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Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
31/07/2018 03:40:31
Posted by John Privett on 30/07/2018 04:19:59:

...and before I leave here I'll have to see if I can find, and take a quick look at, the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve...

And so, in the interests of "research" for you lot, I persuaded Mrs.P and younger daughter (who lives out here at the moment, and whom we've been visiting) that the Île Notre-Dame was a shortcut on the way back to Kingston from our central Montreal hotel...

Of course they didn't believe me, but played along anyway and let me go and drive part of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Sadly with a 30km/h speed limit even our hire car was never going to be pushed to the limits, but it was nice to see and to be able to say I've driven part of the circuit! It's probably fortunate that only a little bit of the circuit at the southern end of the island was actually open today - often the whole circuit is open - as at 30km/h my lap time would have been in the region of 9 minutes, after stopping at the numerous "Stop" signs... I'll post some pics, and maybe a little video, when I return on Wednesday.

30/07/2018 04:19:59

So here's the overall table as we head in to the Summer break;

Pos Gain/ Loss Team Manager Pts
1 0 Revers Racing Pete B 1690
2 0 AnyoneSeenBernie johnpflyrc 1677
3 0 PSS Power Flyer 1658
4 0 iqon racing iqon racing 1646
5 0 GASTON Formula Chris McG 1563
6 0 Mannschaft Carl Brotherton 1559
7 0 Pitts Specials john stones 1519
8 +2 VBT Racing Yorik 1484
9 -1 Essex Racing Tony Clark 1472
10 -1 Team Webby Racing Simon Webb 1460
11 0 Team Charles Picd Charles Pic 1456
12 0 Norfolk Flyers Kevin Fairgrieve 1400
13 0 Flying Eagles Gary Goodfellow 1330
14 0 teewrex John Tee 1225

Very few changes in the table today - Yorik moves up two places to 8th at the expense of Tony and Simon who each slip a place to 9th and 10th respectively.

At the top Pete remains in 1st, but the rest of us are still in his slipstream.

Now then - time for a few hours sleep and before I leave here I'll have to see if I can find, and take a quick look at, the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve...

30/07/2018 04:12:29

OK - bonsoir a tous de Montreal! (Evening all from Montreal!)

Slight change of plan here... I watched the race at 9am - Sky coverage via ESPN relayed by the local sports channel in Ottawa - complete with adverts every 20 mins... thinking At least I saw it! Anyway, we're now in Montreal where I gather there was a small matter of a race some 6 or so weeks ago... I'm here a bit late for that!

So, it's 11pm here now, 4am back in the UK and without further delay here's how we scored today;

Pos Team Manager Pts
1 AnyoneSeenBernie johnpflyrc 137
2 Pitts Specials john stones 130
3 VBT Racing Yorik 127
4 Mannschaft Carl Brotherton 126
5 Revers Racing Pete B 125
6 GASTON Formula Chris McG 125
7 iqon racing iqon racing 120
8 PSS Power Flyer 120
9 Team Charles Picd Charles Pic 107
10 Team Webby Racing Simon Webb 103
11 Flying Eagles Gary Goodfellow 101
12 Essex Racing Tony Clark 98
13 teewrex John Tee 95
14 Norfolk Flyers Kevin Fairgrieve 94

I must confess to being more than a little surprised that my mediocre score topped our league today - I guess we're all thinking along similar lines! Top scorer globally got 202 points to put our scores into perspective! Well done to John S and Yorik for 2nd and 3rd today, with many others hot on their heels.

Up next, how does this affect the overall table?


Edited By John Privett on 30/07/2018 04:23:15

27/07/2018 14:36:38

Morning all, from a warm and (mostly) sunny Kingston, Ontario. Hungary this weekend and with P2 now underway, the customary (if slightly earlier then usual) reminder;

Don't forget your predictions!

I'll be in Ottawa on Saturday/Sunday and will post results on my return to Kingston - that's likely to be 3 or 4am Monday morning UK time!

23/07/2018 16:24:42
Lol iqon. I'll start a new thread for the Lancaster flight rather than going further off topic here, but no... I think you were on a lower floor than us!
23/07/2018 01:02:28
Posted by iqon on 22/07/2018 22:45:49:

Enjoy the view ( and forget your predictions )wink 2

Slightly off topic... Here is the view I'm currently enjoying from my hotel window;


I did have a sneak preview of the falls yesterday afternoon...


...viewed from onboard the Canadian Lancaster - a marvellous 60th birthday present from my wonderful wife!

These guys get to fly her on a regular basis - a huge thanks to them and the rest of the volunteers at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum for keeping the Lancaster flying and making it possible for people to fly with them.


22/07/2018 22:46:59

In terms of the overall table, only one person (hi Kev!) doesn't move up or down the table!

