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03-07-2008 05:40 AM  10 years agoPost 421
Helinutnz

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By the way.

It is hugely great that so many guys are making the trip from afar to go to the welly event. Cheye and the guys have put a lot of effort in so the support for them will be fantastic.

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03-09-2008 09:23 PM  10 years agoPost 422
JAGNZ

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Thanks Cheye, David and the Wellington crew for a great weekend! What an awesome, well organised event. Except for the strong winds the weather was great for the weekend and we all got to work on our 3D in some interesting conditions which keeps the reflexes sharp.

A sad note to the event is that some helis and radios were stolen but we are quietly confident that with the small heli community in NZ they will turn up at some stage.

Anyway, I had a blast and the level of flying in NZ has gone through the roof in the last year!! Good on ya guys and see you next year!!!


Jason Greenwood

www.3dheli.co.nz

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03-09-2008 09:48 PM  10 years agoPost 423
NZ_Neil

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For those in NZ who havent already heard.
For those in NZ who havent already heard.

On friday night a car belonging to TRex importer was broken into in a floodlit carpark at a motel full of Heli guys. 8 Helis, GPS, and a fancy Digital camera were taken. All the helis were TRex's in this breakin.

On Saturday night while we were out having dinner and nightfling in a local hall we all arrived back to the Motel aroun 10:30pm and found his room had been broken into and three more helis (including a Synegy and two more TRex's) were taken as well as a 14MZ radio. Ironically a Laptop on the desk was left untouched. The three helis stolen this time belonged to someone else who thought he would leave his helis in Kevin's motel room while he went to the indoor flying (safer than leaving the Synegy etc in his car)

So somerwhere in NZ is $40,000 of heli gear going cheap - Buyer beware. Please if you hear about any gear going cheap and its history is unclear there are a few people including the police who will be interested.

Aside from this funfly was great fun and the Wellington guys put on a well run event. Put my name down for next year ....

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03-10-2008 05:00 AM  10 years agoPost 424
Flight Engineer

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What a sh*tarse thing for someone to do on more than one occasion. Like JagNZ said its a small community and there arn't too many places in NZ to sell these items. I for one will be keeping my eye out, so a few details or pics will be helpful.

On the happy note great job on the event Welly guys and its good to see heli flying alive and well ready for my return (maybe this year )

Dean

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03-10-2008 06:06 AM  10 years agoPost 425
Footey

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I will be hoping these A-holes try and fly one of the stolen machines and gets a big mouthful of carbon rotor blade, nothing on earth would make me feel better than Karma serving up a plateful of crap to these scum bags, I have a list of what was taken on my website homepage, I will make up a full page with a better list and some pictures, if any of you guys keep an eye on E-Bay as well as Trade Me let me know if you see anything, I will be able to tell if it is one of our machines.

May all heli thieves die in a painful way........

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03-10-2008 07:01 AM  10 years agoPost 426
lpearce

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The cops called me today Kev, asking for ANOTHER discription of that car and suspect dude. I asked them if they had any luck with finding the car and they said it wasn't registered, (suprise ...suprise) I guess they will just have the car black listed in the system now tho.

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03-10-2008 07:14 AM  10 years agoPost 427
Magnazan

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What a bunch of coco shunters. Awesome weekend even if i did only get 3 flights in

Next funfly i'll have properly setup helis and hopefully they'll be no wind

Ian | 7HV ULT | Rave Ballistic FSO | Warp 360 | DX9

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03-10-2008 09:23 AM  10 years agoPost 428
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welly guys thanks for hosting a GREAT weekend yea ok so i did have a few probs but i was still haveing a realy good time and the probs where soon fixed once grant lent me his reciver and after i put a new tail hub and tail blades after i lost the last lot in flight lol if it wasnt for that wind i wouldnt of tryed my first real intended autos lol a big thanks to kevin and robin on helping out on the set up and also rick for driveing use to and from the flying site again thanks to every one and see you next time

cheers Robert

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03-10-2008 10:55 PM  10 years agoPost 429
Jonty

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That really sucks to hear. I hope you find the bastards who took the stuff. It is a real shame it marred the wellington event as I know how much work the lads put in.

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03-10-2008 11:14 PM  10 years agoPost 430
bigbadflyer

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We put a huge effort in and it guts us as much as anyone

We just really hope that it doesnt put people off coming next year as we want the event to be even bigger and better.
I've even thought about hiring a security company to look over peoples helis at night next year. Whats the world coming to if you cant leave some things in a motel room for a couple of hours.

The Wellington boys are p!ssed off that someone has done this and if we hear anything the police will be the first to know. That is unless we dont beat the living crap out of them first.

My only other thought was to alert the Aussie flying association as if they try and sell them off, Aussie is closer and the helis may be a bit to hot to move in NZ.

Any thoughts on doing this??

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03-10-2008 11:48 PM  10 years agoPost 431
Footey

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I will send an email to Simon and get him to spred the word in Au.
We have alerted Customs and they are very interested in looking for anything on its way out of the country, they often get alerts and look out for fire arms and other stolen property so hopefully something will turn up.
In surance will only cover part of the loss, I estimate the retail value of everything taken at $48,000.

