How NOT to do it...

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How NOT to do it...

Unread post by Viking » Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:57 pm

There are some very lucky, very dumb people around...
He flies so close to himself, and other innocent bystanders. Idiot!

Look what happens after the crash. No idea about safety. Threat every crashed aircraft like it is a loaded gun...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDPHmQdZ2AU
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Re: How NOT to do it...

Unread post by cabeng » Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:55 am

stupid indeed, but im certain he and others have learned from it , what surprised me more though was he was not able to shut the motor off from the tx :shock:
shows you though how quickly it goes wrong with a heli and things can go far south
he however did get to his throttle hold in a fair time ( I think it should have been quicker :shock: ) sooner he could have saved the heli with zero damage
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Re: How NOT to do it...

Unread post by In The Haze » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:40 am

I appreciate good controlled flying, but when the okes start to fly this close to oneself and others, I get nervous.

I grew up through the development phase of RC heli's and understand very well what can go wrong...........very unexpectedly very quickly. :shock:
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Re: How NOT to do it...

Unread post by Wayne01 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:38 pm

Professional uav pilot in the making. :lol: Fortunately it was only humans and not elephants that were endangered :lol: Jokes aside, wish I could fly a heli that well
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Re: How NOT to do it...

Unread post by Trex600 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:11 pm

bumjive01 wrote:Professional uav pilot in the making. :lol: Fortunately it was only humans and not elephants that were endangered :lol: Jokes aside, wish I could fly a heli that well
I can not fly as half good as him ...BUT I fly better because I do not fly close to myself and others. Helis DO Not glide they Gyrate on a Cushion of Air ..... No Air No Flying :( :( Carbon fibre with lead weights are Not any Mans Friend ..... They are Killers. Just Google the net and see how many have died due to those carbon rotor blades hitting them. Maybe I am too cautious that is why I can not fly that well or am I just getting old here :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: How NOT to do it...

Unread post by Wayne01 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:28 am

I suppose when you into 3d flying which is about pushing the boundaries a bit of complacency can kick in, fellow modelers should have given him a tap on the shoulder before incident happened.

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