Test-flying for fun - RC planes and helicopters

Written by Rod Shoveller

Contrary to popular belief, people who work in model shops don’t spend all day every day playing with their own models!!!

However, on Friday afternoon Dale and myself decided we were actually going flying. We closedrepparttar shop dead on 6 o'clock (usually we don’t leave till gone 7). We were cashed up, loaded up and were off to our own secret flying site in Kent by 6.30.

We arrived atrepparttar 116215 flying field around 6.45, all models still intact after a mad dash alongrepparttar 116216 A2 in Kent and some rather bendy country lanes.

First out ofrepparttar 116217 cars were a pair of Weston Cougars, one of my favourite planks (sorry forrepparttar 116218 term plank but I class myself as a heli flyer). Once started and both airborne there was a really noticeable difference in performance betweenrepparttar 116219 two. Dale’s is fitted with a OS46LA, whilst mine has a West Eurotech 36 fitted. We both decided to go for height, (when I say height I meanrepparttar 116220 clouds were getting inrepparttar 116221 way) Dale’s climb rate was respectable but mine climbed like a homesick angel. After a few attempts at getting it to flatspin & some low inverted circuits I was out of fuel, so was forced to land and getrepparttar 116222 next model out.

The next candidate was a Century Predator Gasser which has had one previous flight. The beauty of petrol powered models is that they are cheap to run & there is no starting equipment required. The previous flight was used to setrepparttar 116223 model and engine up correctly. After a few tweaks torepparttar 116224 engine I was happy withrepparttar 116225 way she was running I thought we would do a few gentle circuits with a couple of stall turns thrown in for good measure. I must say this is probablyrepparttar 116226 most stable model inrepparttar 116227 hover I have ever flown. I landed, then passedrepparttar 116228 controls to Dale for a quick play. He also loved how stably it flew.

Profile of the Online Bingo Player

Written by Jonathan Bentz

“There was a farmer had a dog…" You knowrepparttar rest. For most of us, our first encounter with Bingo is as a farmer’s dog. Bingo’s legacy as a children’s campfire song is undeniable.

As we grew up, so did that dog. Bingo mutated from a song to a game. Five column cards filled with random numbers becamerepparttar 116214 essential game of chance. That dog’s name became a shout of victory, filled withrepparttar 116215 joy and satisfaction of beatingrepparttar 116216 odds. For several decades, bingo was played in large halls, where hundreds of people played on game cards of cheap cardboard, hoping forrepparttar 116217 big score. Overrepparttar 116218 past decade,repparttar 116219 game that ownsrepparttar 116220 name of a farmer’s dog has maderepparttar 116221 jump fromrepparttar 116222 VFW torepparttar 116223 WWW. Bingo as a song is still tailor-made for young kids atrepparttar 116224 campfire, butrepparttar 116225 game has changed withrepparttar 116226 times and moved online. Bingo has always been one of America’s hidden pastimes. According to IGWB (http://www.igwb.com), an estimated 1.6 billion people attended bingo halls acrossrepparttar 116227 country in 2003. To put things in perspective, that staggering attendance number is almost more thanrepparttar 116228 amount of people who attended movie theaters and bowling alleys, combined. Overrepparttar 116229 past four years,repparttar 116230 number of bingo sites onrepparttar 116231 internet has increased twenty-one fold, from five in 1999 to 105 in 2003. Free bingo sites definitely seem to berepparttar 116232 most popular place to get a game going. According to WhichBingo.com (http://www.whichbingo.com), over 45% of bingo sites are free play only. Around 70% of all online bingo sites are either totally free to play, or mostly free with a few premium, pay-to-play games.

Online bingo shows overwhelming popularity here inrepparttar 116233 States. According to Bingo.com (http://www.bingo.com), 90% of online bingo players who use free play sites are North American. Eighty percent of those who played free, online bingo last year were female, according to Bingo.com. Surprisingly,repparttar 116234 average age of an online bingo player (male or female) was 41, with over 80 percent of those players being betweenrepparttar 116235 ages of 25 and 55. Somewhat more surprising isrepparttar 116236 low percentage of players over 65. Traditionally, bingo is associated with senior citizens who spend their twilight years hoping forrepparttar 116237 jackpot. However, Bingo.com found that only two percent of free, online bingo gamers are overrepparttar 116238 age of 65.

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