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Member postings for ted hughes

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Thread: Smoky Radio set
08/12/2016 19:13:12

Thanks for the replies.

I don't think there was much heat, just soot from the uPVC conservatory.

It has been "written off" by insurance, but will be returned to me, so a slight result!

08/12/2016 18:23:21

My modeling gear got very smoky in a house fire.

The radio was in a metal box, but smoke still got it and coated the outside of the TX and Rx.

I have not yet been able to get it back to try it out, but is there any chance, if it still works, that it will be unreliable?

Thread: Amazing Indoor Plane!
07/12/2016 10:00:42
Posted by J D 8 on 07/12/2016 09:58:45:

Very clever ,but whats the point? has to be flown with crossed controls in circles.

What are crossed controls?

07/12/2016 09:47:36

Edited By ted hughes on 07/12/2016 09:47:55

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Edited By ted hughes on 07/12/2016 09:51:45

Thread: 'Sully'
05/12/2016 09:49:40

The NTSB have complained about the film.

In order to pad the film out, the NTSB are shown as trying to blame Sully for the crash-in fact they were just eliminating causative factors as they have to.

Without this padding, the film would not have much story - apart from the brilliant crash landing, which wasn't enough material for a full length film.

Thread: Drone near miss London
17/11/2016 06:47:47

This in the Mail:**LINK**

Thread: Civilian Coupe (1932)
15/11/2016 23:09:16

Fantastically original prototype, and really belongs in the class "if it looks good, it will fly "(Bill Lear).

Edited By ted hughes on 15/11/2016 23:12:47

Thread: Drones and Horses
06/11/2016 22:11:28
Posted by PatMc on 06/11/2016 21:39:08:

I'm more than a little sceptical about the OP's reason for starting this thread. 6 days have passed there's been over 1400 views, 41 replies & she hasn't acknowleged any.

I could well be wrong but I smell a troll or ev a journo poking a stick in to see if it excites any "interesting" [i.e. damning] replies.

OTOH it may be a genuine query but the OP is short on good manners.

Or am I just a grumpy old man ? frown

I too was surprised by the lack of response.

Journalist or blogger looking for material, I expect.

06/11/2016 21:13:28
Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 01/11/2016 19:04:08:

Horses easily adapt to any man made machines, if they first see the object from a distance they soon adapt. Horses are used to farm machines quad bikes cars vans etc, from birth nowadays.

It's a quadcopter appearing suddenly, from behind a hedge for instance, that will spook them.

I ride horses, and I can categorically say this post is incorrect!

Horses can spook at noisy vehicles, unusual vehicles, plastic bags, and even vehicles familiar to them!

A spooked horse can seriousl injure or kill the rider.

Thread: Drone hits Heathrow plane
05/11/2016 14:21:56

Oh yeah, I heard about that.

I thought this was something new!

05/11/2016 14:12:44

Apologies if this has already been discussed.

Reported on MSN news:**LINK**

Thread: Hangar 9 Corsair 60cc or Top Flite FW 190 55cc
29/10/2016 18:12:47
Posted by Percy Verance on 29/10/2016 17:04:33:

I'm not sure I'd choose any model simply on the basis of it having a sliding canopy.......

Perhaps I'm missing something here? surprise Are we talking artf or kit - as in a box-ful of hundreds of pieces?

Edited By Percy Verance on 29/10/2016 17:11:02

Pilot can't get in without a sliding canopy!

Thread: Model flying photos you're proud of
24/10/2016 10:48:08
Posted by Simon Chaddock on 23/10/2016 22:26:31:

Not so much proud but it was its maiden in 1967. I did not take the photo but I was flying it.

Slack lines!

48" span scale DH4. Actually built for free flight 2 years earlier but never flown as I could not afford to risk loosing the Mills 75 up front!.

Converted to control line and as you can see from the line tension it was very slow with the rudder off set only just countering the line drag!

At 61 it easily my oldest plane and I still have it!

I would like to see a photo of it as it is now, if you can spare the time.

Be interesting to see how a plane survived that long- mine used to survive weeks, if I was lucky!

Is it still airworthy?

Edited By ted hughes on 24/10/2016 10:49:00

Thread: The Death Of The English Language As We Know It.
22/10/2016 06:01:19

It is our age.

"Sick" now means good: "That's really sick!"about something we like.

"My bad"=I apologise.

"Shut up!" (with the emphasis on up) means "Really? Fantastic!"

The rising inflection in sentences originated in California about 10 years ago.

This stuff was discussed on Radio 4 a few months back (the Home Service to you and me).

It is ephemeral.A lot of it comes from American TV shows.

We used to confuse our parents with "Groovy, man! "about something we like.

