How to choose the right Gas RC Vehicle

Deciding you’d like to buy a gas radio control vehicle is just the start, you’ll soon realise that there are many different trucks and cars to choose from. If you’re ever going to get started in your new hobby then you need to start narrowing things down. Modern RC trucks are split into four major types, Monster Truck, Stadium Truck, Buggy and Truggy. I’ve included buggies in this list as they are more closely related to trucks than they are to cars. This is open to debate but anyone interested in RC trucks would be wise to also consider buggies in my opinion. With that said, here is an overview of each truck type with their relative merits compared.

Monster Truck
These are the giants of the RC truck world with oversized balloon tyres, impressively large suspension components and equally impressive big brute engines. If the real rough terrain needs traversing, these are the trucks to do it!

Stadium Truck
These are the little brothers of the monster truck, built more for speed than outright off-road ability. The huge tyres and suspension setups are replaced with ones more befitting these lighter, slimmer vehicles. They still like to see some off-road action just not in quite as extreme fashion as the monster trucks.

Buggy
Whilst not strictly a truck they have a lot in common with the truck family so are included here for completeness. They are most closely related to stadium trucks and possess similar tyre and suspension configurations. Their trump card is their low centre of gravity, this provides them with both great cornering and jumping ability.

Truggy
The new boy on the block as far as gas RC trucks are concerned, as the name suggests these are a cross between a truck and a buggy. They take on the positive aspects of both parent vehicle types to create an intriguing new design which has huge potential when it comes to off-road track racing.

Which type is best for you will largely depend on where and how you wish to run your truck. There’s little point going for a monster truck if the only action it will see is on a level grass playing field. Likewise don’t expect to take your lightweight stadium truck rock crawling, it won’t appreciate the punishment, that’s for sure. Marrying truck type to terrain is the key to getting the most enjoyment out of your new purchase, get the right truck and it will pay you back with many hours of driving pleasure!

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Easy Wine Making

When it comes down to amateur wine making, typical knowledge plays a large part in the procedure. If you mix the fundamental components of easy wine making together with your natural instinct as well as taste, the homemade wine result should be a positive one.

Easy Wine Making & Crushing and Pressing

Generally, about 50 pounds of grapes can yield 5 gallons of wine.

Once your grapes are gathered, they must be placed inside a plastic vat (accessible at your nearby wine supply store) and crushed. Although the age-old method of smashing grapes by foot is proved to become probably the most effective -even when compared with modern technologies, smaller batches of grapes can be crushed utilizing both hands or even a spud masher.

So that you can ensure homogeneous crushing of the grapes, make sure the vat is not more than 2/3 full prior to you begin smashing them.

After crushing the grapes, add the suggested quantity of Campden tablets (potassium metabisulfite) in to the mixture -now called “must” so that you can prevent any unwanted yeast growth. Cover having a cloth and let it sit for 24 hours.

Fermentation

After the mixture has rested for a day, it’s time to add 1 packet of wine yeast (not to become mixed up with bread yeast).

Probably the most common types of wine fermenting yeasts are Montrachet and Prix de Mousse. To stir within the yeast, use both hands so as to elevate the temperature of the must and activate the yeast. Utilizing your fingers, comb via the mixture and get rid of the stems, crushing any fruits that were left attached to them.

Cover with a cloth, and let it sit again. Within 48 hours, the should should begin to fizz and it’ll appear like its boiling by the third day of fermentation. When a week passes, the fizzing will stop and the wine is going to be prepared to become filtered of seeds, pulp and any leftover grape skin.

Filtering

To filter it, the homebrew wine can be strained using a cheese cloth or mesh bag. Make certain to squeeze thoroughly to remove all juices. The resulting liquid is to be stored inside a glass carboy or into an empty wine barrel (also available at your local wine supply store). From this point on, oxidization of the wine must be prevented at all costs by eliminating all contact with air. Many wine makers choose to use an airlock to maintain oxygen out, but allow gases produced during fermentation to escape.

Amateur Wine Racking

At this stage, it will only take 2-3 weeks for the fizzing to stop. As soon as the fizzing stops, it’s time to rack the wine. Racking will remove what is known as the lees from the wine. Lees is the utilized up yeast and grape pieces that remain, unconsumed, at the bottom with the barrel of carboy. A common way of doing this, is siphoning the wine out with the container to clean the bottom. Once the bottom of the lees has been removed, the wine would be to be poured back into the container.

A second racking will be needed 2-3 months right after the first, having a third and final racking 3-4 months right after that.

The home made wine can then be aged in a pitch-black dark, cool place until it is ready to be drunk. Even though the wine can be tasted at this point, the longer you leave it to age, the fuller the flavor will be This process will lead to successful home winemaking

Photo by Don LaVange

How To Apply for a Guinness World Record

You may think everything of importance has already been done and there can’t be any records worth breaking. Simply not true! In recent months a wide range of new Guinness World Records have been set including largest cushion, largest commercially available hamburger, most played online videogame and also the ‘largest gathering of people dressed as video games characters’ believe it or not. So who’s to say you can’t be the next person in the record books? But how do you go about getting the record counted? Read the following article and all will be revealed.

