If you read Sunday’s post, you might know a little more about the design.. are we finished reflecting on Noel’s experience? Do we know what temperature he operates the engine? does he use bleed water, does he use a thermostat?
I’m still trying to sort things out in my mind..
Reality is that the LG6-8, GM90 design CAN go the distance! We’ll read posts in forums that all India has to offer is junk. We are able to make the distinction between bad designs, and poorly made parts. We know how some of these defects are created.. often by people who are paid by piecework versus the hour, and who have no understanding of the parts they pour, hammer, and machine. As I close this AM, I am still thinking about that collection of stories called ‘Fairy Dust.’ We could all contribute to that work!
Accurate reporting, it’s not always the case, Matangi is a treasure for us all.
As for DIY forum posts.. I reflect on a moniker ‘Polaris.’ At first I thought he was blinded by a lack of education as per the basics of AC theory. What he had done was take a 70-year-old Petter design, fit a set of Valves, change the compression ratio a bit, and report a 30% gain in ‘real power’ out of the generator the prime mover was powering!
A number of us attempted to tutor him, and of course I reflected on a few posts I made long ago. Once I had shared some data on a load I was driving, and I asked, “what am I missing? this seems like a lot of power production I’m seeing here”.. It was an hour later, a DIYer politely slapped me alongside the head with reality, my resistive load coil was heating up, changing resistance, and my ExI calculation was no longer valid… what an embarrassing oversight that was on my part.
But as I look back, my focus was on understanding what was going on, or at least I thought it was.
Back to Polaris, he had no interest in our input what so ever. In fact he was down right annoyed, and his close circle of friends were praising his work. The debate was over, we were the Ass Hole deniers who were reluctant to give him his due.
Why was it he didn’t want to discuss his method of measure? Why was it he was allowing himself to be deceived? I flat didn’t understand! Was that 10 years ago?
Today I might better understand. I think back about the Moniker itself ‘Polaris’ the guiding star, a gift to us all. One who leads the way. I reflect on a few days I wanted to change my moniker to ‘dumbshit’, and then I reflected on my ‘alter ego’ ebay moniker which is about as self righteous as Polaris.
Polaris… his focus was on selling parts and services, he absolutely refused to accept our input that he needed to calculate real power with the real formula, and that is P=ExIXPF, and his load of choice was likely a .7 PF! I’ll leave it to you as to whether Polaris is/was a Narcissist or not, but I do recognize a few in our forums who would be certified same with so little doubt in my mind.
My moniker ‘Dumbshit’, I might link that up in utterpower. I have been curious about the behavior of one individual who I am forced to study. About 20 years ago, he told me of the total nonsense of telling a white lie. In his mind there was no reason to spare a person hurt feelings, if a fat women ask you if she was fat, you best tell her up front, and if she was ugly, why not get that out in the open too? At the time, I thought maybe he was dropped on the head when he was a baby, how did he live so long, and not understand the value of the white lie? Why did he not feel the same compassion other people displayed?
It’s a fact that the Narcissist personality is everywhere, and I didn’t know what a Narcissist really was until I was well past 60. Just how many of them rise to position of power in our government?
So.. here I set attempting to diagnose my own affliction…. No DIYer will ever be accused of being normal, we were born skeptics.. and often known as deniers in other circles. I’m not sure there’s reason to feel pride for all of my afflictions, and I am purely ashamed it’s taken me 60 plus years to learn what others knew at such a younger age… but I am proud to be a DIYer, and to have always been one.
I remember building a gravity powered car with neighborhood friends at eight years old.. I was wishing we had a drill so we could make holes in the axle and not have to bend the nails over from each side. I’m sure my Third Grade Teacher (Mrs. Deal) wondered what I was thinking when I stared out the window in class, “George off in another day-dream”.. I’m sure she might of thought.. “this kid was likely dropped on his head.” Little did she know, I was just wondering where the hell us kids were going to find a drill, it seemed a more important concern than Art, and I could think about it till she handed out the weekly reader…. I really liked the reader at the time. priorities….. so little time and so much to learn..