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Old Feb 07, 2006, 10:20 AM
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Crashed Miniblade - Free spares anyone ?

Yes I stuffed my Miniblade, now I know why the call them 'Crunchies' Broke into 8 seperate pieces which is a personal best! I'm not surprised it smashed so badly, with the ridiculous amount of lead necessary in the nose to balance it (7oz) A good prang was always going to snap the thing in half.

At least now I have an excuse to get a Banana!

If anyone is interested I have the following undamaged bits going free to whoever might find them useful.

Left Wing, with mount for HS125
Both Tailplanes
Nosecone
Wing Joiner rod

If anyone wants them, send me a message (username edwardssc) with an address and I will post them for free! Arent we nice in the UK !
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Old Feb 07, 2006, 10:24 AM
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crashed.

Recon I could get that flying in about 3 hours!
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Old Feb 07, 2006, 10:24 AM
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I will post them for free! Arent we nice in the UK !
Yes you are! Too bad I don't have a MB...I'd take you up on that offer! Oh well, I'm sure there's someone out there who needs these more than I...and will greatly appreciate the offer!
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Old Feb 07, 2006, 10:32 AM
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Recon I could get that flying in about 3 hours!
.. You'd better be quick - the bin men come at half four, but with the MB
being so darn heavy they will probably refuse to take it anyway.
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Old Feb 07, 2006, 10:46 AM
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Please don't throw ANY of it away as it can definitely be repaired.There's a new RCGroups member (hanknmorgan) who is short on funds but long on composite skills who would like to get a 60" moldie he can repair. I've already notified him about your Mini-Blade.

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Old Feb 07, 2006, 10:50 AM
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That's kind of a challenge for your first composite build of any kind

If he responds, I guess he should get it, but I'll take it too. I'l fix 'er up okey

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Old Feb 07, 2006, 11:06 AM
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Please don't throw ANY of it away as it can definitely be repaired.There's a new RCGroups member (hanknmorgan) who is short on funds but long on composite skills who would like to get a 60" moldie he can repair. I've already notified him about your Mini-Blade.

Doubletap
Unfortunately for all you composite repair heroes out there, I'm afraid that I crunched up the damaged bits even smaller to fit in the bin! It was actually very satisfying and I felt much better afterwards. Sorry and all that.

Its just those undamaged bits left I'm afraid.
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Old Feb 07, 2006, 11:12 AM
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There's a new RCGroups member (hanknmorgan) who is short on funds but long on composite skills

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from what ive read hes a noob that is still flying his first wing. how that calculates into 'long on composite skills' is a mystery to me.


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Old Feb 07, 2006, 11:13 AM
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I'd be interested in the lrftover parts. ( I own a mini blade.) I would prefer to compensate you for the postage if I could.
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Old Feb 07, 2006, 01:04 PM
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PM sent. I own two and need spares.

/Adam
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Old Feb 07, 2006, 01:19 PM
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I look at that photo and this is what I see:
A broken wing. Not much fun to fix (although some would do it),
easier to find a replacement.
A fuse boom that one could wrap a piece of Kevlar cloth around and glue
back together and it'd be stronger than new.
A radio tray that has popped loose from the fuse (they do this)
but is otherwise only minorly damaged.
An intact nose cone.
Pushrods may have been broken but they're easily replaced.

If it weren't for the broken wing, that thing could have beeen back in the air
in a day.

ian
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Old Feb 07, 2006, 02:44 PM
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I sent you a PM, but i think you didn't read it
regards,
Chets
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Old Feb 07, 2006, 03:28 PM
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Thanks for the PM Doubletap.

If the "plane" is still available, I would love to give repairing it a shot. I have a good amount of experience building with fiberglass, foam, etc.

I have never had a crunchie plane, but the materials and process is similar to what I have done in the past. If it's still around, I am very interested. Thanks for your time. I have sent you a PM as well.
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Old Feb 07, 2006, 05:42 PM
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Unfortunately for all you composite repair heroes out there, I'm afraid that I crunched up the damaged bits even smaller to fit in the bin! It was actually very satisfying and I felt much better afterwards. Sorry and all that.

Its just those undamaged bits left I'm afraid.
Really? how many peices? I'm still open to a repair, even if its just to prove i could (or couldn't ). I'd like to give it a shot, as long as you didn't crunch it too much further?
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Old Feb 08, 2006, 05:49 AM
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Thank you all for your interest in my crashed bits - really took me by surprise that some of you guys would even think about repairing a stuffed Miniblade like that !

The undamaged parts are now on their way to a gentleman in Hawaii who asked for them first and can make use of them, and the remaining splinters are in the trash.

Me ? Well I have just ordered myself a new Baudis Banana !

Thank you all, and I hope all of your landings are far far better than mine was.

Scott
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