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08-04-2013 03:40 PM  4 years agoPost 1
McKrackin

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Luckiest guy alive today I'd say.

Watch at YouTube

I literally never use the word literally right.

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08-04-2013 03:43 PM  4 years agoPost 2
buzzcut44

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All I can say is WOW

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08-04-2013 03:44 PM  4 years agoPost 3
Scott1115

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Don't like seeing that. Especially when it's my friend. Another argument against the dangers of flying close.

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08-04-2013 03:48 PM  4 years agoPost 4
bikersurgeon

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That's terrifying...he is extremely lucky I agree...I have to wonder if he suffered a pneumothorax or perirenal hematoma, or any significant injury...if not he is extremely lucky squared. Also LOL on your tag line.

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08-04-2013 03:50 PM  4 years agoPost 5
McKrackin

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The guy had the heli fixed up and flying a short time after that.

He's ok...very lucky.

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08-04-2013 03:50 PM  4 years agoPost 6
altima1779

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They should establish a flight line, meaning not any closer than 20-25 yards in from where the pilots stand. Of course taking off and landing could be exempt.

I see no reason to be doing piro flips a foot off the ground a few feet from where other pilots are standing.

Our field is about 60-70 yards wide and I try to never come half way across the field when I am flying 3d or any maneuver that comes towards the pits.

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08-04-2013 03:56 PM  4 years agoPost 7
cmsilvoy

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Any reason why the offending pilot seemed to be doing on the deck flying way outside his box? It was an accident, no doubt. And maybe the camera view was deceptive. But it seems that the pilot hit hold, a spotter properly sounded a heads up. If the tail touch had happened inside the pilots box, there should have been a buffer for error. IRCHA was great again this year and I am sorry to hear about this AFTER the fact. Not sure what impact this will have for years to come.

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08-04-2013 03:58 PM  4 years agoPost 8
f14tomcatfreak

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my good friend phil got struck by his 700n 2 weeks ago today... he is a great 3d pilot etc. he is known on the forums here as coasterfuelphil. he is still in the hospital recovering.. had to remove his gal bladder and a portion of his liver.. don't want to say to much more at this time about it..

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08-04-2013 03:59 PM  4 years agoPost 9
McKrackin

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Outside his box?
I don't get that at all.

How wide is the box? 12 inches?

Must be the way you're seeing the camera angle.

And what other pilots?
There is no one around and I don't even see any other helis in the air...anywhere.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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08-04-2013 04:02 PM  4 years agoPost 10
McKrackin

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my good friend phil got struck by his 700n 2 weeks ago today... he is a great 3d pilot etc. he is known on the forums here as coasterfuelphil. he is still in the hospital recovering.. had to remove his gal bladder and a portion of his liver.. don't want to say to much more at this time about it..
That sucks.

Hope he recovers fast and full.

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08-04-2013 04:06 PM  4 years agoPost 11
altima1779

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Other pilots? How about the one he hit? He was too close to where the pilots stand, too far in. Had he been out even 10 feet he wouldn't have hit the guy. It looks to me the heli went sideways and maybe in a few feet, which tells me he was very close.

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08-04-2013 04:08 PM  4 years agoPost 12
McKrackin

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Other pilots? How about the one he hit?
He hit HIMSELF...No one else around

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08-04-2013 04:13 PM  4 years agoPost 13
BladeStrikes

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altima1779
Other pilots? How about the one he hit? He was too close to where the pilots stand, too far in. Had he been out even 10 feet he wouldn't have hit the guy. It looks to me the heli went sideways and maybe in a few feet, which tells me he was very close.
The pilot hit himself,thats exactly what it looks like..

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08-04-2013 04:13 PM  4 years agoPost 14
Flyin for Jesus

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2 things, he hit TH about a full second before it hit him. Took a lot of the speed off the blades. 2nd. it came at him fast enough that the blade that hit him went across his whole back and spread out the area of impact. A lot better than having the blade tip hit and possibly cut you apart.
Piro flips 20 feet away seems a bit close but certainly not uncommon to see.

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08-04-2013 04:13 PM  4 years agoPost 15
altima1779

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Ever hear of me,myself and I? my bad! He was still too close in.

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08-04-2013 04:14 PM  4 years agoPost 16
jgunpilot

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I have to wonder if he suffered a pneumothorax or perirenal hematoma, or any significant injury
He could have suffered a subdural hematoma. In any event, he needed two liters of Wringers" Lactate, stat!

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08-04-2013 04:29 PM  4 years agoPost 17
McKrackin

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Ever hear of me,myself and I?
lol...

I understand people thinking he was out da box if they think it was another guy flying.

Nice to see he was looking for the kid spotting before he even checked himself out...Cool.

Also cool head on the guy that got control of the heli first thing...It was starting to speed up and still had both blades intact...Kudos.

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08-04-2013 04:47 PM  4 years agoPost 18
unclejane

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Yep, he saw it coming and looks like he hit TH. So it had only a fraction of the kinetic energy it could have had when it hit him.
Good piloting...

I was out flying my nitro in NOBAR mode yesterday getting the feel of it; it suddenly got to about 10' away due to pilot error. I instantly thought "I want you over there way over there and not here" lol. Fortunately I got it away.

This kind of thing can happen really fast and aviation is very unforgiving of mistakes....

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08-04-2013 04:49 PM  4 years agoPost 19
HeliOCD

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He hit HIMSELF...No one else around
You dont see the kid behind him running for his life?

Its all earth!

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08-04-2013 04:50 PM  4 years agoPost 20
McKrackin

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You dont see the kid behind him running for his life?
That kid was his spotter...Not even allowed to fly without him there.

Maybe they should address that rule?

Every heli in there air requires TWO people on the flight line.

You know exactly what I meant anyway and just want to argue...sooooo.....

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