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Forum: Jet Blast
20th Feb 2021, 18:35
Replies: 16
Views: 2,485
Posted By tow1709

"Samantha has an appointment with a roofing...

"Samantha has an appointment with a roofing insulation contractor. She is hoping to get felt laid down in her loft."

I was most disappointed after being lucky enough to get audience tickets for...
16th Jan 2021, 16:25
Replies: 11
Views: 2,498
Posted By tow1709

CCL did confirm by phone that the first GPU was...

CCL did confirm by phone that the first GPU was faulty. However, the problem appears to be solved. The new card worked in my son's PC so it had to be PSU or motherboard. We did a partial dismantle...
16th Jan 2021, 06:37
Replies: 11
Views: 2,498
Posted By tow1709

I've tried three different online calculators for...

I've tried three different online calculators for sizing PSU's. One came out with 445 W, the other two between 390 and 400 W, so I am reasonably confident the PSU (650 W) is up to the job.
15th Jan 2021, 18:35
Replies: 11
Views: 2,498
Posted By tow1709

Prop, thanks for your contribution. The PSU is a...

Prop, thanks for your contribution. The PSU is a Corsair TX 650M, which my son assured me was a good make and adequate to the task. But we will look into this possibility.
15th Jan 2021, 16:18
Replies: 11
Views: 2,498
Posted By tow1709

Nutloose, GPU has one x 6+2 way and one x 6 way...

Nutloose, GPU has one x 6+2 way and one x 6 way power connector. The PSU has two ribbon cables each with two x 6+2 connectors that are daisy-chained together (splitter leads as you termed them). We...
15th Jan 2021, 15:26
Replies: 11
Views: 2,498
Posted By tow1709

Two faulty GPU's?

My son and I built a from-scratch hi-spec PC so that we could run FS2020. Actually, he did all the hard work and I just paid for it!

We had it up and running on Christmas Eve and all seemed fine,...
19th Jun 2020, 08:55
Replies: 469
Views: 201,939
Posted By tow1709

TTN, a 130 m long yacht is roughly twice as long...

TTN, a 130 m long yacht is roughly twice as long as an A330-300, and if we assume the beam and overall height are twice as much too (a very crude estimate I know), then we are talking four times the...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th May 2020, 15:46
Replies: 62
Views: 5,186
Posted By tow1709

​​​​​​ Another good book is The Good Shepherd by...

​​​​​​ Another good book is The Good Shepherd by C S Forester. A Battle of the Atlantic story which is being made into a film due for release this year starring Tom Hanks, although it will be delayed...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th May 2020, 09:48
Replies: 62
Views: 5,186
Posted By tow1709

A book I enjoyed reading many years ago was "Very...

A book I enjoyed reading many years ago was "Very Ordinary Seaman" by JPW Mallalieu. It tells the story of the initial recruitment, training and subsequent posting to a convoy escort destroyer of a...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th May 2020, 20:27
Replies: 62
Views: 5,186
Posted By tow1709

Re Coronel and the Falklands as mentioned by...

Re Coronel and the Falklands as mentioned by Union Jack above. There is an excellent book of the same name by Geoffrey Bennett, who also wrote one about Jutland.
Captain John Luce who commanded HMS...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Mar 2020, 17:28
Replies: 68
Views: 6,232
Posted By tow1709

KelvinD, State Pensions rise 3.9% from 7 April....

KelvinD, State Pensions rise 3.9% from 7 April. Letter from DWP received yesterday. Reflects annual earnings increase as measured last September
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jan 2020, 18:37
Replies: 20
Views: 3,797
Posted By tow1709

... and their commander was Admiral Graf Spee.

... and their commander was Admiral Graf Spee.
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jan 2020, 18:33
Replies: 20
Views: 3,797
Posted By tow1709

Replying to Icare9: Delete "trapped", insert...

Replying to Icare9: Delete "trapped", insert "present" in my OP.
No, these were not released prisoners from the Graf Spee - at least Steve and Dan were not. My sister-in-law-in-law (sic) would have...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jan 2020, 22:09
Replies: 20
Views: 3,797
Posted By tow1709

Correction - father of my wife's sister in law!

Correction - father of my wife's sister in law!
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jan 2020, 14:51
Replies: 20
Views: 3,797
Posted By tow1709

Battle of the River Plate

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1502x937/montevideo_1939_0c70a3b185338a60647dfa470367b89b2b58c54e.jpg

I meant to post this in early December last year, close to the 80th...
14th Jan 2020, 15:14
Replies: 677
Views: 1,634,609
Posted By tow1709

Could the flight crew simply have dialled up a...

Could the flight crew simply have dialled up a wrong squawk code? One that was not on the list of traffic the SAM ground crew was expecting, or did not IFF itself correctly in some way? Would such an...
15th Dec 2019, 10:56
Replies: 33
Views: 21,401
Posted By tow1709

A few years ago one January sitting (SLF) in an...

A few years ago one January sitting (SLF) in an EasyJet B737 (yes, that long ago) at Lyon awaiting take off for Gatwick, and there was a delay while we waited our turn to be deiced.

I had a window...
10th Dec 2019, 13:28
Replies: 134
Views: 88,568
Posted By tow1709

SLF here. Are sim sessions routinely recorded on...

SLF here. Are sim sessions routinely recorded on video? If so, then makes sense if some sessions are chosen to be used for further training purposes. Adds realism, as I think someone has already said.
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Nov 2019, 15:01
Replies: 25
Views: 3,766
Posted By tow1709

Another Oxbridge type entrance exam qustion...

Another Oxbridge type entrance exam qustion went:"If the sunlight power incident on an open umbrella is sufficient to drive a washing machine, estimate the rate of loss of mass of the sun".
31st Aug 2019, 09:32
Replies: 42
Views: 23,789
Posted By tow1709

SLF here. Reading the CVR transcript...

SLF here. Reading the CVR transcript http://www.tailstrike.com/190789.pdf, there was initially an (unnamed) Captain riding in the jumpseat, who contributed early on to getting the aircraft under some...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Apr 2019, 12:41
Replies: 13
Views: 2,095
Posted By tow1709

Prunella Scales' performance as Martin's mother...

Prunella Scales' performance as Martin's mother in "Wokingham" is absolutely perfect.
I believe writer John Finnemore's father is a retired British Airways Captain.
Forum: Tech Log
1st Apr 2019, 12:12
Replies: 12
Views: 3,516
Posted By tow1709

Could it be a noise reason? Aircraft landing very...

Could it be a noise reason? Aircraft landing very early at LHR T4 (< 6am?) have to wait for a tug rather than taxi under their own power. Happened to me (SLF) several times inbound from Abu Dhabi on...
30th Mar 2019, 19:20
Replies: 37
Views: 7,641
Posted By tow1709

30 years of flying on average 6 times a year to...

30 years of flying on average 6 times a year to somewhere on business, plus about 60 personal round trips so say about 500 sectors. Only ever one go-around - at Edinburgh on Easyjet on a very stormy...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Feb 2019, 18:31
Replies: 26
Views: 4,126
Posted By tow1709

Have your appendix taken out.

Have your appendix taken out.
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Nov 2018, 12:12
Replies: 83
Views: 6,947
Posted By tow1709

Always thought Gilbert O'Sullvan's "Clare" or...

Always thought Gilbert O'Sullvan's "Clare" or "Clair"(?) from 1972 a bit disturbing.
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