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Member postings for John Privett

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Thread: Biggles' Mess (the renamed cafe!)
22/01/2020 21:03:13

I hope so too, Pete.

His profile shows, Last online: 03/10/2019 10:03:24

Thread: FrSky Major Update for most TX and RX
19/01/2020 12:02:02

Martin - yes, that's what I got out of the (translation of) that German forum article too. The problem is a rare occurence that affects the European LBT firmware more than the global firmware which Tony R. will almost certainly be using over in Canada.

For me - Taranis user for several years, Horus X10 user for nearly 2 years - and having used the LBT firmware since before I even got the Horus, I will update. But not today!

The issue mentioned is not one that I've ever personally noticed, but I will update anyway. I'll probably do so in the next week or two, but early enough in the week that any delays don't affect my weekend flying!

Thread: Scam alert
15/01/2020 20:29:51

Julian - that is due very soon.

I remember it being mentioned many months ago that at some point in the near future anybody making a bank transfer will need to state not just sort code and account number but the account name as well. I believe there will be a small amount of 'latitude' for variations in the exact name.

And the following is now displayed every time I login to my club's internet banking account - obviously it's written from the viewpoint of a business sending out invoices;

Coming soon - Confirmation of Payee - Checking payments you will receive

Confirmation of Payee is a new service that helps protect against scams and mistaken payments by checking the name of a payee against the name held by the payee's bank.

From now on, when sending invoices or requesting a payment, be sure to provide the payment sender the full name we hold on your account and tell them it's a business account. This will help the payment sender avoid a message saying the name they entered doesn't match the details we hold for your account, which could result in delays to the payment while they contact you to check the details.

We will be introducing the checking of payments you want to make in the first half of 2020 and will provide further details of this closer to the time.

14/01/2020 21:48:39

One year on and this one has popped up again...

This time it comes from a gmail account (probably a legitimate account) but the reply to address is the rather dubious-looking Text is almost identical to the last one;

Hi John,

We need to make a payment by bank transfer, would you be able to make the payment today.



Again, I hope no treasurer would actually get fooled by this, but I mention it just in case...

Thread: Sandbox
08/01/2020 20:49:41

Yep - works for me Kev - whether I'm logged-in to my Google account or not. I deliberately checked on a browser (Edge) that I never log-in to Google with (because I rarely use Edge!)

Thread: BMFA
01/01/2020 12:32:29
Posted by John Tee on 31/12/2019 21:13:52:

I have to admit the the problem I had was of my own making, I was one digit wrong in the number I dialled. I didn't use my glasses and dialled a five not eight.

Oops! Easily done though...

Last week I was skiing in Canada and decided the members of our Work WhatsApp group would appreciate a photo of the snow-covered trees. I didn't have my reading glasses with me and so not only was my caption riddled with spelling mistakes, I sent it to the wrong WhatsApp group - our family one, all but one of the members of which were with me at the time!

Back on topic - very best wishes to those in the BMFA office at what must be their busiest time of year. I haven't needed to call them so much in recent years, but they've always been very helpful when I have needed their assistance.

Thread: Merry Christmas
25/12/2019 21:39:34

And a very Merry Christmas everyone - from me, (temporarily) in Sun Peaks, British Columbia, Canada where I'm spending Christmas.

We're taking a day off skiing for Christmas day, it's still only early afternoon here, so presents have been exchanged and Christmas Dinner is being prepared... Back to the ski slopes tomorrow, and I did think one slope in particular would be great (if a bit chilly currently!) for slope soaring.

Thread: Andy Symons PR on Countryfile
16/12/2019 20:58:53

Well done to all concerned - both on Ivinghoe Beacon and on the club field. A very positive image of our hobby!

Thread: BMFA News Dec 2019
08/12/2019 21:28:17

With our club AGM tomorrow evening, the arrival ot the BMFA News yesterday couldn't have been better timed!

Hopefully our members will be more clued-up on DMARES than they otherwise might have been, plus I've got some useful info (the inserts as well as the p.50 article) to refer them to if they've got any questions that I can't answer!

Thanks Andy & co... thumbs up

Thread: BMFA Renewal Certificate
06/12/2019 21:19:11

FlyinBrian - I downloaded and printed mine earlier this week, exactly as the others have described. I have it in front of me now. So yes, it certainly works!

Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
02/12/2019 21:16:51

Chris - absolutely, the 'Honorary British' citizenship offer is still open. teeth 2

In any case, I'm sure it's compulsory for the reigning champion to come back and defend his title! wink 2

I did have a quick look a little while ago at the Sabre Dog build thread and made a mental note to keep an eye on it - l must get back and see what progress has been made.

