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HelicopterSafety - RC Helis are not toys › Do you fly helis alone?
11-22-2009 04:25 AM  8 years agoPost 21
MAXHSHV

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LOL

Century heli rep. To much power is never enough.

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11-22-2009 06:07 AM  8 years agoPost 22
JasonJ

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That pic is a classic.

Hey TG, you ever go out on Priest Lake fishing alone? Ever? I used to go out on Lake Pend Oreille all the time alone, and sometimes the water got real bad, especially in the spring when the temps were COLD. I was always life jacketed up, but all that would mean is my corpse would float. I thought about the danger, and I was very careful. I just could never find anyone who wanted to get up in the wee hours and fish with me, and I wanted to fish. That's just how it is, you have to take risk sometimes.

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11-22-2009 06:18 AM  8 years agoPost 23
trunkmunki

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Do you fly alone?

Only when I'm drinkin'

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11-22-2009 10:59 AM  8 years agoPost 24
Mike0251

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Hills of the Blue​Ridge VA

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Fly alone all the time. In the field behind my house. Seldom go to the club field. To many LARGE planks practicing pattern. It does get lonely on occaison, but it is also very peaceful. Its a gorgeous place to fly. I keep a path and lz area mowed. Check my gallery.

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11-22-2009 03:30 PM  8 years agoPost 25
sikewiley

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Cookeville,​Tennessee - America

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I like what he does, No person is arround to get hurt. That is verry safe as long as he flys away from his self.

Noah Wiley: Synergy, RCHeliWorkZ.com, Rapicon.

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11-22-2009 05:36 PM  8 years agoPost 26
TaleGunner

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Deer Park WA

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JasonJ

No I have no problem finding people to fish with with as a mater of fact they pay me to take them

Priest is one of those rare place were you don't need to go at the crack of dawn best bite is usually from 8am to 1pm and yes your right about the life jacket it just makes the body float that's why we call em float coats up hear

CRASH! GLUE! REPEAT!
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11-22-2009 06:06 PM  8 years agoPost 27
Brokenlink

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Oakdale

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I always fly alone,still have NEVER flown with another person.No one near that flys.I live 8 miles from the nearest town on a ranch,so I have unlimited space to fly.

Jamie Griffith

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11-22-2009 07:16 PM  8 years agoPost 28
sikewiley

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That would be nice

Noah Wiley: Synergy, RCHeliWorkZ.com, Rapicon.

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11-23-2009 02:33 AM  8 years agoPost 29
TMoore

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Cookeville, TN

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Me & tnbulldog fly behind my house all the time.

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11-23-2009 02:56 AM  8 years agoPost 30
chopper_crazy

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Delphos, Ohio

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Our club only has about 55 members of which probably 25 are active. I would say more than 75% of the time I fly by myself.

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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11-23-2009 03:11 AM  8 years agoPost 31
fran

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HONEA PATH, SOUTH​CAROLINA

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I started flying alone (1974) and now I​continue it.

I always keep the heli skids at eye level say when I'm flying five to ten feet away from me.

Now if you don't keep good maintenance safety before and after each flight....I can assure you; that, it will be just a matter of time when you'll see the stars..

FRAN SR. ( FAI-F3C)

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11-23-2009 03:17 AM  8 years agoPost 32
what_the_helli

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cookeville, tn USA

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Our club has over 30 members now and more than half are pretty active. so you never have to fly alone here

I put the fun in dysFUNctional :)
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11-23-2009 03:22 AM  8 years agoPost 33
hoverking

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Tennessee

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Our club has over 30 members now and more than half are pretty active. so you never have to fly alone here
I second that ive never had so much fun this last year the most ive ever flown!

Hoverking

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11-23-2009 05:09 AM  8 years agoPost 34
fran

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Don't get my statement wrong now....I enjoy​the group fly-ins and my clubs' fly-in

shoot...I fell asleep in last months club meeting and found out just the other day that I am the VP for 2010 of the G.R.A.M. club....LOL

Seriouly; if you can; join an AMA sanctioned club and try an fly as thought your 3 year old child was right beside you.

