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Colin Leighfield20/07/2019 14:00:36
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Hi Percy and Steve, yes, apparently the other one is even earlier. If you are back up that way and get a chance to visit it’s well worth it. Massive Edwardian engineering, the tunnels are a work of art. The nearest thing I have seen to it was in Norway about ten years ago when I visited a hydro-electric power station that had just closed and been replaced after more than 100 years of continuous production. Fantastic and all of the turbines were marked “Parsons”, the whole thing was made in GB all of these years ago, when I imagine that Parsons were world leaders.

Percy Verance20/07/2019 14:24:25
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Colin

There is a renowned water turbine manufacturer in the nearest town to my village. They hold a Royal Warrant and have been in business since the mid to late 1800's. I think they have teams of guys working worldwide......

It's perhaps no surprise that our slow witted/inept Local Authority haven't yet put two and two together to use the river flowing through the town to generate some energy. 

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Colin Leighfield20/07/2019 17:50:58
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Wonderful engineering Percy. It sounds as if you need to get down to the Council House and kick some of the proverbial!

Percy Verance20/07/2019 18:08:09
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It'd be a total waste of time Colin. I'd simply end up with posterior kicker's cramp........

Colin Leighfield20/07/2019 18:41:39
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One may dream Percy, one may dream!

Paul Marsh20/07/2019 18:58:41
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Now's the time for petrol - only thing holding them back is the noise, though this engine, running today is surprisingly hush hush, two mufflers and doesn't make that bark.

Hobbyking XYZ 53cc flat twin.

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Percy Verance20/07/2019 19:48:31
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Noise may not be the only thing holding them back Paul. Some folk - myself included - just cannot abide the stink of petrol, particularly within the confines of a car. I tried it but it was a no go for me........

Plus there's no way that could be flown at our site. There would be complaints within minutes. Ok if you can get away with it though.....

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Alve Hansson23/07/2019 06:24:13
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Alve Hansson23/07/2019 06:25:00
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Without the stink of petrol: https://aspenfuel.co.uk/

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Jon - Laser Engines23/07/2019 08:19:00
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I use aspen in all of my petrol development engines. I cant stand the smell of real petrol over a long period, it just makes me feel sick

Ron Gray23/07/2019 08:56:15
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Whilst I quite like the smell of petrol, I decided to try Aspen on my Laser gassers and have to report that it appears to be much cleaner than petrol but it is a lot more expensive. Having said that, the GA uses so little fuel that the cost per flight isn't really an issue.

I apologise for the slightly off topic reply!

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