Here is a list of all the postings Mogs has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Building the Nijhuis Lysander|
Wow! Nice to see this one back, I finished mine, and painted up as a target tug, I reduced the weight of the fin by drilling holes throught it with holesaw. I immediatley replaced the weight by making the tailwheel steerable. Sadly, its still not left the ground.
|Thread: Dash Cams|
I cant help thinking this is the thin edge of the wedge.
Cyclists personal cameras (Police and Traffic wardens too)
Spectacles with Heads Up Displays
Hands free mobile phones
WE ARE BORG - YOU WILL BE ASSIMULATED - RESISTANCE IS FUTILE.
|Thread: Election....Enough i have had enough!!!!|
I can't imagine politicians in this country ever going for it, the fear of being hacked will overshadow that decision. It doesn't matter how secure a system is, the winning MP's will have won by the tried and tested, good old fashioned method.
I've seen demo's of electronic voting systems that do not involve data transfer over the ether, vote counting would be almost instant. On a pure selfish point I am totally against these ideas - I like being paid.
I work on the election staff in a polling station and have done so on every election/referendum for the last 30 years. One thing that I have noticed is how poorly the public are educated on the voting systems.
Every time I find myself explaining…
This time I had a long discussion with one of the tellers during a quiet time over changing the law making it obligatory for all those eligible to cast a vote. Those that do not vote would face a small fine. This would be used in combination with a “None of the above” box. If “None” where to win then a bi-election would be triggered sometime later, with all of the above excluded.
I found it an interesting view, one that I broadly agree with.
|Thread: New Car Tax Rules Is Causing A Lot of Confusion|
I would guess that the hand held devise only had the options Tax Disc YES/NO and the operator had set the default to NO and NONE from the change over date.
It's a tough job these guys do. Everyday they face verbal abuse, physical violence is an ever present danger.
|Thread: Cheap attempt to trick.|
I also want to keep RM in business, I help by sending junk mail back, I save it up and as soon as I get a freepost return envelope I send them my whole collection, having first ensured that there is nothing in there to identify me.
|Thread: Germanwings crash|
Its a very sad case, it appears that the co-pilot was suffering from some sort of mental illness, and thus in many ways is also a victim.
|Thread: Am I being cynical ?|
Perhaps none of them should be allowed to serve more than (say) three number of terms, that would get rid of the career politician.
|Thread: Am I Being Followed?|
You are very bad BEB, now I'll have to add these to the list if things I count on journeys, I already do "Eddies" and "Downton" trucks.
|Thread: RCM&E March photo caption suggestions?|
"Ready, Biggles - Lamb Chops Away"
|Thread: Been conned recently?|
Keep it and present it again at a different checkout. Make sure you chose the one with the part time youth that doesn't look like they care or want to be there.
|Thread: Screw head - What is it called|
I tend to scavenge old broken electrical items for potential useful parts, such as micro switches, wire connectors etc.
I've found that these tamper proof screws are often used deeply recessed in the plastic casing down a hole too small to allow the magnetic bit carrier to fit. I've a modified screwdriver to deal with the ones described by Plummet.
|Thread: Buddy lead help required|
I have one of these , essentially the same as the one recommended by Ian, it works really well, and gets over the incompatibility of my Futaba / Hitec combo. The only problem I had was my Futaba 6ex "deadman" trainer switch is not channel based. I had to convert one of the other switches (landing gear).
|Thread: Insurance vs Buddybox|
A nice grey are this one, the pupil may not know the speed limits, it is the instructors job to keep the pupil legal. One that perhaps can be tested only before the magistrate.
I presume you're speaking hypothetically, if it were a real case I would not be using that instructor again. I may even go as far as to let it be known as widely as possible that the instructor had allowed the traffic offence to occur in the first place.
|Thread: Keeping LiPos in a rented garage|
It's a lock up garage that you are proposing to use, the landlord will be well aware of the types of apparatus that is likely to be stored there. A car is full of potential flammable products. I would not worry over it, provided that I store the products in accordance with the manufacturers instructions.
Edited By Mogs on 20/02/2015 12:56:53
|Thread: glow panel voltage|
I too have the Ripmax power panel that is used now purely for the pump switch and power source for my driver. Two replacement pumps, before I learned my lesson. Now I've a separate pump cable tied to the handle of my fuel bottle.
I now think that the pump in the panel is a compromise too far, as the leak allowed fuel to spill all over the battery.
|Thread: Help needed to build an on-board glow ignitor?|
Electrics solved !
I found an identical microswitch, mounting these side by side and soldering a tiny piece of brass across the levers I’ve constructed a 2 pole switch. Whilst looking for the switch I came across ready made parts to complete the second circuit - LED, resistor and some button type batteries.
I’m now in search of a suitable tube with a min 26mm internal diameter, to make the drop tank. I think a pump action toothpaste tube may fit the bill, so if the see a fellow with Vernier callipers measuring toothpaste it’ll be me.
|Thread: Priming the Carburettor|
Ah! Thanks Bob, No-one has mentioned this method to me before. Now I know, it's obvious..
I’ve been building the Tony Nijhuis Lysander for about 2 years now.
I’ve just about finished, but one problem that I did not consider till now is access to the carburettor air intake, which is why I’m posting here as the problem must occur for all cowled engines.
I’ve primed my engines before starting, either by plugging up the air intake & cranking the engine or dripping a few drops of fuel direct into the air intake (my preferred method).
The engine I’m using is a SC52 FS, as recommended by Tony. This engine has the air intake on the opposite side to the cylinder head. As the engine is fitted “inverted” the air intake is pointing up, just under the RX battery (which I boxed in). I cannot get a finger over it and when the cowl is in place neither can I get my primer spout in place.
I could drill yet another hole in the cowl, but it’s already more colander than cowl. My first thought is to fit a brass feeder pipe, one end of which being just over the air intake, the other going to a Slec tidy tank filler hatch. Before I go to the effort of doing so, I was wondering if anyone has solved the problem (if a problem it really is) and how?
|Thread: Help needed to build an on-board glow ignitor?|
I'll have a look through my box of bits and bobs on the weekend.
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