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  1. confused so am I saw these first in what's new then in a quarter page ad will have to investigate further as they seemed ideal for outdoor use.
  2. I have nothing to do with supplier or manufacturer. Noticed in my camping & caravanning mag an add for a "new battery technology" GALAXY-E 100% capacity at -10degC and many more features but not seen the price. www.galaxy-e.co.uk or www.powerlite.com for details
  3. I am looking for advice on the "best" type to allow me to photograph the shadows, plenty of plans available with pin hole, slit and slitless. Have a 24" x 1" thick blank ground and polished to f5 now comes the part that I have no experiance in figuring. Lucky enough to be Spain for 3 months so will do the job slowely (is there anyother way) asking advice on this wonderfull forum each step of the way, but will need to photograph my attemps so I can post and learn from your experiance. The stage has been built and I have leds of different colours and outputs also compact, dslr and video cam
  4. Cutting the legs/pin first then remove the body of chip but be careful there are no tracks passing under it (it is possible to grind it thinner then place new chip on top) remove legs with solder wick or a solder sucker. Re soldering is best done under a stereo microscope with a very small tip thin solder and a solder flux pen. Get hold of a scrap board and with some cheap e-bay chips have several practice goes after all experience will pay. I'm over Severn bridge should you wish help and equipment.
  5. This months issue of Model Engineers Workshop has a review of a warco lathe also a write up on a amadeal lathe plus some classified ads on the back page. Worth a look just for the ads Bob
  6. Hi all I have about 6 12V car heaters the type that plug into cig socket to clear windscreen also around 12 48V dc fans will run slowly with out vibration on 12V and with a variable up converter adjustable. Have to have a huge clear out as we are hoping to downsize so all my "junk" has to go would be a pity if they went into skip as all are new. Bob
  7. What I have found is that calliper's can be easily 0ed wrong as you say dirt or gremlins holding jaws apart. worst is if they are used to compare diameters 0 can be set to save all the mental arithmic next time they remember the wrong 0 how do I know???
  8. ALWAYS remember to "0" them when taking a measurement very easy to pick them up and forget.
  9. Gordon If we can get there with our Quark anybody and everybody should now I'm off back to the beginners forum to read up about our next step.
  10. Can't offer advice but we suffered like you even to the extent of planning a trip to London to test the Quark was working ok, equipment here is very basic short focus celestron from e-bay, eq mount about 30 years old all fitted on a workmate. What I did notice yesterday was that even when centred on the sun getting an image in the eyepiece was difficult it seemed to "snap" in and out. It seemed easier to look directly into Quark without eyepiece to initially align Don't give up took us several months as we took it to Spain over winter with out the power supply then decided not to try it ju
  11. Finally had my first light through the Quark yesterday. Purchased a cheap celestron short focus scope off e-bay pulled out a very dusty eq mount that has sat in workshop for 10 years bolted it to a workmate made up a fixing plate and we managed to see the large prom on the sun yesterday Problems were flex in the scope and diagonal (both did only cost £20) mount did not stay on target when Quark was placed in position. But in my defence there were only for the Grandchildren aged 2-8 to view the moon and planets So say good bye to the sun for a few days, new projects are sturdy tr
  12. After great problems setting up my equipment finally saw Sun through the Quark 30mins ago what a great first view
  13. Hi Paul. Hope to see you there we can compare all the stupid things we get up to Bob
  14. We plan on coming along fri/sat first time in years we have not had a visit planed over weekend when you meet up. Pat we live in Newport would you like a lift 1 seat left in van and plenty of room in back for any gear you would like to bring also you can show us the way. Bob
  15. All the equipment I have here is scope an eyepiece and a simple wooden alt/alz mount all put together for grandkids to look at the moon, everything else is in Spain. Hope to test out the Quark just in case then at least a better scope and mount will sort it out, just to remove the nagging worry that I've a fault with an expensive piece of kit hope it will be possible to try it with somebody else's working setup and I'm not just suffering a(nother) lack of skill. I even checked it could not be fitted upside down just in case lol. Bob
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