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11-28-2005 06:55 AM  12 years agoPost 21
LJ_Hoo

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WHAT MAGHH

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12-01-2005 03:45 AM  12 years agoPost 22
jkru

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If someone wants to hurt themselves all the power to them. I have seen guys hover over themselves and make needle adjustments all sorts of things. Let Darwinism take its course . Plus its kewl to watch just like the movie JackA$$.

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12-01-2005 05:19 AM  12 years agoPost 23
JeepCJ

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new heli mag

Funny, I just picked up the second issue. Under safety, they tell you to never hold the heli when it is spooled up.


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12-01-2005 08:03 AM  12 years agoPost 24
wolfdad

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You reckon they might have felt some heat coming their direction after the first issue?

And, by the way, I signed up for the mag at IRCHA and I have yet to see my first edition.

wolfdad sends....

"There are those who have...and, those who will" IRCHA #2117, AMA #70068, Turbine Waiver #105

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12-01-2005 09:43 AM  12 years agoPost 25
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.
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the other day , trying to track down a vibration , I spooled up my
R70 with CF blades , on the floor of my garage with my left hand
holding onto its tail case and my right hand holding the
transmitter .............

It started up okay , then broke in a crazy vibration-dance-jigging
all over ...... I only JUST managed to close the throttle in time and
get my hand out of the blade disc ..........

NEVER EVER , hold onto or tether a heli which is being spooled
up. It will bite you given 1/2 a chance.
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Rap70. TT70.Rap50. TT50.RD8000.

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12-01-2005 11:59 AM  12 years agoPost 26
JeepCJ

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new mag

Years ago, with a Concept 30DX, The way to set the high speed needle, on a run-up stand...well it came off, parts of wood blades flying, and me walking into the house, can't see, blood running into my eyes.. result....wife screeming, throwing away said run-up stand, and always consider, or learn what the safety concerns are before trying anything. Now the only time my wife screams, is when she gets the credit card bill.................(I wish there were other times she would scream, never mind, thats something else...........)

Bob

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12-06-2005 12:08 AM  12 years agoPost 27
sgt_goldburg

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my ouchy

well here is my 2cents,
i started with a blade, i am ok with it (not good, but almost ok) well i bought a t-rex 450 xl and built my first heli........ i have read alot of stuff, books, posts ect. on proper etiquate and assembly of said heli. now mind you i have been crashing for 2 months now so im obviously the foremost expert on heli safety and operation well i got it done and tried to check the tracking by holding the brushless powered foodprocessor in my hand at a headspeed of almost a hover (light in my hand). needless to say the choppercopter glitched and for a split sec the blades went to neg pitch and before i could kil the stick, my fingers fell victim to sheer stupidity, my knuckel was sticking out of my index finger with several less severe cuts on it and my hello finger (middle). ok after you all stop laughing and calling me a dumba$$ (which i well deserve) listen to what i say. NEW GUYS: THESE ARNT TOYS !!!!!!!!! DONT BE A ......ME!! @$$ respect them and be very careful, they will bite you and it friggin HURTS !!! i havent goten the full use of my index finger back yet, but soon i hope. but i have bought a raptor 50 =) (oops, what hand?) in short, keep your face away from them, i dont care what u read or someone says, it only takes a second and ur skrewed!!!!! use you head !!!

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12-20-2005 07:34 PM  11 years agoPost 28
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I only spool mine up hand held with the main blades removed, and even then I hold it well above eye level. It would be way too scary with the main blades on I think.
Even worse, the blades load the motor and limit the max speed.
Without this loading, the headspeed can be be high enough to throw the paddles,
You don't want to be on the receiving end of that!

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12-22-2005 03:34 PM  11 years agoPost 29
Elmote

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Actually the ESCs govrenor will keep the headspeed at the preset.

Elmo Te

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12-22-2005 03:58 PM  11 years agoPost 30
GroundPounder

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Actually the ESCs govrenor will keep the headspeed at the preset.
Only if the ESC has a governer function, and it is setup correctly :-)

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12-22-2005 04:46 PM  11 years agoPost 31
Mark C

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Yesterday I was running through the house with a pair of scissors in one hand and a running Blade CP in the other. I ran right under a ladder and stumbled onto a skateboard which I then rode right past a black cat and into the mirror in the living room. I hurt myself so bad breaking the mirror that my eyes crossed just as lightning struck outside.

Boy am I lucky I didn't put one of my crossed-eyes out in that episode. I see the error of my ways now. I will put down that deadly pair of scissors. An now I will have at least one free hand to hold my beer with.

Mark C.

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12-29-2005 09:17 PM  11 years agoPost 32
TG540EDGE

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HELI IN HAND

i saw the pic in the mag...it says not to do this and has a big red circle with a slash over the pic.......although i have a video of a friend flying his hovering his heli with one hand and petting the vertical tail fin with the other!!!

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12-30-2005 05:43 AM  11 years agoPost 33
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I guess I'd have to say my worst experience was a grip failure on my Benzin Trainer. She was in a perfect hover about 3' off the ground.. 10' in front of me. I had just put in a click or two of T'R trim.....(no kids from the neighborhood that day)....and wwwhhhaaaap.....never saw the heli hit the ground...it was instant.

It totaled her and I'm still sick when I think about it....but the worst part... I found a complete blade with bent bolt in it 60' away in our garden.

Head speed was always 1200 or just a hair under since scale flying is my goal. I'd been flying her for about a year with no problems at all.
And being an A&P, my pre and post flights were pretty tight.

I looked at the grip and found about a 3rd of the outboard radius, top and bottom equally, gone. I'm sure when that blade left...the out of balance state was instant.....and she just exploded parts everywhere.

The only conclusion I can come up with is, maybe it had a small moulding flaw from the get go that I never noticed.

Just grateful no one was hurt or worse.

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02-15-2006 06:34 AM  11 years agoPost 34
Henley22

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i think it said no no

the add in rc heli mag (which i think is a great mag)
said to NEVER DO THIS. it doesnt condone it or promote it it said this is very bad.
actually this was the second edition what page was this phot on the first edition because i cant find it?

"ahhh This is gonna hurt!"

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02-20-2006 11:11 PM  11 years agoPost 35
KJH

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Kids, don't try this at home...

Sadly, Stubby is no longer with us...

-Kevin

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