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04-04-2009 10:58 PM  9 years agoPost 21
Carbon Copter

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real nice...
I'll stoop to your level once;
if a few severed fingers bother you why don't you go put a little salt on your shoes so the ants don't crawl up and eat your candy ass....
That's some funny stuff. Lol.

~oo~ Stop fogging up my glasses

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04-04-2009 11:17 PM  9 years agoPost 22
Wimbledon99

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Last picture looks like Homer Simpson's hand!!!

And before you slate me - don't post pictures like that without a sense of humour!!!!!!!!

3D?? No - just another input error!!!

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04-11-2009 04:59 AM  9 years agoPost 23
RC.

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owwww!

RC.
MI Flyers.

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04-14-2009 07:34 PM  9 years agoPost 24
tim deakin

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Edit! I couldnt bring my self to show it!

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04-14-2009 09:25 PM  9 years agoPost 25
123456

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Fun Flys scare me... Too much 3D in your face.

Worst accident I ever saw was when the Predator 90 first came out with a batch of bad brittle a-arms.

One side split while this bird was doing some serious tic-toc action and the bird went right into the pits.

My buddy dove over to protect a little girl and got those carbon blades and full weight/energy of the heli right in the back.

Over 200 stitches and several broken ribs, and bits of carbon fiber they missed eeking out for months... Yuck...

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04-15-2009 07:08 PM  9 years agoPost 26
Old Red

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Fun Flys scare me... Too much 3D in your face.

Worst accident I ever saw was when the Predator 90 first came out with a batch of bad brittle a-arms.

One side split while this bird was doing some serious tic-toc action and the bird went right into the pits.

My buddy dove over to protect a little girl and got those carbon blades and full weight/energy of the heli right in the back.

Over 200 stitches and several broken ribs, and bits of carbon fiber they missed eeking out for months... Yuck...
That's not even the worst part...

He was a Rep for Century, it cost him over $6500 in medical bills, and Century didn't do a damn thing for him - All he got was a bunch of crap from Doug so he left the team. Bastages....

Red

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04-15-2009 07:46 PM  9 years agoPost 27
Mputu

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WOW

Fly hard, Land safe

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06-07-2009 03:59 AM  9 years agoPost 28
TaleGunner

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You forgot about these two

CRASH! GLUE! REPEAT!
Spectra-G, Ion X-2

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06-12-2009 12:06 AM  9 years agoPost 29
oteskate

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I think that these photos and stories are good to always just give us a reminder as to how serious this hobby can be. We all, over time, become very complacent with our machines, rather they be helis, planes, cars, etc. We begin setting up and testing our machines in confined spaces, spooling up without checking all our screws and bolts, make poor pre/post flight checks, etc... all without thinking about little things and it's these little things that can seriously hurt or kill ourselves or those innocent viewers in the vicinity.

I am guilty of such things, and luckily the only thing that has ever "bit" me was my 450 machine as it spooled up to full throttle as I was setting up an ESC on the bench. It was only minor cuts on my upper arm and chest area as the tail flew into me, but I still am left with slight scars that remind me to think twice before plugging in a lipo or starting an engine on any and all of my models.

I also find that fun flys are becoming more and more dangerous as the level of the young pilots grow. Being that these pilots can push the envelope to the levels they do, people want to see things closer, harder, faster, etc. This is causing people to fly MUCH to close to them. It only takes one split second for a link to break loose and that machine is going to become uncontrollable. It bothers me to see these pilots flying so close to them and so low. I know when I fly, sometimes people will be yelling, "lower, lower!!" and I'm inverted on the deck. Sure, I like to get low and make the show exciting, but after once I got too low, I clipped the ground and the heli literally flew at me. Luckily it landed about 6 ft. away, but it wasn't till that moment did it hit me that even something as innocent as flying low inverted, could become a dangerous act for myself and others.

Anyways... I'll close now and apologize for my lengthy post, but I just wanted to add my 2-cents and remind those that even if it hasn't happened to you yet... injury is only a moment away at any time we're flying or handling a machine that is running and I care enough about all my fellow pilots, rather I know 'em or not, that I hope we all just take the moment to think a bit more and be more consciencious of the consequences if we fail to be responsible pilots.

Jeff
Team Hirobo/MRC, KBDD, RC Booya, Switchglo, JGF, Castle Creations, Magnum Fuel

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08-08-2009 08:57 PM  9 years agoPost 30
Mputu

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Oteskate, You are absolutely right, also as we gain confidence, and skill we try to impress and in the process safety is out of the window. It takes only a split second like you stated before something unpleasant to happen. Please always safety... that's the only we will continue to enjoyed the hobby we love.

Fly hard, Land safe

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08-11-2009 04:06 AM  9 years agoPost 31
fast400

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mine hurts worse than it looks LOL
my heli attacked my ankle.

crash`s come easy patience`s doesnt

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08-11-2009 04:46 AM  9 years agoPost 32
ShuRugal

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speaking of safety, that wicker basket is an -excellent- choice for lipo charging station...

AMA 700159

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09-23-2009 06:05 PM  9 years agoPost 33
heliflyer3

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+1^^^

Come on..common sense!!!

Fly it like it's your buddys bird
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