Thread: A question of physics.....
16/10/2016 23:05:10
Posted by Gary Manuel on 16/10/2016 23:02:55:
Posted by ted hughes on 16/10/2016 22:59:34:

The puzzle of the plane on the belt was discussed in my "O" level physics class 40 odd years ago!

Which side of the argument were you supporting back then?

The most amusing.

16/10/2016 22:59:34
Posted by Gary Manuel on 16/10/2016 22:55:15:
Posted by ted hughes on 16/10/2016 22:45:22:

Imagine it this way:

The plane sits on the belt.

The belt starts to move backwards slowly.

The plane won't move - its wheels will turn, but because of the absence of friction, the fuselage will remain stationary.

Open the belt to 1000kph , and the plane still won't move. It wheels will turn faster though.

Stop the belt and open the plane's throttles.

The plane will start to move forwards, and the belt will start to move backwards at increasing speed to match the speed of the plane.

However, we have already demonstrated that the movement of the belt does not affect the fuselage, which is getting its thrust quite independently from the belt (unlike the running man, who is using the backwards-moving belt to provide his impetus).

Therefore, there is no reason why the plane should not take off as normal.

Edited By ted hughes on 16/10/2016 22:46:23

Ted. You've finally got it!!!!!

I can't fault anything you've said here.

The puzzle of the plane on the belt was discussed in my "O" level physics class 40 odd years ago!

16/10/2016 22:45:22

Imagine it this way:

The plane sits on the belt.

The belt starts to move backwards slowly.

The plane won't move - its wheels will turn, but because of the absence of friction, the fuselage will remain stationary.

Open the belt to 1000kph , and the plane still won't move. It wheels will turn faster though.

Stop the belt and open the plane's throttles.

The plane will start to move forwards, and the belt will start to move backwards at increasing speed to match the speed of the plane.

However, we have already demonstrated that the movement of the belt does not affect the fuselage, which is getting its thrust quite independently from the belt (unlike the running man, who is using the backwards-moving belt to provide his impetus).

Therefore, there is no reason why the plane should not take off as normal.

 

 

Edited By ted hughes on 16/10/2016 22:46:23

16/10/2016 22:25:04
Posted by Mike Blandford on 16/10/2016 22:10:28:
Posted by ted hughes on 16/10/2016 20:08:55:

No matter how fast the man on the treadmill runs he will always stand still (because the treadmill always matches his speed).

But if he will "always stand still" then his speed is zero, so the treadmill is also stationary if it matches his speed!

Mike.

 

That is semantics. "Stands still" relates to his position on the treadmill, not that he isn't moving- as I suspect you know. The "man" is used figuratively for illustration- he doesn't have wheels.

Several people here have referred to a "man on a treadmill"- it is a device to explain what the plane does, it is not literal.

It is like explaining gravity in terms of an apple falling-it is very doubtful that Newton actually was in an orchard when he came up with his theory of gravity, he was more likely peering at the heavenly bodies (when he wasn't poking needles in his eye).

It is very difficult to make any headway on this thread, as there are constant red herrings imposed with regard to matters of friction, bearings, semantics, etc.

The question is one purely of logic.

 

Edited By ted hughes on 16/10/2016 22:25:32

16/10/2016 21:56:42
Posted by Gary Manuel on 16/10/2016 21:40:45:
Posted by ted hughes on 16/10/2016 20:53:47:

Gary, he is missing the point.

He is matching the belt speed with the aircraft speed!

The original question is not concerned with the speed of the plane (in fact it remains stationary!)

It is concerned with the speed of the wheels!

For the sake of the hypothetical question, we are ignoring the effects of friction, physics,etc.

It is a logic question.

It is cheating to change the terms of the question.

Edited By ted hughes on 16/10/2016 20:55:40

But I can see the wheels remaining stationary (with the aircraft) and then moving from left to right and back again as the throttle is increased and reduced.

Edited By Gary Manuel on 16/10/2016 21:41:18

Yes I know they remain stationary with respect to the plane, but they rotate at a variable speed (the speed at which the belt moves).

16/10/2016 20:53:47
Posted by Rich2 on 16/10/2016 20:24:13:
Posted by Gary Manuel on 16/10/2016 19:02:42:

Care to comments on this video anyone?

 

 

Edited By Gary Manuel on 16/10/2016 19:03:12

Edited By Gary Manuel on 16/10/2016 19:04:13

yes

Gary, he is missing the point.

He is matching the belt speed with the aircraft speed!

The original question is not concerned with the speed of the plane (in fact it remains stationary!)

It is concerned with the speed of the wheels!

For the sake of the hypothetical question, we are ignoring the effects of friction, physics,etc.

It is a logic question.

It is cheating to change the terms of the question.

Edited By ted hughes on 16/10/2016 20:55:40

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