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About david1212

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  1. So the red crossed-through padlock is now the problem ? Why the change ? What now needs more security ? HMVF is not exactly a bank website, for me anyway even the ' Store ' tab is empty and in any case logically payment would be via Paypal etc. Further individual members are responsible for any personal detail they share publicly or via PM.
  2. 1 - Post code area of the car park being higher risk than home address and data / software not considering security 2 - data / software simply programmed to add a factor if vehicle regularly not kept at home address 3 - any excuse to bump up the premium
  3. This would be funny if it was not my tax payments being squandered 😠
  4. I hope your Guv'nor doesn't read HMVF ...... or has a very good sense of humour ..... but likewise how might he refer to your Militants behind your back .... ?
  5. May just be me but I cannot get the videos to run, would like to see them though Likewise, they will neither play directly or download.
  6. Whatever type the batteries are I too would recommend a charger with a controller to limit the voltage to prevent overcharging. Conversely a very small unit may not put in enough charge to balance losses. While batteries are best stored charged they do like to be used. Running headlights etc for a few hours will cycle them plus give some indication if still holding a reasonable capacity compared to the specification.
  7. Britain was then fundamentally self - sufficient for vehicle manufacture. One issue was the mechanicals were essentially still the same as 10+ years earlier. There was too little investment private or public in development and modernisation of production. Demand fell away in favour of imports that made the UK products look outdated. Further basic Japanese cars like the Datsun Cherry 100A had reliability and build consistency that was in a different league from anything British.
  8. Try a VPN with UK option - doesn't always work depending on implementation. Although I am in the UK anyway Hoxx add-on for Firefox works so SetupVPN and Browsec may well work too. I wouldn't really trust them for anything critical in terms of security but fine for this and stopping your ISP knowing every website you visit.
  9. I know zilch about Arduinos and my limited programming experience is now very rusty. However 30 ish years ago I took a different approach. The voltage output of the SGA was the input to a voltage to frequency converter. The range I recall was around 3 - 8 kHz. This was then transmitted via a radio transmitter - receiver pair on ( I think ) 418MHz. The receiver was connected to a frequency to voltage converter then displayed on a volt meter. Now with a suitable interface the frequency could be displayed and recorded with a computer.
  10. I will be surprised if any planned events can go ahead before at least July. If you can't get your vehicles out for a run occasionally to use up the fresh petrol it will have deteriorated.
  11. Battery powered cars can meet the needs of the private market despite having to stop and wait for a recharge on long journeys so long as the charging infrastructure and generation capacity is in place. I believe adequate infrastructure and charging points could be in place within 15 years followed by further expansion over the next 10 years if the investment is forthcoming. I am very doubtful though about adequate generation capacity for either electricity or hydrogen. However can either battery or hydrogen power meet the needs of the military and emergency services as a replacement for
  12. Looks good to me, better than I would have done. Metal loaded epoxy a good idea too as both it runs better and is more robust than Plastic Padding type fillers yet soon goes hard enough to handle. You ought to be able to form and glue a rib on to mate with the largest keyway to prevent reverse insertion.
  13. As a stop-gap if you can find a couple of contact sockets that fit the pins you could solder wires to them then mould around with araldite, plastic padding or similar. By coating the chassis part with silicon grease / lubricant first it will, or at least should !, not stick to the body. Then should you source a connector nothing has been damaged.
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