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Member postings for Daithi O Buitigh

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Thread: Military J3 Cubs
10/02/2019 16:30:23

If you just google 'piper cub military' there are loads of images and colour schemes - from army camouflage to naval blue/white and marine midnight blue (and some all yellow and all silver)

Thread: Confirmation of a picture
27/01/2019 08:54:11

We used to refer to that style of crown as 'King's' and the current as 'Queen's'. Correcty, the older style was 'Imperial' which would put it before 1947/48.

When I was an erk back in the early 60s, I had been issued with the current stye of cap badge, but I had my late father's badge (old style) which I wore instead (and never got pulled on it).

The crown design was also on the brass buttons on the best blues and changed at the same time as the cap badge

Thread: Sign of the times - funnies
18/01/2019 21:34:50

On a beautiful summer’s day, two English tourists were driving through Wales.

At Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch they stopped for lunch and one of the tourists asked the waitress: “Before we order, I wonder if you could settle an argument for us. Can you pronounce where we are, very, very, very slowly?”

The girl leaned over and said:

“Burrr… gurrr… King.”

Thread: Gatwick drone incident
12/01/2019 01:10:19

Interesting reference in that referring to the BMFA exemption "...the small unmanned aircraft shall not be a rotorcraft with more than one lift generating rotor or propellor..."

Guess that means no scale Chinooks or Ospreys.

Thread: Ebay sellers...
09/01/2019 09:38:07

Well I suppose it is the 'best price' (if you're the one doing the selling)

Thread: Ferrite coils.
07/01/2019 00:38:53
Posted by PatMc on 07/01/2019 00:13:07:

Surely they are simply RF suppressors that are fitted as standard on a number of ESCs, in fact not particularly aimed at multi motor models use at all.

Yes Pat, that is the normal case but in this instance the guy said his motors wouldn't sync. It's possible that he had an electrically 'noisy' one and that was causing the interference and de-synchronisation

06/01/2019 22:54:30

I'll hazard a guess here and point out that ferrite cores installed like that would smooth out any voltage spikes coming from tjhe other power egg

Thread: Blotto rip-off
06/01/2019 09:24:20

This one claims there are 'no major rips' (well the bottom part of the p[lan isn't there so it's not actually ripped).

Nice price for something with a lot of stains and bits obscured by water damage

Thread: Gatwick drone incident
24/12/2018 19:58:48

Try here Don - the De Havilland 'Queen Bee' :D

Thread: Sign of the times - funnies
23/12/2018 19:02:55

It doesn't stop it being insulting Erfolg.

23/12/2018 17:17:58

Barry W: please stop with the racist jokes. They aren't funny.

Thread: Gatwick drone incident
23/12/2018 13:02:39

What I'd like to know is what idiot released their details when they hadn't even been charged, vbrought to court or anything else

23/12/2018 12:00:52
Posted by supertigrefan on 23/12/2018 11:38:56:

Yep, we had models known by different colours for different bands for detection and jamming to counter the remote IED threat.

There was a totally unintended side effect there. I always knew when there was a road check ahead by the buzzing on my 2 metre rig (fm only) - it didn't affect the main rig in the shack which was multi-mode.

23/12/2018 09:22:51

Maybe, but during the 'troubles' here, 'jammers' operated on 10.7 MHz (IF frequency for FM superhets) and blanked out not only CBs but also any FM ham band rigs.

That's the usual system - don't hit the operating band, but the intermediate frequency in the receivers and then it doesn't matter what band they are operating on

22/12/2018 12:23:51

The big problem is 'knee-jerk legislation'. Back in the day, during the 'pit bull' saga, the Irish government decided to copy the Brit laws but managed to end up banning ownership of Bull Mastiffs, ALL Bull Terriers and English Bulldogs.

Politicians don't seem to be able to actually THINK first

Thread: IC and Electric
20/12/2018 00:49:29

"A motor doesn’t draw current. Instead, using layman's terms, the current is pushed through by the battery."

Congratulations, you have just failed City and Guilds 224 (Electronic servicing) surprise wink laugh

A load draws current - a source provides voltage. Consider a river: the current is the rate it flows at and the 'voltage' is the pressure from the source pushing it along.

Oh by the way, all transmitters have throttle trim so you should be able to set 'zero' throttle to a slow idle if you want to

Thread: face masks/respirators recommendations
03/12/2018 18:20:01

There's a very good one here for just over a tenner. It's a full face mask, with eye protection.

Oh and they also have replacement filters.

Edited By Daithi O Buitigh on 03/12/2018 18:21:53

Thread: Ebay sellers...
25/11/2018 23:36:19

Judging by the state of the spinner and prop, he was probably using it as a rotavator

Thread: Ionic wind power
22/11/2018 09:56:43
Posted by Don Fry on 22/11/2018 09:43:17:

Yea, saw it this morning. Wonderful, wacky, might evanhave some legs.

BTW, I hope you were on your hind legs shouting last weekend.

Actually at the final whistle I was biting my nails - the ABs were very close to equalising

22/11/2018 09:35:54

Interesting development here.

Anybody know where to get a 20,000 volt LiPo?

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