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Maxels. Cool innovation on magnetics

19 February 2017 - 04:39 PM



Came across this just now. Things one can do with magnets gets a tad more complex with what these people have developed.

2016 - Upgrade Australia - Sydney

30 September 2016 - 08:15 AM

This was a fun night. How did that little lady get the chair home? It was bigger than she was!
I'm sure Hawkeye near passed out once home. He did a great job of entertaining, organising and running around trying to find more time and a chance to breath.

With all the give always and prizes, I was mostly after a mouse pad. I scored two. Whoop!

Some amazing builds to gawk at. IT bling all round.

Thanks to the builders, display staff, catering staff, David and crew.
And Kenneth for putting in the effort to bring his own rig in. Grats on the prize mate.

Corsair AX1200i

26 July 2016 - 12:07 PM

Are there 2 version of this thing?


The same store has the AX1200i for different prices.  

The name of it is a little different and the manufacturer part number is very different (CP-9020008-AU(AX1200I) compared to CMPSU-AX1200I)


http://www.itspot.co...r Link 1200W AT


http://www.itspot.co...latinum Certifi

Found my EoP adapter, yay!

19 July 2016 - 12:58 PM

Moved house recently and couldn't find my EoP adapter.

Getting close to 2 months and I finally found it. In a conveniently easy to find location, of course.
It's not the one i was looking for. Still not found the wireless one. But I have a spare AP/router, so all good.


Testing my connection by copying a file from my NAS to the local PC
I was getting about slow speeds, It was very inconsistent, scored a good spike of 360KB/s.  Mostly, it was around 230KB/s.
Took me 24 seconds to copy the file. This was the average from 4 copies of the same file.


Got EoP going and tested it again.

A very stable 2.3MB/s

File copy was done in a touch over 3 seconds every time.


So I'm a little bit happier today.

Expecting NBN before November, FTTN, but it should kick the crap out of my ADSL1 speeds.

Flight Sims

30 May 2016 - 06:47 PM

While I'm off work, I'm managing to get a fair bit of flight time in DCS World's A10-C.  Still so much to learn.  I've actually forgotten the start up procedure, it's complex enough that it is easily forgotten if not performed often enough.

Tried Falcon 4.0 BMS last week. Setup was taking more time than I had patience but it seems to be a good simulator.

Lockheed's Prepar3D is fantastic too, but I'm not forking out $1200 or so for the combat version.


As everything needs so much learning, I'll try to stick to the A10-C.  It helps that I have replica HOTAS controls and the F-16 MFD panels work well too




n my current setup, only the MFDs are on the bottom screen. Haven't setup Helios for ages.


Just now, I was flying a mission and got peppered by a 23mm AAA that knocked out most of my systems.

So I decided to fly to a base for repairs.


On approach, I asked for permission to land.  They granted it but asked me to check landing gear. 

My gear was down and I have no warnings so I went to an external view and discovered I only had 1 wheel and it had a screwed up tyre.

Not good.

Jettisoned my munitions to lighten the load and approached the runway.  I have nothing to tell me airspeed on the HUD. As I write this I realise I have an analogue dial that was probably still working, woops.

Things looked too fast, so I went full throttle and pulled up and lowered flaps.  Too damaged though. I got past the runway but couldn't gain altitude so I crashed into somebody's living room.  Caught the end of a Seinfeld episode while I was there.






Does anybody else still play flight sims outside of the likes of WarThunder and BF2?