« Reply #1109 on: Dec 02, 2014, 9:52 pm »
 
As a point of interest, we ran the school hovercraft up yesterday for the first time with the new tranmission and fan.

Robin 60 bhp twin cyl 2 stroke with a tuned pipe and silencer system to the recommended spec.

At full power - I don't know the rpm but assume its about 6,000 and using a professional sound meter:

 2 metres behind 92 db
10 metres behind 88 db

Presumably the craft used at Langstone for 'trials' will be in that general region of noise creation.

Modern 4 strokes are in a different league !

The pic was taken before the rebuild !

« Reply #1108 on: Dec 02, 2014, 9:53 am »
 
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Cross-bridge-Design-ruin-city-s-iconic-view/story-25005649-detail/story.html

Brings back a few memories of a wet and muddy Lord Mayor of Bristol ! ;D ;D ;D ;D

Second pic in the gallery .............
 

« Reply #1107 on: Nov 26, 2014, 6:34 pm »
 
Who me. I'm practically perfect in every way.

Kip

« Reply #1106 on: Nov 26, 2014, 4:05 pm »
 
I had you specifically in mind you old softie.
You must need a shed load of Brownie points
Kip

« Reply #1105 on: Nov 26, 2014, 3:32 pm »
 
Oh dear it's all gone a little strange.

Kip

« Reply #1104 on: Nov 26, 2014, 1:45 pm »
 
Oi, You were supposed to turn out the lights.
Kip

« Reply #1103 on: Nov 26, 2014, 1:36 pm »
 
OH Golly.
Very similar melody and meanings to "love-love- love is blue."
Well done Mr Kip 8)
You is cool innit.
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

Kip

« Reply #1102 on: Nov 26, 2014, 1:03 pm »
 
Wait until you have finished the chores.
Dim the lights.
Hold her hand and click on this.


Gets me every time.

Kip

« Reply #1101 on: Nov 26, 2014, 9:26 am »
 
----"this is a Green Tree Snake...harmless to humans,"--
NOT if it gives you a heart attack! :o
Does look a lovely beast Eric, although, taking it for a walk MUST look weird.
Try walking on your ribs,  It Aint Easy. so hats off to em I say------
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

gavinparson

« Reply #1100 on: Nov 26, 2014, 7:31 am »
 
Scary. I had a close encounter with an Adder a while ago. Luckily it slid off the other way.

« Reply #1099 on: Nov 26, 2014, 3:39 am »
 
Plan to sell the house when the renno is finished,, :) ...wondering if we should mention the "Abundant Wildlife" as a selling point!  :-\ ........this is a Green Tree Snake...harmless to humans,  ;) .. but at 5 feet long can give you a start!!... :o

Kip

« Reply #1098 on: Nov 25, 2014, 8:32 pm »
 
Give me a shout when it's ready for my first test run.
Putting a bit of dubbin on my leather helmet.

Kip

« Reply #1097 on: Nov 25, 2014, 8:13 pm »
 
Kips new bike?


Kip

« Reply #1096 on: Nov 24, 2014, 7:03 pm »
 

Kip

« Reply #1095 on: Nov 24, 2014, 7:02 pm »