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    Hi J, Ugly, glad you explained as I thought the avatar was your good self after a great night out!

    One of the words associated is Jolly Pirate! Unfortunately the word Jolly at the time meant a smile by a very very naughty person. It is one the words that has changed meaning over the years.
    Words do vanish over the years and typical ones are the opposites of negative words also known as 'Orphan negatives'.

    Here is a copy of a few I found.
    โ€ข Is a pleased person gruntled?
    โ€ข Are nice people ruthful?
    โ€ข May an intelligent person be described as a becile?
    โ€ข Would someone who makes himself obvious be going cognito?
    โ€ข If surgery is performed reattached a severed head, is it called a capitation?
    โ€ข If an arm or leg is reattached, is the patient being membered?
    โ€ข Is someone who can easily be overcome considered vincible?
    โ€ข If something is in motion, might it be described as ert?
    โ€ข If something causes harm, is it nocuous?

    If puzzled the 2nd. one is Ruthful / Ruthless.

    Hope this was of interest?
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    Morning Gang!
    Just for Grins.
    Rod thought it might be fun to explain my avatar as I am a huge fan of the late great Robert Newton. I am pretty sure he's no stranger in the UK and he still has a big following this side of the pond. And just for some extra grins I included a fun link below this article I pasted up.

    Why Do Pirates Talk Like That?
    BY GRETCHEN MCCULLOCH
    SEPT 19, 201411:32 AM



    Break out the โ€œArrrrr, me hearties!โ€ because today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day! But where does our idea of pirate speech come from?

    Although popular pirate literature dates from the 1700s, starting with A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pyrates in 1724 and reaching its heyday around the publication of Treasure Island (1883), pirate speech didnโ€™t always sound like it does now. In The Pirates of Penzance (1879), for example, there is nary an โ€œavastโ€ nor โ€œmateyโ€ in earshot. But then, Gilbert and Sullivanโ€™s pirates are atypical for other reasons: The opening song, for example, has them drinking sherry, not the now-traditional rum.

    The linguist Molly Babel points out that our current associations of pirate speech came about largely through film, and that one of the primary influences was the native West Country dialect of Robert Newton, who played the main characters in several early pirate movies: Treasure Island in 1950, Blackbeard the Pirate in 1952, and Long John Silver in 1954. Hereโ€™s a selection of some of Newtonโ€™s finest piratical moments: You can already hear some of the phrases that would become standard pirate fare, such as โ€œflay your shriveled tongueโ€ and โ€œscurvy dog.โ€


    So influential was Newton and his interpretation that a variation of West Country English became standard for subsequent portrayals of pirates on stage and screen. In an interview with the Vancouver Sun, Babel elaborated on the similarities between the two:

    Speakers of the [West Country] regional dialect tend to emphasize their rโ€™s, unlike other British regions, said Babel. They tend to replace the verbs โ€˜isโ€™ and โ€˜areโ€™ with โ€˜be,โ€™ and indeed, use the word โ€˜arrrโ€™ in place of โ€˜yes.โ€™ โ€œIf you go to really rural places youโ€™d probably still find people say, โ€˜Iโ€™m sitting in me chair,โ€™ โ€ Babel said, cautioning that despite the continued usage of these terms, locals probably wouldnโ€™t sound all that much like pirates anymore.

    Other features, like the use of do to express a repeated or habitual action, are found among older speakers of West Country English but are perhaps too subtle for most imitators of pirate speech.

    Itโ€™s not entirely arbitrary that Newton should have used an exaggeration of his own dialect to play Long John Silver. The West Country (the southwest corner of Englandโ€”including Cornwall, Somerset, Devon, Dorset, and Bristol) has a long seafaring tradition, and so many historical pirates would likely have spoken in a similar way. Both Blackbeard and Sir Francis Drake were from that area, although Sir Francis was technically a privateer.

    Interestingly, the West Countryโ€™s influence on popular culture isnโ€™t just pirate speech. Newfoundland English is ultimately related to that of the founding settlers from the West Country, and itโ€™s also the dialect of the incredibly catchy 1976 hit song โ€œCombine Harvester.โ€ But perhaps the most famous inhabitant of the West Country is Hagrid from the Harry Potter series. Canโ€™t you just imagine Hagrid saying, โ€œYer a pirate, Harryโ€?


