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!

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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.

mercredi 16 juillet 2008



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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