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 91 
 on: Yesterday at 09:11:35 AM 
Started by CJK - Last Post by Baldrick
I feel I have become a hell of a lot more cautious in my driving in recent years . Not sure if it is because peoples driving has become even more chaotic these days with tearaway youngsters in powerful cars , bewildered half blind old gits coming in the middle of the road and birds and delivery drivers on their mobiles . But all the time I am driving I am assessing the possibility of problems ahead , if I  am coming to a stop entering a roundabout and I see a car coming indicating left, I will wait till I see his front wheels commit him to the turn before pulling out . As for cyclists  >>:-(

 92 
 on: Yesterday at 09:04:43 AM 
Started by Seaspray - Last Post by Seaspray
Part 10 you'll need part C 17 from the kit the floor pan and the drive shaft, air tank,front wheel hubs and steering arm. All these parts are glued into position except the steering arm if you want the front wheels to turn.I removed the hubs so I could paint the wheel arches and other places. Later replaced them and as per instructions with a hot screwdriver pressed down on parts B 22 and B 23 to create a knurl to hold the steering arm C 24 on.


Part 11 parts B 25 front part chassis B 18 rear diff, rear drivshaft, B 21 exhaust glued into position


Image 2562 this is where I redone the kit using Tamiya Cement rather than superglue, also painted the diesel tank black. clamps used to get a good join. Repainted silver acrylic except the rear platform. Items in background being painted'


Hopefully its right so far As  didn't intend to put this little build up on Mayhem. Do correct me If I am wrong in this build as I haven't built a plastic kit for 60 years.

 93 
 on: Yesterday at 08:24:58 AM 
Started by rhavrane - Last Post by rhavrane
Bonjour,
To my opinion, Jacques CLABAUX is one of the best living reference ins our world of steam.
Not only does he builds himself, and in addition he shares, and even in many languages :-))


You do not believe me ?

Please have a visit to his updated site : http://www.vapeuretmodelesavapeur.com/accueil/index.html
And let me  know if you agree with me ok2

 94 
 on: Yesterday at 08:07:56 AM 
Started by CJK - Last Post by boxer

As a Driving Instructor unfortunately this is something I see on a daily basis.
People using the mobile phone in all sorts of situation, but I have seen other things as well, lorry driver with a can of pop in one hand sandwich in other.
I have seen ladies putting make up on in rear view mirror, plus loads more I could talk about.


Sat nav 4 out of 5 driving tests now use it for approx. 20 minutes on test. Modern Way ? Other one is following signs or directions for a certain place, this is the independent drive section, basically can they think and decide for themselves.


One thing to have in mind, is the phone on show? put it somewhere where you cant reach or see, glove box, bag in back.


If it rings pull over and switch engine off before answering......if its really important and you miss the call I am sure they will ring back or wait till you return call.

 95 
 on: Yesterday at 05:25:42 AM 
Started by Richard Houston - Last Post by Richard Houston
ok, lets begin ...


1. Yes I own a HTRC HT100AC/DC Smart Charger is brand new so all good for lipo charging, I also got a stand alone balance board for it as the one that comes with it is ok but a bit flimsy I thought.


2. Everything is from the UK apart from the Motors, both of them are from Hong Kong and yes I got stung on import duty tax but more money than sense so no big issue motors will be here tuesday ... See below.


3. I'll change this if I need too but as its got a nice sized racing prop on right now i'll try this first and will change if need be.


4. a few I have read but what I'm struggling with meantime is power cables and gauge to buy, I have 3m of the following sizes available to me on hand 14awg, 20awg for internals and 24awg for lighting, but since its gonna be 2x 4S lipo running the motors and ESC's If i need better gauge like 8AWG i'll get that, 14.4v

5. Something not really touched on just how big of a ESC would this setup require





As another poster posted, Moving from Torpedo 800's to the 350Kv is one thing but I noted its going from 6mm shaft to 5mm shaft would I need to order new Couplings to be on the safe side and do they just come in one size fits all ?

 96 
 on: Yesterday at 12:01:57 AM 
Started by kpnuts - Last Post by Peter Fitness
Enjoy your new home, it sounds as if you already are O0 


I have to admit my Aussie ignorance, I had no idea what a Muntjac was so I Googled it, as you do, to find that it's a species of barking deer. There are no deer anywhere near us as they are an introduced species in Australia, but in some areas feral deer can be a problem. However, there are some deer farms where the animals are raised for venison.


Peter.

 97 
 on: July 20, 2019, 10:45:38 PM 
Started by Mikecotton - Last Post by johnv
Hi it's John V all they are it's like T cut they just take the top surface of paint off .if you use to course of cloth you will go through the paint .it's like fine wet and dry .cheers John

 98 
 on: July 20, 2019, 10:44:58 PM 
Started by CJK - Last Post by KitS
My GPS system (my preferred naming) warns me of slow traffic and road works etc., but it's almost invariably pessimistic, and by the time I've got there the hazard has already gone much of the time.

You may say that's the best way to do it, but it triggers a 'Crying Wolf' state of mind after the 10-20th time. A bit like flashing speed limit signs on motorways that want you to drive at 40 mph when there's nothing happening for five miles..............

On the subject of being distracted by phone calls and radios etc. I presume that policemen are immunised against such problems as they're allowed to use their radios when driving............

[Sarcasm Mode Off]

 99 
 on: July 20, 2019, 10:37:35 PM 
Started by CJK - Last Post by Capt Podge
Another thing I can't understand is why using a Sat-nav has become part of the driving test (at least, I think it has) Would that not be yet another distraction?
Personally, I've never used one, relying instead on the good old map books. To be fair though, a map doesn't warn you about upcoming hazards which, I believe, some sat-navs do?


Regards,
Ray.

 100 
 on: July 20, 2019, 10:23:39 PM 
Started by CJK - Last Post by Colin Bishop
I wear hearing aids so depend more on visual input than aural. I can hear an emergency vehicle coming but there is no directional indication so I need to be alert and looking in my mirrors. Being deaf is not considered a bar to driving and indeed, one can drive if you only have vision in one eye!

Of course most hazards will generally be in front of you so if you are visually alert and not distracted then you should be OK.

Young men are the most accident prone. They rely on their quick reactions to keep them out of danger but overlook the fact that they are reacting to something that is already happening and that isn't always enough. Us oldies learn to anticipate potential hazards and not get into the situation where you have to react so we are statistically safer drivers!

Colin

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