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by Maplotter
Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Friend accident....
Replies: 41
Views: 1269

Re: Friend accident....

In our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.
by Maplotter
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Amateur radio and off road comms.
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: Amateur radio and off road comms.

Ahhh ... at last we get to the crux of the matter.
by Maplotter
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Amateur radio and off road comms.
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: Amateur radio and off road comms.

Being a HAM you should know that you are licensed for a set range of frequencies. Yes you could scan other frequencies but you are not licensed to use those frequencies. On the commercial band the devices are the license holders and not the user. So for every device on the commercial band there is ...
by Maplotter
Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:27 am
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Amateur radio and off road comms.
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Amateur radio and off road comms.

Ok, maybe I should discuss this from another perspective. I am a lisenced ham, and I have a radio that I wish to use in my vehicle. Namely the Yaesu FT 897. I also have a Yeasu VR 5000 general purpose comms receiver which gives me continious access to all bands from 100 KHz to 2.5 Ghz. This allows m...
by Maplotter
Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: ORRA Notices
Replies: 6
Views: 4685

Re: ORRA Notices

OK, so the admin system is different. It just seemed unusual that there are a limited number of lisences, as there are no limits to the number of lisences that are issued in other sphere's of radio operation. I am not arguing the matter, just thinking aloud, in general discussion. The way I understa...
by Maplotter
Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: ORRA Notices
Replies: 6
Views: 4685

Re: ORRA Notices

Forgive me but I am mildly confused. How can an allocation of lisences be used up? Citizen band has a number of frequencies allocated, and thousands if not millions of operators use those frequencies. Amateur radio has a number of frequencies allocated and thousands(in South Africa) and Millions aro...
by Maplotter
Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Power inverter vraag ?
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Power inverter vraag ?

For these types of things you should visit the http://www.mantech.co.za" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; website. DC to DC converter R 300.00 , input 9-18V, output 12V. Output adjustment range 11-16V 4 Amps. All the overload and short circuit protection features. Various types and mode...
by Maplotter
Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hilux Club vinyl stickers
Replies: 61
Views: 1720

Re: Hilux Club vinyl stickers

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Here I have used a picture of my hilux as a reflective backdrop to the chrome.
by Maplotter
Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hilux Club vinyl stickers
Replies: 61
Views: 1720

Re: Hilux Club vinyl stickers

I think the way to do this is to layer the sticker with various artwork options. That way I can give you a comboof various tread patterns, texts and logos and styles, then you decide how you want to mix and match. Once the bas artwork is done, the mix and match becomes quite easy. We can then place ...
by Maplotter
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hilux Club vinyl stickers
Replies: 61
Views: 1720

Re: Hilux club vinly stickers

Piesang wrote:Wat van as jul 'n lekker growe MUD TIRE teken wat lĂȘ soos die een met die ovaal club embleem in die middel?

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Jy het 'n idiee daar. I like. Kom ons kyk.
by Maplotter
Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Hybrid concept pipecar
Replies: 13
Views: 1511

Re: Hybrid concept pipecar

This is one of the biggest problems, is the energy density of a usable powerpack. Just like you have fuel, with a given energy density, of lets just say for the sake of the discussion, 300g / KWH of which only 100 G is being turned into usable energy at the shaft and the other 200g is lost as heat. ...
by Maplotter
Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: A hybrid flywheel motor clutch assembly
Replies: 0
Views: 573

A hybrid flywheel motor clutch assembly

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/422048_387633217919755_7150402_n.jpg The concept is to replace the flywheel / clutch with an electric / electronic unit which provides an electric motor and electronic clutch. A circle of magnets forms the drive ring to the gearbox. A passive rotor is ...
by Maplotter
Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Hybrid concept pipecar
Replies: 13
Views: 1511

Re: Hybrid concept pipecar

Looks good hey. They say 300 miles pe charge, = 500Km. I would immagine they are talking LIPO, or the new generation of Zinc Air batteries . http://media.treehugger.com/assets/images/2011/10/zinc-air-battery-chart-01.png If they can keep the costs of Zinc Air batteries down, then we may well be there.
by Maplotter
Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hilux Club vinyl stickers
Replies: 61
Views: 1720

Re: Hilux club vinly stickers

An interesting dynamic here. And I see it in other clubs to varying degrees. I would however like to cast light on some issues. Among the members of any club you get the administrators, the conformists and the individualists. It is a long standing phenomena that the individualists are the ones that ...
by Maplotter
Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:30 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hilux Club vinyl stickers
Replies: 61
Views: 1720