Pos Gain/Loss Team Manager Pts
1 +1 Revers Racing Pete B 1565
2 +2 AnyoneSeenBernie johnpflyrc 1540
3 -2 PSS Power Flyer 1538
4 -1 iqon racing iqon racing 1526
5 +1 GASTON Formula Chris McG 1438
6 -1 Mannschaft Carl Brotherton 1433
7 +1 Pitts Specials john stones 1389
8 -1 Essex Racing Tony Clark 1374
9 +2 Team Webby Racing Simon Webb 1357
10 -1 VBT Racing Yorik 1357
11 -1 Team Charles Picd Charles Pic 1349
12 0 Norfolk Flyers Kevin Fairgrieve 1306
13 +1 Flying Eagles Gary Goodfellow 1229
14 -1 teewrex John Tee 1130

So Pete is back on top, but with a whole bunch of us snapping at his heels...

Next up is Hungary next weekend. I'll still be in Canada, so unlikely to see the race, but will hopefully post the results, even if a few hours behind normal!

22/07/2018 22:35:08

Good afternoon everybody from Niagara Falls, Canada! I checked the race results this morning (our time!) and was - to say the least - amazed at the result, as I already knew how qualifying went!

Anyway, here are the scores for our league for today;

Pos Team Manager Pts
1 Flying Eagles Gary Goodfellow 192
2 Team Webby Racing Simon Webb 182
3 AnyoneSeenBernie johnpflyrc 181
4 Revers Racing Pete B 177
5 VBT Racing Yorik 172
6 Team Charles Picd Charles Pic 170
7 iqon racing iqon racing 163
8 Norfolk Flyers Kevin Fairgrieve 138
9 PSS Power Flyer 126
10 GASTON Formula Chris McG 120
11 Pitts Specials john stones 119
12 Mannschaft Carl Brotherton 105
13 Essex Racing Tony Clark 92
14 teewrex John Tee 79

An excellent score of 192 sees Gary in top spot today with Simon ten points back on 182 in second place. Third place, one point adrift of Simon, is that bloke who's sitting looking in his hotel room looking out over the Niagara Falls right now... teeth 2

Thread: Looping Hercules
20/07/2018 23:32:18
Posted by Dane Crosby on 20/07/2018 21:11:08:

Dave, it would be a smooth manoeuvre and you probably wouldn't notice !!

Having twice been on board an aircraft that has done a loop I'd agree that it's a smooth manoeuvre.

As for "probably wouldn't notice it" - on my flights there would have been zero chance of that - even if I'd been blind-folded! teeth 2

But the first was pulling over 5g, the second one, not a great deal less. I wonder what the Herc was pulling?

Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
20/07/2018 20:32:45

Afternoon all, from a hot and sunny Kingston, Ontario...

As Chris reminded you yesterday'

Don't forget your predictions!

I've no idea how practice has gone so far, I'll probably be doing my predictions "blind" - I'll be en route later today for the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and hopefully a flight there tomorrow afternoon. teeth 2

I'll post the results from the Niagara Falls on Sunday!

Thread: Binding two transmitters
15/07/2018 21:47:08

Think of it this way;

Every 2.4GHz transmitter has what is often referred to as a GUID - a Globally Unique IDentity. Basically a serial number, it sends this when it transmits to the reciever.

When you bind the receiver you are telling the reciever to only respond to signals that have that GUID sent with them. So the receiver will only respond to one transmitter.

You can rebind it to use a different transmitter, but then it will no longer respond to the original one.

Thread: New caption competition
10/07/2018 21:43:22

Ian figured he could make a fortune on eBay selling his new invisible kite string.

Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
09/07/2018 00:03:24

So the overall table now looks like this;

Pos Gain/loss Team Manager Pts
1 0 PSS Power Flyer 1412
2 0 Revers Racing Pete B 1388
3 +1 iqon racing iqon racing 1363
4 -1 AnyoneSeenBernie johnpflyrc 1359
5 0 Mannschaft Carl Brotherton 1328
6 +1 GASTON Formula Chris McG 1318
7 -1 Essex Racing Tony Clark 1282
8 0 Pitts Specials john stones 1270
9 0 VBT Racing Yorik 1185
10 0 Team Charles Picd Charles Pic 1179
11 0 Team Webby Racing Simon Webb 1175
12 0 Norfolk Flyers Kevin Fairgrieve 1168
13 0 teewrex John Tee 1051
14 0 Flying Eagles Gary Goodfellow 1037

Not many place changes today! The top 2 remain the same, but Iqon moves up a place to third at my expense. And Chris moves up to 6 with Tony moving down a place to 7th. All the rest remain the same.

Next up is Germany on July 22nd. I'll be in Canada for that, and also for Hungary the weekend after. I'll be 5 hours behind (Ontario this time) and not sure what sort of visibility I'll have of the races, but I should be able to publish the results as usual - even if I end up doing so at 5am UK time!