FRAN SR. ( FAI-F3C)

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11-23-2009 05:47 AM  8 years agoPost 35
Riq

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Humm, most clubs dont want anyone less then 6 in the pits.

I only fly with my boy when its my rules and hes next/behind me. How else can I buddybox him without obstructing his view?!?

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11-23-2009 05:52 AM  8 years agoPost 36
Riq

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shoot...I fell asleep in last months meeting and found out just the other day that I am the VP for 2010....LOL
I know youre just funnin, but in the state of the ama/faa and losing airspace, IMHO that is a bad joke for the ama.

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11-23-2009 12:52 PM  8 years agoPost 37
fran

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You know? That thought had never entered my​mind....

as a pilot in Vietnam and commercial heli pilot (before I got "Agent Orange piosoning) and had to stop flying everything (airplane and heli's ..full scale); I would never slam another pilot.

Sorry...no foul intended.

FRAN SR. ( FAI-F3C)

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12-07-2009 11:15 AM  7 years agoPost 38
J_Cunny

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Austin, Texas

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I fly my 450 alone most of the time. However, I'm not a 3D guy either. Not that that has a huge factor in the mix. I usuall fly at the local Elementary school when nobody's around. Usually 730-8ish on Sat mornings. Walkers stop and watch every now and then, but I usually set her down if they get too close or have pets/dogs. Has been working out for me, however I would like to find something with more of a windbreak, as my field is pretty open, and she has a tendency to sail on me during circuits.

JC

I used to be normal, but then I started flying heli's....

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12-16-2009 01:44 AM  7 years agoPost 39
mundo330

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Holly Springs, GA,​USA

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NEVER FLY ALONE!

I received a lot of flak for this in another thread, but her I go again!
In MHO you should never fly alone. This means helicopters and planks of any size and power. An electric can be even more dangerous than a fuel burner. I have friends who have lost the use of their hand or a finger or two from electrics. I started flying helicopters back in the late 70's and early 80's in New York when very few where involved in the hobby. I was lucky to have a connection with an importer who helped me through the build and setup. When I went to fly at a local closed school field, I always brought someone along, remember this was before cell phones but even so you have to be able to make the call. Quite often in the late spring it was my neighbor. A very good looking 20 year old college student who did not have much interest in flying but wanted to get a jump on her tan at the very secluded site. She would setup on the grass behind the field fence so she was fairly protected from any run away. One warm late May Sunday morning we were at the field and I attempted my first loop. I lost it at the top and the bird came crashing into the center of the field at full throttle. The battery came flying out and it was beating itself to death on the ground when she came up next to me and asked if I was going to stop it. Imagine my shock when I looked over and she was topless! I had not noticed her in her lounge chair but when she jumped up she either forgot or did not care that she had left her top on the chair. So see, it does pay to bring along a friend!
On another occasion a friend of mine had tried to hover his bird for the first time in the spring before going to the field. A wind caught it and spun the bird around and came at him. he panicked dropped the radio and found himself cornered. The heli caught him square in the back and the tail hit his calf. The shock left him unable to even think and he was bleeding bad. Being home alone he had no help. Fortunately his neighbor herd the strange noise and came to investigate. Otherwise it could have been worse than 75 stitches across the back and 25 down his leg!
Please Do not fly alone!

Causality is the Root of all Life!

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12-17-2009 05:24 PM  7 years agoPost 40
pkfrizzlefry

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Please Do not fly alone!
Yeah... then also Please Do not DRIVE alone!...You might get a flat or worse roll the car and you will need help!


nice story though...but in my opinion someone lounging in a chair and not paying attention is far more dangerous than flying solo!

Fly, Fly then Fly some more!!

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