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HomeAircraftHelicopterSafety - RC Helis are not toys › Awful picture - viewers beware
03-05-2008 11:46 AM  10 years agoPost 1
Taipan

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As posted by a fellow Aussie from the local forums;
This is a picture of an injury I sustained whilst setting up my Trex 500. The purpose of posting this is just to re iterate what has been said a 1000 times over - Helis are not toys, they are dangerous and need to be handled very carefully. This was an accident, caused not by a mechanical failure, but by human error. I feel lucky to have escaped so lightly.

I am embarrassed to even say what happened, it was such a fundamental STUPID mistake. This was my very FIRST start on the heli, having never flown one before, and what an experience. In a nutshell, in all my wisdom, I switched the Tx off BEFORE disconnecting the battery to the heli - game over. So the heli spooled up on its own, I swithched the Tx on again - no response, and by now the heli was really picking up speed - in my garage. So my mate told me to give him the Tx whilst I held the tail down - which I did, but not tight enough - and suddenly the engine went up a notch, veered to the left and the rest as they say is history.
His failsafe might've not been set either.

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03-05-2008 11:59 AM  10 years agoPost 2
hootowl

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Ouch. Could have even been a lot worse. Hope you recover fully. Careful!

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03-05-2008 12:52 PM  10 years agoPost 3
copperclad

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hi
sorry for your accident , it hurts just to look at it , thanks for posting the photo , it is a good reminder to the rest of us to be carefull , hoping for your speedy recovery , dana

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03-05-2008 05:25 PM  10 years agoPost 4
whirlyspud

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Hope it all heals up nicely for you. I respect you for being willing to stand up and share your situation and help show others just what these machine can be capable of.

Mike

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03-05-2008 08:31 PM  10 years agoPost 5
BEAR

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I just puked

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03-05-2008 11:57 PM  10 years agoPost 6
Taipan

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Just to say this is NOT me, but a fellow Aussie. I will pass your messages onto him.

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03-06-2008 12:43 AM  10 years agoPost 7
David Blain

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Hey at least you admitted what you did wrong!
I hope it doesn't diminish your interest, but increase the respcet for like you said and we all know, "How dangerous it is"....
Hope your injuries heal soon and get back on the sticks......

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03-07-2008 06:35 AM  10 years agoPost 8
jpleth

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Palmdale, Ca

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Can never be too careful. Just last week a kid started his heli at 1/2 throttle. No one seemed to care. I left. This is no toy to be taken lighty. People have guns as a hobby and take them serious.

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03-07-2008 08:21 PM  10 years agoPost 9
QuickSilver

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Injury
Ok lets take a step back here and re-evaluate what happened. Turning off the transmitter before disconnecting the battery on the heli was an error yes, but to say thats what caused your injury is downright wrong. The injury you sustained was not because of human error but rather lack of better judgement on your part when you decided that it was more important to save the heli from damage by grabbing onto the boom of a helicopter that was probably going to reach a head speed of 2300RPMs or more and try to prevent it from lifting off the ground. It would have been better to just throw something at it and knock it over or run out of the garage completely. Just MHO. I am glad however that you were not hurt alot worse, that arm of yours could have been your jugular vain in your neck.

Kyle

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03-07-2008 08:58 PM  10 years agoPost 10
thelane

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NICE!

You need to get a tattoo around that... something representative of an RC Heli

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03-07-2008 09:28 PM  10 years agoPost 11
JEEPWORLD2002

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here is links, 1st is the above pics
http://www.runryder.com/t412402p1/

Trex600n Trex500 Mikado LoGo5003d// Hacker, CastleCreations,Ys 50, JR 7703d/8900, Radix

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03-08-2008 05:45 AM  10 years agoPost 12
dlv129

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UMMMMMMM, looks alot like my wifes meat loaf.

Rotor Head Dan

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03-10-2008 05:42 PM  10 years agoPost 13
3Dx

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Oh my God, sorry for that Taipan.

Thanks for posting your bad experience to remain us we have to be careful.

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03-17-2008 03:06 AM  10 years agoPost 14
duff

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Guys this is not him... hes posting another guys story.

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03-17-2008 04:50 PM  10 years agoPost 15
classic

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A little CA right there at the field should have fixed that right up!
JK!!

Actually a guy here had a similar accident, A plane cut open his fat belly, he was leaning over his plane right after he started it, it was the funfly and he didn't want to leave, so he tried some CA glue to hold the cut closed, but he used too much, then it wouldn't dry.
Sooo yup, you guessed it, he then used accelerator on it!
Needless to say the pain made him go to the hospital.

Which is worse, ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care!

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03-20-2008 07:45 PM  10 years agoPost 16
nofear

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Actually a guy here had a similar accident, A plane cut open his fat belly, he was leaning over his plane right after he started it, it was the funfly and he didn't want to leave, so he tried some CA glue to hold the cut closed, but he used too much, then it wouldn't dry.
Sooo yup, you guessed it, he then used accelerator on it!
Needless to say the pain made him go to the hospital.
I'm sorry, but that is just stupid!!

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03-20-2008 07:53 PM  10 years agoPost 17
classic

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I'm sorry, but that is just stupid!!
Ya think?!?

Thats what everyone there told him, but it was his choice.

Which is worse, ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care!

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03-22-2008 03:14 AM  10 years agoPost 18
ChopperEddie

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CA glue has seen use on the battlefield to close wounds.

http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/msuperglue.html

-- Runway? We don't need no stinking runway! --

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03-24-2008 09:31 PM  10 years agoPost 19
vinver

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Enfield,NS Canada

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Now my belly hurts,
Not to make light of a serious situation, but now my belly hurts from trying to stifle a laugh too hard. It's always bad when you know you shouldn't be laughing but can't help yourself.
PS That original injury looks like a vagina, did it bleed for a full week?

"Actually a guy here had a similar accident, A plane cut open his fat belly, he was leaning over his plane right after he started it, it was the funfly and he didn't want to leave, so he tried some CA glue to hold the cut closed, but he used too much, then it wouldn't dry.
Sooo yup, you guessed it, he then used accelerator on it!
Needless to say the pain made him go to the hospital."

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03-24-2008 10:16 PM  10 years agoPost 20
Bill Collins

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You need to find better kitty my friend. If what you see looks like that, you better run. I am a trucker and I sure as heck wouldn't hit anything that looked like that.

Okay okay.... I would!!!!





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