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Member postings for John Privett

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Thread: Full size glider LiPo fire
13/11/2017 21:36:37

Sounds a good idea Chris, but I can't help wondering if it's possible to carry an extinguishing system capable of extinguishing a LiPo fire in a glider. The AAIB report notes,

"The airfield fire truck arrived promptly and an initial attempt was made to extinguish the fire using a CO2 gaseous extinguisher, but this proved unsuccessful. Aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) was then sprayed into the FES battery compartment and the fire was extinguished."

The Firetrace system seems to CO2 "powered" which is probably great for extinguishing a cable fire, but it the CO2 extinguisher in the fire truck wasn't capable of putting out the LiPo fire then I'm not sure that something light enough to be carried in the glider would fare any better.

Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
13/11/2017 20:58:07
Posted by john stones 1 on 13/11/2017 18:15:49:

Ah I see, they've changed first to retire so scores have altered.

Yes I see they have... I must admit I did wonder how they worked out who retired first in situations where several drivers collide at the start...

So it appears that (from a quick glance anyway) two of our league members - John and Carl have 10 points fewer than initially reckoned. This does mean that John's 3 point lead has now turned into a 7 point lead for Iqon. Still very close at the top!

Here is the revised table;

Championship Standings

Pos Team Manager Pts
1 iqon racing iqon racing 2506
2 Pitts Specials john stones 2499
3 VBT Racing Yorik 2454
4 Revers Racing Pete B 2402
5 AnyoneSeenBernie johnpflyrc 2355
6 Bernies Big Brown Envelope serepton PRO 2340
7 Team Webby Racing Simon Webb 2325
8 Norfolk Flyers Kevin Fairgrieve 2261
9 Mannschaft Carl Brotherton 2240
10 FalconFormulaOne Tony Hamer 2180
11 Flying Eagles Gary Goodfellow 2156
12 Essex Racing Tony Clark 2083
13 Team Charles Picd Charles Pic 1901
14 Slopeflyers F1 jimbo32010 1900
15 teewrex John Tee 1547
13/11/2017 20:53:47
Posted by john stones 1 on 13/11/2017 12:46:49:

Cheers John.

3 predictions correct, tickled pink when Max talked them into new tyres.

Only 2 predictions for me - but Max's fastest lap was one of those for me too!

13/11/2017 01:09:52

And this is how the table looks tonight with one race to go...

Championship Standings

Pos Team Manager Pts
1 Pitts Specials john stones 2509
2 iqon racing iqon racing 2506
3 VBT Racing Yorik 2454
4 Revers Racing Pete B 2402
5 AnyoneSeenBernie johnpflyrc 2355
6 Bernies Big Brown Envelope serepton PRO 2340
7 Team Webby Racing Simon Webb 2325
8 Norfolk Flyers Kevin Fairgrieve 2261
9 Mannschaft Carl Brotherton 2250
10 FalconFormulaOne Tony Hamer 2180
11 Flying Eagles Gary Goodfellow 2156
12 Essex Racing Tony Clark 2083
13 Team Charles Picd Charles Pic 1901
14 Slopeflyers F1 jimbo32010 1900
15 teewrex John Tee 1547

And there's a change in the top 2 - John's Pitts Specials edge ahead of Iqon, but only by THREE points! The next two places remain unchanged, despite Pete's win today.

I move up to 5th, pushing serepton down to 6th. The remaining positions remain unchanged.

So it's still all to play for at the top - most likely it's between John and Iqon, but amajor slip-up from them and a good result from Yorik could see Yorik at the top. I think Pete's recent results have come a little too late though...

Abu Dhabi in two weeks, so don't forget your predictions!

13/11/2017 01:01:55

Right then - channel 4 coverage should be safely over by now, so here's how we scored today;

Results from Brazil

Pos Team Manager Pts
1 Revers Racing Pete B 152
2 Team Webby Racing Simon Webb 147
3 Pitts Specials john stones 142
4 Flying Eagles Gary Goodfellow 135
5 AnyoneSeenBernie johnpflyrc 134
6 VBT Racing Yorik 132
7 Mannschaft Carl Brotherton 123
8 Norfolk Flyers Kevin Fairgrieve 120
9 iqon racing iqon racing 118
10 Essex Racing Tony Clark 116
11 FalconFormulaOne Tony Hamer 111
12 Bernies Big Brown Envelope serepton PRO 102
13 Slopeflyers F1 jimbo32010 99
14 Team Charles Picd Charles Pic 99
15 teewrex John Tee 87
12/11/2017 23:32:35

OK - results are now in.

