like the shape of Les Paul, described the choice of Epiphone.
Epiphone SPECIAL-II is a nice guitar for the hands and soul, excellent sound, coupled with price ,I am very happy of purchase. Two pickups type humbacker, Tune-o-matic/Stop-bar, 22 degree, 2 controller: one for volume, second in pickups, 3 - x position switch - this is of paramount of guitar. Color options were different, choosing a color, which pleased the eye - has become much easier. Standard strings were very thin and I had to change them, push-rod is very good and well-kept the order. Guitar was made in Indonesia, neck is a photograph of a tree (although I don't know what). We started to play and literally soon to Pink steel wire components, as total - replacement. In about a week connecting the guitar was the cave, and tools belong to the very frugality. A month went to the store and I saw his guitar for $200, and a GEAR Marshall Guvnor all for $100. My friend acquired the same Epiphone and so far no problems.

Anywaysm, it is a good guitar, comfortable, soft neck. If you take the Les Paul guitar within $250, it is best, in my opinion thing to do and acquire Burny.

Manhunt 2 PSP

The game Manhunt 2 are having devastating effects of secret research experiments on the station. Something happened there was not planned. The onlyone who survived - Daniel Lamb and Leo Kasper, who participated in the order of "guinea pigs". And that truth is not left out, are very mysterious organization is interested Pickman Project. And it can do so only one way. He is to kill all the remaining witnesses to the incident.
Игры для PSP - Manhunt 2
Torn soul cries heard all this gloomy corridors of hospitals, where the main character forcibly kept in detention last six years. You wake up and open our eyes and with the horror of seeing a dead body, which is wrapped in bright sheets. And then you see blooded syringe, which falls from his right hand on the floor. According to a terrible tremor runs through the body, then you and does shake from the horror begins, because you do not have the slightest notion of who you are and what you do in this disgusting place.

FlatOut for PSP

Игры для PSP - FlatOut: Head On

Is it truth? Outstanding racing series FlatOut, which was previously only on the PC and Xbox 360, crossed bar and went to one of modern portable platforms - PSP. Adherents in this series FlatOut: Head On unlikely to find something radically new. However, it is still on the portable consoles lacked such insane driving on the roads. Forty vehicles to choose from, nine game modes, universal damage ability, explosions in each plot and slaughtered on the spot multiplayer (though only for four).

PSP - Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

PSP - Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Another soldier Vic Vance well-targeted in their lives. He went to work, which poses a clear challenge them - to fight and protect. And he fought as could, but his everyday working days came to an end. His dismissed from service, with virtually emissions into the street. And what now earn their bread? How to feed the family? Neither Law nor dentistry, nor any other profession that can bring money, not known Viku. He used to rely on their strength, weapons, and its analytical mind.

These qualities certainly not enough for an excellent career in business or politics, but good enough to survive in the dark lane. In 1984, township Weiss City had two laws: official Code and the Code "on concepts". Bandits are not regarded as with the police and fighting for certain areas, while specializing in racketeering and theft. And in their society Vic finally felt more or less comfortable: arms and muscles are now in demand. But Vic would not be himself, would have been simpler if the "six" in this bloodthirsty gang. The guy starts his "career" in criminal business. And now you'll help him in this.

Hiking here will not go! In order to earn recognition of criminals, you have to do a lot of cases, to visit hundreds of the most bizarre revenge Weiss City. All this would be extremely difficult to circumvent the foot, so the guy had to use the machine. Without public transportation, and, of course, personal. Find a brand new SUV, minivan, motorcycle or even a trailer that is easily: stop the car on the road and remove its legitimate owner.

You can get there, and air and sea! At the big roads are not always safe. The police force you to take the vise on a narrow street, and to strive to competitors and maimed you and your transport. Those who are any alternatives, choose boats and helicopters. Yes and on the water in the air and more space for maneuvering.

Your skill convince concluded in arms. Not all kings of the criminal world will agree with your actions. And their "Six" is not just try to encroach on the precious lives of Vik. However, the guy is reliable arguments in the fight: guns, machine guns, rifles and grenades.

Let us recall the young years. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories remind you unmatched romance eighties. Everything from the style of clothing, music and design of cars and finishing architecture, forced to work for the charming atmosphere.

PSP - MediEvil Resurrection Game review

PSP - MediEvil Resurrection

Games for the PSP - MediEvil Resurrection

MediEvil Resurrection - Knight hilarious image.
This is the third part of the famous game, which to buy up millions of copies. She tells about new adventures "fearless" Forteska knight Sir Daniel. We remind those who did not recall, Sir Dan has never been hero in his life and because of the tragic accident, as well as to address the evil villain Zaroka left this world in the first of its journey through the Kingdom Galloumir (Gallowmere). But the villain, all calculated incorrectly. Knight lost his life, and at the same time and every fear! Indeed, what is now afraid, and so if he died? And now the time has come to revenge. He still shows a true hero!

Already one hundred years have passed since the first trip Dena Sera. Angularity, lost his lower jaw (this happened back in adventures on the platform PSOne), a character is sent to a new, long and promising journey. It is now in portable entertainment platform PSP.

* Sera Den risen from the grave, and now it awaits a lot of huge, terrible and funny games in the kingdom Galloumer, changed over the century and became even more fabulous. Before you challenge: to be more than 70 mini-games.

* Crowds of terrible monsters, healthy every bag of weapons (axes, pole-axe and other club) and upgraded martial arts provornoy ivory legs Sera Dena… But at this excellent in all the new knights of the best travel does not end. The farther into the forest, so more and more countries will feel Sir Dan. After all, now he is not one - for a century of sleep in his head settled down a little genie. Split personality can not be avoided. And psychotherapists here, unfortunately, will not help.

* Humor and heroism - that's fun and cool . You have to hold a brand new exciting adventure in the universe the NBA playoffs MediEvil. To deal in all contact Voodoo witch. But lovers of white magic is better to spend time and understand the game and its history alone, this would have to read the parchment scrolls with a note of the Dena Sera.

* Maintain the regime of collective games - up to 16 players simultaneously on Wi-Fi. Time with friends will hold three exciting and dynamic mini-games.

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