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Posted by old4570 | Dec 31, 2016 @ 05:58 AM | 5,374 Views
WLToys 12428 Crawler from Banggood.com

Product Page = http://www.banggood.com/WLtoys-12428...t=chendongling

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Posted by old4570 | Dec 23, 2016 @ 05:57 PM | 2,920 Views
Wow ! Weather is still predicted to be 36c .. ( ouch ! )
Went for a walk this morning and got rained on .. We had rain and thunder . ( Big rumbling thunder = Nice ! ) Yes I got wet , but onto every life a little rain must fall ...

So planning a Christmas Eve lunch of ham and fixings ( Simple Meal ) , and then go to the Local Hospital and drop off some Chocolates for the Emergency staff in the afternoon . ( Been doing it for a long time now - I don't remember how long - That long ) But a bit of a tradition for me , just to let those working and doing a very important job know that some one out there appreciates the sacrifice they are making @ this time of year . ( But that's just me )

So , one day till Christmas

So everyone @ RCGroups be happy and safe this Christmas ..

old4570 ( Matt in the land of Oz )
Posted by old4570 | Dec 21, 2016 @ 06:15 PM | 2,780 Views
What is it about this time of year that makes people shove their proverbial heads where the sun does not shine ( Butt hole ) ..
Now this is not a judgment but rather an observation of how people drive their cars this time of year ..

For some strange reason ! I can't fathom what ? Driver skill , and common sense just seem to vanish into thin air !
Have you ever simply watched people being really stupid in a car park ?
Xmas time just multiply that stupidity two or three times ..

I have never found driving a car particularly difficult , in fact it has always come easy to me ...
Now that I am older and wiser ( one can hope ) , I find driving a car even easier . Unfortunately what has become challenging is dealing with the other people on the road who seem prepared to die or kill to get some where a few seconds earlier ( all or nothing ) .
Never have I seen so many red light runners , or people doing seriously silly things to kill themselves or others , or so many people simply un able to drive a car safely . I can't believe it's almost 2017 and there are people out there who can't drive safely ?

I find it rather obvious that what ever rules and penalties are in place are simply not working ( here in the land of Oz ) . Perhaps rather than taxing bad drivers and making a butt load of money from penalties ( gooberments call it revenue ) . Perhaps its time for tough LOVE !
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Posted by old4570 | Dec 20, 2016 @ 06:05 PM | 2,601 Views

Not sure ? Is this a joule tide gesture ?
Or is the Mantis simply annoyed with there being a camera in its business !

4 Days till Christmas ( Sorry Xmas for some )
Posted by old4570 | Dec 15, 2016 @ 05:45 AM | 2,929 Views
The internet is slowing down as everyone hits the online stores , and why not .
I went shopping on a Tuesday to a local shopping center ( one of the big ones ) and the car park was almost full ( 10.30am on a Tuesday )

So I don't blame anyone for trying to stay sane , stay safe , and for staying away from crazy ! ( It's already crazy out there )
Just the way people drive , yeah , the silly season !

So if your shopping online , head on over to banggood https://goo.gl/dyvvWX and check out their Xmas sale , in fact I think most of the online retailers are bringing out the yuletide discounts , so if you were looking for that something special .
It probably won't get here till after Xmas , as China mail gets a little crazy this time of year . Be interesting to see as I have a box full of fun on the way . ( Shipped Today = 10 Days )
Yes by Jove , I can be like a kid waiting for Christmas . I have already had some goodies arrive , but I am just wondering if it will all get here before December 25 .. Even the stuff I ordered almost a month ago trying to beat the Christmas Rush !

Oh well !

12 Days of Christmas (3 min 30 sec)

Posted by old4570 | Dec 02, 2016 @ 06:07 PM | 2,578 Views
Some folks may know I replaced my i10 factory battery with a single 18650 .
So here is an update .

I fully charged the 18650 at the time of the mod , but have not charged the battery since then .
The included picture shows the battery indicator , I tested the battery voltage and it was @ 4.03volts
Funny thing about 18650 , the bulk of the stored energy is usually released between 4v and 3.8v . So I still have plenty of battery power left . Has it been 5 months !

Looks like I may need to recharge the battery some time in 2017 .