Saturday, December 5, 2009

Twelve things I never knew for Christmas

1. Christmas trees were first lighted with candles real fire hazard. Therefore, these containers are filled with water held around the Christmas tree.

2. Workers in the construction industry is responsible for the delivery of a Christmas tree on display in Rockefeller Center in New York. It is credited with the adoption of a bare tree on the site in early 1930.
3. Since mid 1960, the National Christmas Tree Association, a presence in the White House Christmas by donating a Christmas tree, the first family is maintained.
4. The former Woolworth department store first, sold manufactured Christmas tree in 1880.
5. Plastic was the main material used to make rags after use for decorative purposes, has led to a lockout, as used in production.
6. The idea for greeting cards at Christmas began in Britain in late 1830, when John Calcott Horsley started small cards, was one of the festive holiday scenes and produce a written greeting. These cards should be in the United States about the same time by RH Pease, Albany, New York, and Louis Prang, who was a German immigrant. The idea of sending greeting cards for Christmas gained popularity in both countries a period of about 10 years, when new mail delivery services are started.
7. The abbreviated form of Christmas Christmas is very popular in Europe since 1500. Supposedly, that is the Greek word Christos, Christ comes. 8. According to the National Confectioners Association, candy canes 200 years have produced only in white, and only in 1950 that he had invented a machine that could automate the production of candy trees.
9. The day after Christmas is called Boxing Day in England, and is a national holiday. There are many stories about the origin of the name. It is assumed that there would have arisen from the practice of boys to recover the money in boxes of clay. Another idea is that the concept of habit in the Middle Ages, before about 800 years, occurs when the churches will be the alms boxes and distribute content to a poor opening day after Christmas. Charity boxes boxes in which to gifts and donations of money to be affected. Even a belief that there should be a tradition of masters to their staff Christmas gifts in boxes in the wake of Christmas.
11. In ancient times, many people worshiped the sun as a god, in December, because they think that the winter was produced every year, because the sun god had fallen to the disease. Therefore, the winter solstice, celebrated as a sign that the Son of God's power and regain health.
12. The legislature is the Congress Center on Christmas Day in 1789, the first seen in the new Constitution. The reason for the meeting of Congress was because it became popular and then observe and participate in the following English customs of the American Revolution. And when the celebrations of Christmas already ruled Boston from 1659 to 1681, is an expensive thing to see who was associated with an event or activity for Christmas. Those caught had to pay five marks.

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Friday, December 4, 2009

History of Christmas Traditions

Some Christians celebrate Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ, to observe an event and not a tradition. But many other activities to celebrate the Christmas developed from certain traditions, many of which relate to other countries, especially nations in Europe.

A common use in Christmas decorations, Holly and mistletoe. Both are mainly used in wreaths and garlands. The Druids began the tradition of using mistletoe as decorative elements, up to two hundred years before Christ. To celebrate the winter season, the Druids gathered the plants and use them to decorate their homes. The Druids believed that mistletoe would bring good fortune and ward off evil spirits. Also believed that mistletoe had beneficial effects and is used for everything from healing wounds to increase fertility.
In Scandinavia, mistletoe was a plant of peace and harmony and was associated with Frigga, the goddess of love. This association is probably what led to the custom of kissing under the mistletoe. In the Victorian era, the English mistletoe hanging from the ceiling and doors during the holidays. The habit, like someone was standing under the mistletoe, someone else in the room will embrace the person. Such behavior is not winning in the general Victorian community.
The use of mistletoe of Christmas was once banned by the church, but because of its associations with pagan traditions, and the use of holly was proposed instead.
Poinsettias used more traditional decorative flowers at Christmas. It is originally from Mexico, after Joel Poinsett, who was the first U.S. ambassador to Mexico and the names of the plants to America in 1828. Mexicans believe that the plants are symbolic of the Star of Bethlehem is one of the reasons associated with Christmas. There is also a story that was a little boy to see the game in the Church of the Nativity, but realizes that he has a gift for the baby Jesus. The boy gathered green branches, others scoffed. But when placed near the manger, a bright red flower in bloom poinsettias began in an area which has a traditional use at Christmas.
Rods Candy, a Christmas tradition, because red and white stripes to show the colors of the season, but for the most unusual because of the discipline. Because they have been treated, first, that the German children to keep their good behavior is the term used for sermons in church. Over time, the legend of the candy tree for Christmas with some of the most powerful symbols and beliefs of Christianity would be involved: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as the Trinity, the blood of the Son God, the Jesus as the embodiment of holiness and of known purity and sinless Son of God as the shepherd of man. Cane symbols respectively represent the three stripes, red and white, color and shape.
Have religious icons of Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, angels, shepherds and wise men are traditionally used for Christmas cards. Some cards are now scenes of the Nativity, but the images of Santa Claus, winter landscape, Christmas trees, gifts and other packages are also represented in modern Christmas cards.

