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  Topic: French Plans
RobB

Replies: 37
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PostForum: Modeling   Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:26 pm   Subject: French plans
Jef, I found the link to the French plans very interesting. Many thanks. I have always admired the Jauréguiberry, and looking at the plans, especially the very advanced loading mechanisms, shows wha ...
  Topic: Naval Fire control equipment
RobB

Replies: 19
Views: 49512

PostForum: Simulation   Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 5:06 pm   Subject: Naval Fire control equipment
Just checking this series of posts, and I find that the images of the Argo Clock have disappeared!! Is this a plot by the Dreyer camp? (probably not, they must have just decayed in the image hosting s ...
  Topic: Naval Fire control equipment
RobB

Replies: 19
Views: 49512

PostForum: Simulation   Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 5:09 pm   Subject: Naval Fire control equipment
The fire control problem can be simply stated as 'how do you manage to hit a moving target from a moving platform when the target may be many miles away?' To illustrate the problem, consider two WW1 ...
  Topic: Naval Fire control equipment
RobB

Replies: 19
Views: 49512

PostForum: Simulation   Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:26 pm   Subject: Naval Fire control equipment
Tone
Thanks for the information. The gearing is a bitmapped decal rather than a large set of surfaces (as in earlier Argo clock model). Technique I used is to model the shapes in Rhino (as a series ...
  Topic: Naval Fire control equipment
RobB

Replies: 19
Views: 49512

PostForum: Simulation   Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 6:22 pm   Subject: Naval Fire control equipment
Continuing with the Argo theme, I offer some models of the other components of the Aim Corrector (AC) system. These are derived from the drawings in the 'Technical Comparison with Cdr F. C. Dreyer's ...
  Topic: Naval Fire control equipment
RobB

Replies: 19
Views: 49512

PostForum: Simulation   Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 7:39 pm   Subject: Naval Fire control equipment
You said you were interested in fire control equipmemt. These are modeled from the Manual of Fire Vontrol Instruments, 1914

http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/2537/barrstroudtxrxmkii2dq.jpg

htt ...
  Topic: Download Available?
RobB

Replies: 11
Views: 27080

PostForum: Simulation   Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:42 pm   Subject: SIMs
Tone
I tried to access the willy.resounding.com/wtf site (as per your post 29 Oct 04) without success. Has this site been moved/ blocked, or is it just me?

What I'm after, of course is a way to g ...
  Topic: Naval Fire control equipment
RobB

Replies: 19
Views: 49512

PostForum: Simulation   Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:53 pm   Subject: Naval Fire control equipment
Tone
I am modelling in Rhino, and trying to render with Flamingo, but I have only had these tools a few months, so presentation is rather crude.

Fixed my e-mail - I missed out a full stop (period ...
  Topic: Naval Fire control equipment
RobB

Replies: 19
Views: 49512

PostForum: Simulation   Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:40 pm   Subject: Naval Fire control equipment
Tone
OK, so I'm just learning to use a forum!
Here are two other views of the clock.
Front view
http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/1583/argoclockmkivview2a4bi.jpg

view of the working area
http ...
  Topic: Naval Fire control equipment
RobB

Replies: 19
Views: 49512

PostForum: Simulation   Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:28 pm   Subject: Naval Fire control equipment
Tone
My congratulations on your project. I too am interested in the technicalities of fire control at the turn of the last century, and I was so inspired by your movies that I resolved to have a go ...
 
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