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09-08-2006 02:53 PM  14 years ago
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cranester

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Invisible telephone cabe!
I was landing after making a short video of a residence when suddlenly my heli explodes in the air! There was a VERY thin telephone cable I didn't see hanging between the house and a large tree to the right. I spent 20 minutes looking for the whole rotor head! I found it hanging from the tree at about 20 feet from the ground.
Check out the Video

http://video.google.es/videoplay?do...850446191115793
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09-08-2006 03:09 PM  14 years ago
aambrose

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Holy crap! Sorry to hear that! Those invisible cables should be outlawed!

I had that happen once with a clothes line but it was with my Blade CP....weirdest thing... the blades folded suddenly and it dropped like a rock! I had no idea what happened until I saw the line.

Tony
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09-08-2006 03:16 PM  14 years ago
TCGliderguy

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You just have to know how to handle that cable situation....

I was test flying out of my back yard, when the O.S. 50 in my Tiger flamed out at about 100 feet. The helicopter,mount, and camera came straight down like a toolbox as I was trying to get the pitch down, and the rotor speed up...... but a phone line caught the machine between the vertical fin and the tail boom.

It took about 15 minutes to rig up a wire hook on the end of a piece of PVC pipe... but I retrieved the rig without a scratch.

See.... phone cables aren't so bad! :-)

-TC
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09-08-2006 03:39 PM  14 years ago
Dakine

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Make sure you go back and cut that phone cable with a pair of cable cutters to get even

The poor souls watching the heli with a smile right before the impact must have been scared $hitless.

Good luck with the repair.
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