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04-10-2011 09:28 PM  6 years agoPost 21
Copter Doctor

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sorry for your accident. good job posting your misfortune so others may learn that these machines arent toys and must be respected and never underestimated. hope you heal quick man.

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04-10-2011 09:39 PM  6 years agoPost 22
rudyy

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You are lucky that the blades do not hit your eye or throat. As other has said, always disconnect the motor first before performing any major setup like this.

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04-10-2011 11:04 PM  6 years agoPost 23
seldred

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Damn! Hope she had a nice car to make it worth the pain
Get better soon man!

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04-10-2011 11:14 PM  6 years agoPost 24
GyroFreak

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Sorry to see that. Hope you recover quickly.
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04-10-2011 11:31 PM  6 years agoPost 25
Stephen Born

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Sorry this happened to you.

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04-10-2011 11:39 PM  6 years agoPost 26
Rogman88

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We had a guy setting up a new 50" electric plank when the plane shot out at full throttle down the bench and hit a guy sitting at the next bench over. The prop cut through tendons in two fingers and now he's wearing a tiger splint contraption with rubber bands holding his torn fingers in extension for the next month. The planker didn't know what he did to rev the motor up because "it happened so quickly" and he had to fiddle with the controls while the poor guy was beaten to the ground by the aircraft The sad thing is that we have benches designed to put the aircraft in that hold the wings, but this guy decided to do it on a picnic table in the pits

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04-10-2011 11:55 PM  6 years agoPost 27
tintmaster

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04-11-2011 01:14 AM  6 years agoPost 28
CBEjr

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Ouch!!!! Hope the fingers heal fast and it doesn't effect your flying. Some good has come out of your bad situation. You have reminded all of us to hit throttle hold or unplug the battery.

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04-11-2011 02:11 AM  6 years agoPost 29
Ladymagic

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Ouch. Narly lookin...I'm glad you are okay for the most part. It's hard to believe that a 450 can do that much damage, but it's a good reminder that we should all make sure to pay extra attention when we are operating these machines and no assume that it won't happen to us too.

Thank you for posting and I wish you fast recovery and I hope you are back up doing what you love as soon as possible. Take care of yourself okay.

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04-12-2011 01:09 AM  6 years agoPost 30
OLROY

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I know for sure I was in throttle hold and the throttle stick was down and swash was up. I was trying to fix that when I hit throttle rev on accident. But I don't understand if I had throttle hold on how did it spool up? It was stupid of me to knock it down with my hand but was was more ignorant was not taking the 2sec to undo 2 of the 3 wires on motor. I hope everyone looks at this pic and next time take the time and unplug the motor.

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04-12-2011 01:26 AM  6 years agoPost 31
JOLT

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Thanks for posting. It is a reminder to me to disconnect the motor. I have been getting a little to "Bold" lately and your pic will get me back into the habit.

Heal up and I hope you are feeling ok.

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04-12-2011 01:38 AM  6 years agoPost 32
OLROY

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yeah spooling up at full speed and taking off was a real eye opener. Will see what the hand specialist says tomorrow. The blade went through the finger and out the other side breaking it at the joint. Nurse had to pick out wood from the blades...glad it wasn't CF ones.

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04-12-2011 01:40 AM  6 years agoPost 33
Steff Giguere

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This is a sad picture to see.

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04-12-2011 03:32 AM  6 years agoPost 34
SplinteredBird

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Ouch man! Get well soon, and as others have said, I hope you don't have issues with flying after!

As for the T-hold not working. Doesn't it basically put throttle at 0 regardless of pitch? So if you hit Rev on the Throttle channel, it'd flop it to 100 at any pitch? Or am I being newbtarded?

Thanks for the reminder again to unplug the motor and again. Get well soon!

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04-12-2011 03:39 AM  6 years agoPost 35
Ladymagic

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Yes, if your throttle is active your throttle is inactive. But, it doesn't work if you don't set it up and activate it in the Tx first. I think he either bumped the swtich or it wasn't fully programmed when this incident happened. Sometimes, we just have bad days...in any case, always have a safety backup for the backup when you deal with these things and just unplug power to the motor and you'll be fine.

Mellisa

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04-12-2011 03:51 AM  6 years agoPost 36
Furyous

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I had one jump up in my face, as well. Broke my pinky finger. I was reading the instructions of an esc and my radio timed out on me without failsafe settings.

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04-12-2011 06:09 AM  6 years agoPost 37
OLROY

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+1 ladymagic

Just unplug the motor it's just the best way.

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04-20-2011 11:31 PM  6 years agoPost 38
OLROY

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Well now after seeing the specialist 3 times he wants 6 weeks of therapy...CRAP it's flying season now.

Anyone know how to MOD the idle up switch to stick out further for my BIG splint

THIS SUCKS

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04-20-2011 11:33 PM  6 years agoPost 39
sharam

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Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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04-20-2011 11:36 PM  6 years agoPost 40
CX1

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sorry to hear it hope all returns to normal for ya

How many are using RX packs instead of flight packs to do set-up?

hope others will learn from this.

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