Here is a list of all the postings John Privett has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Fantasy Formula 1|
Nah... hopefully sanity will prevail, but even if we do leave I'll just declare Chris to be an "honourary Brit"!
Besides, Pete is resident 'en France', and I have half an idea that there are others in the league living beyond these shores. And why not!
After Russia the league table has three place-swaps;
Chris remains in top place, but 2nd and 3rd swap hands with John S moving up and Ade moving down.
All then remains unchanged down to the bottom four. Here Stu moves up to 12th ahead of Simon, and John Tee's win today moves him up a place to 14th at the expense of Bondaero.
So September's manic 4-race spell is at an end, and next up is Japan in 2 weeks time, and early starts for both qualifying and the race.
The chequered flag has just fallen on the race on channel4, so lets see who did what in our league today;
Top place today goes to John Tee with 172 points. Well done John!
Second today is Pete with 163 and John S is third on 160 points.
Well done to our top three today.
'Honourable mentions' can perhaps go to myself and Chris for being 1 point and 2 points respectively short of 3rd place.
Up next - how has that changed our league table?
Right then... for the FOURTH time this month;
Don't forget your predictions!
Russia this weekend and qualifying is at 1pm UK time with the race at 12:10.
Verstappen was fastest in FP2 after Leclerc headed FP1. Mercedes seem to be down-playing their chances for the remaining races. But what is the truth? I guess FP3 tomorrow may give a clue (or not!) and I'm really not too sure what I should predict.
Chris - hope you find some more wifi. And at least you got to your holiday destination, you'll get back one way or another! I know somebody who was due to depart on a Thomas Cook holiday 2 hours after the announcement. She's now in Birmingham rather than somewhere in the Med.
A few changes today, so first let's see how the table looks tonight;
So top place remains unchanged, but Ade's strong performance today moves him up 2 places to second. John S drops a place to third, but only 2 points behind Ade. Robin drops a place to third, but only 6 points behind John.
There's a couple of place swaps further down the table, Tony moves up a place to 9th, displacing Gary to 10th, and Charles (even with his lack of correct predictions!) moves up to 11th ahead of Simon.
So next weekend it's Russia. Can Ferrari make it 4 in a row?
OK then, channel 4's coverage has reached the finishing line, so here are the results for our league today;
Top score today was 171 points from Tony. Second was Ade with 153 and only a single point back on 152 was Iqon in third today.
Well done to them!
Up next, how does this change the overall table...
Yep - the race is on Channel 4 at the moment. I'll post the results on here later once their coverage is over.
Friday evening, and time for the traditional reminder;
Don't forget your predictions!
The 3rd GP of September (have we ever had a calendar month with 4 before?) is in Singapore and Verstappen has headed-up P1 with Hamilton leading P2.
Qualifying is at 2pm UK time tomorrow with the race an hour early at 1:10pm. P3 is from 11-12 in case you wnat to change your predictions...
|Thread: Autumn is here...you been flying ?|
Well if this weekend is meant to be Autumn, please let us have Autumn all year round!
Two great flying days at my club with probably the best turnout (on both days) that I've seen this year. Saturday was almost flat calm, sunny and warm. Sunday was a repeat but with a gentle breeze blowing - for the most part - straight down the strip.
One oddity we noted on Saturday, and the same again last weekend - flocks of Canada geese (in huge numbers) at around sunset flying in their usual V-formations. But rather than high in the sky where you normally see them, these were at times only just above head-height! I don't recall seeing that before - any ideas?
|Thread: Southern Model Show 2019|
I went twice after the move from the Hop Farm, but the weather was poor on both occasions.
Having been to probably all but one of the Hop Farm shows they always seemed to manage to get good weather for that. And I attended the 2010(?) Hop Farm show as a helper for one of the display teams, so that plus the weather meant the Hop Farm was going to be a tough act to follow.