But I'll hold fire for now for the benefit of those who may be watching the race on Channel 4. I'll publish them in around an hour by which time I guess the coverage will be over.

11/11/2017 13:35:07

Right then, a quick reminder with P3 currently underway in Brazil;

Don't forget your predictions!

Quali is today at 4pm (UK time) with the race at the same time tomorrow.

Thread: Is Glens models still trading
30/10/2017 21:25:40

I have the Glens CAP 232 as well - the 58" one. I took both my A and B test with it, though I haven't now flown it for ages...

Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
30/10/2017 21:21:11

And with very few changes, here is how the table now stands;

Championship Standings

Pos Team Manager Pts
1 iqon racing iqon racing 2388
2 Pitts Specials john stones 2367
3 VBT Racing Yorik 2322
4 Revers Racing Pete B 2250
5 Bernies Big Brown Envelope serepton PRO 2238
6 AnyoneSeenBernie johnpflyrc 2221
7 Team Webby Racing Simon Webb 2178
8 Norfolk Flyers Kevin Fairgrieve 2141
9 Mannschaft Carl Brotherton 2127
10 FalconFormulaOne Tony Hamer 2069
11 Flying Eagles Gary Goodfellow 2021
12 Essex Racing Tony Clark 1967
13 Team Charles Picd Charles Pic 1802
14 Slopeflyers F1 jimbo32010 1801
15 teewrex John Tee 1460

I did say "very few changes" but one of those is that the top two swap places - Iqon moves up from being 11 points behind to being 21 points ahead at the top of the table.

After that there's no change until we get to 13th where the Slopeflyers move ahead of Charles.

Now whilst the real-world title is now settled, ours in certainly not. With two races to go our title could still go to any of the top three.

Brazil next in a couple of weeks before the curtain comes down at Abu Dhabi two weeks after Brazil.

30/10/2017 21:07:08

Well John, you may think you "did bad", but 10 of us "did badder" than you! So, slightly later than normal with yesterday's race being late in the day, here's how we all scored in Mexico;

Results from Mexico

Pos Team Manager Pts
1 iqon racing iqon racing 145
2 Essex Racing Tony Clark 134
3 Mannschaft Carl Brotherton 126
4 teewrex John Tee 117
5 Pitts Specials john stones 113
6 Team Charles Picd Charles Pic 102
7 Slopeflyers F1 jimbo32010 94
8 Norfolk Flyers Kevin Fairgrieve 92
9 Bernies Big Brown Envelope serepton PRO 91
10 VBT Racing Yorik 89
11 AnyoneSeenBernie johnpflyrc 84
12 Revers Racing Pete B 83
13 FalconFormulaOne Tony Hamer 75
14 Team Webby Racing Simon Webb 61
15 Flying Eagles Gary Goodfellow 32

So, with a bit of a "mixed-up" result, there's no particularly high scores, and more of us scoring under 100 than over. Up next, how does this affect the overall table?

27/10/2017 19:28:41
Posted by John Privett on 27/10/2017 18:58:18:

Don't forget your predictions!

 

Though you might want to wait a little while, badgergp.com and fantasygp.com are both timing out trying to connect - and a few minutes earlier I was getting a database error message on both sites. Hopefully they'll sort themselves out some time before 7pm tomorrow!

 

[EDIT:  And they're now back up and running!]

Edited By John Privett on 27/10/2017 19:44:44

Thread: What's a Watt?
27/10/2017 19:17:10
Posted by David Mellor on 27/10/2017 14:01:58:

Or.... looked at another way, Roberts massive burst of energy provided 0.021 kilowatt-hours over a short duration.

 

And, at a typical tariff through your electricity meter, that amount of energy would have cost about 0.3p

Edited By John Privett on 27/10/2017 19:17:28

Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
27/10/2017 18:58:18

Right then, pay attention! I don't know what happened to my reminder post last Friday. Maybe gremlins were involved, maybe it was a "PLBSAK" error.

Anyway, whatever, it's another Grand Prix weekend with both qualifying and the race at 7pm UK time. So, you've got another 24 hours, but;

Don't forget your predictions!

† Google it if you don't know what that is! It's a term I've used many times on other people in the past...

Thread: Hobby King costings
27/10/2017 18:43:01

But do select US$ first as that's what they actually charge in. What it actually costs you in £ (or € or whatever, depending where you live) will depend on your credit card company.