Please make sure you have all of your serial numbers recorded and photos taken of your gear. Also check you insurance policy and make sure you have enough cover for your helis, my personal cover will only pay out $1000.00 per item for sporting or leisure goods, the company cover will only do $5000.00 per claim. Its not looking good when my gear came to just over $25,000.

Dont put it off do it now before it is too late.

Apart from the obvious it was a good weekend, I would have like to fly something but in the mood I was in I just wanted to see how deep i could bury a machine into the ground and thought it would be a bit rough to do it with someone elses heli.

I would like to thank everyone for their support and for everyone keeping an eye out for the gear.

The Police have a search warrant for one suspect and are going to open a can of whip ass on him today, hopefully they find something.

Kevin

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03-11-2008 12:29 AM  10 years agoPost 432
plantone

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Perth wa

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I think the following people should be notified plus any more that i have not thought of.

Cash converters upper hutt & wellington area
Galtech models
436 models hastings ??
rc bandit new plymouth
jason greenwoods web site
neil harker & neil parkingson web site
Get neil harker to post it out on his news letter
keep an eye on trade me
notify all clubs
NZMAA flyers world magazine

wayne

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03-11-2008 12:44 AM  10 years agoPost 433
JAGNZ

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Good ideas Wayne, it's on my site now.


Jason Greenwood

www.3dheli.co.nz

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03-11-2008 03:58 AM  10 years agoPost 434
Helinutnz

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I can't say on a public forum what i'd like to see happen to these lowlife dirtbags. They probably went back on night three looking for more stuff as usually these pieces of $hit have half a brain cell each and sure enough they will be caught.

I'm actively searching and those ideas are good ones Wayne.

What the hell are these dumb ass mother fcukers going to do with them anyway? Do they think they are easily sold in a small place like NZ without someone knowing exactly who's they are? Do they think they are going to fly them.....they wont have much luck....last time I checked you actually had to be semi intelligent to fly one.

Thanks for the great weekend Guys. Lots of great flying going on....man it has taken off here now. Great to see.

I'm getting an alarm for my car now.

chur.
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03-11-2008 07:20 AM  10 years agoPost 435
Salby

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Christchurch New Zealand

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Lets just hope they are dumb enough to try & sell them here in NZ, then there is a much better chance of catching the scum bags.

Thanks to all the Wellington guys for a great weekend & well run event.

Great to see lots of new talent coming out & the interest in RC helicopters growing.

Well done Robert on your first planned auto!

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03-11-2008 08:46 AM  10 years agoPost 436
Axeman

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Guys,

Sounds like a fun time apart from the low-life scum-suckers.

If its any consolation, there is only one other Synergy in NZ that I'm aware of (mine!) so that should be easy to spot if (when) someone tries to unload it. I'll update the Northern heli website and put the stolen items list on there as well, so hopefully there are lots of eyes and ears out there to spot them.

We get 'newbies' all the time coming to the field with their latest Trademe special, so frame serial numbers and a list of the stolen gear will give us a chance to find the helis hopefully.

Sounds like I missed a great event - well done to the organisers.

Cheers,

Steve Engle

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03-11-2008 08:58 AM  10 years agoPost 437
Footey

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The cops seem to be putting in a good effort to find these guys, I think because they are not the standard Sony TV and Video they think they have a better chance of finding them.

They have a warrant to search one suspects houses so we will see what they turn up there.

We have a few leads and a couple of suspicious vehicles that were seen around the motel that night, one car was unregistered so that looks a bit sus for a start and one guy on a motor bike who looked like he was scoping the place out to see if the coast was clear.

A truck parked at the motel blocked the best camera view but there is a few bits on the other cameras that may lead to something.

I would still rather one of these guys gets a mouth full of carbon rotor blade trying to fly one than get it back, I would gladly loose a bit of money to see one of them in a coffin.

K

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03-11-2008 10:49 AM  10 years agoPost 438
Helinutnz

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whoa dude. Note to self. don't cross footey!

But yeah....A news clip with some dickhead theif wearing a rotor blade buried 300mm into his skull would be a welcome sight.

Let us know if you hear anything Kevin.

Cheers
Nut

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03-11-2008 11:38 AM  10 years agoPost 439
Secret Squirrel

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Damn guys, I'm really sorry to hear about the drama with the burglary! That's just crazy, even in Upper Hutt!

I've put a post on the Australian heli forum and on the front page of my site. I really hope you get some information on this so perhaps the thief will spend more time looking at the heli field through the bars at Rimutaka Prison!

Si

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03-11-2008 12:13 PM  10 years agoPost 440
jamesotron

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It really sucks to read about what happened last weekend. Kevin's a good guy and doesn't deserve this kind of stuff. Hell, no one does. My sympathies to all who lost gear this last weekend.

I'm glad that the rest of the weekend was a success. I wound up sick in bed most of the weekend so it turned out to be a good thing that I couldn't make it.

I'm sure they'll nick the purps soon.

Good luck to all involved.

sociable.co.nz

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