Anime Baka

Anime - Japanese Animation
Baka - Japanese word for idiot or fool

Loosely put an Anime Baka is someone who's crazy about Anime. However interpretation's may vary. I tend to think of Anime Baka as meaning something like drooling fan boy/girl.


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Wrote this a long time ago. Too short for an article:
Perverted - Hentai in Japanese. But the word pervert means deviation from normal or accepted. So, how can all guys be perverts?

Did you ever notice that the sex scene in the movie is generally at about the same realative place as the guitar solo in a song?




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Why not make a ship where some of the systems extend out of the hull and into the super structure? For instance accumulators could be routed vertically to take up less hull space in tight ships. Balance will be an issue.

Corrosion-X is the holy grail of cleaning stuff. This is recommended for cleaning out motors, servos and I think electronic components after battle/water. Looks like it's $15 for a 16oz spray can. This would be great to bring on the boat. Repels Salt Water. You can order online and commonly available on ebay. http://www.corrosionx.com/

My preferred method for rudder mound is as follows. Works for standard and mini servos. 1st Pick a servo this will be the servo you use anytime you have to replace it. Now head to Home Depot or Lowes, take the servo w/ you. In the hardware area where the lead screws. L bracket and U channels. Youll be finding a section of U channel that fits your servo snuggly. Most stores now carry it in 12 lengths. Now cut a section 150% longer than your servo and drill holes in the bottom of the channel. Find a place next to your rudder post, my is less than a from it. Slather 30 minute epoxy where you want it and push the channel into it. Make sure some epoxy comes up through the holes. When its good and cured, push the servo into it. I prefer the horn furthest away from the post. Use chain and sprockets or a horn w/ dual control rods to the post. I have used both and like the chain and sprockets better. In fact this weekend Im going back to it. Now the servo can be slid in the channel to adjust the tension and/or spacing. Ive used this method for 9 years now on several ships. Makes for a very compact package for control. Mike Duffy NTXBG

That was me that uses Servo-link sprockets on the rudder. I did this for a better/more consistent rudder throw on Dallas (her rudder will do a barn door stop), but I did it for space saving purposes on my diminutive Espana. I've stuck with it for any ship since it allows for really good maneuver ability, consistency for rudder throw port/starboard, and space savings. Basically you put a smooth bore ServoLink sprocket on the rudder shaft (secure with a pin and CA), and attach it via chain to the (splined) sprocket on the rudder servo. Cheers Jeff

I am contemplating using a servolink chain/sprocket drive on one ship due to space considerations for driving the rudder (this is a good application, by the way, especially for those with tight spaces in the stern). One nice thing about using the chain drive for the rudder, the servo can be offset to the side, close, far, etc. with no wonky behaviours. It is available here: http://servocity.com/html/servo_sprockets___1227_.html Mounting a servo offset to the centerline causes some captains a lot of grief if they do not set up the control linkage properly, as it results in an asymmetric throw. Using a chain drive eliminates this. Cheers, Wreno

Bluing or otherwise color coding ammo. I wonder if I could easily blue or otherwise color code my ammunition. I could then easily identify my round in other boats. Of coarse if this catches on, everyone would need their own color.

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