That meant the poor weather at Headcorn didn't exactly help my impression of the 'new' show. To be honest I'd forgotten it was even on last weekend (and it's a fairly local show for me) until a few club members on Sunday mentioned that they'd been on Saturday. They all enjoyed it, so I reckon I need to make an effort and get along there next year!
|Thread: Horus X10 transmitter voltage low warning level|
Geoff - mine's set to 6.5v.
I honestly don't recall if I changed it or if that is the default. It's never given me an alert whilst flying and I charge the tx 'every now and again' - usually when it gets down to about 2 bars. It's showing 6.8v and 2 bars right now after a couple of lengthy slope sessions and a few power-model sessions since last charged. I'll pop it on charge now!
|Thread: Fantasy Formula 1|
I also got the first three - and in the wrong order. It's almost the only thing I did get (nearly) right!
But I enjoyed the race, Leclerc is certainly going to be a force to be reckoned with in the future, and I don't see Vettel hanging on much longer. I think he was lucky to get away with only the 10-second penalty that he got for his return to the track, and it was another unforced error that put him off the track in the first place...
I thought it was you looking over my shoulder!
Whatever, we both clearly need to find somebody else's shoulder to look over...
The table after Monza now looks like this;
No changes in the top three, Chris retains his lead.
Ade's win today moves him up a place to 4th and the expense of Iqon.
Lower down, Simon moves up a place to 11th, displacing Charles to 12th and Stu moves ahead of Bondaero to take 13th.
Two weeks now until Singapore, with qualifying being at the normal time for European races - as it's a night race - and the race itself an hour earlier at 1:10pm UK time.
I'm off now to give my team a good talking to! Though, to be fair, the chap who did my predictions did a pretty poor job!
Edited By John Privett on 08/09/2019 21:05:53
I'm sure the channel4 coverage must be winding up by now, so here are our scores from Monza;
Top scorer today was Ade with an impressive 196 points - top score in the whole of the fantasygp league was 221.
Second equal are Pete and John Tee with 167.
At the other end, Iqon and I tie for last place on 111 points...
Next - the overall table.
Just a very quick reminder before I leave the office, in case I don't get a chance to post until much later this evening...
Don't forget your predictions!
It's looking close with Leclerc first in P2, though only 0.068 seconds quicker than Hamilton with Vettel a furtehr 0.2 seconds behind.
3 places swaps today, so first let's see the table;
Chris remains top after today, but John S moves up a place to second, pushing Robin down to 3rd.
In mid-table, Kev's good result today moves him up to 7th at my expense!
A little further down Charles moves ahead of Simon to take 11th.
Next up is Monza next weekend with Singapore 2 weeks later and Russia the following weekend - September is a busy month! Don't forget your predictions!
OK, I can see over on channel 4 they're talking to Charles Leclerc, so clearly their race coverage has finished. So without further delay, here are the scores in our league for today.
John Stones, despite his concerns on the predictions, heads our table for Spa, with Chris in 2nd for his home race only 2 points behind John - their points being 197 and 195. A little further back on 168 is Kev.
Well done all three!
Up next, the overall table!
Oh no...that poor octopus. I'm calling the RSPCA
Mind you, if it didn't perform...
John, I don't see that you've been 'deducted 10 points'.
I do understand your frustration, but I don't see any other way around it. Whilst I know no more than the rest of us what the exact problem was, it was clearly something outside the control of fantasygp - I suspect an issue with the hosting service they use.
Given that there was a problem that prevented many people making their predictions, or adjusting ones they'd already made earlier, the solution they have given is - I believe - the only realistic one they could have made.
Predictions are now open for people to change - the side-effect is that the first prediction is effectively nullified as we all know the answer to that one now! Tecnically I'm sure they don't have the ability to 'switch on/off' the ability to change individual predictions, but not others. I'm sure their system could be changed to permit that, but that would require their software developers to specify, design, code, test and deploy. Not something you can do in an hour or so on Saturday morning!
So, I'm sorry you have lost the advantage of gaining ten points as everybody else now has those ten points too. But really I don't see what else they could have done that wouldn't have caused a lot more problems.
Let's get on and look forward to a race under rather different weather conditions to those we've seen in practice and qualifying - that may stir things up a bit!
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