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by phuston
Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Club Matters
Topic: Resignation
Replies: 3
Views: 4403

Resignation

I am surprised that it has not been anounced by others, but on 5/08/11, in an email to the Chairman and Directors, I resigned all my Monoposto posts i.e. Club Secretary, Startline Editor, and Director. I can categorically state that this resignation was not so that I can spend more time with my: fam...
by phuston
Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Mental Capacity
Replies: 10
Views: 5301

Re: Mental Capacity

If one is going to drive a fully adjustable modern formula car, I agree with the fighter pilot comparison. One must have the ability to multi-task while under pressure. I know that it's a question of teaching a very old dog new tricks, but I recently challenged myself by learning to fly a three axis...
by phuston
Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Mono Budgets - How much do you spend per season?
Replies: 16
Views: 8472

Re: Mono Budgets - How much do you spend per season?

Russ, the bigger boys' toys have tended to be sequential rather than simultaneous, unlike Steve Griffin, I sold the yacht before I went motor racing, but will admit that currently I can put a racing dinghy on the water, the Multisport onto a race track, and a microlight into the air. Spent a couple ...
by phuston
Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Mono Budgets - How much do you spend per season?
Replies: 16
Views: 8472

Re: Mono Budgets - How much do you spend per season?

Ask the missus, never. :shock:

We have an agreement, she does not mention my cars, yachts or microlight, and I say yes to all her holiday suggestions, seems to work. :D
by phuston
Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Mono Budgets - How much do you spend per season?
Replies: 16
Views: 8472

Re: Mono Budgets - How much do you spend per season?

I am a couple of years out of date, and my figures would have to be increased to account for the recent increase in the cost of fuel. However, I did keep detailed records for several years and costs were consistent, they decreased when Monoposto started to purchase races and lowered entry fees. Inte...
by phuston
Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: "Pro" Teams in Mono
Replies: 32
Views: 13716

Re: "Pro" Teams in Mono

Tony wrote 'outsiders coming in for a quick buck'. :shock:

The Treasurer must have worked out a way of racing Monoposto that escapes me.
by phuston
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Engine pre-heaters
Replies: 37
Views: 18287

Re: Engine pre-heaters

You will see small Rotax engined aircraft sitting round clubhouses for minutes with their engines running at 2000rpm. They are waiting for the oil temperature to reach 50 degrees C before using full throttle for take off and climb out. Treated this way the engines will last for at least 3000 hours. ...
by phuston
Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Which Class 2011?
Replies: 7
Views: 3674

Re: Which Class 2011?

Hi Chris, How competitive would a well driven 1700 Renault be in the smaller class in theory? Tony Davies showed that a 1700 Renault can be fully competative in the Mono1600 class, his record should be better, but in recent seasons his car suffered from minor electrical faults. Several 1700 Renaults...
by phuston
Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Winter testing
Replies: 15
Views: 7024

Re: Winter testing

When one first experiences a race car, one needs to learn: that it works, how it works, and how the driver can work within its environment. When I bought my first car all the above were achieved at a disused local airfield that I was fortunate enough to gain access to. When I got to a race track I w...
by phuston
Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Saying hello
Replies: 4
Views: 3011

Re: Saying hello

Welcome to you Dave,

I think that a FF1800 Zetec is a sensible choice of car to start racing with, and the Mono1800 class have indulged in some excellent racing this season with a good spread of race winners.

Patrick
by phuston
Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Club Matters
Topic: Monoposto, should it expand?
Replies: 20
Views: 13872

Re: Monoposto, should it expand?

This topic was discussed at the last directors' meeting, see abstract of the minutes on Startline. The initiative, it was an active initiative, appears to have foundered on the silencing regs. Most cars mentioned don't meet 108db...............and circuits have few >108db days available. If we want ...
by phuston
Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Club Matters
Topic: Something to do in Winter
Replies: 10
Views: 6023

Re: Something to do in Winter

Despite advancing years and failing memory I can still recall writing an editorial for Startline on this topic (2006 No3). The FIA does not seem to approve of this sort of initiative, judging by the restrictive licences they cause national authorities to issue to club competitors. Yes, there are way...
by phuston
Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Hans Device
Replies: 41
Views: 16816

Re: Hans Device

Jim wrote: "all this talk of more safety devices makes me think that is why driving standards are deterioting, seems to me motoracing is now too safe and encourages drivers to turn it into a contact sport". Jim may be making a general point and certainly the behaviour of professional drive...
by phuston
Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Baking Grand Prix
Replies: 21
Views: 10185

Re: Baking Grand Prix

Re: the results.

Tony Cotton's Meringues were delicious when they finally appeared on Monday.

Surely they merited a DNS!
by phuston
Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Baking Grand Prix
Replies: 21
Views: 10185

Re: Baking Grand Prix

:D Meringues, an unusually lightweight entry from the club treasurer. :D

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