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Nitro RC Car

If you ever watch racing theme movies, you will found the racing car in that movies are using Nitro to boosts its speed.

So many peoples assume that "Nitro RC Car" refers to the RC Car that's have been upgraded and that gas-powered RC Cars using gasoline for fuel.
That is not true, because gas-powered RC Car using a mixture Nitromethane and castor oil. So it is more appropriate when called Nitro RC car.
Things needed when you want to use RC Nitro Cars:
1. You must already have enough experience with Electric-powered RC Car. Because of the fact that Nitro RC Cars are much difficult to handle.
2. A strong desire to jump into the Nitro RC car hobby. This is because Nitro RC Cars need much money to spend and no one wants to spend money when do not get any profit.
The "profit" from Nitro RC Cars is not in form of money but the satisfaction of invaluable.
3. You must have a lot of information about the Nitro RC Cars because there are a wide variety of Nitro RC Cars, prices, types, engine capacities, durability and so on.
All this leads to the proportionality between the price you spend with the results you get.
4. Here are the things you need for Nitro RC Cars:
a. Nitro RC Car kits containing what you need to build the Nitro RC Car, including the engine, the chassis and the whole parts of RC car. Beginner are Advised to follow the instruction found in the manual exactly.
b. Remember: Do not use gasoline to run your Nitro RC Car. The fuel used to run Nitro RC
Car is the mixture of nitromethane and castor oil.
To keep your Nitro RC car can last longer, always use fuel that recommended by the factory.

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

What You Must Know about electric-powered RC Cars

If you are a beginner in the electric-powered RC racing, you might have a problem to choose the most suitable electric-powered RC car that can defeat the other cars of the same type. Truly, you need significant information before you decide to purchase.

Electric-powered RC cars run by electric batteries. They are sold in two ways – the 'ready to run' (RTR) and the built it yourself. If you do not know much about RC cars, it is better for you to choose the RTR. With it, you just have to turn it on and off.

Electric-powered RC cars, are easy to purchase and maintain compared to the popular gas-powered RC cars. They are especially designed for beginners.

One advantage of an electric-powered RC car other than its user-friendly character is that it is cheaper than gas-powered RC Cars. The difference in price between a gas-powered RC Cars and an electric-powered RC car may amount to a hundred dollars.

How to Choose an electric-powered RC Cars?

In choosing electric-powered RC Cars, you have to consider a lot of things as budget, capability, maintenance and condition of the RC car. Electric-powered RC cars come in different prices. Choose the one that will not be heavy on your finances.

There are electric-powered RC Cars kits for both on-road and off-road performance. They come in varying sizes, styles, and colors. Manufacturers offer different electric-powered RC Cars features. Better choose a car that suits your budget, needs, capabilities and desires.

Also, 'ready to run' kits are ideal for beginners. They are built with everything in it. No need to worry about the assembly and other parts. Servo, receiver, radio, motor, and the electronic speed control, it's all there in the package.

