On our travels to Oman at the border…that doesn’t let you into Oman if the car isn’t in your name !!!! there was a airfield with some interesting old commercial jets.
after the little issue of the IK man being locked up for spying I decided not to take any photos on the ground but here’s’ a shot from google earth.
and the location in GE. can you work out what they are. Not all are American some a UK and some Russian.
and here is the actual Google earth location.
The leak off pipe on the BMW diesel is prone to breaking when moved or even just when driving, the plastic gets brittle
the upgrade kit from here
BMW leakoff kit on ebay
this is a HD brass kit but with one issue, the pipe they supply is rubbish and soon starts to leak after getting warm a few times, the solution is to use Gates 3.2mm pipe and some Mikalor spring clips like this..
This is the right way and last for whatever abuse you give it.
Writing some python script to resize ,add shadow, add logo, save as jpg to new directory then…..
outlook VBA code scans directory and uploads image to WordPress automatically..
only took 2 days to get it working
Python is such a pain in the arse language..
So the rear yard is a workstation for many projects from the SKY 1 program Carnage Monster truck to race cars, here are some photos of the YARD.
I forgot how much time I spent on this design…. Must do the next one now 🙂
Currently the ramblers are trying to ban 4×4 and motorbikes from old road across the Lake district because of erosion.
well they should look closer to home to stop the erosion?
I will just leave it their, dam those bunch of nimby hypocrites !!!
If you are doing old school routing i.e.’ Direct routing’ you may want to move on to the next waypoint before arriving at the current one, maybe the ground has changed and you can’t reach it , like a new dune or gulley blocking your progress.
If you are using AUTO in the routes setup
then the Garmin will advance automatically, but do you know how it decides that you are not trying to get to a waypoint ?
Well here is an explanation. ( sorry about the artwork I was in a moving car/fighter jet /Drunk or I am just rubbish at drawing)
so there is no option to force a move onwards you have to wait until the GPS has detected you have crossed the bisected line which does work well in most cases.
But , what happens if your have a reason to us a distance radius to the waypoint to make the Garmin progress to the next waypoint, then unless you travel inside the radius you have set in the menu then the Garmin will keep pointing at that waypoint.
Why would you use Distance/radius to do this?
Well competitions where you MUST follow a route exactly and validate each waypoint, or situations in an area with lots of tracks and it forces you onto the right track, using AUTO could give you a XTE (cross track error) type situation and lead you into undesirable terrain that is adjacent to the easy path.
The Solution only appears when the Route Setup is set DISTANCE or MANUAL.
When the route is activated, press the NAV button and this menu appears with the NEXT ROUTE WAYPOINT menu option highlighted
simply press ENTER and the next leg of the route will be selected or in other words the next waypoint in the route will be selected as the next destination
the menu option is available in all PAGES
But not when the routes setup is set to AUTO
when on MANUAL the GPS will alert you with a beep approximately 20-15 seconds before you arrive at the Waypoint so there is no set distance to alert you it depends on speed,
It BEEPS on the internal speaker if it is handheld, however it uses the external speaker if you are in the mount used for cars. If you have no speaker plugged into the car mount then you will not get notification to manually move on so BE CAREFUL.
Enjoy this little tip from bd 🙂
Just because ….
these are the genuine 1980’s 1990’s cases the company is still going but the prices are a bit higher… try £65,000 for this baby….
Well we had to move to the end game….
Now the full weight is finalized at 2800kg, we now have the correct springs from Spring Coil Ltd in Sheffield , then all that is left is to have the right dampers
so here they are ->
Fox 2.0″ remote reservoirs with 10 way clickers, set up by the excellent Paul at Prolinx suspension
Not that I wanted a Dakar race Range Rover … Honest 🙂 just some high speed scenic drives 🙂
The cut in the rear chassis is about 25mm wide. on the Exhaust side I cut the bar that supports the exhaust silencer just to help clearance if the bush get worn.( the photo is looking upwards, the yellow spring is the top of the spring)
The reservoir has to be on the side to clear the roost guard, there is just enough hose to allow it, the union can be slacked of to allow it to twist without de-gassing the damper.