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10-21-2004 05:47 AM  13 years agoPost 61
Imperio

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Be a Marboro Man

Hey be a Marboro man and just dive on that sucker and wrestle that tiger untill ya hog tie em or it tie's you don't be skeered show that thing who's boss!

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10-21-2004 05:53 AM  13 years agoPost 62
alonafuta

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run your ass off

Next time it happens you run! You run your ass off.
Than later pick up the pieces

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10-21-2004 06:54 AM  13 years agoPost 63
mike lewis

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Return spring? CORRECT ANSWER!!!

A small return spring that is designed to move up to one and a half inches with very little tension on the return lever of the carb, if you loose the controll rod it returns to idle. if your battery goes dead then the spring will overcome the servo's resistance and shut the throtle down. I highly recomend a throtle servo that moves easly so the resistance will be light and so the spring woln't have to be so strong. Set your fail safe to low or shut down of the throttle.
I saw a man about 65 years old, new to flying heli's with training gear with a raptor 30. He was trying to hover and no one was helping him. I think he thought he could handle it. Well guess what? At about 2,000 main blade rpm it began to lift off into a hover when he became frightened that it left the ground. He for a short time lost touch with the real world tipped it over and hit the mains on the ground and back down and on the gear. The whole thing took about 2.5 seconds. The heli had sustaned some damages to the controll system and it was WOT. When this 125 lb. 4'11" aged gentle man descided to stop the heli by stepping on to the spinning rotor blades.
Some how by GOD'S grace he didn't recieve a scratch and he did get the blades stoped. We have to help these guys by being with them as much as they will let us. And to help them to learn how not to react to a dangerous situation but to let it run it's course. Haveing said that practice safety and fun flying woln't be by accident. Thanks for the time "my book comes out this fall"

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10-21-2004 07:00 AM  13 years agoPost 64
SPB

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Maybe your friend needs another hobby
I second that. He is not only dangerous for himself but for the others also.


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10-21-2004 08:00 AM  13 years agoPost 65
Unbalanced

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Maybe programming the throttle to go to idle in a lockout might be a good idea too.

Jeff

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10-21-2004 08:18 AM  13 years agoPost 66
SPB

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Maybe programming the throttle to go to idle in a lockout might be a good idea too.
Read carefully the original post
How do you stop a heli in the future without PCM failsafe?


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10-21-2004 11:52 AM  13 years agoPost 67
gt900uk

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If you dont have a pcm rx/tx then why not just use an ordinary failsafe? I fit them to RC Cars and if my heli wasn't pcm my club would require one on my heli!! It makes things alot safer. I also like the spring idea that adds alot of safety does anyone use one?

This Heli Will Self Destruct In Five Seconds!!

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10-21-2004 12:49 PM  13 years agoPost 68
Unbalanced

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Ah good point must have forgotten that detail somewhere in the 3rd page of this thread. Yeh an electronic failsafe would be a good idea with PPM - although it could have been a power failure in this case.

Jeff

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10-21-2004 01:47 PM  13 years agoPost 69
JuanRodriguez

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Janek,

I was hoping it would not go to waste !!!

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10-21-2004 02:13 PM  13 years agoPost 70
cjw

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Had me laughing too

Clive

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10-21-2004 05:02 PM  13 years agoPost 71
earthmover

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Hey all,

After further inspection of the heli we came to the conclusion that the switch went bad. He noticed the batt light go to red for 1sec then dead. (Still not sure why the tail servo did not hold its last position.)

After playing with the switch the lights went to full green. I guess just bad luck for him. He has 8-12 wks in a soft cast lucky no nerve or tendon damage.

Steve

ps from now on we will both have towels ready to go.

Raptor 50v2, os50 hyper, mp2, TJ Pro, Futaba 9CHPS PCM

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10-21-2004 05:50 PM  13 years agoPost 72
SPB

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Was it a cheap standard switch?


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10-21-2004 06:02 PM  13 years agoPost 73
w.pasman

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Yes CO2 extinguisher should work. I still wonder whether you want to get close to the heli (with the extinguisher) while it spins at 2000RPM out of control... the slightest glitch on cyclic or pitch would cause a disaster...

How about a remote controlled car or something, to get the extinguisher in place? Or do you have a shield to stay behind while getting close to the heli?

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10-21-2004 06:03 PM  13 years agoPost 74
Fullagas

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The only sane thing to do is to get the F#*% away, screaming like a little girl to let others know about the rapid heli. Then, while hiding behind a solid object, you can speed dial Ron Lund to order the parts you will need in a few minutes.
LMFAO!

Too funny, Fritz!

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Flying helis since gyros had springs.

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10-22-2004 12:13 PM  13 years agoPost 75
earthmover

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The switch was part of the standard radio equipment. I have not looked into others. Are there better ones out there? I always check mine twice now. I dont want the same to happen to me.


steve

Raptor 50v2, os50 hyper, mp2, TJ Pro, Futaba 9CHPS PCM

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10-22-2004 12:48 PM  13 years agoPost 76
RotorX

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This has happened three times to various people i was flying with the first time i went under the blades and pulled the fuel line (without a doubt one of the stupidest things i have done, hence the tag).

The second time i ran off and tore a small branch off and went back and pulled the fuel line that way.

The third time we had just built a R90 a and did the test hover in the back yard - it stopped responding and was climbing, i was in a residential area so i grabbed the heli by the boom and sat it back down(this is a 90 we talking about) and just held on to it till it ran out, just as well we only put a 1/4 tank in and i had done most of that -my two witness thought i was mad - afterwards so did i. But i thought it better than it flying off and hurting someone else.............


NEVER once thought of throwing my Tx at it - you must have a cheap Tx.
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10-22-2004 01:21 PM  13 years agoPost 77
Rob Shaw

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Normally if a Heli is coming towards me out of control, I throw myself at it !!


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10-22-2004 01:31 PM  13 years agoPost 78
RotorX

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No matter how many times i see that pic i cringe - awesome way to save a 9C..................lol

You are def. TOUGH

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10-22-2004 02:06 PM  13 years agoPost 79
Drunk Monk

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No matter how many times i see that pic i cringe
Same here, knocks me sick, but it does make a good point. A picture speaks a thousands words.


Stephen

I only open my mouth to change feet.....

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10-22-2004 02:08 PM  13 years agoPost 80
Camp

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Eeewwww! I bet that hurt.

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