Test-flying for fun - RC planes and helicoptersWritten by Rod Shoveller
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The amount of fun you can have with an electric Zagi is amazing. This model is so much fun and so unbreakable, I found myself doing silliest of things with it. Like skimming across strip with prop clipping grass on its way through, stalling it from up high and seeing who could get highest bounce when it hit deck! Who cares, chances of breaking it are near nil.
That’s how we continued for rest of evening.... until we remembered that to fly in dark - which i used to do on a regular basis - you need 'glow sticks'.
So, back to shop to unload all models - we both commented on what a great evening’s flying it was, probably one of best this year - we are not trying to tempt fate or anything, but are now charging everything in sight ready for another evening of fun.
One of best things you can invest in is a fast charger - perfect for those last minute decisions to go flying, we have all put a lot of miles on my poor old ripmax fast charger.
Rod Shoveller is a serious radio controlled models addict. He refers to himself as a heli flyer, though he has experience across a wide range of types of RC models. Not only does he fly, drive and steer them, he also builds and repairs them. He can be found at www.elitemodelsonline.co.uk or at the Elite Model Shop in Canterbury, Kent, UK.
Profile of the Online Bingo PlayerWritten by Jonathan Bentz
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While grandma still finds her way to hall to get her game on, mom is sitting at home dialing-up to find her game. Bingo.com estimates that over 85% of online bingo gamers access their games from home, and over 50% play every day. One major reason mom is addicted to online version of grandma’s game is because of an autoplay function many sites feature. In an autoplay game mode, players simply let cards play game for them. As long as cards are purchased and a game screen is up on a computer, mom can do things around house while games are played. Also, many webpages include ongoing chat screens in addition to their games, so online players can get bingo hall atmosphere right from comfort of their own home. “Keeping active chat lines running takes up a lot of bandwidth, so we tried to create several games without it,” said Anthony Wayne, an online consultant for Curacao-based Bingo site BingoHouse.com (http://www.bingohouse.com). “Each game failed miserably. Chat is very important to success of these games.” Before long, grandma could even be logging on for her games. If she does, as traffic trends seem to indicate, online bingo market could soar in revenue. According to Parlay Entertainment (http://www.parlayentertainment.com), 70% of players in bingo halls already play online games. If 1% of remaining hall-only bingo players move to internet in next two years, online bingo could become a $700 million market. The old song tells of a farmer who had a dog. That dog’s name now belongs to a game of luck. Over years, that game has received a new look. As more and more bingo games move out of hall and onto net, players will move right along. The future of bingo is online... and so is money to be made.
Jonathan is a starving, struggling writer who aspires to work in public and media relations when he graduates college. He is a marketing intern with Advanced Telecom Services (http://www.advancedtele.com) and a freelance Web Consultant.