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by Tako_Kichi
21 Jul 2020, 17:33
Forum: The Virtual Spanner
Topic: Shape of torchlight?
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Shape of torchlight?

In the case of my flashlight the glass is very definitely a strong lens and is almost like half a marble or the eyeball of a cat the curvature is so pronounced. As you slide the head of the flashlight back and forth you change the distance (or focal length) between the light source and the lens whic...
by Tako_Kichi
21 Jul 2020, 14:46
Forum: The Virtual Spanner
Topic: Shape of torchlight?
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Shape of torchlight?

I have one of these...... https://www.amazon.ca/Taclight-High-Powered-Tactical-Flashlight-Functions/dp/B008GDBVBA/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpryjmLne6gIVHAiICR2kiQyuEAAYAyAAEgJx__D_BwE&hvadid=208304329110&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9001112&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=11553490831908008537&hvtargid=kwd-3...
by Tako_Kichi
21 Jul 2020, 01:10
Forum: Repaint Hangar
Topic: USAF repaint for Rob's DH 125 (FSX)
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: USAF repaint for Rob's DH 125 (FSX)

Is that Air Force Zero Point Five?

:lol:
by Tako_Kichi
17 Jul 2020, 23:34
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: It has Happened!!
Replies: 23
Views: 312

Re: It has Happened!!

I suppose hydraulic systems will no longer have slave cylinders soon! 8) :rant:
by Tako_Kichi
15 Jul 2020, 14:04
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Childhood.....
Replies: 19
Views: 406

Re: Childhood.....

'ole! 'ole you say! We used t'dream abite livin in a 'ole! Huddled agen a dry stone wall with a bit of corrugated iron for t'roof was t'best we cud manage!

:lol:
by Tako_Kichi
12 Jul 2020, 14:21
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Childhood.....
Replies: 19
Views: 406

Re: Childhood.....

I have a similar photo to that taken wearing similar attire and riding a metal pedal car that was similar but slightly more rounded than yours. Mine was taken in '59 or '60 not too far from you in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
by Tako_Kichi
06 Jul 2020, 16:38
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Celebrating
Replies: 13
Views: 275

Re: Celebrating

Haircuts? I think I remember what a haircut is! Apart from a home trim to remove split ends every 3-4 years I haven't had a 'proper' haircut since I became ill with my life altering illness in 2001. Every month I have to make the same decision, do I buy food to feed my family or spend that money on ...
by Tako_Kichi
02 Jul 2020, 22:11
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Swarm of helicopters
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Swarm of helicopters

Which ATC SQN were you with Kevin? I was with 435 SQN, based in Newcastle-under-Lyme which was roughly 18 miles NE of RAF Ternhill or 27 miles NE of RAF Shawbury. Ternhill and Shawbury were the closest flying airfields to us. RAF Stafford was the closest base but that was a non-flying base as it was...
by Tako_Kichi
02 Jul 2020, 21:54
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: If you want to feel really old, read this...
Replies: 27
Views: 454

Re: If you want to feel really old, read this...

No way is she 75 :S No, that's when she was younger, in 1978 to be exact.. Parallel Lines was their best selling album, and I thought the cover might trigger a memory. I have Parallel Lines on vinyl upstairs in my record collection to this day but it doesn't get played very often. These days I am m...
by Tako_Kichi
02 Jul 2020, 16:01
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Swarm of helicopters
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Swarm of helicopters

Ahhh RAF Shawbury, happy memories of flying Chipmunks there when I was in the ATC in the early 70's.

Just to the North-east was RAF Ternhill where I did my gliding course.