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07-11-2008 05:11 AM  9 years agoPost 41
JAGNZ

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This was showing off, plain and simple. Typical noob thing to do until you crash for the first time and realize these things can and will KILL you and others around you if you are not careful...sad really. I would have lost it if the guy did that around me or those kids.


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07-11-2008 08:42 AM  9 years agoPost 42
Shedshredder

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Airwolf PM,s

Anyone else been PM,ed by Airwolf on this subject.
He,s put me on his ignore list, I,d have been upset if he put me on his buddy list LOL.

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07-11-2008 12:12 PM  9 years agoPost 43
TrexRookie

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The way I see it, if this guy is THAT negligent in his choice in where to fly, he is also that negligent in building the helicopter. Also, flying anymore than a couple feet off the ground pretty much renders training gear useless. In fact, NOT having golf balls on the ends of those rods actually increase the chance of a ground roll. Instead of allowing the skids to slide, they could easily act as spears into any small burr in the ground.... Or skewer someone if he loses lateral control of the heli.

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07-11-2008 12:19 PM  9 years agoPost 44
SniperKitten

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If that guy had another brain, it would be lonely.

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07-11-2008 12:55 PM  9 years agoPost 45
shawmcky

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Safety Issues

Have any of you guys watched the video in the Safety RC helicopters are not toys section of this forum posted by Hogster,Titled <HE of all people should know better.What do you have to say about that.

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07-11-2008 12:59 PM  9 years agoPost 46
TrexRookie

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He is also employed by the company that made that decision. If there is anyone to criticize, it is ALIGN, not Alan. If Alan did that simply because Align asked him to, then yea... shame on Alan. But He happens to pay the bills because he is a spokesman for Align. I stand behind Alan's decision to fly. I stand against Align's choice in PR/marketing in that instance.

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07-11-2008 01:00 PM  9 years agoPost 47
shawmcky

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Safety Issues

I Know this guy is one of the best,but even so.What about a glitch.

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07-11-2008 01:02 PM  9 years agoPost 48
TrexRookie

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Again. ALIGN'S choice. Not Alan's. Why are you trying to hijack this thread?

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07-11-2008 01:05 PM  9 years agoPost 49
shawmcky

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Safety issues

Sorry,Wont do it again,carry on with the argument.

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07-11-2008 02:19 PM  9 years agoPost 50
buburub

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It's really alarming that the pilot had no regard for these children's safety. It's a real pisser! The reason why we're talking about this topic and not the 100,000+ deaths associated with car accidents and medical malpractice is because were in an rc helicopter forum! The thing that hits home for the most of us are the little kiddies. For the most of us, we have an innate tendency to protect them because they are precious and wonderful gifts. Therefore, when we see a video like this where he could basically kill any of them easily...it definitely strikes a nerve!
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07-11-2008 02:25 PM  9 years agoPost 51
kangarooster

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Evidently the pilot has not been educated in the proper place and manner of flying.
Why didn't one of you complainers step up months ago to help him?

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07-11-2008 02:28 PM  9 years agoPost 52
u77171

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buburub, you are absolutely correct. I have 4-month old twins at home and if someone was being reckless around them I would freak out.

There are so many other better places to fly why choose a busy playground? That video could have ended a lot different if he lost control. I really hope this guy found a better place to fly.

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07-11-2008 05:05 PM  9 years agoPost 53
rcarlson123

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Dilbeck says:

See I told ya, Something bad was going to happen soon. All the safety police will come out of the wood work. Weed eaters, Lawn mowers, Chain saws, Cars, Motorcycles, Hot air balloons, real helicopters flying over populated cities when at any time something could go wrong at any time. But one RC helicopter goes wrong and it will ruin it for all of us?
Show me a FLYING lawnmower, flown in a park full of kids, and I'll show you another idiot pilot.

Let's try an apples-to-apples comparison, please.

- Ross

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07-11-2008 05:23 PM  9 years agoPost 54
Carey

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I'm not saying that I'm for what's in the video.
I'm saying that there much more important priorities.
Dude I agree. There are a few stars nearby that can go supernova and take out our planetary system! Mah Gaw!!

What's a chopped off head in a playground count for anyhow?

Kid prolly had it coming anyway. Didn't make their bed that morning.

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07-11-2008 05:27 PM  9 years agoPost 55
AirWolfRC

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The "safety" issue here is just like arguing religion or politics.
It's like trying to teach a pig to sing . . . .
- - it annoys the pig and it wastes your time.

Most people fail to listen to common sense and react only to emotions.
They keep it in an isolated context and Statistics and facts be damned.

Not unlike someone saying "it's for the children" or "it's for security" but failing to identify how. Like we're just supposed to rely on someone else's dictates.

Life is full of problems, you can't fix all of them, deal with it !

Have you ever seen or heard of a kid maimed or mangled by a heli ?

Living is detremental to your health, it causes death, guaranteed.

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07-11-2008 05:31 PM  9 years agoPost 56
SSN Pru

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But yet you fly at a regular field with others and their kids well within 100 yds ?

That sounds logical . . . . NOT !
Talk about selective ignorance.

Did you miss this part?
the house is approximately 100 yards away and STILL if the kids are outside playing i dont fly
Have you ever seen or heard of a kid maimed or mangled by a heli ?
Nope because the vast majority of us are smart enough to NOT fly OVER a crowded playground. Nevermind the fact that this pilot appears to be pretty green.

I am absolutely flabbergasted at Airwolf's blatant disregard for safety.

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07-11-2008 05:37 PM  9 years agoPost 57
rcarlson123

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Nice head-in-the-sand attitude there, AirwolfRC.

I can't even begin to imagine what the world would be like if everyone said "well, can't fix all the problems, might as well just deal with it."

And just because I've never seen a kid maimed by a heli doesn't mean I'm going to fly my heli in a park full of kids, or bite my tongue when I see some idiot doing so. I've never seen a kid run over by a car, but I'm still going to insist that my daughter not play in the street.

Life is all about risks ... some acceptable, some not. Flying a heli in a park full of kids (or adults for that matter) is not an acceptable risk, and there is nothing wrong with pointing that out.

- Ross

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07-11-2008 05:39 PM  9 years agoPost 58
SSN Pru

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I've never seen a kid run over by a car, but I'm still going to insist that my daughter not play in the street.
I can't wait to hear his comments on this. You make too much sense and he must have forgotten to take his meds.

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07-11-2008 05:41 PM  9 years agoPost 59
AirWolfRC

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Head in the sand ? yea . . . right.

You appear to be the one that claims a risk but can't substantiate the claim with anything except emotions.
- - while ignoring much greater REAL risks.

That's what I call "head in the sand" . . . . a "mis-application of resources".

I'm not going to try and teach you to sing

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07-11-2008 05:47 PM  9 years agoPost 60
SSN Pru

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Airwolf indeed has his head in the sand this time. He is ignoring the simple and obvious fact that someone could get hurt or killed if only one thing were to go wrong.

What a Jibrone!

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