Chopper Charter Branson's flights range from aerial photography to scenic tours and hands-on instruction and training. Each student learns on the Robinson R44 helicopter, touted as the most popular helicopter in the world. The FAA-certified air carrier meticulously maintains their choppers, taking all safety precautions and plopping them onto a treadmill for at least 30 minutes, three to five times a week.
Inspired by the same brainwaves as the Build-A-Bear Workshop, RIDEMAKERZ allows visitors construct a customized toy car from the axles up with dozens of options that add up to nearly 650 million unique combinations. Guests begin by choosing a body from a stock of Vipers, Corvettes, Mustangs, trucks, and hot rods that can then be accessorized with free stock parts or specialty chassis, tires, rims, and oil slicks. The hot-lava Chevy Camaro ($32) sports a metaphor for the rubber it plans to burn with orange flames on its sides, and the jewel-blue RZ Rascal body pairs its smooth curves with working headlights and taillights ($22). Sets of multicolored or racing slick tires maintain traction while pushed across carpets, hardwood floors, or up the sides of living-room furniture ($4 for two). Glistening hubcaps ($3–$4 for two), undercarriage-glow lighting ($10), and other car accessories offer further customization, while sound-effect chips ($3) relieve vocal cords strained by persistent engine imitations. Builders can also upgrade to a radio-controlled street chassis ($25) to assert hands-free control over the vehicle's movements.
Using a toolkit of Meguiar's car-care products and a decade's worth of know-how, the maintenance magicians at Epic Rides are suitably equipped to prime roadsters, boats, motorcycles, and jalopies to withstand the elements. The team of technicians can travel to customers’ locations, detailing rides by hand in driveways or backyard marinas, or they can polish the chrome of a hog or truck at the shop. Although well-versed in sprucing up vehicles of all makes, models, and hues, the teams specializes in refurbishing the bodies of black-colored vehicles, whose nicks can appear more pronounced than those of their candy-colored counterparts. Epic Rides’ other forte revolves around sealing and polishing all types of rims, including chrome and custom powder-coated rims, to protect them from fading, chipping, rusting, and scratching.
Nixa's small-engine masters meticulously comb small engines to ascertain any problematic issues then rejuvenate equipment with part replacement and tuning treatments. Discover the cause behind frozen leaf-blowers, uncrankable lawnmowers, and misfiring lawn-gnome launchers with a thorough diagnostic session. Nixa's professionals disassemble dead motors and inspect every moving component to determine what actions are necessary to breathe new life into troubled tools, and, with today's first option, reduce the cost of any parts and postinspection labor hours by $25. Opt for more preventative measures and gift gas-powered gadgets with a full tune-up to prevent mechanical breakdowns and unionized mower strikes. Dull blades will be sharpened, and belts, batteries, pulleys, axles, tires, and other required components undergo careful scrutiny before small- and large-scale systems bid adieu to worn filters and spark plugs in exchange for new, pristine parts.
The I-Car certified auto experts at 2nd Chance Auto & Detailing keep cars, SUVs, RVs, and boats in ship shape with precise detailing services. During an economy detailing, experienced techs scrub down exteriors with a hand wash, and vacuum out debris from interiors. Technicians clean trunks and floor mats, and also maintain the center console, door jams, and dashboard DJ booth. An exterior and interior window wash improves porthole clarity and a one-step express spray wax makes cars shine like a disco ball at a flashlight-themed prom. The complete detail augments the economy detailing with additional clay bar oxidation removal, wheel dressing, and tire polishing, as well as a premium wax. Car care pros clean the trunk with a hot water extract, and dress vinyl and leather to increase suppleness.