08/07/2018 23:56:09

The results are now published, so here is how we scored today;

Pos Team Manager Pts
1 Pitts Specials john stones 163
2 GASTON Formula Chris McG 155
3 PSS Power Flyer 150
4 Revers Racing Pete B 144
5 Mannschaft Carl Brotherton 136
6 iqon racing iqon racing 135
7 Flying Eagles Gary Goodfellow 134
8 AnyoneSeenBernie johnpflyrc 129
9 Essex Racing Tony Clark 112
10 VBT Racing Yorik 100
11 Team Charles Picd Charles Pic 94
12 Team Webby Racing Simon Webb 93
13 Norfolk Flyers Kevin Fairgrieve 88
14 teewrex John Tee 88

Top scorer today is John S with 163 points, followed by Chris with 155 and Flyer with 150.

Well done John!

08/07/2018 21:03:31

Indeed not, iqon! It was certainly a more eventful race than the race we were all expecting. That was quite a comeback for Lewis to get 2nd after being last following his lap 1 incident.

As yet there results aren't up on As soon as they are (if it's before about midnight) I'll post them. Otherwise it will be tomorrow - lunchtime if I get a chance to from work, if not, early evening.

06/07/2018 22:49:12

Hot on the (w)heels of Austria, it's time for the BRITISH GRAND PRIX! And so, the customary reminder,

Don't forget your predictions!

And I wonder if Pete can make it two weeks in a row with no correct predictions! face 20

Mixed fortunes in P1 and P2, so maybe some will change their predictions after P3 tomorrow? Anyway, best put in a "banker" set of predictions now, in case you forget tomorrow - I'm off to do exactly that right now!

01/07/2018 20:29:52

Today's results have caused place changes in the entire table except for the bottom three places. Here is the overall table;

Pos Gain/Loss Team Manager Pts
1 +1 PSS Power Flyer 1262
2 -1 Revers Racing Pete B 1244
3 +1 AnyoneSeenBernie johnpflyrc 1230
4- 1 iqon racing iqon racing 1228
5 +1 Mannschaft Carl Brotherton 1192
6 +2 Essex Racing Tony Clark 1170
7 -2 GASTON Formula Chris McG 1163
8 +3 Pitts Specials john stones 1107
9 +1 VBT Racing Yorik 1085
10 -1 Team Charles Picd Charles Pic 1085
11 -4 Team Webby Racing Simon Webb 1082
12 0 Norfolk Flyers Kevin Fairgrieve 1080
13 0 teewrex John Tee 963
14 0 Flying Eagles Gary Goodfellow 903


BIggest movers of the day were Simon, 4 places, sadly in the "sub-optimal" direction... and John S moving up 3 places. At the top Pete moves down and is replaced by Flyer.

Silverstone next weekend! Anybody going?

Edited By John Privett on 01/07/2018 20:32:05

01/07/2018 20:21:04

Right then! I'm back from flying, and the results have been posted on fantasygp. So without further ado, here's what we scored in Austria today!

Pos Team Manager Pts
1 Mannschaft Carl Brotherton 194
2 Essex Racing Tony Clark 180
3 PSS Power Flyer 144
4 Norfolk Flyers Kevin Fairgrieve 139
5 AnyoneSeenBernie johnpflyrc 132
6 Pitts Specials john stones 124
7 Revers Racing Pete B 123
8 iqon racing iqon racing 121
9 GASTON Formula Chris McG 115
10 teewrex John Tee 102
11 VBT Racing Yorik 98
12 Team Charles Picd Charles Pic 95
13 Team Webby Racing Simon Webb 91
14 Flying Eagles Gary Goodfellow 74


Top scorer today was Carl with an impressive 194 points. Tony was second with 180 and then a bit of a gap to Flyer on 144 with the rest of following closely - and not so closely - behind!

Well done Carl - the overall top score was only 217 and Carl's 194 puts him 8th out of the entire fantasygp league today. Tony's score puts him in the top 100 overall today, at 78th.

Up next, how does this leave the overal table?

Edited By John Privett on 01/07/2018 20:24:19

29/06/2018 22:47:57

Ah, of course! I remember thinking at the time what a 'coincidence' it was that the footy was over just before the racing started!

29/06/2018 20:50:52

Friday evening of another Grand Prix weekend and it's Austria this time. And in Red Bull's homeland Mercedes seem to have the edge in P1 and P2 with Ferarri and RB mixing up 3rd to 6th places.

So, the customary reminder;

Don't forget your predictions!

We're back to the earlier, later, European time of 2pm for qualifying and 2:10pm for the race on Sunday (UK time) Anybody know why France was so late last weekend? I did think 2pm/2:10pm was to be the new standard time for races in Euroland this season... Looks like channel 4 have live coverage (as well as Sky) this weekend.

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