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Member postings for Pete B - Moderator

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Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
28/07/2019 21:47:08
Posted by John Privett on 28/07/2019 21:39:57:
Posted by iqon on 28/07/2019 21:26:42:

Hang on, channel 4 shows penalties I may lose a few points

Yep - from F1.com, "Raikkonen and Giovinazzi had 30 seconds added to their race times for use of driver aids at the start."

That's already accounted for in the results published. Amongst other changes, it elevates Hamilton up to 9th.

Yes, John - just checked the website and they haven't yet adjusted the points - not that it'll make much difference to me!embarrassed

Pete

28/07/2019 21:44:20

Nice one, iqonthumbs up

I've had better days.....teeth 2teeth 2teeth 2

Pete

27/07/2019 21:31:09

Mea culpa..... I changed my pole prediction based on what happened in FP3 just before quali started - that'll teach me to lose the faith...face 24

Pete

26/07/2019 21:33:34

With cooler temps and rain forecast from tomorrow, I wouldn't bet against Lewis in the wet....wink 2

Pete

Thread: Electric Cars.
24/07/2019 10:01:13
Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 23/07/2019 22:31:03:
Posted by Doc Marten on 23/07/2019 22:18:16:

The trouble with an 84 page thread is that posters are loathe to read what has been said a hundred times before. wink

And if you try to start a second thread the moderators will slap you down.

Believe me Tom, given the amount of time the mods have had to devote to monitoring this thread, there won't be an opportunity for a second electric car thread.....dont know

Pete

Thread: SIG Kadet LT-40 Build - My first proper build!
24/07/2019 09:43:17

I've removed a number of off-topic posts from the thread. If any of you have any differences of opinion, deal with them, privately rather than use any handy thread as a boxing ring. It's rather rude, to say the leastface 5

Nu Me 1, I'll apologise on behalf of the mods for letting this interfere with a useful, informative build thread. We will keep an eye on things. I'm sure the majority of viewers would prefer that you continue to share the build as you're getting good advice herethumbs up

Pete

Thread: Online magazine viewer problems
23/07/2019 21:45:27

Above points noted, we'll pass it on to those concernedthumbs up

Pete

Thread: Electric Cars.
23/07/2019 11:28:56
Posted by Frank Skilbeck on 23/07/2019 09:54:34:

Reminds me of my first moped a step thru with pedals, it had a 1/2 gal fuel tank, I only ran out of petrol once and had to pedal 3 miles home.................... never did it again............................

Been there, Frank, and heartily agree. Mine was an NSU Quickly (an oxymoron if I ever heard oneteeth 2). ISTR spending more time pedalling it than being propelled....crook

Pete

Thread: Moon landing
21/07/2019 13:49:32
Posted by Doc Marten on 21/07/2019 13:19:46:
Posted by Wilco Wingco on 21/07/2019 13:08:32:

Doc Martin.

My final comment NOT an anti American rant. Watch this and judge for yourself?.

**LINK**

Honestly wilco I'm not interested, I haven't opened the link nor do I intend to. This is a topic about the moon landings not a political debate

Indeed, let's keep it that way, folks....smile

Pete

Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
15/07/2019 11:32:19

Well done, Simon and Chris - even on a better day you've got the edge....smile

I really must thank Mr. S. Vettel for his timely assistance yesterdayteeth 2

In the league, there seems to be a gap opening up between the top teams and the midfield. I'm definitely the Gasly here at present but how soon will that become the Vettel...???wink 2

Pete

Thread: Wots Wot Deluxe Kit
12/07/2019 22:03:57

Hi Jonathan, Welcome to the forum - you're not the first long time lurker to eventually succumb....wink 2

I'm aware you've waited some time to get this post approved so I'll bump it up the list to get some coveragethumbs up

Pete

Thread: Commons Science and Technology Committee Enquiry on Drones
27/06/2019 18:49:09

I don't think it's a matter of being over-sensitive. I think it's exposed the core attitude of the 'full-size' organisations as to their disdainful dismissal of model flyers as an irrelevance. Make no mistake, this is about money and the use of sub-500ft airspace for commercial use. They would be far happier to sweep us aside without any consideration... we are economically worth zilchface 5

Pete

Edited By Pete B - Moderator on 27/06/2019 18:49:47

27/06/2019 11:02:49

I've just emailed NATS here.

