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HelicopterSafety - RC Helis are not toys › Do you have to keep the pit behind while you flight?
12-31-2009 10:05 PM  7 years agoPost 1
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Hi guys!

Sorry if I am not clear with my english (I don't know the exact expression) but does all the club has this rules to keep the pit and parking behind you for all the duration of the flight?

thank you!

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01-01-2010 03:45 PM  7 years agoPost 2
TattooArtist

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most do Mine does

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01-01-2010 04:28 PM  7 years agoPost 3
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Thanks.

The guy who's taking care of our small club (10 membres), don't want to do this because he likes to land his plane facing the pit when the wind is in a certain direction. Lots of argues we had about this I can say! All the planes guys fly above the pits and heli some times does.

But now, for this summer, we will have more helis pilot and the security is realy my concern. We will be three .50 nitro size, one 500e, four 450 etc. Anyway, as I said, gravity rules goes for small and big clubs!

Even me I did hover in the pit with my Vibe to make some tests last summer. I was at 50 feets away of everybody but gosh I regret it! This tells one thing... than everybody need a rules sheet and has to learn to respect it!

I told them I won't fly at the club next summer if no rules are established, but I am afraid to fly alone and I have so much fun with the club! Even with my stubern friend hahaha

For the rest of the winter, we fly in gym 2 days per weeks, so I have times to try convince him... any suggestions?

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01-01-2010 04:42 PM  7 years agoPost 4
Frank Bostwick

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There are several established rules on this. AMA has rules for the layout of a club, including flight line, pit area etc. I know you are not bound by that but its a good starting place. Never heard of any club that did not enforce a no flight past the flight line rule.
IMO allowing flight behind flight line and/or over the pit area is a real bad idea. I would much rather fly alone than in a club like that. If it was the only option I had, Id only fly when the people that agreed with flying past the flight line were there and pack it up when people did fly over the pits.

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01-01-2010 04:59 PM  7 years agoPost 5
MrNiceGuy

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Flying over the pits is really dangerous and should not be allowed. I would never fly at a place that allowed that. It's a tragedy waiting to happen.

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01-01-2010 05:58 PM  7 years agoPost 6
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The problem is I am new to this club (1 year) and guys fly planes since 10-20 years that way! It is impossible to ask a plane pilots to land on his left when he land to its right since 20 years! But with all the helis on the club, it looks like the only solution is to have 2 set of rules... one for the planes and one the the helis!!?? Wich is totaly ridiculous.

The guy who owning the club had the idea to ask 5$ everytime someone pass above the pit... I thought it was stupid... I ironicaly told him than I'll give 100$ right now and it gives me the right to make 20 dangerous flights!

The situation is realy touchy here I must say.

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01-01-2010 06:40 PM  7 years agoPost 7
Frank Bostwick

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State your objections and just dont fly there when the ole timers are making it unsafe. I still think flying alone is much safer than havin some yahoo flin over my head.
Also do some research, print some facts out and prove your side

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01-01-2010 06:44 PM  7 years agoPost 8
nivlek

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The guy who's taking care of our small club (10 membres), don't want to do this because he likes to land his plane facing the pit when the wind is in a certain direction.
We move the pit area/pilots area to suit wind direction or sun position .

At the end of the day , it gets dark .

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01-01-2010 06:52 PM  7 years agoPost 9
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?? You have few pits? Good Idea!

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01-01-2010 09:28 PM  7 years agoPost 10
ShuRugal

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The guy who's taking care of our small club (10 membres), don't want to do this because he likes to land his plane facing the pit when the wind is in a certain direction.
If he cant handle variable wind conditions, he shouldn't be flying around other people.

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01-01-2010 11:51 PM  7 years agoPost 11
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print some facts out and prove your side
What do you think I am doing... I'll print this conversation!

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01-01-2010 11:56 PM  7 years agoPost 12
A. Bundy

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There needs to be a no fly line that never gets crossed.Anything else is not safe.There is enough stuff that can go wrong when rules are followed.

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01-02-2010 12:44 AM  7 years agoPost 13
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I like it!

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01-02-2010 06:33 PM  7 years agoPost 14
Vella

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Shrewsbury Shropshire England

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Pit Safety

Yes the flyers always have the pit area behind the operating area . The days of flying around behind the pilots are long gone for obvious safety reasons with any form of power flying.

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01-02-2010 07:17 PM  7 years agoPost 15
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Thank you Vella... what was the picture we don't see?

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01-08-2010 01:48 PM  7 years agoPost 16
WillyS

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Do you have to keep the pit behind while you flight?
Let's think about what you're asking here.

Usually I will punchout right off the bench i'm using at a field.Then I like flying a couple of circuits followed by a high speed pass right down the middle of the pits,that's just too let everyone know my machine is tuned and running good.Following the high speed pass I will include some on the deck tic toks in the middle of the pits rolling out into a hurricane around the folks in the pits using them as pylons only to exit the hurricane into some aileron tic toks in the middle of the pits so everyone may see i've been practicing them also.By now my blood is pumping so I enjoy climbing out too around 200' for a spectacular death spiral,I only do the death spiral at one end of the pits incase I mess up because really don't care for the guys on that end.By now i'm getting thirsty so I roll my machine over inverted and trim the grass on my way to the guys loafing around the cooler and stop in a inverted hover so they can set a beer on my skids for delivery.After picking up my package at the cooler i'll do another grass trimming pass throught he pits to deliver my awaiting package too myself.After I roll upright and drop the package on the ground next too me I will punchout inverted set my TX down while the heli is climbing guzzle my beer and execute a beautifully inverted auto onto my bench.

Do you think the pits should be behind us?

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01-19-2010 12:38 AM  7 years agoPost 17
Raptor Pilot

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There needs to be a no fly line that never gets crossed.
+100 on that! There is enough things that can go wrong without over flying the pits. Helis arnt some sort of toy, they can and have killed in the past. Not necessarily the person that died was in the pits i might add.

If it doesnt move and its meant too... use WD 40. If it moves and its not meant too...use duct tape!

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01-19-2010 01:34 AM  7 years agoPost 18
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I really don't know what to do with this. I hope so much they will accept rules like other club does...

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01-19-2010 01:45 AM  7 years agoPost 19
Chook

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Esperance Western Australia

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Totally agree with Vella!!!!
A Bundy has nailed it in a nut shell.
It's a NO FLY ZONE.

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01-19-2010 01:51 AM  7 years agoPost 20
Steff Giguere

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St-Eustache, Quebec, Canada

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Is your club MAAC sanction? If it is and even if it is not make him go read the safety rules...it's all in there.

see: http://maac.ca/docs/2007/maac_safet..._08_english.pdf

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