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by FarnboroJohn
Wed 20 Jan 2021, 7:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lynx (not the helicopter)
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: Lynx (not the helicopter)

The Iberian Lynx is split from Eurasian Lynx these days so isn't the appropriate species to release into Britain. I believe there is a project running that does have ambitions to introduce Eurasian Lynx into the wild but I'm not sure what point it has reached. I'm not sure about Brown Bears in moder...
by FarnboroJohn
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 10:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4305
Views: 196454

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Just had an airliner go right over our town a little lower than usual, looked it up on Flight radar and it was the morning BA flight from Gatwick to Glasgow. Considering all the media coverage re staying at home, cycling 7 miles etc, who are the people on the plane? Are all of their journeys essent...
by FarnboroJohn
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 10:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Formula One 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: Formula One 2021

Draken wrote:
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 10:31 am
It's common practice that teams have special liveries for pre-season testing. Nothing extraordinary here. Check some RedBull testing colors, some are really cool ;)
Of course. My numb brain at the moment - thanks!
by FarnboroJohn
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 9:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Formula One 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: Formula One 2021

Draken wrote:
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 9:37 am
This is only provisional/temporary winter livery, most probably full season colors will be different.
What's the point then? Surely showing off the team's thinking on aerodynamics isn't tactically sound, or is the shape all smoke and mirrors too? Is the whole thing a pack of lies/misdirection?
by FarnboroJohn
Sun 17 Jan 2021, 3:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4305
Views: 196454

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

iainpeden wrote:
Sun 17 Jan 2021, 3:23 pm
RJF?
Royal Jordanian Falcons! Come on Iain, what do we all look forward to at RIAT? :rofl:
by FarnboroJohn
Sun 17 Jan 2021, 3:07 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48Hr Photo Comp-The Grumman family
Replies: 31
Views: 988

Re: 48Hr Photo Comp-The Grumman family

Hail the mighty Grumman Ironworks! https://live.staticflickr.com/7204/27622236085_26d56f9dd6_b.jpg 20160605 (116)_JV579_Grumman_Wildcat by John Dixon , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/8593/28508717231_a1c0060d8c_b.jpg 20160710 (147)_Ironworks_Avenger_and_Wildcat by John Dixon , on Flickr htt...
by FarnboroJohn
Sat 16 Jan 2021, 9:52 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp - Red
Replies: 37
Views: 1085

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp - Red

Spiny - Thank you for the placing and comment. I often scuttle down to the West end of Farnborough after work, in autumn frequently because I haven't time to get anywhere else! A decent sunset makes it worth hanging about for an aeroplane to put in front of it.
by FarnboroJohn
Fri 15 Jan 2021, 3:32 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Lockdown 3 Back door hide * update *
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: Lockdown 3 Back door hide

Nice Grey Wagtail pix! Thanks for something else to look forward to.
by FarnboroJohn
Fri 15 Jan 2021, 3:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4305
Views: 196454

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

I can't work out why the second dose figures are still going up if a decision has been made to suspend second doses until 12 weeks? I may have the answer to that. I half-caught a news item talking about a new finding that the size of the dose of the vaccine is such that one vial can be made to stre...
by FarnboroJohn
Fri 15 Jan 2021, 3:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4305
Views: 196454

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

They can't go fast enough for me: I'm just coming out of my second dose of coronavirus having had it originally at the start of the pandemic. If I say it wasn't quite as bad the second time around I don't want to be misunderstood: I really, really do not want to have to go through it again so the so...
by FarnboroJohn
Fri 15 Jan 2021, 2:26 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp - Red
Replies: 37
Views: 1085

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp - Red

Air ambulance making a pick up from the school field across the brook from my back garden: https://live.staticflickr.com/5590/14775737311_336e52e88d_b.jpg 2014_07_29 (7) Hampshire Air Ambulance by John Dixon , on Flickr Evening at Eelmoor: https://live.staticflickr.com/7553/15642776789_261fdf2e0c_b....
by FarnboroJohn
Thu 14 Jan 2021, 5:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4305
Views: 196454

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

I knew the Aussies were pretty strict on their quarantine rules but this is a bit harsh. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-55660592 Meanwhile each winter, shorebirds in their millions head South from the whole of East Asia to winter on the beaches, estuaries, rivers, lakes and pools of Aus...
by FarnboroJohn
Thu 14 Jan 2021, 9:32 am
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Advice on connecting a compressor to an airbrush
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Re: Advice on connecting a compressor to an airbrush

The compressor and hose I have was able to connect directly to the Iwata airbrush I use. The Aztech I have needed an adapter to connect the airbrush to the hose. An email to air-craft.net or everythingairbrush might work. I'm sure they can help. Thank you very much Derek - much appreciated. Just th...
by FarnboroJohn
Wed 13 Jan 2021, 7:19 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Advice on connecting a compressor to an airbrush
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Re: Advice on connecting a compressor to an airbrush

