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Re: What you watching?

Postby Deegee » 10 Feb 2019, 19:25

Unless Wales have been sandbagging us England are going to win by 2-3 tries in Cardiff. (facepalm)
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Re: What you watching?

Postby D6Nutz » 10 Feb 2019, 23:15

Star trek, followed by nightflyers.

If you like your syfi dark then nightflyers is a good shout. I'm looking forward to finding time for ep-2.
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Re: What you watching?

Postby duke63 » 10 Feb 2019, 23:49

Impossible Engineering. - it's a fascinating programme.

Did you know turbochargers were invented to enable planes to fly at higher altitude in thinner air and were first tested at the top of the Pikes Peak mountain.
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Re: What you watching?

Postby D41 » 11 Feb 2019, 00:27

Really??

I thought they were built for boats/diesel engines??
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Re: What you watching?

Postby kiwikrasher » 11 Feb 2019, 02:28

duke63 wrote:Impossible Engineering. - it's a fascinating programme.

Did you know turbochargers were invented to enable planes to fly at higher altitude in thinner air and were first tested at the top of the Pikes Peak mountain.


Almost. I remember learning about this in my Aircraft Tech training many moons ago but had to google to confirm my aging memory.

Based on the back of Daimler & Diesel’s research to forced induction by mechanical drive (primitive supercharger) in the late 1800’s a Swiss mechanical engineer Alfred Buchi patented the first practical turbocharger in 1896.

General Electric started to mass produce turbos in the early 1900’s for large diesels but the Head Engineer theorised the benefits of forced induction to account for thinning atmosphere experienced by aircraft. To prove his point he did indeed runs experiments on Pikes Peak which paved the way for aviation use.
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Re: What you watching?

Postby kiwikrasher » 11 Feb 2019, 12:27

Blade wrote:Grand tour and Clarkson driving a 2.4 ton SUV up a ski slope on road tyres.

Have to tip my hat that was mighty impressive.


Just watched that myself and have to agree. The segment on Jim Clarke was a real education for me and an amazing story of a deadset legend.
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Re: What you watching?

Postby D41 » 11 Feb 2019, 13:42

The morning news.

A Los Angeles man fleeing Police last night decided to jump into Hansen Dam Lake and hide UNDERWATER from his pursuers.

Police divers have recovered the body early this morning.
(facepalm)
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Re: What you watching?

Postby Blade » 11 Feb 2019, 14:18

Really interesting info on the turbo.

Cheers for that Duke and Kiwi. Every day is a school day (y)
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Re: What you watching?

Postby Cav » 11 Feb 2019, 14:37

Yes the Jim Clarke section got me a little bit at the end! Seeing two seperate grown men not being able to hold back their tears... The Fiancé was in the other room but came and stood in the doorway to watch most of it. She was upset too bless her - she'd only heard her Dad mention Jim Clarke's name during an episode of Tenable
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Re: What you watching?

Postby C00kiemonster » 11 Feb 2019, 15:16

Cav wrote:Yes the Jim Clarke section got me a little bit at the end! Seeing two seperate grown men not being able to hold back their tears... The Fiancé was in the other room but came and stood in the doorway to watch most of it. She was upset too bless her - she'd only heard her Dad mention Jim Clarke's name during an episode of Tenable



Yes - superb bit of TV that (y)
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Re: What you watching?

Postby Blade » 11 Feb 2019, 16:23

What Cookie said. Even my 8 year old lad thought the Jim Clark section was good
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Re: What you watching?

Postby D41 » 11 Feb 2019, 17:39

Watching a YouTube video of an RAF-themed Bonneville. It's a bit meh.

....And idly wondering if BMW do any Luftwaffe-specials. Which would be frickin' epic...!!!
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Re: What you watching?

Postby Stonesie » 11 Feb 2019, 18:09

Series 2 of the Punisher.
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Re: What you watching?

Postby Blade » 11 Feb 2019, 19:23

Man in the High Castle.

Only took me 2 and a half seasons to get into it (blush)
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Re: What you watching?

Postby kiwikrasher » 11 Feb 2019, 22:07

Blade wrote:What Cookie said. Even my 8 year old lad thought the Jim Clark section was good


My first car was a MK1 Cortina so I really enjoyed seeing him lifting wheels on the Lotus version in the Touring cars (rock)
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Re: What you watching?

Postby Kwacky » 11 Feb 2019, 22:20

Southpark
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Re: What you watching?

Postby Kwacky » 12 Feb 2019, 18:09

Come Dine With Me.

The joys of working from home
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Re: What you watching?

Postby Frankie » 12 Feb 2019, 19:26

Finished Das boot, enjoyed that, 6 episodes not enough
Man like Mobeen is back, funny as, lol
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Re: What you watching?

Postby D41 » 13 Feb 2019, 18:56

The news, and a 7 year-old boy who can do the 100m sprint in 13 seconds!!
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Re: What you watching?

Postby Kwacky » 15 Feb 2019, 20:07

Modern Family

We're binge watching crap TV
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