Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

  • Country

    United Kingdom

J G last won the day on November 21

J G had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

775 Excellent

About J G

  • Rank
    Senior Captain
  • Birthday 27/08/59

Contact Methods

  • Skype

Profile Information

  • Real Name
    John Guest
  • Location
    Guildford UK

Recent Profile Visitors

2,171 profile views
  1. Sun Flyer 4 seat electric.

    The problem with wave and wind power is it is very dependent on the elements. No wind, no power. Too much wind, no power. The power generated can suffer from phase issues and to get enough power out of the windmills the whole of the UK would have to be covered with them. The efficiency of wind generation will no doubt improve but the weather part will never do so. Wave power would be more consistent but it has been demonstrated that a good storm can wipe out all your generation. There are an increasing number of storms because of climate change which in turn mean that less clean energy can be produced. A very vicious circle. Long term Nuclear power is the only answer. but there is much work to be done before they can reduce the waste problem. It is in this area where the biggest costs lie in the longer term.
  2. Leg 16 - Mau Hau (WADU) to Broome Intl (YBRM)

    Putinfeld has made a few enemies in his time. The US Navy Seals are obviously in the loop with the SAS!
  3. Sun Flyer 4 seat electric.

    Personally I think this is a big concern. Having worked with the UK Electricity Industry for 17 years I fully understand how stretched it is at the moment. For several winters now we have been on the verge of brown outs. With the government’s commitment to electric vehicles in the relatively short term being ambitious I don’t think that enough new power sources can be built in time to meet this. The daily amount of energy used by the combustion of oil based fuels is enormous. If we quickly convert that to electrical energy the existing generating capacity on the National Grid will not be able to cope. The only answer to a demand increase of such a magnitude will require an amount of additional generation that can only be supplied by nuclear power. (New gas powered generation defeats the point of moving to electric power). Ask yourself “How long does it take to build a new Nuclear power station from get go to it producing useable power?” The answer is decades. We are all supposed to be driving electric in less than one. It can’t happen.
  4. Extreme Water Cooling!!!

    Personaly I am a water cooled man. I found being an air cooler fan made me dizzy.
  5. Leg 16 - Mau Hau (WADU) to Broome Intl (YBRM)

    Nice one Boss. Putinfeld is getting mentioned mor and more. He is gettiing desperate I think. Otis. Named after his place of birth? Rhyming slang for Reading?
  6. Scamming the Scammers

    I think the problem with your $0.10 idea would obviously not be the money, but in setting up some sort of bank account to do this you would rightly have to provide your bank many details of your identity (if you havent already done so). The scammers may not be able to steal more than ten cents but may be able to steal your identity. I spent 19 years working for a large British bank and 17 years with a large software house. my advice would be dont do it. There are several things to consider when looking to get involved in the project you have linked to: The "providers" of this service will want to make money from this project. They will get this form adds no doubt, but remember they are experts in creating net bots and similar net programs. They will have your email after you have submitted to them. Ask your self "do I trust them not to target me with trojans etc?" In providing this service, they will be able to build up a database of email addresses that are known not to be fake. You have manually responded to their website so you are probably be real. They can sell on this data to companies that want to target people with sales emails etc. Be prepaired to be inundated with spam mail. Again my advice would be dont do it. J G
  7. Pilot Error again. Icon A5 crash.

    I love this aircraft and when I win the lottery it is what I would want to buy. Reminicent of the SeeBee it looks like s lot of fun. Perhaps the manufactures are giving off the wrong signals in likening the aircraft to a jet ski. Those watercraft are if anything over powered and tempt people to throw them about the water. And remember that Jet skis kill a fair few people themselves. Sad loss of life.
  8. HMS Invincible?

    Thanks Christopher. I guess I wasn't looking in the right place. I now have the Invincible, The Illustrious, The Ark Royal (Post war). the new Queen Elizabeth and a bunch of other RN warships and RFA vessels. I am also using AICarriers to use them operationally. I still have one issue though. I can place an aircraft anywhere I want on the aircraft carrier using slew. However when i come out of Slew the aircraft suddenly speeds up and leaves the ship behind. This is an obscure one bur has any ever done this sort of thing and solved the issue I have? J
  9. Leg 15 (2) - Selaparang (WADA) - Mau Hau (WADW)

    Great PIREP Chuck! Nice choice of aircraft, definitely one I would choose myself. Matt you remind me of an incident my wife and I had in the Lake District here in the UK when we were young. We had only been married a year and we went on holiday to the Lakes in August. The weather was fine, a hot day with not a cloud in the sky. We took a rowing boat out on to Lake Windermere to enjoy a lazy day on the water. I was rowing, my back towards the direction we were going with my beautiful new wife in front of me facing toward me. I noticed what I thought was an insect above her head, which as I watched it grew bigger and bigger. The only sound was that of me rowing and the lap of water on the boats hull, but still this insect grew larger and larger. Then suddenly, with a flash of a shadow the insect became a Harrier GR3 at it raced over us at full speed. The sound arrived only after the aircraft had overtaken us and was accompanied by a violent wash which nearly had the boat overturned. My wife who had had no warning was most distressed. I thought it was great.
  10. Fake dogfighting fun.

    The Camels engine sounded very rough. Great video. There is a replica Sopworth Camel at Brooklands Museum, every now and then they wheel it out of the hanger and do an engine run. Dont stand behind it as the propwash is laden with castor oil!
  11. A word of warning!

    I have edited the first post in this topic with more details of exactly which update caused the problem.