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by Piston Broke
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 156
Views: 96377

Re: Return to the Water

Ten bloody years we've been bashing away at them to organise their brand, their website, their online shop. They have no pot of money... We do, because we've been saving for a decade, marketing ourselves all that time, making DVDs and selling clothing. I've lost count of the number of time I have o...
by Piston Broke
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 930
Views: 601242

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

I’m busy trying to teach myself Fusion 360 CAD & how to manipulate plasticard. Cheers Wayne Fusion 360 is a great bit of software especially as it's free for non-commercial users, I taught myself it a while ago, I used it to model up the launch and recovery cradle for Bluebird, I've not used it for...
by Piston Broke
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1043
Views: 642325

Re: What have forum members been up to?

last time I was there he managed to put the kettle on and then forgot the rest
by Piston Broke
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 930
Views: 601242

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: 930
Views: 601242

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: 17
Views: 17781

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: 17
Views: 17781

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: 930
Views: 601242

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: 930
Views: 601242

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 ...