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09-16-2009 02:44 AM  11 years ago
Frank Bostwick

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Read every page and dont think its my business how it was worked out. Id like to know but Id like to make more money and have more vacation time too. Like its been said, this thread has just about every thing that makes up RR, great thread
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09-16-2009 02:48 AM  11 years ago
dialarotor

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anybody know when the Detroit Lions play the Dallas Cowboys? Just thinking of my bud Jay.RapRexSynLogo Pilot
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09-16-2009 02:56 AM  11 years ago
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Poor LionsTeam Sanjel!
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09-16-2009 02:58 AM  11 years ago
Frank Bostwick

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Very poor, and hey Im a Bengal fan I know poorRIP ROMAN
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09-16-2009 03:02 AM  11 years ago
Zaaaguy72

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I am sorry for both of you.Team Sanjel!
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09-16-2009 03:05 AM  11 years ago
johnbs8

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we still have the tigers,RED WINGS and the pistons TT X50 Nitro
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09-16-2009 03:07 AM  11 years ago
what_the_helli

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Now you guys are just upping your post countI put the fun in dysFUNctional :)
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09-16-2009 03:14 AM  11 years ago
krashtagain

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Are the birds rebuilt and ready for round 2 yet ? If you're not living on the edge you're just taking up space !
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09-16-2009 03:22 AM  11 years ago
Zaaaguy72

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One thousand four hundred fifty eight.Team Sanjel!
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09-16-2009 03:43 AM  11 years ago
LonR

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1,694 600LE,OS55,OS PowerBoost pipe,Align 610's,Spartan
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09-16-2009 03:55 AM  11 years ago
Colin Hoover

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Just Flip It
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09-16-2009 04:28 AM  11 years ago
Texmech

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Somebody get the O2
I think Dialabeer and jay need to take it to Spike TV for some "BULLY BEATDOWN" I think Jay tapped out! Jay....Jay??
Good judgment comes from experience. Unfortunately, experience usually comes from bad judgment.
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09-16-2009 04:34 AM  11 years ago
Zaaaguy72

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He was counted out. 1459! ha haTeam Sanjel!
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09-16-2009 05:12 AM  11 years ago
Furyous

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I want my T-shirt.

Dialarotor, I will gladly sign yours.

You guys are too much.

Runryder is the best!!!!!
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09-16-2009 06:27 AM  11 years ago
Mark C

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Pretty amazed the T700 guy isn't getting his ar$e sued for hovering in a provocative fashion
Reesy I'm pretty sure it does fall under the "Attractive nuisance doctrine" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attrac...isance_doctrine
Take it to HF, that is where the Nancies and Heli-lawyers live and are posting. It happened, it was handled without the Rangers and it will probably happen again. Us Yankee boys, buy em, build em, fly em crash em, and don't whine along the way and certainly don't ask the opinions of those not involved or present.
Now just waiting for the Vibes and Trex's to start falling in Texas so we can jump in with brain in park and mouth in drive. Will be looking for your video on Vimeo or Youtube, have a nice day.
Hey! we do the same here. Hell, we fly them on fire! There is an endless amount fun to be had with anticipated events using RC helicopters: shoot them with .50 cal rifles, crash RC trucks into them... hell it's your stuff and I don't care. I'll certainly watch whatever video you post up for our entertainment. But there is a real problem I have with this video let me explain:

And yes I know this is going to sound ridiculous coming from me because I'm about as far from the safety Nancy's as you can get but as you put it the Vibes and Trex's have already fallen. Down in this neck of the woods we are all still reminded of an event that as the OP put it " ...happened so fast that I couldn't even react." The event I'm referring to cost us the life of a fellow heli pilot.

That video is certainly the finest example of mid-air carnage to date but When I watched it my sphincter sucked up about 15 cubic feet of air and I was like Yikes!!! The immediate picture that crossed my mind was of Mr. 700n 30 seconds earlier standing up after positioning his heli out on the flight line and the supersonic Logo flying just a foot or two lower.

You see, all the mechanics are there for a potentially fatal event. The loud surroundings of other helis and one of the fastest moving machines being a more stealthy electric with both pilot and spotter focused on it's impressive speed along with another unaware pilot out on the flightline. Let's face it, I we have all done tons of spotting and you really can't "spot" for something moving that close and that fast. Flying it through the neighboring box now in retrospect seems pretty damn scary.

I certainly can't cast the first stone (thought I'd throw in my share of religious crap-o-rama - hell this thread has it all!!! ) since I have done as many stupid things on my own. Just pointing out that had there been only minor tweaks to the situation we wouldn't be having near as much fun.

I am forever grateful that I was not present for the fatal event here in Houston but I have friends that were and I'd bet their sphincters sucked up as much air as mine did if they watched that video. The details of the event here were not the same as this one but by all accounts it too was a situation that unfolded "too fast for anyone to react". Not many folks talk about the event in Houston anymore but they should - especially when they see other similar situations unfolding.

So if it's cool with you guys we will maybe make our flight boxes a bit bigger and make it a point not to fly through each other's boxes at high speeds.

But hey... Enough of the doom-and-gloom crap!

1. kick-arse video - way to follow the carnage!.
2. Glad you owned up and made it right.
3. Totally admire they way you both handled it.
4. Thanks for the entertainment.
5. Hope you can see that it's a good thing that all you lost were a couple of helicopters.
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09-16-2009 06:57 AM  11 years ago
Furyous

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^^^^^^^^ -> Couldn't have put it better!

We live and learn . . . and have fun at it.
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09-16-2009 07:26 AM  11 years ago
what_the_helli

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can we get on to page 15 yet? I heard it has some of the best yet to comeI put the fun in dysFUNctional :)
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09-16-2009 08:40 AM  11 years ago
Spitfire1

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****, first time I was aware of that incident that happened in Houston.
After reading that I think Im going to stop flippin it over so close to my head in future..
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09-16-2009 08:46 AM  11 years ago
outhouse

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atleast no ones hiney puckered up like these guys

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3...accident-events

someone said furyous was the pilot
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09-16-2009 09:33 AM  11 years ago
aceisback

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This thread reminds me of the energizer bunny...
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