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Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:08 pm by Gary M Jones

Went to the field in the forlorn hope of someone being there.. not to be.

FIELD SECURITY .... The gate padlock issue seems to have been resolved with 'farmers' twine' !! This is now the only security & whoever has done the job has been to …

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Post by Brian Colclough on Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:31 am

I took the landing gear out of the Sbach yesterday and thought it was going to be a relatively straightforward repair as it was last time. However last time I'd done some strengthening around the gear mount and this time said strengthening had done quite extensive damage to the engine box and the lower half of the cowl so after a good examination after breakfast this morning I bit the bullet and ordered a replacement from Peak Models website and thanks to a good dollar rate even with a considerably higher carriage charge than before it's only set me back a tad over 300 smackers so not too bad when you say it quickly. This'll make the third one now but I just love the airframe and engine combo and I'd feel lost without one in the trailer.

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Post by Mark Barnes on Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:07 pm

That's a shame Brian, I do keep looking at them on Peak as you seem to like yours so much great price for a 50.

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Post by Brian Colclough on Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:19 pm

Mark Barnes wrote:That's a shame Brian, I do keep looking at them on Peak as you seem to like yours so much great price for a 50.

Yeh I've loved it since the first one I had Mark, I even like the "Thunderbolt" colour scheme, the cowl swallows the 55 with very little hacking and cools the motor well. Their 50-60cc range is great bang for buck and I was pleasantly surprised with the current dollar rate just hope it gets passed HMRC as the other two did Wink

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Post by Mike S on Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:18 pm

You certainly had your moneys worth out of that one Bri but it's always a sickener when you lose a plane like that one. Sad 
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Re: RIP "S" Bach

Post by Brian Colclough on Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:34 pm

Mike S wrote:You certainly had your moneys worth out of that one Bri but it's always a sickener when you lose a plane like that one. Sad 
Well it'll leave me with plenty of spares Mike, a pair of wings albeit one with torn covering where the spat went through and a full set of tail feathers and my old alloy undercarriage is still OK so I shan't lose too much sleep Wink

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Post by Mr Moff on Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:07 am

Condolences Brian, that was one of my favourites.
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Re: RIP "S" Bach

Post by Brian Colclough on Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:14 am

Sbach number 3 is in the UK (Coventry to be exact) bad news is it's been handed over to customs according to the tracking site. Into each life a little rain must fall  Sad 

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Post by Mike S on Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:07 pm

That was quick.
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Re: RIP "S" Bach

Post by Brian Colclough on Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:19 pm

Peak have always been quick every time I've dealt with them Mike Wink

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Post by Brian Colclough on Mon May 05, 2014 9:59 pm

Should find out tomorrow how much duty I've got to pay HMC to spring Sbach 3 from their clutches. It took three days to get across China to Guangzhou and from their to Coventry then thanks to UK efficiency it's taken twice as long to get from Coventry to Deeside where it now languishes  Shocked 

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Post by Brian Colclough on Tue May 06, 2014 11:57 am

Paid up this morning so should hopefully have it tomorrow providing they can find my place. Cost me £53.50 (in total) import duty + handling charge + VAT hey ho Wink

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Post by Mark Barnes on Tue May 06, 2014 1:09 pm

350 odd for a 50cc plane is still not to shabby

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Re: RIP "S" Bach

Post by Brian Colclough on Tue May 06, 2014 2:28 pm

Mark Barnes wrote:350 odd for a 50cc plane is still not to shabby

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Indeed Mark I'm still happy at the overall cost, at least I won't get flack this time from within the club for tax avoidance Wink

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Re: RIP "S" Bach

Post by Mike S on Tue May 06, 2014 7:55 pm

You'll probably be flying it tomorrow evening Bri !! Laughing 
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Re: RIP "S" Bach

Post by Brian Colclough on Wed May 07, 2014 8:22 pm

S bach 3 arrived today, they've made some changes to the fus and the wings. The old type wings will not fit this new fus. All the surfaces barring the rudder are hinged and glued, I think the only reason the rudder's not glued is keep the fus to a decent length for the box. The decals are better but less in number. If the weather forecasts correct I should have plenty of time to kit it out this weekend ready for maiden next week Wink

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Re: RIP "S" Bach

Post by Allan Patrick on Wed May 07, 2014 9:09 pm

Well done and good luck! Very Happy
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