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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7550 on: February 16, 2018, 05:35:02 pm »
Starting to wonder if the dills at Pittney Bowes in Erlanger are on Chinese New Years as well. 6 days since my 5326B moved  :horse:

edit : Wonder what the problem might be..
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7551 on: February 16, 2018, 06:01:49 pm »
To get away from 20's era battery sets and back onto test gear, I finally got ambitious and got the Agilent 8644B that arrived from the 'bay around Christmas back up and running.  It had a shorted cap in one of the modules.




I realize that the modules are needed for shielding and ease of construction, and that capability-wise it blows the older gear out of the water, but it still looks kinda boring inside compared to the old stuff that's packed to the gills with visible circuit boards.

Still, nice to have it operational.  Thread on it here:
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/hpagilent-8644b-synthesized-signal-generator-bad-cap-repair/

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7552 on: February 16, 2018, 06:05:13 pm »
Starting to wonder if the dills at Pittney Bowes in Erlanger are on Chinese New Years as well. 6 days since my 5326B moved  :horse:

edit : Wonder what the problem might be..

The insulation of the wire on the torroid is all bubbly near the solder - they obviously overheated it!!  Yeah, that's gotta be it - the electrons are leaking out there.  Get a new one and replace it, and use a pliers on the wire to protect that enamel when you solder it!!

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7553 on: February 16, 2018, 06:29:56 pm »
Just for fun i openeed my decade resistance box and measured it's ranges,


Code: [Select]
Wires: 00.0110
Contact Resistance: 00.0310

Subtract from each reading: 00.0410

.1   00.1375
.2   00.2366
.3   00.3410
.4   00.4375
.5   00.5345
.6   00.6450
.7   00.7374
.8   00.8455
.9   00.9404
1    01.0438
2    02.0330
3    03.0300
4    04.0483
5    05.0354
6    06.0312
7    07.0300
8    08.0244
9    09.0400
10  10.0426
20  19.9812
30  29.9912
40  40.0095
50  50.0170
60  59.9450
70  69.9480
80  79.9688
90  89.9740
99.9 99.8559

Not anything that will put a ding in the universe until you consider that it's resistors are cloth insulated wires on sewing machine bobbins.

Also, specmaster those are amazing photos, mind if i use this one as a wall paper?

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7554 on: February 16, 2018, 07:22:51 pm »
Here are some of my better ones over the last few years.

OK, I'll bite. Where were you for the Vulcan pic? My guess would be Brean Down, but I'm suspicious of the angle.

I took a relative to watch the last flight past W-s-Mud; he was delighted since he was an apprentice at Filton in the 60s. Watching a heavy bomber stand on a wingtip ought to be impossible, but we saw it that day.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7555 on: February 16, 2018, 07:40:53 pm »
Also, specmaster those are amazing photos, mind if i use this one as a wall paper?

Certainly not, go ahead and enjoy.

Thanks, i liked the pink tinge to the clouds, the angle of the air craft as well as the bird. Those three in my opinion is what makes it an excellent picture.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7556 on: February 16, 2018, 07:49:56 pm »
Here are some of my better ones over the last few years.

OK, I'll bite. Where were you for the Vulcan pic? My guess would be Brean Down, but I'm suspicious of the angle.

I took a relative to watch the last flight past W-s-Mud; he was delighted since he was an apprentice at Filton in the 60s. Watching a heavy bomber stand on a wingtip ought to be impossible, but we saw it that day.
OK then, now why were you suspicious of the angle?

I was in fact perched very dangerously close to the edge of a cliff where there was warnings about to close to the edge, worried about taking such a shot with my camera  and panning to capture the once in a lifetime shot, while I could not see what was happening to cliff edge.

The location was in fact Beechy Head near Eastbourne and was one of the last displays for the Vulcan. I did see it a few more times before it finally retired, at Southend where it overflew the static Vulcan there, and at North Weald Airfield and twice at Shuttleworth which included the last ever public display for her.

I personally think its a real shame and a national disgrace that such a historic aircraft could not be kept flying.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7557 on: February 16, 2018, 07:51:27 pm »
Also, specmaster those are amazing photos, mind if i use this one as a wall paper?

Certainly not, go ahead and enjoy.

Thanks, i liked the pink tinge to the clouds, the angle of the air craft as well as the bird. Those three in my opinion is what makes it an excellent picture.
I like the way the birds wing tip feathers have been captured bending up like that.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7558 on: February 16, 2018, 09:00:02 pm »
Here are some of my better ones over the last few years.

OK, I'll bite. Where were you for the Vulcan pic? My guess would be Brean Down, but I'm suspicious of the angle.

I took a relative to watch the last flight past W-s-Mud; he was delighted since he was an apprentice at Filton in the 60s. Watching a heavy bomber stand on a wingtip ought to be impossible, but we saw it that day.
OK then, now why were you suspicious of the angle?

