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Thread: Definitely Tea Room!
06/05/2020 11:56:14

Thank you Rob and Anthony.

Rob, your link was exactly what I was looking for. I'll give it a whirl and report back .

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Bill

05/05/2020 17:35:15

Thank you Steve and Clive.

Clive, it sounds (pun intended) that it's time to get Audacity fired up.

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Bill

05/05/2020 16:14:17

Thank you Rob - I'm using Wave Pad Sound Editor - a 'freebee' which has a reasonable range of 'bells and whistles'. The end product is a compilation, starting with a mic input intro and 'ripped' music tracks interspersed with spoken exercise instructions. The separate elements are then combined into one mp3 file which is burned onto disc. I have Audacity available as an alternative editor and hope to shortly receive a Tascam dp004 to 'play' with. The track idents/numbering would be 'nice to have' function on the finished discs.

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Bill

05/05/2020 12:08:51

Until recently, SWMBO has run a weekly 'exercise to music' (MEDAU) class in the village hall. During the lockdown she has offered postage cost only CDs to her 'flock' to allow continuation at home. I was selected from a long list of volunteers (not) to 'engineer' the product! Pretty straightforward to compile the speech and music mix and easy to adjust the timing intervals between them. What I don't understand is how to incorporate track identification numbering (as given in commercial CDs) so as to allow the listener to quickly select specific tracks/points of interest. Can anyone assist, please?

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Bill

Thread: A Big Thank You to all Forum Members
04/05/2020 21:17:48

Well said (posted), Neil - particularly the tribute to Jason. You forgot to mention that, quite obviously, Jason is a nom-de-plume for three people. It's just not possible for any one person to get through the various activities he presents winkThis really is a nice, enjoyable forum to browse in!

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Bill

Thread: Early Vega
01/05/2020 13:32:34

Thanks Alan - I 'm sure that I have something suitable, so maybe, maybe ... after 30 years!!indecision

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Bill

01/05/2020 09:46:23

I have a similar stage 'remnant' from 30 -ish years ago! I didn't make allowance in the 'block' size for the engine bearers and ended up 'betwixt and between'. You appear to have separate bearers - are they attached and, if so, what was the method. please? Iust might be enthused to try again!!

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Bill

Thread: Eunicell SR44 ... These are very cheap, but are they any good ?
29/04/2020 09:54:06

Spent some years working part-time in a clock and watch shop. We made a sizeable income repairing or replacing watches which had been fitted with 'bargain' 357/LR44s etc. They invariably started to 'salt' long before losing power and the resultant corrosion did the damage. Unfortunately, the average 'punter' cannot verify quality of sources so the fake batches are readily available. The 2032s/2025s etc appear to be less prone to faking or poor quality.

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Bill

Thread: Oil at $10 a barrel... or less
22/04/2020 14:10:59

Why does this cause surprise? Those who favour personal wealth above any other aim in life, operate happily in the 'dog-eat-dog' regime of capitalism. This mode has served them well for so long that they have forgotten that 'what goes up must come down' dictum. They now rush to the hated, tax-generated, National coffers to demand, plead, insist on State aid. I would suggest that 'it's a funny old world' were it not for nausea the present 'trough invasion' induces. I note, from today's 'You and yours' programme, that the potential advantages of the pandemic might be garnered by an entrepreneurial homeopathic procedure to protect against the virus ... an injection offered at the bargain price of £198.00. ... never miss an opportunity!

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Bill

Thread: Aircraft Guidance Lights, Or?
17/04/2020 10:59:04

For helo night flying into unlit LGs we used portable 'glide slope guidance' systems to indicate above, on and below g/s. but those changed with the relative position of the helo - not what you are seeing. There may well be new gear for similar purposes but the confoguration sounds odd. If you want the best and most reliable explanation (assuming it's not classified!) post your query on the Rotorhead or Military Aviation sub-forums on Pprune.org.

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Bill

Thread: Morning tea
15/04/2020 12:34:58

Not too sure about posting this, but if inappropriate, please delete.

Morning tea in lockdown Norfolk!! ...img_0088a.jpg

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Bill

Thread: Drilling carbon fibre
14/04/2020 11:26:12

Possibly irrelevant, but I have an enormous roll of CF 'tape' should anyone have need

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Bill

Thread: Will cash become obsolete ?
14/04/2020 09:49:00

Being 'ink monitor', responsible for refilling the inkwells on school desks; steel pen nibs leaving blots on exercise books and blotting paper ('blitch' an essential!; ringworm a common ailment; Tilley lamps the main illumination; removeable ovens in kitchen ranges being taken out to clean the soot onto the veg patch; outside privies; water from wells; long wire aerials down the garden and batteries and accumulators to go with the battery powered 'wireless' tuned to Athlone or Hilversum (wherever that was!) and finally, to get back to the OP's subject, bills totalled up to the last farthing. Different? - certainly, Better? - some yes, some no, more basic humanity? - most definitely!

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Bill

PS BEEF dripping (with burned 'bits' spread on toast made on a toasting fork in front of a range coal fire ... dribble, dribble!

Thread: Concorde model maden flight
13/04/2020 10:48:52

The Concorde gets full marks for the build quality but Trubshaw and Turcat might have a word or three about the take-off rotation!! The 'Sparrows' formation flying was very impressive.

Brought back memories of the first public demonstration of a model gas turbine powered aircraft at an R/C model meeting we organised at RAF Abingdon. The builder was Gerry Jackman and he had previously demonstrated a sound recording of the original exploding at 120,000 rpm! The demoflight was watched with much interest! Such progress!

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Bill

Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
13/04/2020 10:20:37

A little more plus comments ... **LINK**

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Bill

Thread: Lockdown challenge?
10/04/2020 17:29:50

I just knew there would be a wealth of possibilities!!wink

Circlip - I suspect that given its function there will be a lot of Titanium or something equally exotic, particularly the 'Jesus' nut!! Done a few hours on the beast and not my favourite - our Gallic allies have made better but all their rotors go round the wrong way!sad

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Bill

10/04/2020 11:35:50

Restoration and repair seem, understandably, to be popular on the forum as is an interest in aviation. Having seen some of the remarkably ambitious and accomplished projects over the years, anyone fancy reviving this aeronautical relic? surprise

**LINK**

The pitch change rods look a bit like ours in the Whirlwind when we 'collected' a kite!

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Bill

Thread: Two comforts
08/04/2020 21:24:30

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A 'Pink Super Moon' and a lighted workshop!! (tonight from our bedroom)

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Bill

Thread: Coronavirus
07/04/2020 13:42:27

... and still people don't learn1 The benefits of the internet are undoubtedly ease and speed of communication. Unfortunately, it also allows the unthinking and uninformed to repeat rumours, unfounded statements and unsubstantiated rubbish. If you have and can personally prove some information which will be of immediate and universal benefit pass it to the authorities concerned. If those conditions don't apply, .... shut up and leave the keyboard alone!!!

The damage done by 'passing on' 'useful information' is immense and totally unhelpfulangry

irritated beyond belief

Bill

Thread: Will cash become obsolete ?
07/04/2020 09:06:44

pgk - I suspect that there are many more websites where such characterisation assessments would be appropriate , and welcomed. Apart from one or two notable exceptions, we seem to manage well without politics!

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Bill

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