Sir,
I am utterly appalled at the description given to 'drone flyers' as 'clueless, careless or criminal' by your NATS representative in yesterday's Science and Technology Committee sitting. I am a member of the BMFA and have flown radio-controlled model aircraft since 1975.


It is no fault of we model flyers that the authorities have decided to include our activities, as well as those of the irresponsible minority of multi-rotor flyers, in an oppressive, restrictive piece of legislation which will have significant consequences on our, so far over many, many years, demonstrably safe hobby.


It is apparent that NATS has a partisan and jaundiced view of model flyers. If not, then it has demonstrated a lamentable lack of understanding of the subject. Such a prejudiced view from witnesses should have no part in Parliamentary proceedings.

Andy Sage is clearly not competent in his role and consideration should be given to replacing him with one who is more open-minded and knowledgeable on the subject. At the very least, a public apology and retraction of that statement by the head of NATS is the least that we should expect.

I await your response with interest - as do the 36000 BMFA members who fly in the UK.

Not expecting anything constructive from this but, hey, it gets it off your chest....smile

Pete

Thread: TRAPPED
26/06/2019 09:29:26

I'm sure SR71 is your best bet for contacting the other guys, John, so we'll leave it to him.

Meanwhile, best wishes for a speedy recovery - and don't give the nurses too much grief!teeth 2

Pete

Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
21/06/2019 21:59:05

I can assure you, Don, that I don't believe anything useful could ever have grown on this bit of France. That's why they probably decided to build a race track hereteeth 2

I have to admit to imbibing a glass or two of Chilean Merlot from Lidl this evening...embarrassed

Chris, will you kindly stop putting the kiss of death on my predictions, please - you've done it again!face 7

Pete

20/06/2019 21:35:41

Signing in from the campsite at Paul Ricard. I vowed that I'd not come back after last year but a cheap ticket offer in April tempted me. Unfortunately it seems ticket sales have collapsed and they're now offering 40% off....

Apparently they're expecting just 1000 camping units this year, 2000 fewer than last year. Wrong circuit, wrong place and the public seem to have let them know. Pity they have a 5 year contract...sad

I made the 2km walk from the campsite across the unforgiving roughly-cleared Provencal scrubland in about 28C today (and that's just to reach the nearest gate!) and joined the throng on the pitwalk. The wheel-changing at Mercedes needs sharpening up before Saturdaysmile

Anyway, predictions made so may the best man win!

Bonne chance, everyone!smile p

Pete

Thread: Kings Lynn Model Shop
12/06/2019 22:29:27
Posted by Charlie Cox on 12/06/2019 21:53:17:

Hi all.

I'm Charlie as mentioned above.

There are two guys working in the shop who, to be fair are usually answering phones and fulfilling orders all day every day.

A really good friend owns it and i help out in a very small way, and two good friends work there who are modellers themselves and are really, really helpful in all things modelling.

Hope that helps

Charlie

Thanks Charlie - that's useful info from one who knows and should put folks minds at easethumbs up

Pete

Thread: TV Licence petition
12/06/2019 22:05:00

I'll hazard a guess that those who want to have made their point now, so to avoid we mods having to sort out a shift rota to keep it nice, I'll close this one off now....smile

Pete

12/06/2019 18:54:11
Posted by Nigel R on 12/06/2019 17:20:56:

Left wing? Really? Think we've veering into politics which will get the mods upset...

Well worth a mention, Nigel, we are keeping an eye on things....wink 2

The saddest thing of all is that we are all suffering from a government policy of 'divide and rule', it would seem. I don't think I've ever seen the country so split between generations, let alone classes...sad

Pete

Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
09/06/2019 16:17:39

Gloom everywhere, it seems - hope the race makes up for it!teeth 2

Pete

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