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Bunkerbarge

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Stolen Models
« on: January 29, 2010, 11:06:47 pm »

A member of the Kirklees Model Boat Club was recently the victim of a burglary at his home where the following models were stolen.  It is possibly unlikely that any member here may come across the aircraft models but there is a very real possibility that someone may at some point come across one of the boat models as identified below.  

If any member here is made aware of any of the models in the following list please contact either myself or Stan.  Thanks for your time.

Stolen Items List

1.   Model Control Line Aircraft:   Grumman Hellcat

38 inch Wingspan / Profile Fuselage
OS LA46 glow-plug / 2 stroke R/C Engine blue finished and natural metal silencer.
Roberts 3 line bellcrank
Covered in Nylon and Cellulose dope
Painted Blue – Japlac paint
White insignia (Star & Bars)
Engine safety wired to bellcrank
Large amount of lead tip weight on outside wing tip
Yellow propeller with ‘Great Planes’ sinner nut
This aeroplane is a competition model for the Carrier Deck Class


2.   Model Control Line Aircraft:   Princess

30 inch wingspan
Coupled flaps & elevator
This is an aerobatic model aeroplane
No engine fitted
Covered in Blue & White Solarfilm
Standard 2 line bellcrank


3.   Model Radio Control Aircraft:   Cub – Flair Kit

72 inch wingspan
Semi Scale based on the Piper Cub
OS LA46 R/C Engine – Blue finish with Silver metal silencer
Sanwa Radio control gear fitted
4 Channel Functions
Built up wing and ailerons
Finished in Yellow Solarfilm with Black Spinner and Glazed cockpit

4.   Model Radio Control Boat:      Celia – Calder Craft Kit

1/10th Scale – Freeward 35 foot stern Trawler
30 inch hull length / 9½ inch beam – moulded plastic
Electric motor / batteries
Futaba 40mHz Radio Control
M Tronics 25amp Speed Controller
Grey / White Colour Scheme
Stand left behind


5.   Model Radio Control Yacht:   Fairwind – Kyosho Kit

36 inch Hull Length (approx)
Futaba 27mHz Radio Control
Heavy duty servo for sail arm
White moulded hull
Mast / Sails and Rigger dismounted


6.   Model Radio Control Fast Patrol Craft:   Perkasa – Precedent Kit

37 inch Glassfibre hull / plywood deck
Electric power – single motor
Futaba 40mHz Radio Gear
M Tronics 40 amp speed controller
Finished in medium grey upper hull / deck and upper works – lower hull antifoul red
Stand stolen as well


7.   Model Radio Control Tug:   St. Canute – Billings Kit

22 inch length 1/50th Scale
Electric motor and batteries
Futaba 27mHz Radio Control gear
Mechanical speed control
Stand Stolen
Hull – planked wood construction
Hull red oxide / green /black


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Re: Stolen Models
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2010, 02:25:56 am »

They may turn up on ebay.

If anybody is on the Aircraft forums, it may also be worth posting up a note.
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Re: Stolen Models
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2010, 08:46:22 am »

Some pictures if available would be useful as a lot of forum members trawl ebay.
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Re: Stolen Models
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2010, 10:06:55 am »

That doesn't sound like an opportunist crime to me. I wouldn't mind betting the person who stole that lot knew exactly what was in that shed and may even be known to the club member, peraps indirectly.
What a shame, some people truly are scum.
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Re: Stolen Models
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2010, 11:40:02 am »


I'm inclined to agree with you, Sheerline.

A truly nasty burglary. They should to know they would be difficult to 'move on',  let alone the heartbreak at loosing such models. This is the one crime we all dread.

Yes. Pictures would be an advantage as we like to check the usual outlets and may spot them.

Lets hope they are soon returned to the owner

Ken

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Re: Stolen Models
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2010, 12:57:53 pm »

Remember my losses? The "perps" obviously had a lot of knowledge about what I had and where it all was. If something has been stolen "to order" then it could be many years before it surfaces (or never). Similarly, items that are too distinctive to sell-on may well be just dumped. In my neck of the woods that could well mean the North Sea. Sorry to be a wet blanket, but don't hold your breath. BY.
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Re: Stolen Models
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2010, 04:53:43 pm »

Unfortunately only one picture exists of the Grumman Hellcat as below.

Realistically it's very unlikely that they will turn up but if anyone is either offered one or even sees a model that fits any of the descriptions please contact either myself or Stan.  I couldn't even begin to imagine how I would feel at loosing things such as this, especially to such scum, so anything that some one can do to help catch them makes things that little bit safer for everyone else.
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