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    Re-purposing an old Hull.
    Doug I think Dodgy meant for Colin to look at the site so as to give a bit of guidance when needed - not for the kids to gawk at.............. Besides most of us now use the net to research things we want to know about, inspiration and the practical way of doing it......... Its one of the things we do on this site - an exchange of ideas.......... The kids would use the net for projects for history, geography etc so why should they change their methods when building boats....... Interesting that my own son who is in IT - who has been very much locked to screens for many years - now he has his own son is very much into practical things - and uses
    computers
    purely for work & communication.
    8 months ago by redpmg
    Response
    Re: Electrics
    WOW Ian, That is some circuitry, excellent job. You will be making
    computers
    next LOL!! In fact i think that is a computer disguised as a ship LOL! Martin555.
    8 months ago by Martin555
    Forum
    Cruise ships
    It was about twelve years ago that I did the Norwegian Coastal Voyage with Hurtigruten on their MS Polarlys. At the time I was spending a lot of time with my sister in France and all my photos went onto one of her
    computers
    . However, if you google Hurtigruten ships, they all come up in far greater detail than I could have ever given. Decide for yourself, but I like the MS Lofoten and the MS Nordstjernen. During the eleven day voyage, we passed one of the other ships going in the opposite direction every day so saw quite a few. I can't remember where it was, but at one place we stopped, there was a Hurtigruten museum with the original ship, preserved out of the water and a wonderful museum full of models pf their ships. The whole thing was an unforgettable experience which, if my health allowed it, I would love to repeat. Cheers, Nerys.
    8 months ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Fast attack craft
    Re-Yes I agree that you require a certain amount of knowledge I understand what you are saying Martin but young people these days have grown up with electronics and I don't think they will be scared off to easily. If my son (for example) wants to know anything, it's straight out with the smart phone and looking up everything to do with the subject (wouldn't bother to ask one of us fossils, except as a last resort๐Ÿ˜). I've been using
    computers
    for around 33 yrs, and he's 26 and knows way more than I do. Like most people now, he has a computer (smart phone) in his pocket every day. All we had was a phone glued to a wall and later (if we were lucky) a brick. JB
    10 months ago by jbkiwi
    Response
    Re: 40'' Seaplane Tender, new build Z7
    "Buildings 100+yrs old are still standing but many designed using
    computers
    fall down!?" Not to mention Stonehenge, the Pyramids (well - some 0f 'em๐Ÿค”) or the Pantheon JB๐Ÿ˜‰ Mathematically perfect, without even a slide rule! Been inside a coupla times, magnificent. And Roman concrete, as in the dome, is better and harder wearing than ours! "unless someone had programmed that particular solution in to give it a choice." ... and even then the idea had to spring from the mind of the human programmer. Hope I'm not around when
    computers
    start programming
    computers
    !๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    10 months ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Re: 40'' Seaplane Tender, new build Z7
    Re - I discovered that some years ago while cleaning and restoring a 12" mode. It's amazing what the brain can come up with in certain situations. Imagine trying to program a computer to suddenly think of a solution like that, out of nowhere and in a nano second. People think
    computers
    are fast, -calculations definitely,- but to come up with a simple solution (like use your handkerchief for sail material or covers) never! unless someone had programmed that particular solution in to give it a choice. They'll never take over, we're far to quick for them. ๐Ÿ˜Š They have their uses (I'd have to take a sailing ship to the Northern territories to talk to you guys) but we managed before! Buildings 100+yrs old are still standing but many designed using
    computers
    fall down!? JB
    10 months ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    EeZeBilts From Keil Kraft
    Well I have spent most of the afternoon trying to get my head around this CAD program. Slowly losing my temper So I decided to put the laptop away before I threw it out of the window. Me and
    computers
    are definitely not the best of friends. A lot easier with this iPad. Martin555.
