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04-27-2010 09:46 PM  8 years agoPost 21
Carey

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DON'T FLY IN A CROWDED PARK. IT'S NOT SAFE.
+ 1,000,000

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04-27-2010 10:01 PM  8 years agoPost 22
doorman

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Sherwood, Arkansas

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They Were Innocent??????
+1 for RCHeliJim

The only innocent one in this entire mess is the girl that got hit...

Sorry, I am not buying into a bad ESC or Battery or Motor or whatever.... Just Bad Judgement...... and the responsibility for the same is on the pilot....

Rant on.......

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04-27-2010 10:01 PM  8 years agoPost 23
fla heli boy

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agreed. Sue Align??? That's the problem with this f'ed up country we live in. A few years ago, I shanked a drive into an oncoming car and broke his windshield. I was hitting Callaway balls with a Nike driver. Should they be sued??? Don't even like the idea of sueing the pilot, but at least that has SOME merit as he shouldn't have been there in the first place. The best thing about not sueing everyone under the sun is that maybe we can put some lawyers out of business so they can go do what they do best: shovel crap.

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04-27-2010 10:20 PM  8 years agoPost 24
ch-47c

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the incident occurred in a major metropolitan community park system that already had a ban on flying models.
Why are you guys arguing about the quality of equipment? The pilot was flying somewhere it was posted no flying models. He appears to be at least the age of reasoning. The 17yr old girl is the victim and she should be made whole.

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04-27-2010 10:37 PM  8 years agoPost 25
philip 01

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it would be interesting to know how the police determined that 'the motor failed'.

also hard to believe a 450 could do all of that.

either way the pilot and 'spotters' knew they were flying over people and f'd up royally..

perhaps no crimminal action but a civil action could ensue and be very costly.

the question now, is whether or not the girl intends to pursue a civil action suit against anyone?

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04-27-2010 10:53 PM  8 years agoPost 26
A&J

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it was not a 450... it's look like 600 to me.... look at video

http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/ne...aircraft-injury

Lets do the time warp againnn !

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04-27-2010 11:08 PM  8 years agoPost 27
700E

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the incident occurred in a major metropolitan community park system that already had a ban on flying models.
Why are you guys arguing about the quality of equipment? The pilot was flying somewhere it was posted no flying models. He appears to be at least the age of reasoning.
I was involved in a car wreck that was my faut, pretty bad. The other driver did "not" have a valid license. Didn't matter, I was at fault. He should have never been on the road that day, still didn't matter. So driving without a license is illegal but people still continue to do it.

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04-27-2010 11:24 PM  8 years agoPost 28
Wave

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wave: way to turn a serious situation into your own bully pulpit to spew another Align rant.

I truely believe that a large part of Align's success is based upon the fact that they have essentially lowered the quality level in the RC heli industry. Do there actions constitute negligence ? I'm not sure.

You are quick to call the operator irresponsible ( which he is ) but please do not forget that companies that cut corners for profit are also irresponsible, and such negligence puts a LOT of people in harms way, not just a few.

You can attempt to suppress open discussion by any means that you see fit, but it does not change the facts.

If you would like me to continue "ranting" then I would be happy to oblige you.

I never thought of myself as a bully before .....neat.

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04-27-2010 11:37 PM  8 years agoPost 29
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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If they were flying a defective Align helicopter in a safe manner, then it wouldn't matter is they lost control because there would nothing to hit but the ground.

If you fly over people's heads, then you are asking for trouble.

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04-27-2010 11:48 PM  8 years agoPost 30
JuanRodriguez

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The Villages, Florida

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Let's close this thread already !!!!
Between this and other threads on the topic, every conceivable opinion has already been stated !!!

Time to let this die and move on......

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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04-27-2010 11:51 PM  8 years agoPost 31
Wave

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Illinois

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Let's close this thread already !!!!

Between this and other threads on the topic, every conceivable opinion has already been stated !!!

Time to let this die and move on......

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....
....And there you have it folks. The best way to suppress open discussion.

Just close the thread.

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04-27-2010 11:58 PM  8 years agoPost 32
whirlyspud

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USA

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I will say one thing. I will never ever go to another indoor fly in where 450's are flying. They just get too close, and it is just not worth it to me.

Mike

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04-28-2010 12:07 AM  8 years agoPost 33
JuanRodriguez

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The Villages, Florida

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[/quote]....And there you have it folks. The best way to suppress open discussion. Just close the thread. [quote]

No, there is no "suppression" at all !! If you read all of the threads that have been started on this topic, everyone's opinion has already been heard !!! OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN !!!!

https://rc.runryder.com/t583545p1/?top=1272409834

https://rc.runryder.com/t583670p1/?top=1272409720

Time to move on.....

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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04-28-2010 12:10 AM  8 years agoPost 34
Wave

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No, there is no "suppression" at all !! If you read all of the threads that have been started on this topic, everyone's opinion has already been heard !!! OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN !!!!
Then don't read this thread.

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04-28-2010 12:14 AM  8 years agoPost 35
JuanRodriguez

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The Villages, Florida

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Then don't read this thread.
Hummmm, sounds like you're trying to "supress" my opion !!!!!

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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04-28-2010 12:14 AM  8 years agoPost 36
Wave

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04-28-2010 12:45 AM  8 years agoPost 37
Mark C

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I shanked a drive into an oncoming car and broke his windshield. I was hitting Callaway balls with a Nike driver. Should they be sued???
Hell no!! It's not Nike or Callaway's fault.

What kind of tees were you using?

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04-28-2010 12:52 AM  8 years agoPost 38
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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I think a discussion like this is important. We're not just arguing Futaba vs. JR or Nitro vs. Electric. Someone could have died here. This is serious stuff.

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04-28-2010 12:59 AM  8 years agoPost 39
JuanRodriguez

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I think a discussion like this is important. We're not just arguing Futaba vs. JR or Nitro vs. Electric. Someone could have died here. This is serious stuff.
Justin,

Please take the time to read all of the posts in the threads that I've provided a link for.....

I agree with you 100 %....... but all that needed to be said has been said......... to continue with post after post will only continue to add ammunition to the lawsuits that are sure to follow..... make no mistake, they will.....

The most sensible thing to do at this point is to just let it drop..... nothing that is added will alter the outcome. Those that are irresponsible will continue to be irresponsible and the rest of us will continue to be...... well, you know.....

I'm being guilty of continuing with this thread so I'll let this one be my last post on the topic....

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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04-28-2010 01:31 AM  8 years agoPost 40
philip 01

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thank you.

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