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Member postings for Phil Brooks

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Thread: The 'share your photos' thread (not model flying)
25/05/2017 09:47:05

I went to a track day at Oulton Park yesterday, just to spectate and take some photos. Here's a few of the better ones.

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Thread: Help, two speed teapot.
19/02/2017 23:24:14
Posted by PatMc on 19/02/2017 20:59:56:
Posted by Geoff Sleath on 19/02/2017 20:00:01:
Posted by PatMc on 16/02/2017 13:25:11:

You won't get a decent cup of tea using tea bags. Sort the teapot, buy a strainer & use proper tea. smile p

I'm sorry to say this, Pat but, as I'm sure you're well aware, all proper tea is theft.

¿ Que ?

Mr Sleath appears to be employing what Mr Terry Pratchett would call "A pune, or play on words". He is alluding to the extreme left wing slogan "All property is theft", and misquoting it for humourous effect.

Explanation is the enemy of comedy.

Phil Brooks - Pedant's dept. cool

P.S. Geoff beat me to it!

Edited By Phil Brooks on 19/02/2017 23:30:31

Thread: Sign of the times - funnies
14/02/2017 16:42:13

Also said on BBC news that they play four-tree-tree formation

Thread: Can You Name ALL These WW 2 Aircraft?
09/02/2017 16:00:48

44, but several of those were arrived at Sherlock style, by eliminating the obvious wrong answers. I don't see much resemblance between a Bell Kingcobra and a Short Stirling, for examplesmiley

Thread: Confessions of a Bodger
30/01/2017 16:24:04
Posted by Mike Etheridge 1 on 30/01/2017 14:13:01:

Easy just sail the barge into a lock and drain off the water. Then someone should take the wheel!

It ain't a barge, it's a narrow boat!

Phil Brooks - Nit-picking Dept.

30/01/2017 13:10:34

Not sure that this comes into the category of a "Bodge", but I think it's a great example of lateral thinking and adaptation!

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22/01/2017 11:33:46

We recently bought a new washing machine, which of course needed to be fitted under a worktop. The best option for supplying power was a 13A socket above the said worktop. The delivery guy told me that if I cut the fitted plug off to allow the cable to be fed through an access hole that would invalidate the machine's warranty. My only option was to fit a short extension cable from the socket to a flying socket below the worktop, allowing me to plug in the machine's power cable below the worktop, i.e. to bodge the job. angry

Thread: The 'share your photos' thread (not model flying)
14/01/2017 13:54:10

Back around 1964 I bought a Thornton Pickard quarter plate camera, complete with a double sided plate carrier, at an auction for 35 shillings (£1.75). It sat on the shelf looking decorative for 50 years. Put it into another auction a year or so back and got £120 for it. Smug!

14/01/2017 11:42:21

Thanks Ken. Been there, done it! My first proper camera was a Pentax spotmatic, bought in the mid sixties when I was young and relatively rich. Sold it a few years later after getting married and receiving our first rates demand. I remember blacking out the kitchen and setting up the enlarger after loading the developing tank inside the lightproof bag. Went digital some dozen years ago, my last film camera was an Olympus OM10, don't know what happened to it, it may still be in a cupboard somewhere. I must admit that I love the freedom that digital systems offer, would hate to have to go back to rationing exposures to keep processing costs down. Then again, I am a bit of a tightwad!

14/01/2017 09:59:35

Just for fun I've been experimenting with rendering some of my pictures into monochrome. Here's a few of the results:-






Thread: Most visible coverings and patterns
13/01/2017 13:34:38

Depends where you are flying. I once covered a trainer wings in flourescent yellow, then had a deadstick and landed out in a field of rape in flower! Found it eventuallysmiley

Thread: FrSky Taranis - user chat
10/01/2017 13:10:20

Diagnosis confirmed! I ordered another module last weekend, it was delivered this morning, plugged into the Tx and worked immediately. Result. Thanks again for all the suggestions and help.

28/12/2016 13:26:18

Thanks for the suggestions guys, I've already been down those all of those routes. It would appear that nobody on this forum has had this problem, which indicates to me that despite doing all the right things AND in the right order, I'm not getting the right result. Conclusion:- faulty module. I will take the time to contact banggood, thanks for the info Dave, but as I said above it's not gonna break the bank if I have to order another. In the meantime it is still useable, and will probably amuse the grandkids this weekend! If it survives that then I'll take the next step.smiley

28/12/2016 08:57:38

Thanks Dave. I'm running OpenTx 2.1.9. I also have the EuroLBT firmware, but had assumed that that was irrelevant as the internal RF module is not active, and the plug in module looks after the RF. Summarising, the E010 will happily bind with its cheapo Tx, the RF module has been tried in two different X9D+s and does the same thing in both. When I power the Tx with both sticks held down and right the module LED flickers for a second or so then goes steady green, but the poor little E010 just sits there with its LEDs flashing waiting for a signal it never gets. I'm guessing there's a fault in the module. Next decision to make is whether it's worth raising a complaint with Banggood, or just bin the thing and order another one. For a measly £7 it's probably not worth the hassle, just one of the (hidden) costs we have to accept when buying cheap from foreign parts! sad

27/12/2016 22:10:47

Have now found how to set PPM+. The youtube examples all seem to accept the -ve option, but it won't bind with either + or - selected.


Edited By Phil Brooks on 27/12/2016 22:39:35

27/12/2016 20:48:20

WF - Yes, the channel assignments are correct.

Dave - I don't have a PPM+ option in the external module set-up, just a choice of PPM, XJT, DSM2,CRSF or OFF.

I suspect that I have a faulty module. I initiated the enquiry to see if anybody else has had a similar problem. If it's a one-off that points to a hardware problem.

27/12/2016 19:46:39
Posted by Mike Blandford on 27/12/2016 18:57:08:

Is that the 4-in-1 Multi-protocol module. If so, have you updated the firmware on it?

The default firmware it ships with may well not support the E010.


This is the device I'm using. **LINK**

According to youtube it's compatible with the E010. Thanks Mike.

27/12/2016 17:29:25

I recently bought an Eachine E010 mini quad from banggood along with the nRF24L01 multi-protocol module which supposedly allows me to ditch the rubbishy transmitter supplied and use my taranis instead. Documentation is non-existant, but the internet provided all the set-up details I needed, or so I thought. Having gone through all the procedures however, I cannot get the machine to bind with the transmitter. I've disabled the internal RF module and set up the external module to PPM, 12 channel operation. All seems as it should be, the module plugged into the Tx shows a nice green LED, but the final stage, switching on the Tx with both sticks held down and to the right does not produce a bind. The quad binds quite satisfactorily with its own cheapo Tx. I've tried the module in both my Taranis X9D plusses with the same result. Has anyone else experienced a similar problem, or have I got a faulty module?

Thread: Sink or swim
15/12/2016 18:14:19

Just watch out for the Amazon autonomous delivery submarines being developed for people who live on boats and don't have a garden. wink

Thread: Drones Again........
09/12/2016 15:37:24

Magenta? Very specific, as in football sized helium filled foil birthday greetings type balloon?

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