Because this plane was one of the best at giving you the spine tingling WOW!! factor at airshows... for aviation enthusiasts like me, anyway.
Hope they are able to chuck it around the sky like they used to, i.e. like a x10 scale fighter
I saw it's second last display in the early 90's, awesome!
People look at me funny when I tell them I'm checking my oil level. Pretty necessary with an Alfa T-Spark engine, best to maintain it at the max for long engine life.
Has engine design advanced so much on modern cars that no-one needs check the vital fluids between 12 thousand miles? Unheard of 20 years ago and I wouldn' trust it. People assume the bonnet gets lifted only when there's a problem.
How much wind?!!
In the 15 minute qualification it did not go smoothly. I got some damage after hitting a wall, and every lap I ended up catching the same guy infront and aborting the quicklap. I was positioned at something like 12th. I had to sit by the trackside so he could get a huge distance in front and then realised I only had one more shot at it before time ran out. Despite my damage I managed to post a pb and jump up to 2nd
On the start grid and the message reads a huge 16mph wind, uh-oh.
This race was one of my most nervous and again things didn't go smoothly. I had to make sure I finished ahead of lococost so that he couldn't take 3rd place in the championship away from me, so I was very careful at the dreaded green chicane. I still made many mistakes as I tackled the wind and slipped down two positions, I didn't care, I just had to bring it home. It took me 5 laps to finally suss out the wind direction and how it affected the braking zones and lines.
Vain and DaveWS had been fighting between themselves in front so had not go too far ahead. Vain then found his legs and trotted off into the distance while I began swapping positions with DaveWS. I didn't contest his passing attempts, I just wanted to be careful. Didn't help when I outbraked myself on lap 6!
After about half way I started finding the groove. My practice had resulted in unuseable red tyres after approximately 7 laps, and this was a worry going into the race. But my conservative style meant I had perfect greens throughout. I think DaveWS then struggled with his tyres in the second half of the race, all the while I was getting faster. So I finished 3rd with Vain a distance in front and Hannu another light year in front of him. Congrats to Hannu, commanding and deserved winner.
Now those seem more in keeping with what was wanted (my opinion) and are great! I was about to suggest little cars in the lines of the first one, but saw you had done that for the website example
Maybe top down cars?
You’ve done such a good job, things should largely remain the same. This leagues great because of the organisation and the racers taking part. It’s the only place to get decent RAC/FZ50 racing. Once every two weeks is ideal for me.
It’s a pity that the numbers dwindle away as the league goes on, but lots of leagues have that problem. We were down to about half the number of original entrants in the last race.
It’s hard to keep everyone keen without incentives. I suppose the weight handicaps help there. Broadcast coverage also helps, but that’s hard to get.
You’ve arrived at a good qualifying method that doesn’t take excessive time.
The variations introduced in the winter cup were welcome, maybe have more than one double race and endurance race each. I would suggest the endurance events get more points. For the double headers, how about reversing the top # number of positions. Or this may all just complicate things.
Maybe more weather variations, they seemed to disappear.
Can we have clarification on how we should consider the pit entry and exit? Should we avoid crossing any pit lane lines, or only on the exit?
I can imagine there will be close side by side action coming on to the start/finish straight. Are we allowed to stray into the pit entry lane if we're not coming into the pits? (In my LFS the pit entry lane suddenly appears when I'm almost upon it)
I've got the stupid situation where the wireless connection for a second PC cannot stay connected, unless I switch encryption to WEP. It's a strong signal, I've tried many channels, but WPA and WPA2 encryption disconnect all the time.
The wall plug thingies...
There's a chance that several houses, or half a street are on the same phase (fed from the local substation from 1 of 3 phases). These devices transmit high frequency signals down them, I've also seen something similar for sending video signals around a house.
The tricky part is finding out if the neighbour is on the same phase. I wonder if they come with encryption/password?
Things didn’t go well yesterday. My car broke down and is now left with the mechanics. And then last night a short power failure seems to have killed my computer’s PSU.
So, I will try my best to rush and get one after work, and fit it in time for tonight’s race. Apologies in advance if I don’t make it.
I've got it programmed to a button on the G25 shifter.
If you want it on another controller; assign a spare keyboard key to handbrake within LFS (if not already defaulted to one). Use profiler software to assign the joystick/gamepad button to emulate the keyboard press.