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      Ongoing DDoS Attack causing Forum Slowness   26/04/17

      In case you have missed the announcement, the reason that the forum has been slow at times since the minor version update the other day is due to a Denial of Service attack, brute force attack on our email, and judging by the lag with our FTP response, that too.  If you're feeling like you're experiencing a glitch in the Matrix, you're not wrong.  This is the same MO as the attack in September 2016 that occurred when we transitioned to the new version 4 of the software.  We're currently working with US and UK cyber-crime departments, who specialise in this sort of thing, and we're hopeful that we'll be able to track them down this time by using the accumulated evidence already held.    We are pretty certain that it's a continuation of the same attack last year, only at a reduced intensity to deter people from using the site "because it's terribly slow", rather than taking it down completely, and we're also sure of the motivations of those responsible.  Spite.   Please bear with us in the interim, and wish us luck in dealing with these.... "people".
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Dr_Fester

Source for cable wrap?

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Hi,

Just wondering if anyone knows where I can get hold of the plastic spirowrap cable sheath for braided cable?

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Shown here on Imster's wonderful NSR500 build http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234986850-tamiya-honda-nsr500-1984/page-6 . Tried to PM Imster but no reply so wonder if anyone knows where I can get hold of this?

Cheers

Doc

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Have you tried very thin clear plastic cut into long narrow strips then wrap it around a metal former (drill bit), it should hold it's shape.

Then wrap it around thin wire

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Thx for the reply guys,

I'm sure this is available off the shelf as I have seen it on quite a few builds, have tried Hiro and many other sites Rick with no success. I may have to go down the route Colin suggests either with a wrapped strip or spiral cut clear tube.

If I do ever find it I'll post a link here

Cheers

Doc

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3mm spiral cable wrap is available on fleabay from china with 0.4mm wall thickness in black or natural for a very minior cost!

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3mm on a 1/12 scale bike maybe on the large size unfortunately

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Hey all,

Imster makes these himself out of thin plastic card cut into strips, wrapped around a suitably sized iron rod and then slightly heated to keep the form. I'm not 100% sure on the technique but it's something like this.

On a german site I have seen a guy who made a jig with a razor blade. He uses clear hose that is pulled through in a twisting motion and as it passes through, the razor slices the hose. Tricky to adjust as you don't want the razor to slice the hose through and through.

Hope this helps!

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