    12 months ago by Martin555
    Forum
    EeZeBilts From Keil Kraft
    Problem is that we are all living in our past and the young ones today have too much other electronic stuff to play with. People can't go anywhere without a phone in their hands and using their spare time telling everybody what they had for lunch that day. I tried to get my son interested in planes but he was more interested in
    computers
    , (built his own big gaming computer with water cooled everything, fans and lights everywhere for around $4000 ) and he and his friends play games against people on the net from all round the world. As WQ said they can buy anything off the net, so why spend all that time staying inside, building a model when you can buy a nice ready made one which you know will work. A good example of how they look at models was, - I was flying one of my planes one day when some young guys turned up with a new Kyosho Calmato. They had no idea how to fly it so I tried to give them a few ideas (like taxi round for a start for a few hrs to get the hang of it on the ground) but no- straight off, full up elevator and into the ground. They all went running over with their phones, laughing and taking pictures. Made no difference the plane cost around $500 ( they all turned up in flasher cars than mine) and they just picked it up and threw it in the car, (could have been repaired quite easily but they were going to bin it.) We had to make do, but young people just have so much choice and disposable income, they don't know what to buy next. You only have to look at how they treat a nice car these days, most just thrash them to death and buy another one. Everything is disposable today.
    12 months ago by jbkiwi
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    3D Printing.
    I must admit I have been looking on utube quite a bit and have seen a lot of tutorials. I have also seen the results that some friends have done, and I am extremely tempted but me and
    computers
    are not the best of friends. I could spend hours and hours making a small thing for my models then I have tried to draw something simple on a CAD program and made a right pigs ear of it. I know that practice is the key but patience with a computer is a different thing. Martin.
    1 year ago by Martin555
    Response
    Re: Aero-Naut Classic
    Great post fantastic project - most of use Li-Po batteries without any issues allbeit in portable or laptop
    computers
    , some cell phones, portable chargers and elsewhere. Heck, a standard alkaline 1.5 or 9 volt battery can cause issues if not properly used or placed under stress. But - Iโ€™ve made mistakes myself and come close to bad issues using power sources improperly or without heeding instructions such as using them full out without allowing them to cool. itโ€™s all about using caution and precautions, understandably accidents do happen though
    3 years ago by Brucef102
    Forum
    Invalid Files
    Hi Doug - not all of us possess dumb phones - still use a desktop PC - not a laptop either. I see it was not I that was wrong ! Stephen - know that
    computers
    don't do what you want them to do- only what they want to do. Worked as a systems analyst for a few years - could not wait to get back to being a boring accountant ! No need for apologies - think its a thankless job when you only get moans when you get it wrong - never praise when you get it right
    1 year ago by redpmg
    Forum
    Abergavenny steam and vintage show.
    Hi Colin . would be quite reluctant to admit how many half finished boats I possess - shall we say quite a few, at present there are about 15 completed that are still with me . Gave my grandson a large Ripmax speed boat - loves it but restricted to their swimming pool which is a bit small. (lots of home pools in SA). Making up a kit from a Graham Goodchild design to build with him when he visits in August. - easy and a more appropriate size. Tried to get my son interested but he was among the first of the IT generation - so
    computers
    got him to the extent its now his life's work. Did not help when aged about seven he fell into the harbour at our clubs dam whilst running my Rhodesian Patrol Boat - very proud of not getting the transmitter wet - but embarrassed and seemingly lost interest after that. Now he is a lot older and moving with work to Seattle it might be easier to get him interested as its got a lot of sailing places around............. Saddest loss was a boat given by an old friend of the family - an aluminum hulled motor yacht driven by a Taycol "Star" via the then usual 4 1/2 volt cycle lamp battery. Saw the same hull on Ebay also with a Star fitted some years ago but was unable to come up with the 50 odd quid they wanted. Think it possibly could have been a Basset Lowke yacht hull available in those long ago days , to fit out with your own deck & superstructure as our old friend did.
    1 year ago by redpmg
    Forum
    Model Boat crew....
    I think I understood that - it looks as if using
    computers
    is getting very close to being a general option for people instead of being an approach that only specialists would consider. I have successfully made up a CNC cutter and am starting to use it to cut model boat parts. I had no prior skill in that field and it cost me about the same as a Billing Boats Absalon kit. If people will put their work up on the web for free download then we can create a very useful resource for the modelling community. All someone who wanted a 1:8 scale winch would need to do would be to download the file and take it to the local library or MakerSpace for a cheap replica. I think that this is the way things are going, although the model parts companies are going to be very unhappy about it...
    1 year ago by DodgyGeezer


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