However, if you like to build RC cars, you can purchase the build it yourself kit. You can make sure that the parts are in your kit or you can buy them separately. You must compare price and quality. Beside that, you can also take advantage of discounts to reduce your expenses.

Tuning and Racing

To achieve more speed or power you must tuning the RC Cars. It should be several break in to get the best performance result. The proper break in yield less heat and extended the time of usage. To break in, just run the motor for about five minutes with the wheels off the ground. Then drag the stick of the RC to a quarter of the way.
Don't forget to do break in, if you have change the brushes. After five or more replacement of brushes you have to replace the motor too.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

About Electric-powered RC cars

Today Electric-powered RC cars are the most popular types of RC cars. This is not surprising because every RC car lover begins with this type. The operation of an Electric-powered RC car is simple to be understood even by children. This makes it ideal for the beginner of RC car lover.

Electric-powered RC cars have a lot of advantages. These advantages are appealing to the public. RC cars, which started as a toy, now have become accepted as hobby items for adults.

The advantages of Electric-powered RC cars:
1) Easy to use - as mention above, Electric-powered RC cars are very simple machines to operate. This is the reason why many parents prefer to buy these RC Car for their children during Christmas. In contrast Gas-powered RC cars require some complicated procedures in order to ensure the normal operation, Electric-powered RC cars only need to put on the batteries.
2) This is very important because of the fact that most people who buy Electric-powered RC cars are beginners and the fact that people who buy Electric-powered RC cars are buying their very first RC car kit. Although very few people actually go on to become serious RC car lovers, the Electric-powered RC car can introduce them to the idea that RC car racing is enjoyable.
3) Cheaper- Electric-powered RC cars usually cheaper than their gas-powered counterparts. This is the reason why they are more accessible to the general public. Electric-powered RC cars can be bought as pre-assembled toys or kits. In any case, Electric-powered RC cars can cost significantly less than Gas-powered RC models.
Economics is very important to many people when they are looking for items that they want. Let's face it: not all of us can afford everything that we want in life. Some people go for Electric-powered RC cars because they provide a much more economical alternative to gas-powered ones.
4) In addition they are also cheaper in terms of fuel. The fuel that is used in Gas-powered RC cars is a mixture of Nitromethane and castor oil which can be purchased at specialty shops. Electric-powered RC cars, on the other hand, only need batteries in order to run. This means that you don't have to spend additional cash on fuel.
5) Indoor - People are attracted to Electric-powered RC cars mainly because it can be used indoors. This means that people are able to use their Electric-powered RC cars even if outdoor conditions are unfavorable.

The different between Electric-powered RC cars and Gas-powered RC cars:

1) The noise of Electric-powered RC cars run quietly. This makes them ideal for indoors use. Gas-powered RC cars rely on combustion to run, which means that they can make a lot of noise.
2) Clean -There are no undesirable byproducts of running an Electric-powered RC car. However, Electric-powered RC cars need to be charged regularly which means that you might not be able to enjoy them as long as if you use a Gas-powered RC car.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Faster RC Car

As a beginner it is better if you choose simpler and slower RC car. May be not your dream but will guide you to upgrade the performance later. Getting help through the expert will make easier for you to entered RC car world. Many tools and accessories available for it so you can use it to tune up and prepare it for racing.

Almost Ready to Run
The electric RC car is a popular choice for beginners. It is equipped with rechargeable battery pack and its quick charger. It running for hours if use a full-charged battery. Electric RC car pack usually pre-assembled with 2 channels radio control. When you have experience with the electric-powered and have finished learning all the basics, you may increasing with a gas-powered RC car or if prefer to improved your skills, you can upgrade your car's speed. A new engine with higher power can be added. Many RC car accessories can help you to upgrade your car speed.

RC Car Kit
The RC car kit will be ideal for you if you want more fun and you have skills to assemble it. The kit usually comes with all parts needed, such as the body, engine, motor speed control and owner's manual. You can paint you car body with the color of your choice.
Together with the chassis that comes, you get some tools such as screwdrivers, pliers, nut drivers and others. The advantage of building a kit is it will make you understand how the engine works. It is needed for you to tune-up and maintain the car.

