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Buying Your First RC? 4 Tips That Will Protect You And Those Around You

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Buying Your First RC? 4 Tips That Will Protect You And Those Around You

RC aircraft are a great way to spend your leisure time. If you’ve decided to join the growing group of people who fly RC planes in their spare time, you’ll need to be careful starting out. Here are some tips that will keep you – and those around you – safe. It’s all about the Location It might seem like any open air-space would be fine, but it’s not as simple as that. There are a few things you need to consider before you choose a location for your maiden flight. Some cities have restrictions about where you can operate your RC aircraft. Check with your city’s ordinance department before selecting a location. Here are some other issues you should consider when selecting your location. Amount of foot traffic Proximity to electrical wires Proximity to streets RC Fuel Is Flammable Nitromethane is a fuel commonly used to fuel RC aircraft. It is extremely flammable. However, you might not know that it is also explosive. In fact, according to some studies, it’s more explosive than TNT – dynamite. When operating and storing your RC aircraft, it’s important that you exercise safety precautions. Some of those safety precautions include: Color-coding your fuel containers so you don’t mix fuels. Keep your RC fuel away from all open flames. Store your fuel in a cool, dry location to avoid moisture contamination. Accidents Do Happen If this is your first time operating an RC aircraft, it’s important that you start with one you can control. Small aircraft with less powerful engines are easier to maneuver when you’re just starting out. Don’t try to handle a larger RC until you have more experience. You might think that accidents can’t happen with an RC but accidents can – and do – happen. In 2013, a 19 year old was killed in a New York park when he was struck in the head with his RC helicopter. The helicopter he was operating had a 4 ½ ft. wing span. You can also buy servos online for your RC to provide better control over your aircraft. Consider Insurance If you plan on operating your RC in areas where people are present, you might want to consider getting insurance. Your insurance will protect you from liability should you accidentally injure someone while operating your RC. Many RC clubs include insurance with their membership dues. RCs can be a lot of fun. However, there’s a lot of responsibility involved in owning and operating one. The tips listed above can help you have a more enjoyable...

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3 Things You Can Sell for Quick Cash

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you strapped for cash? If all of your available funds and traditional sources of credit are tapped out and you need quick cash, you need to sell something. But, what do you sell? Don’t worry, you don’t have to hock your laptop or sell your grandmother’s antique dresser to make a few bucks. All you need to do is get a little creative. Services If you don’t own anything that you want to sell, consider selling a service. There are plenty of things that you can do in your spare time to make some quick cash. Consider: Babysitting Pet sitting or dog walking Cutting grass, raking leaves, or shoveling snow Photo editing Writing or editing Cleaning Auto detailing Selling a service is one of the easiest ways to make some extra cash quickly. All you need to do is come up with a list of things that you know how to do, and let people know that you’re available for hire. Old Junk You’ve probably heard the phrase “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” but you may not realize how much truth the statement holds. Go through your house and collect any items that you don’t need. Then, try to sell them. You don’t even have to worry about the condition of the item as long as you’re honest about it. For example, instead of throwing out a broken vacuum cleaner, sell it for parts. Chances are someone out there needs the part from your vacuum cleaner for repairs. While you probably won’t get much money for a broken vacuum cleaner, every little bit adds up. Gold and Silver Do you have a lot of old gold or silver jewelry that you don’t wear anymore? Or, do you have eating utensils that are made from real silver?  If so, consider selling it to a local gold and silver buyer like Coins Plus. Gold and silver buyers purchase any kind of item as long as it contains real gold and silver. These items are often melted down and resold in a pure form. Because of this, the amount of money that you receive for your jewelry depends on the weight of the item, how much of the item is real gold or silver, and current gold and silver prices. The key to selling things for quick cash is keeping an open mind. When you go through your stuff and make a list of services that you could, don’t automatically assume that an item or service won’t sell. If you do, you could be missing out on a lot of...

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Find The Perfect Paint Match

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Home improvement stores often have a dizzying array of colorful cards showing what colors of paint you can purchase for your next project. While this selection of hues can reveal the perfect color for your walls, furniture or anything else you’re painting, you’re aren’t limited to the samples in the store. It’s a little known fact that most paint professionals can create a color that matches virtually any item in any hue. Match Existing Paint If years have passed since you painted your interior walls, and now you’re starting to notice a few chips, cracks or smudges that just won’t wipe off, touching up these areas makes the most sense if you don’t want to repaint. Unless you have a specific paint number or color name on hand, it can be tough to match the color well enough that you won’t notice the touch-up spots. It will take a clean sample of the existing paint, but it can be done. Take a small sample of well-scrubbed paint to the store and ask it to be matched. It might take several days, but, in almost all instances, you’ll be able to get a color that you would never know was a touch-up. Match an Item in a Color You Love Often, a cherished item becomes the inspiration for the decor of an entire room. For example, you might have a pillow with a design that includes your favorite color. Take that pillow to the paint department of a home improvement store, and the paint professionals can experiment with different combinations of colors to create a hue that is the same as the pillow. Go Technological Use technology to your advantage by working with online color wheels and matching tools or by downloading a color-matching app to your smartphone. Some online sources allow you to upload a picture of what you want to paint, such as a wall, and experiment with different color options. Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, you can take the paint names or numbers and head to the store to get the color you want. Download one of many paint-matching apps and you can keep track of the names of paints you’ve already used, as well as help you create a color that matches a certain item. These apps work by allowing you to upload a picture and then play around with different combinations to create a customized color. Talk to your local paint store, such as Koontz Hardware, for more...

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Smoked In Your House? Here’s How To Get Rid Of The Stench

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have made the mistake of smoking inside your home, then you could be wondering if you will ever be able to get the cigarette smell out. Cigarette smoke and nicotine can permeate just about every surface in your home and can make the smell unbearable, but there are ways that you can get rid of the stench. Follow these tips, and you should have your home smelling as fresh and clean as possible. Shampoo Your Carpets Smoke can easily get into your carpet and can make your home smell like cigarettes, no matter how much you might clean the rest of the house. Look for a carpet cleaner rental from a company like Quality Vac & Sew, and shampoo your carpets at least once. This is a good way to draw out the odor, and your carpets are sure to look and smell fresher than ever when you’re finished. Wipe Down all Hard Surfaces Nicotine can find its way onto your walls and onto other hard surfaces in your home. Mix up a solution of one-half vinegar and one-half water, then add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for a good smell. Then, wipe down every hard surface of your home with it. This can help break up the nicotine and get rid of the odor. Paint When Possible If at all possible, consider painting your walls to get rid of the smell. After cleaning them, apply a coat of an oil-based primer; this can help lock the smell in. Then, paint your walls with regular indoor paint. The fresh paint smell can help combat the smoke smell that you have been detecting. Wash Everything Everything that is made of cloth in your home should be washed if you’ve been smoking in the house. Take down your curtains, and throw them in the washing machine. Wash all of your clothes, throw blankets, throw pillows, sofa covers and more. Anything in a home that has been smoked in can pick up the odor, but washing everything in your washing machine can help. Air it Out Allowing a little bit of fresh air to blow into the home is a great way to get rid of smoke. Open up all of the windows, and allow a cross-breeze to blow through the home. This should help remove some of the odor. Dealing with the smoke stench in your home can be a challenge. Luckily, following these steps can help you make everything smell nice all over again. Then, you probably won’t be able to tell that your home was ever smoked...

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