Got an idea for a Guinness World Record but don’t know how to get it verified? Whether you’re planning on breaking an existing record or you’ve come up with a crazy new one, it should be easy as 1-2-3 to send in your record and get it approved immediately.
Is there a cost involved?

No! Applying for a Guinness World Record won’t cost a thing – unless, of course, you request an adjudicator, which will be explained later, for a small fee. Anyone can apply, but under-18s must get approval from a parent or legal guardian first.

Steps

  1. Get in contact with Guinness World Records. Always make sure to contact Guinness World Records before making a record attempt so you know what to do. In order to do this, contact Guinness World Records via website. Simply click on “Break a record” and follow the on-screen instructions. Make sure to tell as much as possible about your claim. This is your chance to verify every detail.
  2. Follow the guidelines. If you application is for an existing record, Guinness World Records will send you the guidelines that the current record holder followed; if it’s for a new record, and they like it, they’ll write new guidelines for you. Once you receive these, you’re ready to make an attempt.
  3. Gather Evidence. The guidelines you’re sent will contain details of the evidence they need: expect to film video evidence, take photographs, and have at least two independent written witness statements.
  4. Send all your evidence to Guinness World Records Limited. You will recieve more information about this when you apply for your record on guinnessworldrecords.com. Send it. Next, send them all your evidence. If you want a Guinness World Records adjudicator present at your event, see Adjudicators (below). Otherwise, they’ll get back to you as soon as possible. When you send in your evidence, you will most likely be required to have at least two written witness statements.
  5. Wait. If you’ve requested an adjudicator at your event, he or she can ratify your record immediately. Otherwise, once they receive your package of evidence, Guinness World Record researchers will assess it to make sure that you’ve followed the rules correctly. This process can take a few months, so be patient!
  6. Celebrate! If you’re successful in your attempt, you’ll either receive your official Guinness World Records certificate in the mail within 4-6 weeks or, if you had an adjudicator at your attempt, they’ll present you with your certificate right away.

Adjudicators
Throughout the year, Guinness World Record’s Adjudicators travel around the world to seek out new records.

  • After registering your record idea, you can arrange for a trained adjudicator to be present at your event. Advantages of having an adjudicator at your event are:
    • Instant verification of your record and presentation of your official certificate.
    • An article about your record on the official Guinness World Records website.
    • Support in the build-up of your record attempt.
    • International media coverage for your event.
    • Availability of your adjudicator for interviews and press conferences.
      • Guinness World Records carries out on-site adjudications for corporate activities, charity functions, product launches, marketing and PR events, sports events, and to raise awareness for good causes. With the publication of Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition, Guinness World Records now carries out a wide range of PC, console, and arcade game adjudicators, from international shows to local arcades. So if you’re aiming for a record-breaking high score, why not have a Guinness World Records adjudicator there to make it official?

Tips

Choosing a record? Please avoid:

  • Non-records – Your claim must involve a breakable record! Is it the tallest, longest, heaviest, smelliest? You may be able to lick your elbow, but it’s not a record!
  • Animal Cruelty – Don’t overfeed your pets to make them the heaviest or fattest. Uncool.
  • Breaking the law – Driving at high speeds on public roads is dangerous and illegal, so just don’t do it.
  • Teenage surgery – Teenagers performing surgery or medical operations isn’t cool: you’re a danger to society. As are speedy house builders who try to build homes in the fastest time. They come down just as fast!
  • Finally, It has to be breakable! Guinness World Records Limited will not accept “firsts” – unless it’s a “significant first”, by which I mean really significant, such as “First man on the moon” or “First movie to gross over $1 billion”.
  • And don’t forget, make sure your record will be interesting to a wide range of people – such as “Tallest man” or “Most yo-yos spun on one hand“.
  • Don’t forget to have fun!

Warnings

  • Some records can be dangerous. Appropriate advice should be obtained before making any dangerous record attempt, and all record attempts are at the participant’s risk. In no circumstances will Guinness World Records have any liability for death or injury suffered in any record attempt. Guinness World Records has complete discretion over whether or not to include any particular records in the book. Remember that being a Guinness World Record holder does not guarantee you a place in the book – that decision is the editor’s.

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How To Upgrade Your T-Shirt Folding Machine

…that is if you had one to upgrade. I guess if not you may as well just make this one! Apparently the modifications outlined provide a much more satisfactorily folded t-shirt!? So, go ahead and make yourself one of these new improved t-shirt folding machines and you need never fold a t-shirt by hand again.

These things have been around a while now, but I still think they are pretty neat.

How To Make Cheese

Here’s a little change of pace from the how to be a ninja post I kicked the site off with.  Fancy some home made cheese?  If so watch the video below to find out how to make cheese! The result actually looks pretty nice – though I doubt it would if I were to attempt it myself.

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