Ready for Racing
Preparing your car for the racing would need lots of effort. Sometimes, the racing car kit does not include the engine. You should decided the engine that will give you the more aggressive power and higher speed. How fast your car would go depends on your work. If you would not to be left behind in the circuit you better get all the parts and its detail perfect.
Beside that, if you are beginner you better not expect for the best result. As the time moving you will find yourself going better and have much experience.
For additional information, you can find everything you need to tune-up your car by browsing the internet and reading books.

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Monday, November 2, 2009

How to build a RC car

Remote Control car is one of the famous hobby in the world now. Many people prefer to build their own RC Car so they can maximize the engine, to make more good
performance and other features of the RC car.

Building a RC car provide a great challenge cause they require the most amount of effort and time, but as a reward you have an experience which can help you to upgrade or repair your car.
Before you build your RC car you have to decide what type of car you want. Do you want an off-road model or on-road model. Do you want an electric powered car or a gas powered car. As a beginner an electric powered car is recommended for you to build.
Before you work, you have to follow and read the instruction carefully. Never expect to finish your RC car immediately. Don't forget to take break very often so you can think better and you will get any ideas to assemble your RC car easily.

The tips to build your own RC car :

1. Read first the manual before building your RC car. Thereby you will get guideline so you would not wasting time. Check from time to time to ascertain you are on the right step and don't skip any step found in manual book.
2. Beside taking key notes in your manual, you should concentrate on the screw setting and position. It is important to make supplementary notes so you will understand the manual correctly.
3. You must prepare napkin to avoid lost of car's parts and to clean liquid that spilled out. When you leave your work, ascertain that you close the car with cloth or towel, to avoid lost of parts. Put a desk lamp so you can see the tiny parts clearly.
4. It is suggested to store your mini parts in a tray. You can use empty boxes to keep parts of your RC car kit. Be sure to keep everything separated and sorted to make your job easy.
5. You need to prepare a set of tools as pliers, needle-nose pliers, regular screwdriver, Phillips-head screwdrivers, glue, a set of small precision screwdrivers, a pair of slip-joint and cutter.

And last but not least if you are a beginner, you must has patience, because it is difficult to build a RC car if you don't have experience. Keep in your mind that building your own RC car can be fun and make proud.

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Hobby : RC Cars

Have you know about Remote Control cars and RC racing? may be you will answer "yes", because RC racing now have become to a popular hobby.

RC racing cars make you addicted to its sensation. Satisfied because it can fulfill your adventures desire, only with moving your finger in remote control, you get experience as a actually racer.
There are two types RC cars at market, the gasoline and electric powered RC cars. Electric RC cars is easier to run and the maintenance is cheaper, and it's voice are not too hard. To operate it so simple, you only necessary put in batteries and run it. When all assembled well, you only necessary to aim it by using stick in remote control. This type fits to beginner.
But when you want bewitcher appearance and full fun, you can choose RC cars that use gasoline. RC cars more quicker and more complex in operate it. This type need intensive maintenance, but have more attractive.
Gas powered RC cars are adored by former racers, because it more realistic in run it. you can hear the machine roar and feel heartbeat harder.
The Profit from gas powered RC cars is you are unnecessary waits to batteries recharge, you only necessary to refill fuel and face to return immediately at race arena.
But gas powered RC cars more expensive if it compared to electric RC cars. Gas powered and electric RC cars each has advantages and disadvantages. You must considering which more interesting and fit for your finance. Price and gas powered RC cars maintenance cost more expensive. Don't make a hole in your pocket.
At store that sell RC cars hobby, you can get RC cars ready to use and RC car kits. When you are inexpert and doesn't leisured, better you buy ready to use / assembled. but such build RC cars from kit more enthrall and can increase your erudition.

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