Re: Hilux club vinly stickers

Agree fully. I am just putting out some graphic ideas. I leave it up to you guys to handle the admin side.
by Maplotter
Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hilux Club vinyl stickers
Replies: 61
Views: 1720

Re: Hilux club vinly stickers

I was thinking of making it look like someone rolled a wet / muddy tyre in 3d, with drips running down. Can be done in grey, brown, red ... charcoal, whatever. http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/409180_386943841322026_100000192406848_1726403_2078476394_n.jpg Tread pattern can be busy htt...
by Maplotter
Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hilux Club vinyl stickers
Replies: 61
Views: 1720

Re: Hilux club vinly stickers

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Heading in this direction, still a way to go, got any comments, make them now. (White is transparent)
by Maplotter
Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hilux Club vinyl stickers
Replies: 61
Views: 1720

Re: Hilux club vinly stickers

Sure. Can do that, just want to be sure that I am working with the correct format before spending maaaaannnyyy hours on the final artwork. Dont worry, it will look good. It needs to be done in ultra high res so that the big print looks good at arms length.
by Maplotter
Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hilux Club vinyl stickers
Replies: 61
Views: 1720

Re: Hilux club vinly stickers

Here are three concept layouts for feedback. http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/401274_386414561374954_100000192406848_1724996_2047066937_n.jpg Country scene commic book style with black outlines http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/401274_386414568041620_100000192406848_172499...
by Maplotter
Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hilux Club vinyl stickers
Replies: 61
Views: 1720

Re: Hilux club vinly stickers

Ok, seems I have tasked myself with making a sticker artwork. No problem. I just want to make sure that I get it right. It should incorporate : The standard HILUX4x4 Logo. The Website Address The wording HILUX 4x4 CLUB Let me chuck a rough concept together, and then I can do the custom artwork aroun...
by Maplotter
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Hybrid concept pipecar
Replies: 13
Views: 1511

Re: Hybrid concept pipecar

Of course the electric clutch concept has also been tickling me for a while now, because if I can put on a 1500cc motor for economical cruising coupled with a 50 KW clutch/drive/alternator , that will give me the power of a 2.5 liter when I need it, and 50KW electric when I need it, and if I can rec...
by Maplotter
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Hybrid concept pipecar
Replies: 13
Views: 1511

Re: Hybrid concept pipecar

You make some very valid points. Lets have a look at them. We pay R1.31 per kW/h and my house consumes on average 30kW/h per day - that is after coverting to a gas stove and using a heatpump for hot water. I think most of the average households consume between 25 to 45 units per day. Which wil then ...
by Maplotter
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Hybrid concept pipecar
Replies: 13
Views: 1511

Re: Hybrid concept pipecar

OK, lets see now : Convert all cooking to gas. Put a solar powered pump (1 panel) pushing water through 100 meter loop of 25mm black plastic pipe to heat your water during the day, and store it in your standard geysser. Now you need lights, TV, Computer, etc. Lets max it out at at 500 Watts. So, ove...
by Maplotter
Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Hybrid concept pipecar
Replies: 13
Views: 1511

Hybrid concept pipecar

Right, so here is my concept pipecar for jolling around. A Hybrid retro conversion into a pipe car. http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/430678_385088444840899_100000192406848_1721940_1332425660_n.jpg http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/430678_385088438174233_100000192406848_172...
by Maplotter
Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4989
Views: 126107

Re: The Hilux Story

in a chinese land rover factory where they fling dings
by Maplotter
Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Indestructable Welds
Replies: 7
Views: 955

Re: Indestructable Welds

For the beginner ... Based on my experiences An inverter welder is a hundred times better and easier to weld with and they cost about the same as a normal welder. If your rod has a tendency to stick lean it over to the side so that the flux maintains a constant gap between electrode and workpiece. I...
by Maplotter
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: To be old and wise
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: To be old and wise

I tried to marinade some chicken liver. - Jip there's your sign !!!! Tried to make guinea fowl curry ... Its the sort of thing you dont get till you have tried it. Like offering to ride in the back in the canopy with an open box of soap powder lying loose. (and no intercom to the front) Or like the...
by Maplotter
Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: To be old and wise
Replies: 6
Views: 400

To be old and wise

You must first be young and stupid! So whats the dumbest thing you did when you were young? Put waterwings around my ankles to see if I could immitate Jesus and walk on water. Nearly friggin drowned. Got stung by a bee then carefully removed the sting, then decided to feel how sharp it was and stung...
by Maplotter
Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What is the general age group of forum/club members?
Replies: 43
Views: 1715

Re: What is the general age group of forum/club members?