I think the HobbyKing exchange rates that they use to show indicative prices in other currencies are more realistic these days, but they used to be only updated two or three times a year, consequently they could be hopefully optimistic - or sometimes pessimistic.

26/10/2017 21:49:52

Well that is weird... I think their website is somewhat messed-up...

If I select a product and then click on each of the warehouse buttons in turn, I see changing prices. From that point on, no matter which warehouse button I select the price then remains the same for all of them. If I then select a different currency and click through each warehouse in turn I again see three different prices, but then if I continue clicking on different warehouses the price remains the same on all!

But then if I add an item to the cart then the price in the cart differs depending on which warehouse I selected. This is with Chrome. In Firefox, IE or Edge it seems worse - I don't get the correct prices first time around, it goes straight to the constant prices for all warehouses phase. Though in all cases the price when added to the cart varies depending on the warehouse.

Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
23/10/2017 01:07:00

Championship Standings

Pos Team Manager Pts
1 Pitts Specials john stones 2254
2 iqon racing iqon racing 2243
3 VBT Racing Yorik 2233
4 Revers Racing Pete B 2167
5 Bernies Big Brown Envelope serepton PRO 2147
6 AnyoneSeenBernie johnpflyrc 2137
7 Team Webby Racing Simon Webb 2117
8 Norfolk Flyers Kevin Fairgrieve 2049
9 Mannschaft Carl Brotherton 2001
10 FalconFormulaOne Tony Hamer 1994
11 Flying Eagles Gary Goodfellow 1989
12 Essex Racing Tony Clark 1833
13 Slopeflyers F1 jimbo32010 1707
14 Team Charles Picd Charles Pic 1700
15 teewrex John Tee 1343

So no change to numero uno - John's Pitts Specials retain the top spot, but Yorik and Iqon swap places with Iqon up to 2nd, only 11 points behind John. Yorik is now a further 10 points back.

4th and 5th also trade places with Pete continuing his climb, now up to 4th and BBE down to 5th. There's no change in 6th to 8th places, but Carl moves up 2 places to 9th pushing Tony H and Gary down a place each to 10th and 11th.

The last change in the table sees Jimbo swap places with Charles, moving up to 13th, but only by 7 points!

Next weekend is Mexico - Mercedes already have the constructors title, can Lewis tie-up the individual title next weekend?

23/10/2017 00:58:16

OK - results are now up on fantasygp.com, so here are our results from Austin, Texas;

Results from USA

Pos Team Manager Pts
1 Mannschaft Carl Brotherton 177
2 iqon racing iqon racing 155
3 Team Webby Racing Simon Webb 151
4 AnyoneSeenBernie johnpflyrc 148
5 Norfolk Flyers Kevin Fairgrieve 148
6 Pitts Specials john stones 146
7 Revers Racing Pete B 134
8 Slopeflyers F1 jimbo32010 134
9 VBT Racing Yorik 132
10 Flying Eagles Gary Goodfellow 121
11 teewrex John Tee 119
12 Bernies Big Brown Envelope serepton PRO 111
13 FalconFormulaOne Tony Hamer 110
14 Team Charles Picd Charles Pic 100
15 Essex Racing Tony Clark 84

Top scorer today was Carl with 177, next up was Iqon with 155 followed by Simon with 151. Not far behind were Kev and myself on 148 each and John S on 146.

Up next, we'll see how this affects the overall standings...

21/10/2017 23:44:16

That's odd... What happened to the post I wrote yesterday evening about 11pm? It was just the usual one about not forgetting your predictions etc. etc...

Oh well, I hope iqon's reminder prompted anybody who might have forgotten!

Thread: Is it a scam trying to get my Hobbyking details?
21/10/2017 23:40:14
Posted by ASH. on 21/10/2017 19:45:48:

Hi Percy, sorry to say but Hobbyking are quite informal - they want to be your pal.

ASH - I think Percy's point was that a genuine email would usually address you by name, so it would say "Hi Percy" not just "Hi". And certainly not something like "Dear customer".

Thread: A-380 again !
08/10/2017 17:52:06
Posted by Piers Bowlan on 08/10/2017 10:52:25:

'Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing!' (probably not the passengers view)

And one where you can reuse the 'plane again afterwards is a superb landing...

I once had a landing in a strong cross-wind (but in a rather smaller plane) that was rather like that. It was at London City airport which made it a little un-nerving as there's water on both sides of the runway. I'd never previously heard tyre-squeal on an aircraft after the initial touch-down, but we certainly got plenty of it that day as we veered from one side of the runway to the other.

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