Bluebird & Other Scale Models

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by sbt » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:58 pm

Small Arms are fun measurement-wise. I think the best one is the FN FAL, of which there are two groups, Metric and Imperial (of which the British Armies SLR was one). Both groups fire the same ammunition, 7.62 NATO, a modification of the .300 Savage cartridge, also known as the .308 Winchester. The M16 and SA80 both fire a .22 inch round, the 5.56 NATO. Then there was the .280 British, originally termed a 0.270 in round, accepted into UK service as the 7mm Mk1Z which was actually, and always was, 0.284 in / 7.2 mm in diameter. A very few Metric FN FALs were built to shoot .280 British...

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Piston Broke » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:33 am

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
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by conistoncollie » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:30 pm

Out of interest, anyone know what threads are used on the latest US F35 jets?
For years they had their own imperial standards, and strange US Gallons.
Presume there is now some uniformity.

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Post by Jordangbr » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:48 pm

When I was an apprentice working on the V boats in the shipyard the bow section equipment and fastenings were metric, the missile section was imperial due to the Trident system being American then the aft end and propulsion systems were back to metric.
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Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:11 pm

. 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
The universe works to base 12 in case you'd not noticed and dumbing it down to ten will never work until we have ten months in a year and ten hours in a day. Until then our kids will have to be able to count to twelve.
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Richie » Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:39 pm

what's really scary about his comment Bill, is that he is running your day to day stuff :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:07 pm

what's really scary about his comment Bill, is that he is running your day to day stuff :lol: :lol: :lol:
Staggering, isn't it...
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Post by Jordangbr » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:17 pm

So of he sells more than ten roof bars in a day it'll topple his gyros?
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Piston Broke » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:22 pm

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
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Black Knight » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:16 pm

A few that are finally finished :roll:
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