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by Ray P
Sun May 31, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Dual EDS 1000 and airprodigy linear arm build
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: Dual EDS 1000 and airprodigy linear arm build

Airfix have got a new model of the Vulcan due out this year - new tooling, not a re-issue;

https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/avro-vulcan-b-2.html
by Ray P
Sat May 30, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Dual EDS 1000 and airprodigy linear arm build
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: Dual EDS 1000 and airprodigy linear arm build

Nice Ant. As we've picked up on the RC model elevator/tailplane structure in Colin's Quasar build thread, can I ask if that's Hood, Bismarck and maybe Warspite next to the new plinth? They look like 1:700 scale? Trumpeter make a fantastic 1:200 scale kit of HMS Hood - wouldn't mind it as a project b...
by Ray P
Sat May 30, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11543
Views: 1007026

Re: Nothing In Particular

I was reflecting on the topic of space flight/exploration with a friend earlier - It's amazing just how far mankind has come in my lifetime - Sputnik was launched just 10days after I was born and it's entirely possible I'll still be around to see a manned Mars mission! If you wind the clock backward...
by Ray P
Sat May 30, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11543
Views: 1007026

Re: Nothing In Particular

Nick wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 10:14 pm
BTW, there was nothing conventional about that capsule.
I do appeciate that really :lol:
by Ray P
Sat May 30, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Owston that never was..
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: The Owston that never was..

I guess I would have brought my 300B SE-OTLs along again but this time accompanied by my 'no-DAC' DSD decoder as the source. Hopefully that nice Mr. Shiels would have let me use his speakers again because otherwise I would just have played Simon & Garfunkel's 'Sound of Silence' three times. I have n...
by Ray P
Sat May 30, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Owston that never was..
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: The Owston that never was..

Dave the bass wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 7:51 pm
Or summat.
Been out in the sun too long today Dave?
by Ray P
Sat May 30, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11543
Views: 1007026

Re: Nothing In Particular

Do we need that sarcastic option you were going to introduce Nick?

I have to say I was a bit disappointed to see a fairly conventional capsule a top the rocket - I thought they were going to have someone actually driving the Tesla car this time.
by Ray P
Sat May 30, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11543
Views: 1007026

Re: Nothing In Particular

by Ray P
Sat May 30, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: PERSPEX QUASAR ver 2.0 prototype build
Replies: 54
Views: 804

Re: PERSPEX QUASAR ver 2.0 prototype build

The Quasar development is great - I've been waiting to see what Nick was going to do with the Lii drive units - mine are still sitting in their boxes.

Looking good Colin.

Interesting about the plane too.
by Ray P
Sat May 30, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Vintage Silicon
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Re: Vintage Silicon

I think you'll find it's a worthwhile project Ant. I've no idea how it'll measure up to Ed's B1 buffer so will be interested to see what you think. Did you manage to sort out a +/-15V power supply? On the basis of what I've heard so far I'm going to proceed with another build using a series switched...
by Ray P
Sat May 30, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 2527
Views: 268845

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Gutted. This year's Ride London event has been cancelled. :cry:
by Ray P
Sat May 30, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Owston that never was..
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: The Owston that never was..

Hi Steve. Thanks for already planning Owston 2021...

Is there any mileage in squeezing something in sooner too? Maybe something to look forward to just after Christmas? Just a thought - no problem if it's too much to take on. Or perhaps Jack will push ahead with the 'darn sarf' event he alluded to?
by Ray P
Sat May 30, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Vintage Silicon
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Re: Vintage Silicon

How's your version going Ant? Don't be tempted to run the BUF-03s without the heatsinks, even with them installed I'm measuring a temperature of about 60C. The heatsinks can be buggers to get on, especially if you don't want to bend the pins. I found the best way to; Place the heatsink on a firm sur...
by Ray P
Sat May 30, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Vintage Silicon
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Re: Vintage Silicon

Did I almost do a breadboard build or does using a couple of PCBs disqualify this project? Anyway, this is my quick and cheap initial build of the Aunt Corey buffer for a passive attenuator, using 30yr old BUF-03 op amps, and it's playing music. I hooked up the power supply to the buffer and after a...
by Ray P
Sat May 30, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 2527
Views: 268845

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Go for it Shane - I thought you had taken up cyclng during the lockdown. It makes a difference - by blood pressure averages around 120/70 and my at rest pulse is around 50bpm, which are pretty good for my age (62) - there are no guarantees in life but I should be reducing my risk of a heart attack o...