This week, I wanted to switch up my normal blog topic of RC, and talk about fun outdoor games. Summer’s here and this means plenty of tailgates, barbecues, graduation parties, and other outdoor festivities. What better time to bring out great outdoor games such as croquet, badminton, and cornhole than right now? These games are great because they fit with any occasion and are great for the whole family. Below are some instructional videos on a few outdoor games that are included on darting.com, our partner site. Find these three games, plus a few more here!
It’s always me talking (or should I say blogging) away, and this week, I thought it would be fun to hear from you guys! If anyone would like to send in videos of the fun you have with your RC cars,truck, boats,planes, kites, anything, simply comment on this post! I will then post all the videos that have been submitted in a few weeks. The weather’s nice, so get outside and send me your footage!
The 2014 Milwaukee Air and Water Show will be held June 21st-22nd at the Lakefront in downtown Milwaukee. This is an amazing show that features the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, one of the world’s most elite precision flight demonstration teams. Other acts will include the All-Veteran parachute team, aerobatic formation flying, A-4 Skyhawk tactical jet demo, the Redbull aerobatic helicopter, and many many more amazing shows. This is truly a show you do not want to miss and it’s perfect for all ages (just be aware that it will be extremely loud). The Blue Angels have a traveling air show that goes all over the United States, so check the schedule if you would like to see other dates and locations they go to.
A great summer activity is boating. Getting out onto the lake or river is a favorite past time of many families and will continue to be throughout the generations. Many people enjoy sailing in their own boats, so why not have your own RC Boat to take out onto the water! Our boats are great for people of any age and fun for the whole family!
Lightning Sailboat, 19″
Dumas Products, Inc. Part DUM1110. Lightning Sailboat, 19″.
- plywood frames
- mahogany planking
If you prefer the leisurely pace of free sailing (just watching your boat go where the wind takes it), the Lightning is for you. This one inch equals one foot scale replica of the Lightning Class boat also makes a beautiful display model for your office or living room. This kit is made up of plywood frames and handsome mahogany planking. Nylon sails add the finishing touch to this kit. Shop this product here!
Dumas Products, Inc. Part DUM1102. Ace Sloop,17″.
- die-cut mahogany
A free sailing model for small lakes or swimming pools. Built from die-cut mahogany with 21 inch birch mast and cloth sails. All rigging and fittings are included. Shop this product here!
So you want to fly a kite, but how do you know what weather will work or not work? First, you want to make sure you’re in an area that is free oftrees, power lines, and other obstructions. Your kite can get tangled up in these things and it can also be dangerous. Winds blowing at 5-12mph are ideal. Winds at this speed can be felt on your face and move the leaves and branches around. Strong winds will not work because it will knock your kite down and tangle it up. To start flying, place a peg or stake in the ground and tie your kite string around it. Walk backwards until the line is taught and then walk back to where you secured the peg, leaving the kite. When you feel a breeze come through, pick up the line and let your kite soar! Below is a crazy video of extreme kitelifting, don’t try that at home folks!
Part of a way to personalize your RC car is by painting it. A lot of people airbrush their cars, which gives it a very nice professional look. Below is a video that shows how how airbrush your RC car. You can find the same Alclad II paint he used in the video here, as well a variety of other great paints and primers etc. This video is part 7 out of 12 videos on how to airbrush an RC car, so if you would like to watch them all, click here.
RC parts are a must and are necessary to build, maintain, or accessorize your remote control car, truck, boat, or plane. RCslot carries anything you need, from batteries to motors, gears, tires, bearings, decals, and much more. It is important to stock up on extra and replacement parts and accessories such as tires, glue, and batteries. These things wear out fast and stocking up on them will pay off in the long run. Remember to take care of your RC car so you can avoid problems in the future!
Every year in downtown Milwaukee, a family kite festival is held in Veteran’s Park. This year it will be held May 24th and 25th over Memorial Day weekend. This two day event will feature performers such as Chicago Fire, The Windjammers, Mrs. Kite Lady Donna Schenk, and many more. The festival is free with free parking and will go from 10 am until 6pm on Saturday, and from 10am until 5pm on Sunday. Kites and food will be sold at the festival and the Kaplan University Kids Mad Dash will take place around 2pm. Plenty of fun activities for the whole family! Get your kites here and make it out to the festival!
You can visit the Gift of Wings website for more info, click here.