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by Piston Broke
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 768
Views: 116849

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Yes and no one has ever tried to pay in pounds shillings and pence
And yes you have to count to twelve and beyond but the twelve times table?
1x12=12
2x12= 1 day
by Piston Broke
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 768
Views: 116849

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

The only places still operating imperial system
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Why are our kids are forced to learn the times table up to 12 when we have been on a base 10 system since the 70's

Still remember father in law telling me he used to confuse his apprentices by asking them to measure 6 foot 30mm of cable
by Piston Broke
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: ATL Script
Replies: 20
Views: 2393

Re: ATL Script

Sold. Bugger these people who have got the cash to place exceedingly large bids
by Piston Broke
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: ATL Script
Replies: 20
Views: 2393

Re: ATL Script

OK I'll bite 51p
by Piston Broke
Wed May 10, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 768
Views: 116849

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

If it's just a typical motor, you can plug it into one of the channels on the receiver and it will open or close on one of the toggle switches on the transmitter. Bit like retractable under carriage for a model plane. Its a stepper motor with limit switches it needs a driver board and micro control...
by Piston Broke
Tue May 09, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 768
Views: 116849

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Hi Mike, I've a looong way to go before I can start filling & sanding in the detail. To operate the linear rack that will open/close the canopy I've had to buy an Ardunio, programming that will be a learning experience. The only positive is that I'll be able to animate my DMC. Cheers Wayne . Those ...
by Piston Broke
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1296
Views: 178678

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Service them, arm them and be prepared to use them. It's better than losing your life if something goes badly awry. Nigel True but should be one way or the other either serviced with full proof of service and ready to go or disabled. I remember reading a accident report or Bill telling me about an ...
by Piston Broke
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1296
Views: 178678

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

quicksilver-wsr wrote:
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:19 am
Alain, fast jets were designed to be flown to extremes. That's their role in life.

Even when not in combat, pilots have to train for combat situations by flying them on the edge.

Nigel
When are civilian pilots in combat situations?
by Piston Broke
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1296
Views: 178678

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Cessnas and Airbuses shouldn't be flying on the edge. Fast jets do, a lot of the time. They are more prone to accidents, on account of the way they are flown - even in training. Nigel Why ? Just pilot bravado, going back to cars thats like saying a Ford Focus on the motorway isn't on the edge but a...
by Piston Broke
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1296
Views: 178678

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

I've not read the rest of this thread yet - there seem to have been some lengthy posts overnight - but to address this one point of Alain's ... The problem is that fast jets don't just put their crews in life-threatening situations when they are "doing something stupid". There can be technical malf...