Kip

« Reply #1129 on: Jan 11, 2015, 8:08 am »
 
This kid is mind blowingly amazing.


Kip

implanecrazy

« Reply #1128 on: Jan 08, 2015, 6:36 pm »
 

Electric F1???
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I watch a few laps of he electric F1 a few weeks ago.  "Great way to help you sleep"  F1 is boring enough, chuck in an electric motor, looks like a funeral procession  ???

Kip

« Reply #1127 on: Jan 08, 2015, 6:18 pm »
 
Silent drag racing????
Electric F1???
Get Outta of Here.
Kip
Ps. Now Diesel FI Would be something else.

gavinparson

« Reply #1126 on: Jan 08, 2015, 3:12 pm »
 
It's a paradigm. If people have got used to motor racing being noisy then that's what they expect. That paradigm will be dispelled when we see 500+HP electric racing cars.
"Enjoyment" of loud noise is like listening to your music at 100dB. You choose to listen to it and enjoy the volume.
A hovercraft or other noisy vehicle at 97dB is not a pleasant experience and people don't enjoy it despite it having a lower sound pressure level than the music.
With the racing it's that mental connection between noise and perceived power, that's why stupid teenagers put loud exhausts on their mopeds and 1.2 Corsas. They think they sound more powerful.

Things change, perceptions change and Ecclestone is a dinosaur.

Kip

« Reply #1125 on: Jan 08, 2015, 12:06 pm »
 
An interesting snippet from the Mercedes Club Gazette ( No, I am not a subscriber) Reference the new Merc engine.
"Much has been made of the sound of the new cars, which are far much quieter with a much subdued growl.
Bernie Ecclestone said after the Australian race that he was "horrified" by the lack of volume that was being produced complaining that the lack of dramas a  result of the new sound could have an impact on ticket sales".

Oh! If only we had the same problem or perhaps that where we are going wrong  ;) ;D
Kip

« Reply #1124 on: Jan 02, 2015, 11:25 am »
 
There was nothing wrong with these old Singer sewing machines back in the 1930's  :P ;) ;D

Kip

« Reply #1123 on: Jan 02, 2015, 8:03 am »
 
This one is for John R who dared to pour scorn on my beloved Beetle engines.

Kip

Kip

« Reply #1122 on: Dec 24, 2014, 2:07 pm »
 
I can do that after a big helping of brussel sprouts.

Kip

« Reply #1121 on: Dec 24, 2014, 10:14 am »
 
If this can be done on a bicycle then I'm sure a hovercraft could do better  ???

Kip

« Reply #1120 on: Dec 24, 2014, 7:05 am »
 
Ebay has told me that that "this is something you may like"
I could not resist looking and I am so captivated by the sales pitch that I desperately  hope I am not too late for Santa.

http://www.uggaustralia.co.uk/s/UGG-UK/darling-harness/887278928072.html?source=CSE_shopping.com&CAWELAID=620010700000056493..
Kip





Kip

« Reply #1119 on: Dec 21, 2014, 8:29 pm »
 
Oops! should have said he was talking about electricity.
Kareless Kip

Kip

« Reply #1118 on: Dec 21, 2014, 6:18 pm »
 
Gotta share this.

Just been watching a programme presented by Mark Williams on Industrial Revelations.
Michael Faraday was asked by the then Chancellor of the Exchequer , "but dear sir what use will it be"
Faradays reply was "It is highly probable that one day you will be able to tax it"
Brilliant reply.

Kip

« Reply #1117 on: Dec 16, 2014, 5:16 pm »
 
  Doubtful, but you could get em from here http://www.websmileys.com/party.htm
National Sarcasm Society - like we need your support
http://www.patsure.com

Kip

« Reply #1116 on: Dec 16, 2014, 5:03 pm »
 
Mr Website Man.
Please can we have some Christmassy Smilies??
Kip
 :-* :-* :-*

Kip

« Reply #1115 on: Dec 11, 2014, 5:37 pm »
 
And This
Have you met Bruno the Brown nosed reindeer.
He's the one behind Rudolph.
Just as fast but can't stop as quick.

Kip