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03-29-2005 12:56 AM  13 years agoPost 1
switch blade

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Florida

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Hello at my local field we fly both airplanes and helis and no one has any problems getting along.

Most of the guys are just basically in the fly around mode and been that way for years with both helis and planes.


Many of them think they are really good but when they crash they cry glitch all the time(for every crash) when its usally pilot error judged by most pilots watching.


Do you guys experience the same situations at your local club where people are afraid it was them who crashed instead of a glitch.

I get the feeling like its a bad thing to crash or to get disoriented.
Practice make perfect

They make me laugh all the time

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03-29-2005 01:29 AM  13 years agoPost 2
B.Hofferth

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glitch
they probably meant "brain"glitch or "finger"glitch

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03-29-2005 01:43 AM  13 years agoPost 3
tapeworm

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Atlanta, Ga

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My first crash was from my engine dying. I swear. It had nothing to do with me NOT knowing what to do.

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03-29-2005 02:47 AM  13 years agoPost 4
N55340

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West Virginia

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It has become a standing joke at our field. Everytime a certain member crashes, we are making bets on the cause. The explaination is always elevator failure on his planes. He hasn't figured out that the elevator isn't very effective when a plane is totally stalled.

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03-29-2005 03:09 AM  13 years agoPost 5
Mark C

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Houston, TX - USA

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Same goes here. Knock on wood but planker crashes outnumber heli crashes 10 to 1 at our field. Maaaaan the audacity of some of these guys. It's hardly ever their fault.

Last really good one was a rather large scale Patty Wagstaff that was so totally overpowered that the tail exploded off of it as he pulled out from a billion MPH FULL THROTTLE power dive at 10 feet. What the hades was he thinkin'.

He called the manufacturer and complained and got them to send him a BRAND NEW model. Man, that's guile.

When someone (and it rarely happens) owns up to a dumb-thumb glitch, I usually try to console them by telling them "It may not be your fault man. Maybe you have a brain tumor." And they usually say "Man you think so? Maybe it's not my fault.... I feel better already. I'd better go get a CAT scan."


Mark C.

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03-29-2005 03:13 AM  13 years agoPost 6
B.Hofferth

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mark thats sum funny stuff!

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03-29-2005 04:07 AM  13 years agoPost 7
ausheli

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I suffer from Brain farts

Drill it, Blast it, Bog it

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03-29-2005 04:57 AM  13 years agoPost 8
switch blade

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Glitch
To add to it they look around then say glitch lol

Which gives the confimation. ( a quick shameful look on their face).

But boy oh boy the snickering and gossip that goes on through the week can make one swear its a soap. And the final event when everyone passes subliminal messages around on a regular flying day(sunday) ,if the pilot ever shows up.

The pressure really starts pumpin then. Sometimes the story last a month or more ,could swear it was a michael jackson case goin on.

Hey baby talk to the hand (oops no glove, aw shucks they got my finger print)


i know one thing for sure when they go to bed at night and have to sleep i know they feel like guy smiley, (from Sesame Street) I,ll never get it ,i'll never get it.

i also discovered, ever noticed that their flying never improve much because they fail to acknowledge its them who crashed.

If we can only humble ourselves for a short moment then we may climb.

Shucks i seen the best pilots in the world dumb thumb (on video) and when asked what happen they say it calmy(they dumb thumb). Imagine how much pressure is on them because no one really expects the best guys to crash. If the best can say it why cant a we mortall like us do the same ?

Like the post says above ealier brain glitch a good one

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03-29-2005 06:27 PM  13 years agoPost 9
sabooo

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Allentown, PA area

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There is a character at a local field here that is guilty of this. He's a planker, and whenever he goes to the flight line everyone else lands and takes cover. Usually someone gets a video camera rolling, and they are often not dissappointed.

The last time I saw him fly he pulled a new radio out that is on a different channel than he normally uses. The club trainer realized the flags on his antenna didn't match anything on the freq board so he hung a blank piece of paper on that channel so anyone wandering up would realize someone else was using it.

As usual the flight ended in disaster due to a general lack of skill. The first thing he did was run over to the board and start screaming about being shot down. We let him go on for quite a few minutes, raging about who was on that channel before we asked him where his card was hanging. Once he came to his senses enough to realize that even if he HAD been shot down, he bore much of the responsibility for forgetting to move his card to the new freq, it was explained what the paper was about.

He walked away muttering about a radio glitch.



I was going to take up Origami, but someone said the local club folded.

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03-29-2005 07:30 PM  13 years agoPost 10
AlanR8

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Saddleworth near Manchester (UK)

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We've been lucky at our field, no crashes in the last year! Not joking!

BUT they will come in spades this year as we learn to push the envelope! The only "glitch" I've experienced is when I forgot to fully extend the tranny aerial and half way round a forward flip the heli went into failsafe! As it finished it's flip, not mine now, the signal was restored and I/we noticed the STUPID STUPID mistake I'd made!

Dumb thumbs and minds make up far more crashes than the fantastic technology that flies our helis these days. Pre and post flight inspections also put the pilot in a better position.

Be big, own up to your mistakes.

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