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04-29-2010 06:27 AM  8 years agoPost 1
dougly

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Did anything ever become of that terrible accident against that poor girl with that helicopter?? I sure hope that they found that moran and he had to at least pay for the medical bills.

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04-29-2010 06:31 AM  8 years agoPost 2
Blink 182

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They stuck around. The guy with the shirt off used his shirt to stop bleeding and the pilots also called 911. They left after emts arrived.

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04-29-2010 07:00 AM  8 years agoPost 3
philip 01

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it ain't over yet. suffice to say a civil action could ensue.

sitting on a silver platter for the right lawyer.

moral of the story, don't be a dumbass and make it easy for them.

flying in a populated public park.

there's your sign.

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04-29-2010 08:11 AM  8 years agoPost 4
Daved Gutierrez

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what happened, is the little one ok?

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04-29-2010 12:30 PM  8 years agoPost 5
Sillyness

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The other heli site raised $12000 to give her through paypal donations... trying to preserve the faces of the responsible modelers.

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04-29-2010 01:29 PM  8 years agoPost 6
Jgatorman

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the othe site this site and a few others raised the money

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04-29-2010 01:43 PM  8 years agoPost 7
TachyonDriver

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Checkout the Safety section of RR, you'll find all the answers there:-

https://rc.runryder.com/t584701p1/

Tach.

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04-29-2010 02:02 PM  8 years agoPost 8
VooDooX

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The other heli site raised $12000 to give her through paypal donations
hey dont give the other site all the credit alot of people here donated alot too and it was a team effort

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04-29-2010 02:36 PM  8 years agoPost 9
700E

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it ain't over yet. suffice to say a civil action could ensue
That will most likely not happen. All these clowns have to do is file bankruptcy. Then SHE will be stuck paying off the lawyer.

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04-29-2010 02:44 PM  8 years agoPost 10
Carey

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The other heli site raised $12000 to give her through paypal donations... trying to preserve the faces of the responsible modelers.
The whole community did, but yep the PP account was from a guy on the HF.

Most of us are members at more than a couple of the bigger sites.

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04-29-2010 06:36 PM  8 years agoPost 11
philip 01

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Then SHE will be stuck paying off the lawyer.
a lawyer would most likely do it on contingency.

if 'they' filed bankruptcy that would be good too. the gift that keeps on giving.

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04-30-2010 01:11 AM  8 years agoPost 12
McKrackin

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The other heli site raised $12000 to give her through paypal donations... trying to preserve the faces of the responsible modelers.
I donated to the cause and trust me...it had nothing to do with saving face for those idiot goons in the park.I hoped all throughout the investigation they would do time in prison and lose everything they have and will ever hope to have.

I gave because it was the right thing to do.

I still have my fingers crossed for the losing everything part.

.30 size helis and larger are a menace in public parks and there should be stricter laws for it.
I hope the idiots at least get booted from the AMA.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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04-30-2010 01:18 AM  8 years agoPost 13
philip 01

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dang.

and i thought i may be being a bit harsh.

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04-30-2010 01:25 AM  8 years agoPost 14
VANHELI

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.I hoped all throughout the investigation they would do time in prison and lose everything they have and will ever hope to have.

Dave V.

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04-30-2010 01:30 AM  8 years agoPost 15
Aaron29

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So the jist of it is that breaking a park rule means nothing.

Got it!!! Gonna go let my dog crap in the sandbox.

Then I think I'll ride my motorcycle down the little path. Little old ladies get in the way so I'll have to honk the horn a lot.

Oh but there are signs saying to pick up dog poop, and no motor vehicles allowed.

But. Hey it's just a sign and if you break it and someone's injured nothing happens, right?

Anyone else see the problem with this?

Point is, those boys HAVE to be punished or else the park signs have no power over anyone.

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04-30-2010 01:30 AM  8 years agoPost 16
700E

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a lawyer would most likely do it on contingency.
Not a civil suit, and not theses days!!

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04-30-2010 02:07 AM  8 years agoPost 17
snjbird

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Here is the AMA Presidents take on what happened, and what the AMA response was.

An incident occurred April 16th when an AMA member who was flying a 450-size electric helicopter in a Tampa, FL, public park lost control of the model and injured a young woman walking in the park. It appears that after calling 911, the pilot and his friends stayed with the injured person until EMTs arrived, then picked up their equipment and left. The local authorities will probably cite the men for ignoring a local ordinance against flying in that park.

