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16 Apr 2021 16:35 #24525 by Simon Osborne
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I have been contacted by a chap (David) who wishes to get back to the hobby and has an SE5 model that came to grief whilst hanging from a ceiling in a room in his house. He doesn’t know who the kit manufacture was, he purchased it from a friend some 10 years or more ago fully built.

Sadly the fixing that was holding the model from his lounge ceiling failed, the model fell, the tail section broke off and one wing was damaged. He is looking for someone to renovate the model and put it back in flying order. He is happy to pay for someone to do the renovation.
If you know anyone that may help, please let me know and I will put him in contact with David.
Thank you
Simon O

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16 Apr 2021 16:57 #24527 by Peter Willis
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Simon,

Do you have any pics etc just to be able to assess the scale of the task?

Will speak tomorrow.

Peter

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16 Apr 2021 18:05 #24529 by Simon Osborne
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Hi Peter
I will ask David to send me some pictures
Many thanks
Simon

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18 Apr 2021 06:02 - 18 Apr 2021 06:02 #24536 by Kevin Ross
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There's a few alarm bells ringing here,
Firstly, an SE5 is not a suitable model to learn or re learn any previous flying skills he may or more likely does not have.
also - If he cant attempt a repair, how is he going to support his hobby going forward.

I think it would be a good idea to suggest he visits our site to see how we approach the hobby.
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18 Apr 2021 08:19 #24537 by Simon Osborne
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Hi Kevin
To put your mind at rest he is fully ware that he won’t be flying the SE5 off the bat. He knows he needs to buy a modern transmitter receivers and a suitable trainer model. Also he is planning to join the WMAC.

Let’s see what happens as a WMAC member has offered to start by assessing the repairs needed on the SE5. You are quite right though. A 50 year layoff from flying models may present him with its own challenges and a steep learning curve!

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