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05-24-2007 06:04 AM  13 years ago
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Raptor 90 flying inside livingroom.
Not sure if you guys have seen this video or not. Some guy flies his Raptor 90 in an apartment livingroom full of people.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxni3OXT_Vo
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05-24-2007 06:09 AM  13 years ago
Steve_JR

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OMG what an idiot. Sure you may be a great pilot but what if something happens that is out of your control.... like oh I dunno radio link failure! -Steve
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05-24-2007 07:49 AM  13 years ago
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Talk about stupid!!!! It is kind of like some of our customers at work. They are too cheap to spend a few $$ to get their AMA and join a local flying club. They would rather risk someone's safty by flying their DA50 sized airplanes at local city parks or school yards. I try to explain to them I am not questioning their flying ability, but what if the un-controlable happens. Radio failure, mechanical failure. What would have the guy with the raptor done if a link failed and the heli hit the coffe table. Some one is going to eat a rotor blade. Dumb, Stupid, did I mention DUMB!!!!!! I liked the part where the smoke alarm started going off.Life is like a box of chochlates!
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05-24-2007 08:02 AM  13 years ago
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huh, interesting. if that would have not turned out so good the guy should have got a darwin award. also i noticed that he was further away flying it than the idiots on the couch. i think they are even more stupid.
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05-24-2007 09:48 AM  13 years ago
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Sorry guys the vid is fake.

It has been around for some time.
Rick
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05-24-2007 10:44 AM  13 years ago
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There was once a photo of the flight and the video was used to prove the photo was real.
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05-24-2007 11:22 AM  13 years ago
helihobbit

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not a fake
probably NOT a fake: look at the smoke pattern, the instability from flying in disturbed air, and especially the behaviour of the skids on the shiny floor. It definitely took off from a shiny surfaceIMO not a fake, but pretty dangerous.
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05-24-2007 11:32 AM  13 years ago
ChristianM

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Sorry guys the vid is fake.
I think it is hilarious that every time there is a picture or video like this there is a bunch of people who claim it is fake. What he is doing in the video is not particularly difficult just dangerous. It would be a much more difficult task to fake the video than to just fly and film it.

This video has been discussed to death in other threads and other forums as well. The video is real and there has actually been a lot of discussion on some Norwegian forums about the debate that has been raging here on RunRyder about the authenticity of the pictures and video of this flight. There are always those who are looking for a conspiracy and the amount of energy they are using to try to prove that it is fake is amusing. Life is sometimes stranger than fiction

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05-24-2007 11:37 AM  13 years ago
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It is amazing how stupid a person can be! the equation: percieved immortality(linited cognative skills+too much testosterone)= The bravado of youth....

If you lived to be fortyfive, you have been there.....
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05-24-2007 03:34 PM  13 years ago
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Been around the web
Very old video and alot of discussion on it. We can upgrade our status here on RR with that kind of stuff - New Heliman to something in no time
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05-24-2007 03:52 PM  13 years ago
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guess he never saw blade come apart
i seen two time where bades came apart in a small hover one was cause a name less LHS and a guy named WAYNE never glued my grips to my woodie blades on my first 30 size helli so one second hover me standing 10-15 ' away saw the blades fly off they split down the root. if i wasnt so new to the hobby i would have known better the second time i saw it was a outer grip bearnig failure the inner race was on the spindle and the outer race in the grip needless to say i was just taking off and snap saw blade fly right by me and the other smack the frame and compleatly destroyed my g10 frame. but the blade landed scratch free about 100' away but if his were to let loose , i am sure some one would be dead. and then the idiot would blame the helli and there would be another strike against the safty of rc choppers, what idiots there are out there and that what happends one person usually ruins it for all of us.
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05-24-2007 04:14 PM  13 years ago
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some people have no sense at all...But it's a free country...heck I see base jumping as a stupid risk, but at least you're only risking yourself!
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05-24-2007 04:24 PM  13 years ago
AirWolfRC

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I really don't see what the big problem is. Mostly paranoia on the part of others. How is that different from winding up on the flight line. I've done it hundreds of times with the heli 10 feet from me.

I suppose the paranoid types don't get out much. They need a good dose of carrier operations.

The real problem, that everybody missed, is the exhaust fumes in a closed room.
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05-24-2007 04:38 PM  13 years ago
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HeHeHe... Makes me giggle every time I see it! F'n morons... I am glad that nothing went wrong. Otherwise, there would be another Darwin Award candidate!
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05-24-2007 04:59 PM  13 years ago
AirWolfRC

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You don't do it with 6 other people sitting eye level with the rotor blades in a 12x12 room filled with 30% nitro fumes. Also, he wasn't 10 feet away he was 3 and so were the others in the video/photo.
Hmmm . . . . I didn't see hand cuffs or shackles on anyone. Indicates freedom of choice the way I see it.

As I indicated, some people need a dose of carrier operations.
Lots of things can be done that the timid deem "unsafe".

It's not that I'm advocating running up a 90 size heli in a small living room, I am objecting to the excessive reactions.
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05-24-2007 05:05 PM  13 years ago
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Hey guys, nice idea!!! Now I know were to fly when is raining

Can you imagine the nitro smell in that house? They will have to live with that smell for years!

Isaac

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Speed of light is greater than speed of sound. Some people seem very bright until U hear them speak
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05-24-2007 05:19 PM  13 years ago
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It's not that I'm advocating running up a 90 size heli in a small living room, I am objecting to the excessive reactions.
I don't think the reactions are excessive. Everyone in that room is in serious danger, for no other reason than a guy said the famous last words of idiots "watch this!". Even a nanosecond radio glitch could have caused serious damage, injury or even death. The bystanders may not have even realized just how much danger they were in. What if the radio went into fail safe? I just don't think it was a smart thing to do. You are in a very small minority, if you think that this was an acceptable risk. It was very foolish. If I were there, I would have left the room as soon as the engine was started.
Doug
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05-24-2007 05:43 PM  13 years ago
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1stPlace,
Your kind of reaction is exactly what I'm talking about. You would be one of those that ban carrier operations if you could. I'm glad you can't.
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05-24-2007 05:51 PM  13 years ago
JEEPWORLD2002

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they might not no better
but he should know enough that theses machine not toys can let go at a moments notice and i know when i spool up i am the only one with in 10 ft even if i have to walk it 20 ' in off the line, but this guy is a f-in idiot. and those who follow in his foot steps should be shot, for driving up my insu rates.
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05-24-2007 06:26 PM  13 years ago
1stPlace

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1stPlace,
Your kind of reaction is exactly what I'm talking about. You would be one of those that ban carrier operations if you could. I'm glad you can't.
Airwolf,
What the hell makes you think I would ban carrier operations? I am not a safety nut, I am safety concious. I would never consider banning them. There are too many differences between carrier operations and flying an R/C heli in a dangerous manor to discuss in depth. Carrier crews are being paid to be there. They are extremely well trained. Every neuance of those operations are discussed before planes are launched. Communications are constant between the whole crew. True, it is one of the most hazzardous occupations in the world. But, it cannot be compared in any way, shape or form to this stupid stunt. What if the blinds had been blown off the window and distracted the pilot? Would he have had time to recover? I seriously doubt it! Why are you even arguing that this is a safe and acceptable thing to do?
Doug
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