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    I understand that the plywood type used for laser cutting is โ€œwater bondedโ€ as opposed to the โ€œresin bondedโ€ type that was traditionally used for model boat building.
    Water bonded plywood is usually identified when listed alongside the resin bonded plywood by the sellers for those that wish to laser cut from it.
    I usually buy the standard resin bonded plywood for all my projects as I do not laser cut anything.
    The wood used for the old models that I restore (usually from the 1960โ€™s sort of time period) have generally survived very well (apart from the low quality plywood used in the Stirling kits) so I like to use the standard resin bonded plywood for my restoration and new build models.
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    Roycv, thank you for explaining taper charging in the way that you did. I use the lab supply only because I hav it. I thought of using 2 individual SLA chargers but since most wall-wart chargers nowadays lack an isolation transformer inside I was reluctant to try putting 2 SLA chargers in series in case that wud create a huge conflict at 117V line, & a fire hazard.

    I shud hav used your word taper in my explanation.

    I appreciate the support of you & everyone else here as my expertise in model ships is only now developing at age 75, when there is a bit of cognitive decline.

    Here is my latest ship's cat, Chloe from THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS,$3 from the dollar store. Also a Clyde Puffer purchased at a garage sale...it's a part of the THOMAS series & has a smiling face on the front of the wheelhouse.
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    With laser cut ply in the kits we are now fortunate as they have to use good quality ply to start with.
    Roy
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    The first model boat kits that I made were from those that were available during the 1960โ€™s.
    These early kits (often from the 1950โ€™s!) were usually โ€œsaw cutโ€ and not die cut, so we had no crushing to worry about, but the accuracy of the parts would only be as good as the person operating the bandsaw!
    I like to restore model boats (or make my own replicas) from this time period that includes those from kits by LesRo and Aerokits as well as some from original plans by Vic Smeed .
    My Chris Craft Corvette was originally built from a Stirling kit, and although the shape is excellent, the quality of the original plywood used was by far the worst I have yet to come across.โ˜น๏ธ
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    Hi Rod the off the shelf SLA chargers work by taper charging. The terminal voltage is applied and a current limit set. Then as the battery charges the voltage increases and the difference in voltage between the battery and the charger reduces until they are equal.

    That is it tapers off until charging complete. The charging current reducing all the while, so it is safe to leave the battery on charge.
    Constant current charging is what was used for the Nicad packs.

    But if it works then fine.
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    No, the battery feeds the ESC to make the 3-wire power for the brushless motor. The ESC has 3 wires going to the motor.

    The two 6V SLA batteries are wired in series to give 12V into the ESC.

    I charge the 2 batteries (in series) by attaching a lab powersupply. With no connection i set the supply to 14.7V then short the leads together & set the constant current to 1.35A. Then i take the two separate leads & connect them to the batteries. If the batteries are low you will see the display on the lab power supply will read 1.35A until the battery rises a bit towards 14.7V. The displayed current will drop as the batteries take their charge. Eventually the voltmeter will read 14.7 & the current will read really low, like 0.050A at which point i remove my powersupply charger.

    The 2 batteries in series are nominally 12V but in reality they are 12.6V in use. I hav a low voltage alarm on my LIPO boats to protect them from being drained too low. I'm currently trying to figure out how to use a LVD module to warn me when these SLAs are close to dying.
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    Wow, that is great to have three guys looking over you.
    I only have this forum and thatโ€™s why I asked you the question.
    So, the connection is between your battery and the motor, correct?
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    The fuses came about when a friend (with many,many years experience in both aircraft & boats) assisted me after the motor came loose from its bulkhead mount, separated the tubing/wheelcollar style of coupling, & the friction-fit prop fell off the very end of the driveshaft. FORTUNATELY the prop floated & was retrieved.

    One fuse in the battery series hookup, 2 fuses in the input wires of the ESC. Maybe I shud ask him why & write down his answer

    I'm so new at most of this that I rely on 3 guys looking over my shoulder & i don't debate tech things with them.
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