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Forum: Jet Blast
13th Oct 2021, 01:35
Replies: 167
Views: 10,194
Posted By oldpax

Wind turbines

Largest one I have read about is 2megawatt.So to replace a 2000 megawatt station(coal fired) would take 1000 wind turbines!Luckily along came the gas fired stations which by 2030 will be showing...
10th Oct 2021, 01:55
Replies: 16
Views: 1,923
Posted By oldpax


The year I joined as a boy entrant to get near aeroplanes!That was avery good video!!
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Oct 2021, 01:40
Replies: 167
Views: 10,194
Posted By oldpax

Tidal flow generators.

About what output are we envisiging ?What materials will be used?What will be designed to prevent corrosian of components?Time is running out for gas fired plants ,profits will soon be going down as...
8th Oct 2021, 01:07
Replies: 2,669
Views: 334,352
Posted By oldpax

Prince Charles

I was stationed at Oakington when he had flying lessons,dont recall the Chipmunk being that colour?
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Oct 2021, 14:49
Replies: 167
Views: 10,194
Posted By oldpax

Power supplies

A fair number of gas fired combined cycles came into servive in the late 80s and early 90s,indeed I worked on a couple of them.
Now as I remember the high pressure parts of the steam generators(not...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Sep 2021, 00:31
Replies: 431
Views: 27,141
Posted By oldpax

Petrol coupons

Who remembers petrol coupons being given out about 1974?Now let me think,which government was it?
26th Sep 2021, 00:41
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By oldpax

HP 18 all in one!

Bit awkward living ina small village in north east Thailand! I have a repair man in Udon Thani city about 25 k away so I guess its headed there! It has not clocked a high mileage and I am loath to...
25th Sep 2021, 03:18
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By oldpax

HP all in one

I have had my hp over ten years,not a lot of use ,maybe two hours five days a week.
Now I have a band of about seven vertical coloured lines on the right side of the screen and a three inch band of...
10th Sep 2021, 01:05
Replies: 33
Views: 17,072
Posted By oldpax

Basic gas turbine

Its not rocket science!
Could not resist that!! Power industry gas turbines are basically the same only bigger and heavier!Industry standard for non aero derivitives is about 250 megawatts.
9th Sep 2021, 01:20
Replies: 26
Views: 7,782
Posted By oldpax

Noisy jets in Plymouth

Surely there must be many residents of Plymouth who remember Concords booms rattling all the windows as it accelerated westwards!!!
7th Sep 2021, 00:34
Replies: 2,547
Views: 349,016
Posted By oldpax

Scottish Aviation?

Is this a single pioneer?OH if so!
6th Sep 2021, 01:07
Replies: 21
Views: 4,158
Posted By oldpax

Ground loop

Nosewheel steering?Offset to stbd,Cowl gills open and whats that round object under the stbd mainplane,taxi light?
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Sep 2021, 02:40
Replies: 43
Views: 2,412
Posted By oldpax

Best tea

Working in India our house was supplied with basic stuff and the tea was loose leaf and black.A great cuppa,strong but not too strong and good flavour.
I now find an Indian business in Bangkok(I...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Aug 2021, 12:05
Replies: 68
Views: 6,956
Posted By oldpax

Climate change

I must apologise for spending my working life starting up fossil fired power stations.Also for having to fly there on a regular basis to do it.
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Aug 2021, 06:22
Replies: 29
Views: 5,550
Posted By oldpax

Seiko dive watch

Bought in jeddah 1981,automatic ,no batteries needed!I lost it on a shore dive once and recovered it a month later(20metres) ,still going!!I handed to my grandson in 2019 ,hoping he will take up...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Aug 2021, 00:55
Replies: 794
Views: 172,074
Posted By oldpax

Scams every day

I see potential scams on FB everyday!Latest is a picture of pallets with returned Amazon parcels where you can buy a pallet load for a few s etc,picture is followed by comments of hundreds of...
23rd Aug 2021, 00:30
Replies: 529
Views: 30,027
Posted By oldpax


St Athan perhaps?
19th Aug 2021, 08:58
Replies: 103
Views: 29,050
Posted By oldpax


Are there no rules regarding covid in Afghanistan?
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Aug 2021, 23:54
Replies: 73
Views: 4,685
Posted By oldpax

Dark colour

I like Black pudding.
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Aug 2021, 08:09
Replies: 69
Views: 10,260
Posted By oldpax

Phillip Kerr

Phillip wrote a series about a Berlin policeman who finds himself inducted into the SS because of his criminal experience!
Each book gets later and laterinto the war and then he resurfaces much...
4th Aug 2021, 01:29
Replies: 207
Views: 22,126
Posted By oldpax

Speedy work

Lots of welding and(I trust) non destructive testing in such a short time!
3rd Aug 2021, 02:24
Replies: 46
Views: 6,911
Posted By oldpax

Aviation traders

Did this company design and build their own aircraft once?
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jul 2021, 06:17
Replies: 98
Views: 6,297
Posted By oldpax


I have an old Aden Chronicle newspaper from my time there in 1961,the front page headline was "Slavery abolished in Saudi Arabia".What an enlightened country they are!
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jul 2021, 08:48
Replies: 37
Views: 3,421
Posted By oldpax


The plant operators would have been told to do this,if there were proper logs of events were kept then there should be easy evidence to produce.If no such logs exist then maybe the operators were...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jul 2021, 00:58
Replies: 14
Views: 1,547
Posted By oldpax


In 2030 lawns and lawn mowers(all types) will be banned.All lawns will be needed for food production only!
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