Thanks for all your best wishes - it's a pleasure running this for us all, and they do make it a bit easier these days. In the "old days" I could only get the race-by-race points by dropping each round's scores into an Excel spreadsheet to work out the differences!

Hopefully I'll see you all back here in March - and in other parts of the forum in the meantime.

01/12/2019 20:36:49

So here is the final table of the 2019 season;

Pos Gain/Loss Team Manager Pts
1 - GASTON Formula Chris McG 3184
2 +1 Pitts Specials john stones 3081
3 -1 Roos Racers rk295ELITE 3066
4 - iqon racing iqon 2929
5 +1 Revers Racing Pete B 2899
6 -1 PSS Power Flyer 2850
7 - Norfolk Flyers Kevin Fairgrieve 2732
8 - AnyoneSeenBernie johnpflyrc 2668
9 +1 Essex Racing Tony Clark 2614
10 -1 Flying Eagles Gary Goodfellow 2592
11 - Team Charles Picd Charles Pic 2530
12 - Torque of the devil Stu 2495
13 +1 teewrex John Tee 2381
14 -1 Team Webby Racing Simon Webb 2374
15 - AeroArrows Bondaero 2173

So yes, it's official! Chris wins the Modelflying Forumites F1 fantasygp league for 2019. Well done Chris!

John S sneaked past Robin to take 2nd, Robin holds on to third, completing out podium.

A few more place changes today... Pete edged ahead of Ade into 5th, Tony swapped places with Gary to take 9th and John Tee outbraked Simon into the final (metaphorical!) corner to take 13th.

Well done to all of us for reaching the end of the season, and especially to Chris for taking top place.

I hope you've all enjoyed taking part, I know I certainly have. And hopefully we'll all be back in 2020 for the first round in Melbourne in a little over 100 days from now!

So I'll just close with a slightly premature reminder for Melbourne;

Don't forget your predictions!

01/12/2019 20:27:05

Right then... The scores are up, the channel 4 folks have seen the race, so time to find out what we all did today!

Pos Team Manager Pts
1 Pitts Specials john stones 214
2 Essex Racing Tony Clark 200
3 Revers Racing Pete B 194
4 iqon racing iqon 188
5 GASTON Formula Chris McG 184
6 Roos Racers rk295ELITE 176
7 AnyoneSeenBernie johnpflyrc 159
8 Team Charles Picd Charles Pic 157
9 Norfolk Flyers Kevin Fairgrieve 148
10 Torque of the devil Stu 145
11 teewrex John Tee 132
12 PSS Power Flyer 128
13 Flying Eagles Gary Goodfellow 109
14 Team Webby Racing Simon Webb 105
15 AeroArrows Bondaero 84

Quite a high-scoring race today, and in top place is John S with 214 points. Well done John!

Second today is Tony with 200, and third is Pete showing a return to his form of previous years, with 194 points.

The rest of us line up behind, and nearly all of us scored over 100...

So, has Chris' score of 184 been enough to hold on to top place overall? I think we all know the answer to that, but that will be in the next post.

29/11/2019 21:39:06

A quick reminder of the league table - again with the points lead between each of us and the player below... There's a few narrow margins there!

Pos Team Manager Pts Points ahead
1 GASTON Formula Chris McG 3000 110
2 Roos Racers rk295ELITE 2890 23
3 Pitts Specials john stones 2867 126
4 iqon racing iqon 2741 19
5 PSS Power Flyer 2722 17
6 Revers Racing Pete B 2705 121
7 Norfolk Flyers Kevin Fairgrieve 2584 75
8 AnyoneSeenBernie johnpflyrc 2509 26
9 Flying Eagles Gary Goodfellow 2483 69
10 Essex Racing Tony Clark 2414 41
11 Team Charles Picd Charles Pic 2373 23
12 Torque of the devil Stu 2350 81
13 Team Webby Racing Simon Webb 2269 20
14 teewrex John Tee 2249 160
15 AeroArrows Bondaero 2089

Good luck everyone!

29/11/2019 21:12:47

Thanks for that info, John - I hadn't seen that!

Right... mutter, mutter, mumble, mumble... I'm just off to re-do my predictions! dont know

29/11/2019 20:19:23

Gentlemen... for the last time this year;

Don't forget your predictions!

The individual and constructor's championship may have been decided, but our league result is still not totally certain. Chris leads with 3000 points, a whole 110 points ahead of Robin. That should be enough, but we've seen some unusual scores recently.

