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Old 18th Dec 2022, 17:11
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Originally Posted by jolihokistix
Books I read here go from right to left…

(But we do drive on the right (left) side of the road.)
Earlier Japanese cars have their indicator stalk on the “other” side, too.
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Which engine was No 1 on the EE Lightning (the upper or the lower) ?
Ha ha !! OK, I'll get my coat........
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Which engine was No 1 on the EE Lightning (the upper or the lower) ?
No 1 is the one above ground floor.
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque
Earlier Japanese cars have their indicator stalk on the “other” side, too.
Still do. Most confusing when driving coz you turn on your wipers when changing lanes...
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Originally Posted by jolihokistix
Still do. Most confusing when driving coz you turn on your wipers when changing lanes...

We’ve got one here (right hand drive). I find it a more natural and convenient layout than the other tin boxes with a “Western” setup because it’s possible to steer with the right hand and operate the indicators too, whilst using the left hand to change gear or operate the handbrake etc. But I occasionally suffer a brain fart when swapping to another vehicle.
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque
We’ve got one here (right hand drive). I find it a more natural and convenient layout than the other tin boxes with a “Western” setup because it’s possible to steer with the right hand and operate the indicators too, whilst using the left hand to change gear or operate the handbrake etc. But I occasionally suffer a brain fart when swapping to another vehicle.
That's it, you have to have all Japanese or none, i.e. no mixing of the family fleet. The brain reverts to automatic at the most embarrassing times.
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The limitations placard on the Islander overhead panel reminds us that, not only can we refer to aviation matters in terms of port and starboard, but that we also measure our performance in nautical miles per hour.
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Originally Posted by Uplinker
Today's training is becoming generally more truncated - CBT at home instead of 'chalk and talk' in a classroom setting, for example. I would imagine that some instructors nowadays have forgotten - or never knew - why Port and Starboard are less ambiguous than Left and Right.

No time to check this, but I think 'Starboard' comes from the steering board, fitted on the right of ships, that was used before a central rudder became possible.....
Yes, that's correct Port was originally Larboard but there was scope for mishearing the words Starboard/Larboard, more so in a howling gale, so Larboard became Port.

"Larboard" comes from the loading board/gangplank on the opposite side to the steering board.
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