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  1. Awesome. Glad to hear from you! Cheers Matty
  2. Good point. I suspect EW will have to be an increasing component of conventional ground forces. It could easily spoof wireless connections between paired devices. The prevalence of cheap drones that could mess up anyone not racing around a battlefield is almost going to mandate it. Factor in the development of robust lethal autonomous weapon systems and the role of the infanteer might change completely when modern conventional armies fight. I suspect the dirt bike/ski goggle IVAS types would be much more comfortable than something flipping down from a helmet that you press your
  3. Thanks for the video. Awesome. The C shaped weld profile is called a 'weave'. It's likely to be in any vertical and angled gaps. The straight line weld is called a 'stringer'. It's likely to be on any gap that is horizontal. The technique varies mainly depending on the position the gap is in. If it's a very wide weld, there is sometimes stringers stacked on each other in the horiztonal position, or if vertical, parallel lines of C shaped welds. K2 and I have been discussing this online with other on the Australian Armour Museums Cairns page. German tank welding qual
  4. I'm locking down this thread. Radu has been unambiguously clear that the company only retains his name as reflective of the creative design. He has no other association with the company. Anything that needed to be said has been said. There certainly seem to be some supply and communication issues and hopefully in time they are resolved. LSP isn't the place for those issues to be resolved or frustration over them to be vented. If people plan on ordering from this vendor then I suggest they make contact first and confirm expectations of service or they try elsewhere. It's a sha
  5. Wow. Incredibly good. Congrats and thanks for posting. Matty
  6. Welcome to LSP Fabio. Lovely to have you. Cheers Matty
  7. I'd suggest taking a trip down to a local bolt and nut supplier with your dimensions and they'll point you in the right direction for sure. If they don't have it in stock they have the manufacturers to call to track down a source for you. HTH Matty
  8. I was at the lights yesterday. Taking off the second it goes green usually has me about 20-30m ahead of almost everyone most of the time. But to my astonishment a Hino med duty truck...a proper truck...it just blew me to the weeds. It had labels saying engineering special test vehicle but wow...unladen it took off from the lights like a V8sedan. Matty
  9. They have a great collection. I'd have to check my stash of old photos but I think I have one of that Starship at a Mangalore airshow. In the mid 90's I think. They even had a MiG21 at that airshow. Cheers Matty
  10. I think those measurements do seem odd. It could be a stripped down P47 vs a full loaded for Berlin P51D? No idea. The Jug is a much bigger plane with a massive engine, more guns and bigger prop. It might be that the larger engine displacement is less critical for outright top speed (more an issue with aerodynamics already near performance limits) but far more noticeable with load carrying capability. The P47 could carry a massive load out. Not sure the P51 could carry something similar and hope to then compete with the P47. As the saying goes 'no replacement for displacement'...al
  11. I really enjoy his channel. I'm an engine nerd so all the discussions about boost and intercoolers, octanes etc is really interesting. P47 - Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp - 46 Litres P-51 - Merlin engine - 27 Litres. It's going to take a lots more fuel to power an engine nearly double the displacement. What's interesting is how, despite so much more engine power (nearly double in the P&W) the fighter planes weren't super different in performance. Matty
  12. We've had several price hikes. Postage is now a massive business expense in Australia. Overseas postal even moreso. We found out yesterday that the CEO of AusPost is not only injecting herself into some pretty toxic politics but decided her management needed a bonus. she couldn't recall the amount at first, nor the CFO but it turns out she spent $20,000 on Cartier watches amongst all sorts of other luxury items. Really hard to swallow the price hikes when things like that go on. It makes us feel like we're all being taken for fools. Matty
  13. The Japanese pilots were taught this. They used to fiddle with the mixtures on zero's to extend their range. I recall Saburo Sakai talking about it. Imagine if planes back then could shut down cylinders like modern V8's can nowadays.
  14. We're all good mate. No one ever assumed it. It's just the inherent nature of the topic itself. That's not on you. Happy for the thread to stay open so long as we just omit firearms discussions. I suspect everyone on LSP is hoping you're going to be OK. That's the only important take-away message worth remembering. It's genuinely heartfelt. Cheers mate Matty
  15. This is the elephant in the room Tim. This is what polarises and drives people nuts. It's an extraordinarily divisive issue on which almost everybody has a opinion. LSP is not the place for opions on this topic. It's why this topic was bound to create some heat and why the staff developed a sense of foreboding. I'm not making any judgements about what you and others are entitled to believe. I hope you can accept though that many professionally trained Police in other countries operate, don't ever and would never use firearms in the manner you suggested. If we could just avoi
  16. Hi Tim, An awful situation for you. I can only empathise having faced a similar situation. I think my reaction was similar to yours. It doesn't leave you feeling terribly heroic for having not chosen to be a bystander and becoming involved. It just leaves you feeling awful. In my case my intervention stopped a woman being horribly bashed but when he took off, with her in the car it left me wondering whether I'd made it better or worse for her. I can only reconcile that I acted with good faith to protect her human rights, proportionately, and that the rest is beyond my co
  17. Thanks for the link. it also helps me understand the impact of ducting static pressure on fan choice. I had a look and some PC fans of around 200mm seem to pump around 100cfm. They seem to be a safer choice for avoiding any sparking and ignition issues. Also noted how much extra flow rate one needs to use with flexible ducting as opposed to fixed elbows and pipes. Cheers Matty
  18. Do you reckon a couple of Arlec exhaust fans at 350cmh (206cfm) each would do the job? 6M of 150mm ducting OK for VOC's is about $20 150mm flange adaptor $25 150mm Joiner $20 Galvabond ( galvanised sheet steel) 19 or 20 gauge is about $90 a sheet (1220 x 2440) IIRC A hinged eggcrate grille with filter varies in cost but can come in nice sizes 1195 x 595 LED strip lights from Ebay - easy peasey Sheet of perspex for clear top. Foam dust seals Venting the exhaust is an issue. To outside is ideal. A panel for a window sounds the least inva
  19. I could probably fabricate one out of Galvabond to size Kev. Even use nutserts instead of rivets to keep it all together. The base that the Tigercat is similar to what they inset into door or wall panels for ventilation of cavities. The only thing would be a fan. It'd be easy enough to hook up a $20 ceiling fan to a power cord. Only it'd be as noisy as a ceiling fan. PC fans any good or just as noisy? Cheers Matty
  20. That one looks like a much less complicated project to make than all glass. Make the frame out of that black melamime. You could even hide some LED strip lighting in the top panel. Mirror attached to the back. The glass could be held in by parallel 10mm slots running front to back. Glass door hinges are about $8 each at Shopfitters.com. Then you could make it custom and as big as you want. You could even make it modular an add tiers. All you'd need to do is buy new front glass doors and reposition two hinges. If the glass for the door was the right thickness you could even
  21. Can't speak for USPS but I know here in Aus, our post has been much slower. Basically...people are doing their shopping online. Couriers are finding it hard to keep up. One delivered a package to me on a Sunday!
  22. Great doco. Thanks Phil. Cheers Matty
  23. Ha! We're in Spring and I swear the grass is growing so fast it needs a fresh cut every second day. It's just explosive growth. Blossom on the trees and green. Some nice warm weather at last. Also...what's snow? Cheers Matty
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