In practice so far it's Bottas who's topped both sessions. P2 saw both Ferraris behind the Mercedes pair, with both Red Bulls next. P1 had seen Verstappen splitting the two Mercedes with Ferraris 5th and 7th.

It's an evening race in Abu Dhabi, which means European times for qualifying and the race, 1pm UK time for qualifying and 1:10pm for the race.

Go and do your predictions, now. You've got a couple of hours tomorrow adter P3 finishes at 11am to change them if you want!

18/11/2019 22:17:16
Posted by Flyer on 18/11/2019 16:37:53:

..... I'm about to settle down to fried octupii and chips.,............ devil

Oh dear... I laughed much louder than I should have done when I read that! teeth 2

John - yes I know the last race is definitely in December. What I wasn't sure about was whether or not it's the first time we've ever had a race in December. Similarly I never discovered whether the 4 races we had in September was the first time 4 have been held in one calendar month.

18/11/2019 13:20:25

Quite a few changes in the table after Brazil;

Pos Change Team Manager Pts
1 - GASTON Formula Chris McG 3000
2 +1 Roos Racers rk295ELITE 2890
3 -1 Pitts Specials john stones 2867
4 +1 iqon racing iqon 2741
5 -1 PSS Power Flyer 2722
6 - Revers Racing Pete B 2705
7 - Norfolk Flyers Kevin Fairgrieve 2584
8 - AnyoneSeenBernie johnpflyrc 2509
9 - Flying Eagles Gary Goodfellow 2483
10 - Essex Racing Tony Clark 2414
11 +1 Team Charles Picd Charles Pic 2373
12 -1 Torque of the devil Stu 2350
13 - Team Webby Racing Simon Webb 2269
14 - teewrex John Tee 2249
15 - AeroArrows Bondaero 2089

Chris holds on to his top spot, and with a cushion of 110 points surely he is now coasting to the finish line?

John S had a bit of a disaster, pointswise, even worse than me! He slips down to third, with Robin taking up second, and a slim chance of catching Chris.

Below them Icon and Ade also traded places, taking 4th and 5th respectively.

Further down the table Charles grabbed 11th from Stu who now occupies 12th.

On to Abu Dhabi next, for what could be the first F1 race ever held in December. Unless anyone knows otherwise? Answers on a postcard please...

18/11/2019 13:11:37

Well that was quite a race! Looks like the stewards being kept busy delayed the publishing of the results on fantasygp, as there was no sign of them when I logged-out last night. So without further delay, here are the results in our league from yesterday.

Pos Team Manager Pts
1 teewrex John Tee 174
2 Team Charles Picd Charles Pic 163
3 GASTON Formula Chris McG 154
4 Flying Eagles Gary Goodfellow 141
5 Torque of the devil Stu 136
6 Roos Racers rk295ELITE 107
7 Team Webby Racing Simon Webb 105
8 AeroArrows Bondaero 102
9 Norfolk Flyers Kevin Fairgrieve 101
10 Essex Racing Tony Clark 97
11 Revers Racing Pete B 95
12 iqon racing iqon 79
13 AnyoneSeenBernie johnpflyrc 75
14 Pitts Specials john stones 69
15 PSS Power Flyer 54

Top spot went to John Tee with 174 points, with Charles 2nd on 163 and Chris 3rd on 154.

Well done to the top three! The rest of us trailed a bit behind, with SIX of us scoring below 100. Probably a sign of the "unusual" result!

My opinion on Vettel remains unchanged from what I said earlier in the season, following his latest display of clumsiness - especially with his immediate protest on the radio that it was LeClerc's fault! P45 time?

Anyway, next up is the overall table.

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
17/11/2019 21:23:56

I have already emailed this question to Andy, but appreciate he's probably snowed-under with questions at the moment... I am sure the answer to this will be useful for other clubs;

I’ve just had a call from our club chairman on his way back from a BMFA Area meeting, and he raised a question from what was discussed at that meeting.

If our club members wish to renew their BMFA membership through our club, and be registered as an ‘operator’, then we were expecting to be able to do both the renewal and the operator registration on the club GoMembership portal for them – having, of course, got their consent for you to pass their data on to the CAA.

Our chairman has come away from the meeting with the impression that in order to register as an operator, the individual member has to logon to the GoMembership portal and tick a box giving consent for their details to be passed to the CAA. That would of course prevent me from doing so on their behalf.

Are you able to clarify this?

So, can Andy - or anyone else please clarify?

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