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Old 6th November 2013, 08:44   #76
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I was just waiting for few things to ask , for example Map reading. I found no one around this 4x4 circile who has actually studied it systematically, it will be a great thing.
This kind of knowledge can fade away if not used regularly. I used to teach map reading as part of NCC syllabus in 1985-86. If I didn't have a photograph of that, I wouldn't have remembered, then I recalled learning it well so that I take the class. Now when I look at the image on the board, I can't make out anything. May be Tejas can figure it out, I don't have a clue.

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PS: That is a Lekhak notebook on the desk. Wonder how many remember that.
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This kind of knowledge can fade away if not used regularly. I used to teach map reading as part of NCC syllabus in 1985-86. If I didn't have a photograph of that, I wouldn't have remembered, then I recalled learning it well so that I take the class. Now when I look at the image on the board, I can't make out anything. May be Tejas can figure it out, I don't have a clue.

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PS: That is a Lekhak notebook on the desk. Wonder how many remember that.
Hi Sharath,

That looks like you are explaining Grid Reference for the Huts and the Trees on the Map.

I think the tree will be referred as 962738 (Eastings before Northings) British System. IIRC

Another way of giving grid reference for the same tree 963738 (Eastings before Northings) American System IIRC

The numbers 1-10 divide the grid into 100mts segments.

The scale I'm guessing maybe 1:100,000.

Regards,

Arka

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Woah! Lot's of discussion since i last checked this thread.

I'll start a thread on map reading if everyone is interested. It's really fun and the hobby is called Orienteering.
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Went through it in One Go! Tejas you proved the point where there is a will there is a way.

No praise or word is enough from me to compliment you. I am in total awe!!

I will get in touch with you soon and will meet up once I am in Mumbai.
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Great job doc, your perserverance and interest in 4WD has got you another feather in your cap! As someone else posted, I don't recollect ever studying so hard even for the 10-12th final exams. Engineering, well now, thats a different story .

Congrats again doc! The first in Asia as well.
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The december 2013 article is out in Autocar India:

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Started conducting workshops as well.

Here are some pics from the Hi-Lift Jack workshop we did months ago.
Also spoke a bit on water wading techniques. Random pics:

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Conducted a winching workshop as well yesterday. Shall put those pics up as soon.
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Some pics from the Winching Workshop that was recently conducted.

The venue:

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Topics covered:

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The slides light table:

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Certificate and Manual:

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Understanding Power Steering to understand hydraulics and hydraulic winches:

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Talking about Winch Selection based on GVW:

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Talking about why minimum 7-8 wraps are required on the drum:

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Talking about why multiple layers on the winch reduce it's efficiency and demonstrating the mechanical advantage:

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Principles of pulleys to explain snatch blocks:

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Demonstrating mechanical advantage of pulleys and how snatch blocks help:

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On the field. Readying the winch:

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Setting up snatch blocks:

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Setting up mats and winch blankets:

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Don't have more pics on the practical part and apologies for some blurred pics.

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Just updated my desert driving skills.

Read the report here:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ex...ae-report.html (Advanced Desert Driving Course in Dubai, UAE - A Report)
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We're out with our next course. Details here:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-te...ml#post3394970 (Offroad Marshal Training Course - Level 1 (Junior))
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The report for the above course is out on the above mentioned thread.

During the course, some participants also wanted to briefly understand the hi lift jack and the same was demonstrated to them.

Here's a video demonstrating the dangers of not using the hi lift jack properly. We taped a coconut and demonstrated the damage the handle recoil would cause if you let go off the handle and your head came in the middle.

Be safe out there.

*Please do not try to replicate this experiment*

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Nice to know you did your desert driving course in Dubai, UAE and made good use of your Dubai trip.

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We're having a free hi lift jack demo workshop at the Mumbai Mahalaxmi Race Course Parking Lot on 26th Jan 2015 at 10:30 am if anyone is interested.

Kindly confirm on this link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/7706...ate=1872958935
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Next offroad training course this month:

www.facebook.com/events/406049466231181/
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Next offroad training course this month:

www.facebook.com/events/406049466231181/
Hi Tejas, we haven't corresponded before, but I have appreciated many of your posts on the Team-BHP forum over the years. After having spent six years in the US, I came back to Mumbai last week, and was looking forward to enrolling in an off-road training course with India's (Asia's?) only I4WDTA certified trainer

Unfortunately, the Facebook link you posted appears to be a dead one (I got a message saying "This content is currently unavailable"), and I don't see any options to enrol for courses on offroadjunkie.com. Am I missing something?
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Hi Tejas, we haven't corresponded before, but I have appreciated many of your posts on the Team-BHP forum over the years. After having spent six years in the US, I came back to Mumbai last week, and was looking forward to enrolling in an off-road training course with India's (Asia's?) only I4WDTA certified trainer

Unfortunately, the Facebook link you posted appears to be a dead one (I got a message saying "This content is currently unavailable"), and I don't see any options to enrol for courses on offroadjunkie.com. Am I missing something?
Hey, that course got done 10 days ago. Hence the event page was taken down. Will announce the next one soon.

The website is undergoing a major upgrade and the new one should be up very soon.

Thanks for the support
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