Is it one of these you need? https://www.air-craft.net/acatalog/Connector---1-8--BSP-P-to-Badger-SPA41200128_R.html That may well be the ideal thing for hose to brush - I just don't have a hose to fit the male end of the compressor. But the catalog that includes your suggestion seems to do hoses th...
by FarnboroJohn
Wed 13 Jan 2021, 5:49 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Advice on connecting a compressor to an airbrush
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Re: Advice on connecting a compressor to an airbrush

Right, I've got the fengda version (far as I can tell) of the AS-186, the FD-186. Looking forward to using it! What I hadn't anticipated but should have, is that the screw thread on the end is a totally different size from any connection on my Badger airbrush.... what's the solution? The internet wa...
by FarnboroJohn
Tue 12 Jan 2021, 11:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4535
Views: 282748

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

ericbee123 wrote:
Tue 12 Jan 2021, 10:54 am
If they haven’t bothered to read up on the rules and are moaning on their way in that their ham sandwiches are being confiscated - just wait until their return journey with the extra fags and booze they can’t bring home any more.
Presumably duty free is back on the boats though?
by FarnboroJohn
Sun 10 Jan 2021, 12:20 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Re: 48 hour comp: No Sky
Replies: 32
Views: 1126

Re: 48 hour comp: No Sky

Bound to produce some spectacular images, this! I'll just stick with warbirds. https://live.staticflickr.com/8415/8755489012_b67e625200_b.jpg 2013_05_16_Run1_Lancaster (3) by John Dixon , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/5564/15236312545_4643470a89_b.jpg 2014_09_13_Goodwood (21)_Lancasters by...
by FarnboroJohn
Sat 09 Jan 2021, 6:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4305
Views: 196454

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

And actually, what we need is more policing of the guidelines to help those sightly deficient in brain cells understand them. You make an interesting ideological point. The purpose of Covid rules is to attempt to prevent the spread of the virus. This is best achieved by not coming into contact with...
by FarnboroJohn
Sat 09 Jan 2021, 2:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4305
Views: 196454

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

You're meant to stay local, so don't get in your car and drive somewhere for a walk, it's not rocket science. I live on an urban council estate and don’t relish walking aimlessly round the streets for the next three months. There’s some fields and woodland a couple of miles away, so I’ll carry on g...
by FarnboroJohn
Sat 09 Jan 2021, 9:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1241
Views: 111635

Re: Presidential Election 2020

He’s so pathetic. This is proper third world tinpot stuff. There in black and white. He’s really little different to Bin Laden or David Koresh at this point. It’s difficult to digest the fact that he whipped up his followers to stomp the Capitol - people who very much intended to take hostages and ...
by FarnboroJohn
Fri 08 Jan 2021, 5:10 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Interesting Bomber Command story
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: Interesting Bomber Command story

Terrific story, thanks for posting. The treatment the guy received once in the hands of the proper authorities follows much the pattern of others captured: initially poor treatment and being deliberately frightened, before meeting more sympathetic individuals. The bad cop-good cop approach. He was o...
by FarnboroJohn
Fri 08 Jan 2021, 11:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4305
Views: 196454

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

With the new variant being more transmissible, have they changed the social distancing rules? If it's 50% more transmissible, then should it be 3 metres we keep apart? No, (a) because the transmissibility relates to it getting through the cell wall, not its physical properties including relationshi...
by FarnboroJohn
Thu 07 Jan 2021, 9:37 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp - the grass is greener...
Replies: 29
Views: 1000

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp - the grass is greener...

Found more of these than I expected. https://live.staticflickr.com/689/21348098169_bbd09f9346_b.jpg 20150915 (5)_LF363_Hawker_Hurricane_IIc by John Dixon , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/7639/26996389703_9436a46c46_b.jpg 20160605 (18)_XT787_Westland_Wasp_HAS1 by John Dixon , on Flickr https...
by FarnboroJohn
Thu 07 Jan 2021, 4:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4305
Views: 196454

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Your right, there is no time limit. The Government website regarding the current stay at home order in England states: "You should minimise time spent outside your home, but you can leave your home to exercise. This should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local are...
by FarnboroJohn
Thu 07 Jan 2021, 1:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Proud to be British?
Replies: 39
Views: 1476

Re: Proud to be British?

pbeardmore wrote:
Thu 07 Jan 2021, 1:31 pm
Just to formally confirm that neither did I sweep the floor during the iron age, made Frank Whittle a cup of tea or make a sandwich of R J Mitchell
That would be cannibalism! :scream: