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In Topic: 50 MPH UK Speed limit

07 September 2009 - 08:11 PM

Well, they can't f**k with people if people don't accept it.

They can and do f**k with the people here. So many times new laws have been rushed and forced through by this Government, with little or no support, and sometimes massive opposition.
Turns out they have made over 3600 new ways to criminalse the public since they came to power in 1997. An average of nearly one a day.

Their ongoing corruption, scandal and stupidity continues to astound me.
I feel ashamed to give up, but this country is beyond salvation i fear. I want to move to Italy or Spain once I'm in a position to do so.

In Topic: Glueing Hdpe End Plugs In?

17 November 2007 - 10:25 PM

i think most have wooden plugs, and they have nails round the edges going through the tube walls into the plug.
What material are your plugs made from? Not sure there are too many very effective glues for wood/plastic joints.

In Topic: Daylight "fireworks"

01 October 2007 - 09:27 PM

Talking of bubbles, there is something cool i heard about a while back - some clever people have developed dyes that turn completely transparent a little after the bubble is popped apparently.
Have a look:

In Topic: The Royal Powder Mills - Next Event!

17 July 2007 - 06:14 PM

I should be able to make it :)
Unfortunately though I'm not much help to you northerners as far as car-sharing goes :P

In Topic: Model Rocketry and Recovery?

21 June 2007 - 08:58 PM

How is the rocket constructed? I think the parachute shells use a shell packed with sawdust to help protect the parachute from the (weak) burst charge.
If you have the 'chute in a rocket with a tube, try using some wadding, and try to "pop" the parachute out quite gently using a very small amount of fast burning charge instead of a large amount of slow burning charge.
Also, a plastic based parachute sounds quite vulnerable. Paper is probably better, even more so if it is treated to be flame-resistant. Plastic will melt at lower temperature than paper will burn.. I think! Im sure it depends heavily on the materials involved though.