« Reply #9 on: Jul 28, 2021, 6:58 pm »
 
I'm interested in buying this craft. I could pay straight away
but would not be able to collect for a few weeks/months.
If you are able to store it let me know how much you want
and I'll arrange a bank transfer.
Alternatively if you fancy delivering to Gloucester...... :D :D

Didn’t you have a Prospector at one point? Not sure why we haven’t got together (Minsterworth) although I can’t launch a Prospector (too big for the crane) I could launch a Vanguard easily. There is a chap at Stonebench with a slip who can be persuaded for a modest fee though.
Ian Brooks
Gloucester, UK

« Reply #8 on: Jul 27, 2021, 8:09 pm »
 
I'm interested in buying this craft. I could pay straight away
but would not be able to collect for a few weeks/months.
If you are able to store it let me know how much you want
and I'll arrange a bank transfer.
Alternatively if you fancy delivering to Gloucester...... :D :D

« Reply #7 on: Jul 27, 2021, 8:02 pm »
 
Al
I know it’s crap, but fixing it is the sensible option.
The truth is if you got yourself motivated it doesn’t look like it would take that much.
The prop is the expensive bit. After that it’s just time.
Once you’ve got over the shock, and it will have been a shock, and you are looking at it more clearly.
It perhaps won’t seem as bad.




« Reply #6 on: Jul 27, 2021, 7:12 pm »
 
I just take stuff like this on the chin,  sometimes life isn't fair, but at the end of the day, I can only blame myself for it this time.  Main thing is as you say, no one got hurt


My head tells me to fix it, but my heart says get shot as is.  Bargain to be had by someone if they are prepared to invest a few hours and a few hundred quid






« Reply #5 on: Jul 27, 2021, 7:00 pm »
 
Gee Al, that is such bad luck, but similar to when I had 4 spinal vertebrae fractured by a moron skiing into me I WAS LUCKY as not paralysed for life.
I "guess" thats how you feel ATM.?
Sorry to hear, but could so easily have been soooo MUCH worse.
Sleep well tonight, and practise a laconic smile, whilst holding your thumb and forefinger together.
If that doesnt help, Get trolleyed.  ;)
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

« Reply #4 on: Jul 27, 2021, 5:44 pm »
 

Video of it running after I've taken most of the bent bits off


https://youtu.be/XTnlQj184ag

« Reply #3 on: Jul 27, 2021, 5:28 pm »
 
A few more pictures with the prop guard taken off.


It will need a complete prop as can be seen from the pictures.


Good news is the engine runs great, so no issues there.

« Reply #2 on: Jul 27, 2021, 4:46 pm »
 
Not so good, I guess that's a lesson learned, glad no one hurt.
There's no such thing as bad weather, you're just wearing the wrong jacket!!

« Reply #1 on: Jul 27, 2021, 4:11 pm »
 
Well I knew I shouldn't of let the Vanguard watch the gymnastics yesterday.


While towing in through the village yesterday evening on my way to test fly it, it decided to do a back flip off of the trailer.


Poor judgement on my part, thinking that I only had to tow it about 1 1/2 miles through a 30 limit so I didn't strap it down or connect the winch strap to it.  How costly has that worked out.


Luckily it didn't hit anyone or anything, so could have been a whole lot worse.


Anyway, what am I going to do with it?  Do I sell as is for about £600 including the trailer, or do I spend a few hundred on it and fix it?  I haven't looked into it too far, but as far as I can see, it only needs rudders, steering cable, prop guard, prop blades, engine frame, so not all the world, basically it boils down to, can I be bothered to fix it?


The hull looks to be OK apart from rudder mountings, so nothing major.