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Post by Brian Colclough on Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:31 pm

For those of you who weren't at club night to witness the event here's the sobering tale of my mishap last night. Having just flown my 50cc Sbach I taxied it back to the pits, on arriving at the pits I grabbed the tail of the model and wheeled it back to the trailer engine running intending to check the engine temperature with my temperature gun. I kept hold of the tail with one hand whilst attempting to get the tail back in my restraint with the other, whilst doing this my T/X was round my neck the throttle stick caught my chest and the model went full throttle pulling me off balance and causing me to lose my grip on the tail.The result being the model careered across the pit lane thankfully no one in the way and careered into my Ultimate parked opposite quite badly damaging both models. The moral of this tale is if you must attempt this sort of thing don't have your trannie slung on a neckstrap. It's going to be an expensive lesson for me but I'm eternally grateful that no one was injured in the creation of this sad tale Embarassed

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Post by Mike S on Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:08 pm

Sorry to hear that Bri. Are they both repairable?
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Post by Tim on Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:09 pm

oops - nasty, Shocked - and full marks for fessing up Wink
As you say though Bri...thank gawd it wasnt any worse!

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Post by Brian Colclough on Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:44 pm

There's a replacement Sbach on the way The Ultimate will repair when .I get round to it pirat

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Post by Brian Colclough on Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:51 pm

Tim wrote:oops - nasty, Shocked - and full marks for fessing up Wink
As you say though Bri...thank gawd it wasnt any worse!
I had to fess up Tim, our safety officer threatened to grass me up if I didn't Embarassed

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Post by Mark Barnes on Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:15 pm

Was a sickening sight, it really was

Wake up call for us all! Just a shame it had to damage 2 loverly models.

Chin up Bri

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Post by Brian Colclough on Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:13 am

Just had the update email from Peak to say my second Sbach is on route, long time since I've had such a quick turnover of models. Embarassed

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Post by Tim on Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:41 pm

I think my PC9 may have just pipped that one Brian Crying or Very sad

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Post by Brian Colclough on Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:43 pm

Oh yes I appreciate that Tim, I was just talking of my own personal tally Wink I have no intentions of try to take away your record anytime soon (fingers firmly crossed)

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Post by Tim on Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:54 pm

LOL

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Post by Brian Colclough on Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:37 am

My replacement Sbach cleared customs in Coventry this morning according to EMS tracking so maybe it'll land here tomorrow ? Correction the phones just gone as I was typing, wifey informing me it's landed at the castle, duty free as well Wink

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Post by Andy Sayle on Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:58 am

Blimey, that's quick delivery Bri!


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Post by Mark Barnes on Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:15 pm

Blimey dont hang about do they,

Fancy selling me the broken one?

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Post by Andy Sayle on Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:16 pm

Have you decided to bypass the flying bit then Barnes, and just go straight on to buying the damage? Saves a lot of time I guess....

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Post by Mr Moff on Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:26 pm

Andy Sayle wrote:Have you decided to bypass the flying bit then Barnes, and just go straight on to buying the damage? Saves a lot of time I guess....

Lol,this almost made me spit my coffee.

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Post by Mark Barnes on Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:28 pm

HAHAHAHHA very funey, I was actualy thinking nice test bed for the electiric set up so I dont fook up the Comp Arf!

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Post by Brian Colclough on Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:32 pm

Just unpacked and checked, slight split in the cowl ring easily fixed, and they've sent me the 342 this time ie 2 seater as opposed to single slot. I'm quite pleased it's a 342 as it's more scale as the full size Thunderbolt one was a 2 seater. Cool As for the damaged one I'll be keeping as spares, sorry Mark

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Post by Mark Barnes on Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:37 pm

Nay bother!.

Shame on the ring but 342 is better looking anyway.

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Post by Mike S on Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:29 pm

That's pretty damn quick delivery!! Shocked
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Post by Brian Colclough on Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:38 am

I must be jinxed with this Sbach, had it on charge outside this morning ready for the field when my beloved hound gives chase to a squirrel and you've guessed it clattered into the front of the model so the cowls second hand before I even start Suspect Never mind I can fly it like I stole it now Wink

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Post by Tim on Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:46 am

At least the motor wasnt running Shocked

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