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03-10-2008 12:13 AM  10 years agoPost 1
Qrrambero

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I wish that I have this good behavior and I could laugh after it happened to me.
Sorry Charles & Jesse. I am glad you did not take too personal.

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03-10-2008 12:56 AM  10 years agoPost 2
lfalsetto

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Ouch a Stratus meets a Trex 600N head on!

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03-10-2008 12:58 AM  10 years agoPost 3
Steff Giguere

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I'm not so sure I'd be this cool, it would depend on the reasons why we crashed. Well I still tip my hat off to these guys.

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03-10-2008 01:01 AM  10 years agoPost 4
Shredder777

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wow! well, I guess it happens. I choose to fly alone in the air if possible. Helicopters can fly on all axis so, mid airs seem like more of a possiblity then airplanes.

Good attitude guys.

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03-10-2008 01:45 AM  10 years agoPost 5
AltecLansing

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I'm glad to see they didn't get mad at each other over it.

Man, I miss the eighties.

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03-10-2008 05:28 AM  10 years agoPost 6
tauscnc

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If you fly you take the chance of a mid air...no two ways around that. Its happened to me and may happen to you.

Ya pick up your stuff and rebuild.

With the nut heads out there glad to see they were adult about it.

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03-10-2008 05:34 AM  10 years agoPost 7
Charlie R

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My Stratus was in throttle hold ( auto )so it was not under power and has no gear ,motor or clutch problems that I have found yet . Two broken servos and removed one antenna from a R6014fs receiver ,and all the normal stuff .T-rex 600 was in idle up and wrecked the normal stuff and the clutch maybe the motor. Both heli's need new batteries . It made a LOUD NOISE ! I am shure we will both find lots more broken stuff as we rebuild :-(
The mid air was no ones fault (or both are faults ).At least 10 people witnessed the wreck.
It was my first midair and hopefully my last !
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03-10-2008 05:38 AM  10 years agoPost 8
tauscnc

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Hey Charlie,

It sucks. When I was learning and in school I had a Nexus 30 and was hovering going into a climb...a guy with a 60 size plane took off and just nailed the heli. It spun around shooting parts everywhere and finally can to a rest. He was able to get his plane down with some fixing.

The crappy thing was he simply packed up his stuff and left, never a word, nothing. And to think I flew with this guy week after week.

Others at the field helped me find parts and pick up the weakage. I never did find my reciever. I wasn't mad about the midair, sure it sucked, but again that is the chance you take...but his behavior afterwards was very disappointing.

Next week I saw his airplane in the trash when he wreaked it himself What comes around goes around right??

taus

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03-10-2008 06:27 AM  10 years agoPost 9
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Copters, Carnage, Comedy and Camaraderie -- the Four C's of RC Helis.

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03-10-2008 06:39 AM  10 years agoPost 10
STUPINEER

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sooooooooooo much carbon on the ground..

If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's about to.'

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03-10-2008 08:06 AM  10 years agoPost 11
Lomcevek1

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I would not, have not ever been bent out of shape after a mid air. Again though context plays into it.

When i put a machine in the air I assume it wont come back in one piece.

I also follow the rule of three's. If three things go wrong on the day I pack it up and go home.

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03-10-2008 11:18 AM  10 years agoPost 12
cfranks

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If you fly you take the chance of a mid air...
What are the odds of two mid-air collisions, about 3 years apart, on different fields, between the same two flyers!! Neither of us were flying hard or agressively on either occasion, just got in each other's way for a brief moment.

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03-10-2008 01:45 PM  10 years agoPost 13
Scrub

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Charlie, Jesse,
Wow, too bad nobody was taking any video at the time. With that mid-air there was a total of 5 crashes that day. Oh well. See you next week.

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03-10-2008 02:29 PM  10 years agoPost 14
JRjoe

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Mid air's happen. Nothing you can do about it. Just keep your cool and laugh it off.


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Indoor plumbing??? No, we don't need that!!!

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03-10-2008 03:33 PM  10 years agoPost 15
Carey

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I had a mid-air last fall. We were about 75 yards apart as far as flightline position goes, I am on left, buddy on right.

I was farting around with stationary flips or something, it was the end of the day and I was getting hypnotic. My buddy was practicing piro funnels or something similar to that end.

It went from 'Crap are they going to hit?' to 'Oh No Sh*t they hit!....COOL!!' in a split second.

It hindsight, it appears the 600n cut off the rappy50's tail boom at about the center. Unfortunately the r50 had a metal tail upgrade which got sucked into the rexy's disc. Tons of FOB came out of the 600, looks like the receiver and electronics ate the FOB or the tail box itself.

It hit the ground and cut a perfect 7yd crop circle for a good 3 minutes. My buddy almost threw his jacket on the chicken but was quickly reminded otherwise. Would have been 2 casualties that way.

The thing chickened so long the stubbs paddles were half worn away. There may be a camera phone of the corpse, and last minute of the chicken dance, will have to poke around. It was something like a 60 percent write off for the 600n unfortunately.

Oh the rappy 50 was able to weather vane down. It took the entire group of flyers to find my tail assembly, about 100 yards from the collision. She needed a total rebuild (bearings, shaft/hub) but ill be damned if the thing is otherwise perfect.

I was flying the r50 the next day, just had to slap on the entire tail from the backup rappy and I was good to go!

I lost maybe $100 from the deal, my buddy was out at least $1,100 so I couldn't really reel too bad about the whole thing. The biggest casualty was his wallet that day, and almost a nice Leather Jacket.

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03-10-2008 04:14 PM  10 years agoPost 16
mimdesign

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I almost had one this weekend flying my plane (with another plane).

Nice to see you guys were civil about the whole incident!

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03-10-2008 04:27 PM  10 years agoPost 17
Busher

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when I had mine with my pal, raptor 30 meets raptor 50, he didn't speak to me for nearly 3 hours. He was smarting a bit I think, but all is well now.

Good luck
Busher

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03-10-2008 05:01 PM  10 years agoPost 18
airboss

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there has been two collisions with my P/up truck and helis, none were my own. once was about a year ago a guy with a 450 lost control and flew into the side of my truck leaving a dent and scratch. then about 3 weeks ago a trex 500 lost control and hit my truck again on the same side leaving a dent. both times these helis almost hit people and lucky for the pilot did not cause bodily harm.most accidents happen at not regulated flying areas as this was the case here.today we only fly in controlled AMA feild.

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03-10-2008 05:12 PM  10 years agoPost 19
QueeQueg

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One of the few midairs I've actually witnessed not including those I was actually on the sticks involved an ERaptor with a newbie hovering about 50' up when a guy flying a Zagi like crazy all the place flew right in to his main rotor disc.

The plank was destroyed including the RX and ESC. The Raptor landed with not even a scratch

The planker was not as congenial as those guys

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03-10-2008 05:14 PM  10 years agoPost 20
airboss

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thats a good story. I hate those flying boogie boards. the people that fly them have no regaurd for safety.

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