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55 en ver van die muur af.
by Maplotter
Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux world record under threat?
Replies: 39
Views: 1760

Re: Hilux world record under threat?

Some say that TOYOTA may stand for Tonne Opgev*kde Yster Op Twee Aste

Maar, LANDROVER

Leaks And Now Drives Round On Virtually Eliminated Reliability

However, many say that ...

TOYOTA is a toast

To Our Years Of Tremendous Advantages

:yahoo:
by Maplotter
Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: ORRA - New Frequencies - 10 Dec 2011
Replies: 43
Views: 1629

Re: ORRA - New Frequencies - 10 Dec 2011

Just curious Seems like we have to pay to have our radios programmed. I am quite capable of programming my own radio. I Asked what the frequencies are but no one seems to know. So, my question remains. What are the frequencies, or can anyone refer me to a reference where the frequencies are listed. ...
by Maplotter
Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Indestructable Welds
Replies: 7
Views: 955

Indestructable Welds

For those of you, who like me are not all that professional when it comes to welding (I can handle a DIY project, but I would not be employable as a welder) , and want to weld up your own stuff, the question now becomes ... How do I weld two pieces of metal together so that I know they will never fa...
by Maplotter
Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: angolan photos
Replies: 41
Views: 2601

Re: angolan photos

Great expedition pix. The picture of Rio Kuvelai brings back a memory. In the '90's when things were openeing up, we went on an expedition. Cape town to Nairobi. There were quite a few vehicles. We got to this one river near Tete where the name of the river was written in capitals. RIO XXXXX. There ...
by Maplotter
Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4989
Views: 126107

Re: The Hilux Story

incantations for the 'armless and the
by Maplotter
Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: My politically incorrect African travels and adventures.
Replies: 12
Views: 642

Re: My politically incorrect African travels and adventures.

Eventually it was time to leave and we had to deal with the task we had been dreading. We looked at the inside of the engine compartment, and to say that it was bad was a bit of an understatement. Both engine mountings had sheared off. The manifolds on both sides of the V6 had snapped off and the en...
by Maplotter
Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Bush beer cooler
Replies: 9
Views: 470

Bush beer cooler

OK, so you are in the workshop or in the bush, and the beer is not cold. How do you cool down the beer? It does not need to be instant, it can take a while, but, how would you make a bush fridge or cooling unit?
by Maplotter
Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: My politically incorrect African travels and adventures.
Replies: 12
Views: 642

Re: My politically incorrect African travels and adventures.

That week spent at Jan and Eileen Drotsky's camp was a fairly memorable one I can tell you. We arived to be greeted by a black groundsman who looked us over suspiciously and directed us on to the social area which contained the office, bar and central fireplace. At the social area there was a fair m...
by Maplotter
Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Solar installation Advice needed
Replies: 49
Views: 2817

Re: Solar installation Advice needed

http://www.digitalsidewalk.co.za/diode04.jpg The location of the LDO (Low Drop Out) circuit http://www.digitalsidewalk.co.za/diode05.jpg D1 is a zener diode that determines the general switching area of the circuit. Generally one would select a diode that is about 4 volts less then the maximum batt...
by Maplotter
Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Solar installation Advice needed
Replies: 49
Views: 2817

Re: Solar installation Advice needed

Using a diode to protect equipment against reverse polarity connections. During discharge. http://www.digitalsidewalk.co.za/diode00.jpg Here the supply is connected to the load in the forward and reverse condition http://www.digitalsidewalk.co.za/diode01.jpg Here the load is connected to the supply ...
by Maplotter
Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Solar installation Advice needed
Replies: 49
Views: 2817

Re: Solar installation Advice needed

If I may, I would like to share some general solar and battery guidelines that I have learned along the way. You can charge two batteries in paralell no problem. You should however isolate them when not in use, and of course, the isolation should also be set up when parked so that you run off one ba...
by Maplotter
Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:20 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Camping Cube on the back of my 4x4
Replies: 4
Views: 20775

Camping Cube on the back of my 4x4

This is an idea that I have been toying with for a while now. http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/16879_107692172580529_100000192406848_204905_2677599_n.jpg The concept is basically a camping/caravan box / 'Camping Cube' that slides onto the back of the bakkie, replacing the standard doub...
by Maplotter
Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Italians....
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: Italians....

by Maplotter
Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Italians....
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: Italians....

Italian men like their women like their ships ... Wet, wrecked, going down and fallen over Getting a bit on the side Full of Italian seamen Thruster in the bow and screws in the rear. Her master doesn't care how many go down on her as long as he gets off first. Let me stop before I get into trouble....
by Maplotter
Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: My politically incorrect African travels and adventures.
Replies: 12
Views: 642

Re: My politically incorrect African travels and adventures.

