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04-01-2009 07:45 PM  9 years agoPost 61
mundo330

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' Safety???
Liberating.I'm gonna live....I'm finally gonna live.
Touche! We can all be liberated!

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04-01-2009 08:33 PM  9 years agoPost 62
whirlyspud

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No harm meant Rick, I just have a warped sence of humor at times.

Mike

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04-01-2009 09:16 PM  9 years agoPost 63
A. Bundy

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+1

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04-01-2009 09:31 PM  9 years agoPost 64
TachyonDriver

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Hey predatorman - I must ask, do you know of any other hobbies down there on that far-flung outpost of the UK, apart from penguin-rustling?

I know there's not much to see and the weather's a bit hostile, but surely you have a huge expanse of a flying field? How about I bring the Raptor for a holiday and we can spot for each other? Somehow I don't think my missus would be too chuffed at a Falklands package holiday

I too fly alone quite often - however civilisation is only a couple of hundred feet away (behind). Saying that, I tend not to hover at eye-level, neck or femoral artery level for very long!

Tach.

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04-01-2009 11:31 PM  9 years agoPost 65
fiordaliso

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Here are some thoughts regarding safe flying coming into my mind...

Most of you take that for granted.
But for all others it may be helpful.

1. Build your heli very carefully and don`t accept any compromises.
Take care doing the wirings (have an eye on edges of carbon frames, prevent from stressed connections, take time doing your solderings)
Use threadlock on ALL metal to metal connections (it may sound strange but I have seen such things...)Also don`t forget the threadlock on servos with metal threads.

2. Do proper preflight inspections and maintanance, especially on all rotating components. Check all of your servos before take off.
Don`t forget to set up Autorotation function and choosing a swith which can be easily and quicky be reached.(Crazy, but I have met some they didn`t even thought about it).

3. Think about changing parts after a crash even if they seem to be intact (e.g. plastic main and tail blade grips, blades, due to possible microdissections)

4. Take care of your flight and transmitter accu. Or why not change it every saison. It is not a big cost factor but a winner when it comes to safety.

5. Avoid longer hovering in front of you or your friends at "body level". Most of you might use a special hovering field for training for sure but some don`t. If not your heli friends all the plankies will scare you away.

6. Safety distance!

7. Sometimes it´s cool flying helis without putting on a canopy. But visibility often is bad and increases the risk for a crash.

8. Be careful using Lipo packs in cold weather conditions. A friend of mine nearly crashed his 90 due to sudden low voltage...

9. Don`t try (new) maneuvres you did not manage in your SIM.
It is often hard enough to get them right in reality even though you are a master at your virtual field...

10. Don`t fly if you do not feel yourself 100% OK. Sometimes you are tired from work or some hard nights...Better do some nice discussions with your friends at the field or helping them with their problems...

11. Have a look at all the flying objects at the field. I know that´s not really realizable. But try it anyway. And don`t shy at blaming someone for risky flying.

12. Keep off E-Helis you didn`t personally set up. A friend of mine was heavily injured helping a beginner with his 450 low cost crap.

13. Keep your transmitter switch at "Autorotation on" when starting your Nitro heli or whenever it is near by you. I saw some guys very very surprised when suddenly the engine was running at full throttle...especially when nobody was there for help. Fighting with the heli and simultaneously searching for the Auto switch may make you some more grey hairs...

14. Take care when slowing down the rotor at the end of your flight so that no switch on your TX could errorneously be touched!
That happened to me many years ago with my first 50 Voyager. I stopped the rotor and then I managed to idle up...not funny.

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04-03-2009 01:04 AM  9 years agoPost 66
TachyonDriver

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A great post fiordaliso. Wise words.
Take care when slowing down the rotor at the end of your flight so that no switch on your TX could errorneously be touched!
When I've landed the heli (nitro) I kill the engine with the throttle trim before going over to the heli. I also take the Tx from around my neck and put it down before stopping the rotor and clamping off the fuel pipe to the carb.

With my 450 size electric I hit throttle hold after landing.

Tach.

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