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Re: Technical Talk

Post by huszarail » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:36 pm

f1steveuk wrote:A groat is currency, surely? Now a firkin, there's a measurement!!!


We have a measurement based on the distance between a certain kings shoulder and the finger tip of his outstretched arm (the yard and Henry VIII) and a railway gauge based based on the width of a horses arse (the distance of early tracks being just wide enough to get a horse to be able to walk between the tracks and tow a wagon), so I am all for the smoot, the "tad" and the "gnats tadger"........................(57 year old teenager)
In the Aerospace Industry; Tad(ge) micro-tadge and nano-tadge are recognised metrics.

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Re: Technical Talk

Post by rob565uk » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:41 pm

Engineering also defines special factors, such as the IFF or Infinitesimal Fudge Factor. This is not a constant, but a variable quantity which, when added to an otherwise incorrect measurement or quantity, provides the necessary correction.


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Re: Technical Talk

Post by Renegadenemo » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:06 pm

There's a phenomenon in aerospace called 'magic muck' where a valve or control module or whatever behaves as though contaminated inside but when it's opened up nothing can be found and when reassembled it all works again.
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Re: Technical Talk

Post by rob565uk » Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:10 pm

Mike Bull wrote:We've made page 5 of The Times today :D
Great stuff, especially if it increases our supporter base and level of donations


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Re: Technical Talk

Post by Renegadenemo » Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:49 pm

And I'm on Radio 5 Live in the morning at about 07:20. Should be a unique experience - I had no idea there was such a time on a Sunday! Back to bed after that, I reckon.
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Re: Technical Talk

Post by Piston Broke » Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:00 pm

Renegadenemo wrote:And I'm on Radio 5 Live in the morning at about 07:20. Should be a unique experience - I had no idea there was such a time on a Sunday! Back to bed after that, I reckon.
Yes the unique experience is you being up at 7.20 on a Sunday
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Re: Technical Talk

Post by Piston Broke » Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:12 pm

Mike Bull wrote:
...but not as unique as you coming in on a Saturday... :lol: :lol:
I did years of Saturdays before I became a Dad. We might be about even now
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Re: Technical Talk

Post by Richie » Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:10 pm

Doubtful..

But I admire your confidence, please continue.
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Re: Technical Talk

Post by Richie » Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:03 pm

You have got my grey matter going now.......

boat came up 2001 ? Think Mike became full time project involved early 2009... call it January for sake of ease....I arrived November that year.

had you attended every Saturday 2001 - 2009 and put in 8.5 hours (like we do now....minimum)...roughly speaking (and i mean rough)

think we are around the 3978 hour mark.... give or take.

we know Mike attended before 09 but will write that off for ease. he has done about 3094 hours.....

but that's just Saturdays, if you then factor the other two days he spends at shop you need to add a further 3640 hours onto his count.....then you need to factor the countless hours he has spent researching at home.......its building...

its all neither here nor there as both of you guys have most likely done less than Bill and John who were there constantly from the gun going off.


now perhaps folk need to take heed how much hours have been quoted.... that's for just two people involved..... granted those figures are very fast maths and hold little accuracy..

if you were to put a minimum wage to those figures, i would shudder to think the cost !

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Re: Technical Talk

Post by wbjohn » Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:11 pm

Ouch....

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