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by Piston Broke
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 850
Views: 344028

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: 1026
Views: 391165

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: 850
Views: 344028

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: 850
Views: 344028

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: 12229

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: 12229

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: 850
Views: 344028

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: 850
Views: 344028

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: 979
Views: 446673

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: 979
Views: 446673

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?