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Member postings for Alan Jarvis

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Thread: Hands free mobile calls
23/08/2019 13:40:29

My granddaughter is taking her driving test in two weeks. Part of the test requires her to follow a route on a Satnav. OK the route is set by the examiner but they are hardly going to ban them I would suggest.

22/08/2019 12:24:43

Some years ago before mobile phones I ran a business and one day a couple came into the business complaining that one of our drivers (company details on the van) had
bad mouthed them. I asked them the circumstances and said they were parking and our van had gone past and the driver had bad mouthed them. I asked them what he had
said and they said they didn't know has their windows were closed.
I said I would speak to the driver when he returned which I did. He told me the vehicle mentioned had suddenly pulled into a parking space but he thought nothing of it.
I asked him why he had said something about it and he said he hadn't he had been singing along to the music on the radio.
Now a days could he have been on a hands free mobile phone or singing along to the radio?


Edited By Alan Jarvis on 22/08/2019 12:30:33

Thread: Electric Cars.
11/07/2019 16:21:42

I am a PPL and am fully aware of various experiments within the aircraft industry and that is what they currently are, experiments.

Yes the Wright Bros plane was an experiment and look where that has taken us.

11/07/2019 11:06:32

Keith it is already happening

Airbus electric aircraft

Hybrid cruise ship

Thread: Car indicators
05/07/2019 09:33:59

There is an Italian joke.

In Milan it is compulsory to obey traffic lights.

In Rome they are optional.

In Naples they are fairy lights.

Thread: Now that Solartex has gone...
03/06/2019 09:48:09

I use the covering from Hobbyking and find it very good. Rub it down with fine sandpaper and paint and have had no problems. I used silver on a Vulcan and painted it in camouflage colours.

Thread: Build your own telemetry sensors.
30/04/2019 12:08:04

and mine also, thanks

Thread: C of G Help
19/04/2019 21:08:24

Thanks Steve

19/04/2019 19:43:11

I have found it 100-105mm

19/04/2019 16:59:49

Can anyone give me the C of G for the Precision Aerobatics Addiction X.

Can't find it on the internet.


Thread: Build your own telemetry sensors.
19/04/2019 10:39:22


I am ordering parts prior to the boards coming. Can you give me the pin spacing for C1, C2.

15/04/2019 08:06:07

I have received pcb's in the padded jiffy bags ok.

Put me down for 4

Thread: Electric Cars.
26/03/2019 08:30:41

I have really wanted to buy an EV but at the moment there is not one that will give me a guaranteed range without charge of at least 250 miles in all weathers. That's the return trip to the airport for me and after a long flight home I don't want to stop off for charging. I have bought a Lexus Hybrid which does seem to have some reasonable figures for using the battery. Hopefully in three years time EV's will have progressed.

Thread: Any BT or similar engineers out there
07/01/2019 13:39:02

PlusNet are owned by BT and usually have good access to Openreach which is also owned by BT. I have always found PlusNet to be very good. Normally the wiring would remain in place and just require work in the exchange however now with fibre coming to the local box it probably needs some work in there.

Thread: New Tv. It's Good But...........
04/01/2019 13:57:16

We don't have a mobile phone signal in our house and very weak outside. We have a Sure Signal box from Vodaphone which plugs into the router and acts like a mini base station. We now have a strong signal inside and outside the house. Really works well. I understand other phone companies do a similar device.

Thread: A-10 Thunderbolt from the Mike Pastro Plan
22/11/2018 10:18:50

I see you are going to build the SHM Vulcan. Here is a picture of mine good luck with it.


Thread: Electric Cars.
02/11/2018 13:28:13

Dyson has stated that it will not be a mass markets car but will compete with top end BMW and Merc's so expect £50 - 80,000. Like all his products very expensive although well made.

01/11/2018 14:54:57


Easy solution - Oyster card as used in London. Or like in Rome swipe your card when you get on and swipe it when you get off.

No cash transactions.

90% of passengers round our way are pensioners who just swipe their bus pass.

Edited By Alan Jarvis on 01/11/2018 14:56:09

Edited By Alan Jarvis on 01/11/2018 15:01:24

01/11/2018 11:05:44

Nissan Leaf 5 star rating.

Not so difficult even with a big battery.

01/11/2018 10:57:19

Erfolg. To answer your point on crash testing.

Tesla Model 3 crushes NHTSA's crash testing with a 5-star rating - CNet

20 Sep 2018 - The Model 3 received top scores in every category tested by NHTSA, including standard safety equipment.

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