Brean Down isn't that high, and the geometry of the bay.

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The location was in fact Beechy Head near Eastbourne and was one of the last displays for the Vulcan.

Which is higher than Brean Down, and steeper, and is convex rather than being a concave bay.

From Brean Down:


This picture from W-s-M shouldn't be possible for a heavy bomber, but the Vulcan always was special:
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7559 on: February 16, 2018, 09:00:57 pm »
Also, specmaster those are amazing photos, mind if i use this one as a wall paper?

Certainly not, go ahead and enjoy.

Thanks, i liked the pink tinge to the clouds, the angle of the air craft as well as the bird. Those three in my opinion is what makes it an excellent picture.
I like the way the birds wing tip feathers have been captured bending up like that.

Exactly what i meant, brilliant picture.  :clap:
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7560 on: February 16, 2018, 09:29:21 pm »
Here are some of my better ones over the last few years.

OK, I'll bite. Where were you for the Vulcan pic? My guess would be Brean Down, but I'm suspicious of the angle.

I took a relative to watch the last flight past W-s-Mud; he was delighted since he was an apprentice at Filton in the 60s. Watching a heavy bomber stand on a wingtip ought to be impossible, but we saw it that day.
OK then, now why were you suspicious of the angle?

I was in fact perched very dangerously close to the edge of a cliff where there was warnings about to close to the edge, worried about taking such a shot with my camera  and panning to capture the once in a lifetime shot, while I could not see what was happening to cliff edge.

The location was in fact Beechy Head near Eastbourne and was one of the last displays for the Vulcan. I did see it a few more times before it finally retired, at Southend where it overflew the static Vulcan there, and at North Weald Airfield and twice at Shuttleworth which included the last ever public display for her.

I personally think its a real shame and a national disgrace that such a historic aircraft could not be kept flying.

In the end, I never got to see it fly, except high above the crowds at Shoreham after the Hunter crash. It was due to fly past at Old Sarum a few weeks later but scratched due to a fuel leak, I think.  :(
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7561 on: February 16, 2018, 09:29:50 pm »
Yep, the Vulcan was capable of being flown like a fighter, even rolled and at high altitude nothing came close to matching its ability.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7562 on: February 16, 2018, 09:40:37 pm »
Also, specmaster those are amazing photos, mind if i use this one as a wall paper?

Certainly not, go ahead and enjoy.

Thanks, i liked the pink tinge to the clouds, the angle of the air craft as well as the bird. Those three in my opinion is what makes it an excellent picture.
I like the way the birds wing tip feathers have been captured bending up like that.

Short (29s) video of wings bending in normal flight :)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7563 on: February 16, 2018, 09:40:42 pm »
When is a box not a box??  Answers on a postcard please. 

Well the postman has just been and this is apparently the new box  :-DD On the plus side I did get the 1,000 resistors for a super bargain basement price.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7564 on: February 16, 2018, 09:50:01 pm »
Win! Mine hasn't arrived yet :(

They're really good resistors. 50ppm tempco 1% 600mW.

I'm going to build an HF dummy load (6/12W undecided) with mine when they turn up. Need to work out a fun topology where they won't desolder themselves first :D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7565 on: February 16, 2018, 09:54:33 pm »
What I don't understand, is how come I couldn't get these resistors to appear on the RS site at all until you gave me the link?
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7566 on: February 16, 2018, 10:02:32 pm »
They didn't appear in the search or parametric search, only if you typed the part number in. So if you hit LR1F100R (I was actually after this particular resistor) then they show up.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7567 on: February 16, 2018, 10:04:39 pm »
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7568 on: February 16, 2018, 10:11:16 pm »
Yep, the Vulcan was capable of being flown like a fighter, even rolled and at high altitude nothing came close to matching its ability.

Check out some videos of the B-1B. It can be tossed around like a fighter too.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7569 on: February 16, 2018, 10:11:45 pm »
I'm checking the site again and there are loads of these resistors all at the same price, they are listing 11 values;

10R, 100R, 330R, 470R, 2.2K, 2.7K, 3.3K, 15K, 20K, 22K and 1M, all at the same price we paid.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7570 on: February 16, 2018, 10:14:11 pm »
Shame I'm stocked up on them already lol.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7571 on: February 16, 2018, 10:25:08 pm »
They are some odd values though, so maybe they want to reduce stock levels a bit?
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7572 on: February 16, 2018, 11:50:30 pm »
This is definitely a mistake. I just had two boxes of 4000 arrive!



That cost me £2.71 including next day delivery :-DD
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7573 on: February 16, 2018, 11:53:44 pm »
This is definitely a mistake. I just had two boxes of 4000 arrive!



That cost me £2.71 including next day delivery :-DD
Wow, doesn't that give you confidence in their stock picking/selection ?  :scared:
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7574 on: February 16, 2018, 11:54:53 pm »
Yes they send the wrong stuff out all the time. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.
 


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