Thanks. Ja tjomma, we are getting to the story of how we broke the hilux ... toemaar, jy sal lekker lag. Let me start off by telling you that the last thing I ever intended to do was smokkel whiskey into Angola, but that was the path that fate led us down. It started the next morning when Manu walke...
by Maplotter
Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: My politically incorrect African travels and adventures.
Replies: 12
Views: 642

Re: My politically incorrect African travels and adventures.

Shhh, jy praat van groot dinge daar. Ok, the chickens are fed, and the Huurders have gone to work and I have a fresh cup of coffee, so, the saga continues We wake up in the morning in our African Penthouse (the rooftop lined with Sandbags - mortar protection) and a low wall of sandbags around the s...
by Maplotter
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: My politically incorrect African travels and adventures.
Replies: 12
Views: 642

Re: My politically incorrect African travels and adventures.

.... And so, it was thus departing Grootfontein that I picked up two hikers, Hans and Armand-Guy, and over the course of the 3 hour drive, having polished a bottle or two between us, gotten lekker dronk, and sobered up again, we rolled into the hamlet of Rundu, and in search of something to eat, our...
by Maplotter
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: My politically incorrect African travels and adventures.
Replies: 12
Views: 642

My politically incorrect African travels and adventures.

.... I have a great love of traveling, of driving, of cruising the back roads of Africa in search of the new and unexpected. I have also met people who have become lifetime friends, and whose adventures I have in turn become a part of. Adventures so strange that you just have to accept as fact becau...
by Maplotter
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: Version Update - forum will be down
Replies: 101
Views: 8816

Re: Version Update - forum will be down

OK, I will re-post it ... see if it is OK.
by Maplotter
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:00 am
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: Version Update - forum will be down
Replies: 101
Views: 8816

Re: Version Update - forum will be down

Did my last post fail to save or was there a problem with it?
by Maplotter
Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Greetings from Northwest.
Replies: 16
Views: 551

Re: Greetings from Northwest.

Was my last post deleted or was there a problem saving it?
by Maplotter
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4989
Views: 126107

Re: The Hilux Story

and the dreaded bug blatter beast with its
by Maplotter
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:27 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Late night/early morning crew
Replies: 2077
Views: 82969

Re: Late night/early morning crew

Congrats on you imminent new arivals. I'm sitting here in front of a fan thats blowing full bore watching mythbusters. Going to make a sarmie and a cub of coffee.
by Maplotter
Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Outdoor Sound System
Replies: 14
Views: 1075

Re: Outdoor Sound System

Potchefstroom
by Maplotter
Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Whats the buzz with radios?
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: Whats the buzz with radios?

So what VHF frequencies are you guys using then ?
by Maplotter
Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Whats the buzz with radios?
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Whats the buzz with radios?

OK, so now I want to put a radio on board ... but which one? The way i see it we have 1) CB 27 MHZ Lisencing requirements ... Uhh ja no well fine! 2) Off road 29 Mhz. What are the lisencing requirements? 3) Marnet 70 Mhz (Military Area Radio Network) - I am a member and have an allocated callsign an...
by Maplotter
Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Outdoor Sound System
Replies: 14
Views: 1075

Re: Outdoor Sound System

Jaaa , just to clarify. I end up at various outdoor jols. I have the greatest consideration for the peace and tranquility that people seek when they go camping so I do respect the presence of other people camping around us. I am also not a doef doef doef fan, being more a blues and folk rock man mys...
by Maplotter
Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Outdoor Sound System
Replies: 14
Views: 1075

Re: Outdoor Sound System

Nee wat, ons kan enige plek 'n jol uitpak. We tend to avoid the commercial places and we allways nhave good music with us. http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/62013_162915297058216_6114554_n.jpg Here we unpacked at the pits at the Windhoek Racetrack. Note the guitar players on the left. h...
by Maplotter
Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Outdoor Sound System
Replies: 14
Views: 1075

Re: Outdoor Sound System

We try and be considerate by the buure allways tell us to gooi the volume! A bit of Dylan and a bit of Willy de Ville (Cadillac Walk) and you got a party.
by Maplotter
Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Outdoor Sound System
Replies: 14
Views: 1075

Outdoor Sound System

If you are the sort of person who, like me, likes to head on out into the great wild yonder for jols or camping trips or holidays down at the holiday home, you will know what a schlep it can be to get sound. Yes, it is all fine and well, on the first night, but next morning the batteries are flat an...

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