Puma and Canbus friendly leds…

I have spent a lot of time trying various leds in my Puma, and have decided eventually to try canbus friendly leds. I then found some Cree type ones that were canbus friendly and have decided that they appear to offer the best price to performance and hopefully not blow after 3-6 months 😉

Canbus friendly Cree
Canbus friendly Cree

Problem is I then had to find some canbus friendly leds for the rear number plate light as they have to be under about 30mm long…. thankfully I’ve found some of those and ordered them too!!! I will report back shortly as long as they last a bit longer than non canbus friendly ones!

Canbus friendly Cree
Canbus friendly Cree

The ones I bought are are from Ebay in the following auctions

Cree type sidelight

Small canbus friendly number plate

Sidelight LED’s again!

I have recently had to replace my sidelight LED’s again due to them flickering and then blowing and have decided to go down a slightly different route by using Canbus friendly LED’s. These have a resistor and are supposed to be much longer lasting due to voltage variations on the Puma! Shall see how I get on and let you know, but at 99p delivered for 2 bulbs they’re cheap enough. Also found that The Range do the dashlight bulbs that blow if you replace them with led’s for £1 and you get 2! (enough for both dash lights)

Canbus friendly 501's
Canbus friendly 501’s

BTCC and Superbikes at Donington

Went along to Donington Park Raceway twice last week for the BTCC and the Superbikes. Weather was cold both days but enjoyed it both times and got as few pics!

Along the pit straight!
Along the pit straight!
Plato Power!
Plato Power!

It was great to see a decent turnout on both days even though the weather was fine but cold. Bit overcast but still good to see a decent crowd!

Crowd watches on...
Crowd watches on…

Also I was quite impressed to have a quick word with Nic Hamilton – great guy, friendly and approachable and also very pleasant! Full credit to him he was great!

Nic Hamilton
Nic Hamilton

And finally – no article would be complete without pit girls! 😉

Pit Girls
Pit Girls

AGBO Rally 2015

Paid my annual visit to the AGBO Rally at Weston Park last Sunday. Weather was cold but sunny and we got a fair few different shots for a change…

Pug 205
Pug 205

Because of safety concerns there was a great deal more protection for spectators than previous years. this made photos harder but still managed some decent shots 😉

Slide!
Slide!

It’s a shame but this is the way that motorpsort is going….but at £10 per car it was still a decent day out!

Corsa
Corsa

Mach Loop Trip!

Took a trip to the Mach loop yesterday and snagged a few photos….

The climb!
The climb!

That’s the climb up to where we had decided to stay for a decent vantage point. It took us 2 hours to drive to the place and then a further hour to climb up! By the time we had got there it was 11am but we hadn’t missed a plane yet 😉
After a short wait the first plane to show up was a Hawk

Hawk
Hawk

After a bit we got a treat as a Hercules showed up! First time for me through the low level flying area!!!

Hercules
Hercules

Then it was a few more Hawks including the anniversary marked Hawk and was quite a nice time to take in the scenery and watch the fast jets

Anniversary Hawk
Anniversary Hawk

And then we got a lovely surprise – a Tonka GR4 showed up for a pass. Don’t get to see Tornado’s very often these days, this one a bit grubby but still good to see!

Tornado GR4
Tornado GR4

Another couple of Hawks and our day was done. Thoroughly enjoyable but I’m aching today!

The set is on Flickr HERE

Plugiator ASX

Managed to pick up a Plugiator ASX last week… it’s basically a hardware plug in synth that is fitted into a CME keyboard to make a stand alone synth. It was a bargain at £60 plus £12.00 postage next day, especially after I managed to snag a used but good condition CME UF-50 for £25!

Plugiator ASX
Plugiator ASX

I plugged everything in and was able to connect via USB and register everything
easily and off we went. The sound is great nice and clean and great. Spent about 4 hours playing before I even noticed the time! So all in all very pleased with the purchase. I’ll be putting some demos up shortly! I have 4 plugins and will look to get the extra plugins shortly!!!

CME UF-50
CME UF-50

Right off to play some more!

Keighley Steam Trip

Went to see some steam trains on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway last Friday…
Really enjoyed it, it’s a short journey (under 6 miles) but a decent showing. We managed a fair few trips up and down but the weather was cold and the sun low so pics were difficult to take. A couple of the best processed ones are below and more are on my Flickr

Wells
Wells
75078
75078

Finally it was very pleasing to see the event really well attended. Good show all around! Will deffo go again when I get chance

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