This is an unfortunate incident that casts a cloud over what we do as model aviation enthusiasts. The local FOX News affiliate picked up on the story and ran a piece that included video that, by most standards, could be considered pretty graphic.
The potential for collateral harm to all of us as a result of this incident is significant. I’ve been asked a number of times whether or not the pilot and his friends involved were AMA members. In the end I’m not sure it matters. The news piece didn’t say, “Park visitor injured by AMA member (or non-AMA member) flying a model helicopter.” It said, “Park visitor injured by toy model helicopter.” The non-modeling public that watched that news story will now have a negative perception of model aviation and question the safety of our models. To complicate matters further, the incident occurred in a major metropolitan community park system that already had a ban on flying models. This incident will reverberate throughout the country and, no doubt, will become a topic of discussion with authorities of other park systems. AMA has many chartered clubs that have operated safely for years in local parks, and we are watching closely to make sure that we do what we can to support our members and clubs that may be challenged now as a result of this incident.

However, what follows is the reason I decided to write this column. I’ve been a modeler for a long time. In all of those years, other than regarding the frequency reallocation issue a couple of decades ago, I don’t think I’ve ever seen the aeromodeling community come together as it has with this situation.

AMA has an internal response plan for incidents like this. We were notified of the accident by an officer of the International Radio Controlled Helicopter Association (IRCHA), one of AMA’s Special Interest Groups. This triggered our response, which included working with IRCHA to identify a local responsible, articulate, RC helicopter pilot, Rolando Perez, who could speak on camera. AMA’s public relations manager spoke with Mr. Perez to go over significant points that should be made regarding AMA’s Safety Code and record. In addition, our PR manager spoke directly with the FOX reporter, by phone about model aviation and all of the positive aspects of modeling. A statement was issued by AMA.

At the same time, modelers from 33 states and 14 countries – some AMA members and some not – came together on popular Internet forums to express their concern over the incident and what had happened to this young woman. An initiative was even launched to generate donations to help offset expenses. Members of the local RC helicopter community made the effort to ensure that the local media were made aware of all of the positive aspects of model aviation and the value we bring to communities. As a result, in a short follow-up piece FOX News spoke about the positive “groundswell” of reaction from the “national modeling community” and the concerns expressed by modelers. Go to http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/ne...craft-operators to see this coverage. The mother of the young woman expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support she has received from concerned aeromodelers.

Sometimes it takes something like this to make everyone realize that the common denominator between all of us is model aviation. It doesn’t matter what type of model we fly, or maybe even whether or not we are all AMA members. While it was a terribly unfortunate incident, it provided us with the opportunity to show that the majority of us are responsible, safety-conscious individuals, and that we are protective of what we do as model aviators. And this is why I wrote this column. Out of a bad incident came a lot of good. The public has now had the opportunity to see the positive in what we do and that we are a caring, concerned group. The efforts by everyone here will pay some dividend somewhere. It was a good job by all. And because of the actions of everyone involved in reacting to this accident, I think I’ve maintained my string of writing about the positive things that aeromodeling has to offer.
See you next time…

Dave Mathewson, AMA President

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04-30-2010 02:57 AM  8 years agoPost 18
banshee rider

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it ain't over yet. suffice to say a civil action could ensue
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That will most likely not happen. All these clowns have to do is file bankruptcy. Then SHE will be stuck paying off the lawyer.
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that is not always true in a lot of cases you cannot file for bankruptcy to escape a court ordered judgement

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04-30-2010 03:21 AM  8 years agoPost 19
McKrackin

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You know what really trips my trigger?
Not knowing who did it.

Someone here knows.
Someone on one of these forums actually did it.
I seriously doubt guys with $1,000 and $2,000 helis,AMA membership cards and all that crap are not members of RR,HF,RCG,or some of the others.They are probably members of all of them like almost every serious heli enthusiast is.

Say something guys.Man up.Apologize publicly anyway!

I swear,if these guys would just make some kind of public apology,I'd back away from the whole thing.
The apology needs to be public because what they did involved every man,woman or child that ever set foot in that park.
As luck would have it,they were only able to mangle one little girl.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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04-30-2010 03:36 AM  8 years agoPost 20
Blink 182

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If I were in his shoes I wouldnt reveal myself publicly. You have people on HF talking about spinning up a tail rotor and cutting the pilot who hit the girl, and alot more disturbing things.
I dont blame him for not saying anything on the forums.

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