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12-26-2010 05:06 PM  9 years ago
fung_jeff

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Now that's how you turn one back into a kit!
LOL!

Man, I miss the eighties.
2nd LOL never thought of it... So then.. Who needs some help turning there heli back to a kit?
Jeffrey Fung...15 Years old - FLEET: Evo 50, Raptor 30, Trex 500, SDX's, X-Spec, Logo 10/400
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12-26-2010 05:17 PM  9 years ago
snjbird

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Man Matt was mov'in when he hit there! That Logo came apart! I witnessed quite a few Big crashes at the Blowout, many by well known names in the business. Those guys are moving fast and doing it low, a good combo for crash spotting!
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12-27-2010 06:34 AM  9 years ago
helidevil

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not to be a speculator but the first time he hit the ground and lost the tail slowed the heli down and put it at an angle that if he had just went up, he could have saved the kit and the crowd. i had something very similar to this happen back when i was flying my craptor. lost the tail on a tail slide, went up and saved everything.
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12-27-2010 02:35 PM  9 years ago
ShuRugal

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the difference being that you fly a 250 alone, whereas he was flying 90 with a crowd behind him. Not worth the risk. Especially since he's a sponsored pilot and wont have to shell out for the rekit.AMA 700159
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12-27-2010 03:31 PM  9 years ago
snjbird

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It is kinda hard to tell, but I think he hit more than the tail on the first contact? Who knows how much control he had of the heli after the first hit?
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12-27-2010 05:23 PM  9 years ago
helidevil

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ShuRugal
like i said, it was my raptor 50, not my 250.....big difference. and it was a normal sunday at the field with a small crowd of members. nothing like a funfly but still there were people.
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12-27-2010 11:01 PM  9 years ago
ShuRugal

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my bad, but either way, there is a slight difference in situations between "amateur flying for fun" and "sponsored pilot flying for demo" Where an amateur might have incentive to avoid crash expenses, a sponsored pilot has no such excuse to let one get even close. tail was out, vector was straight at the flight line, nailing it into the dirt costs him nothing and avoids having his sponsors look bad when their pilot kills someone.AMA 700159
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12-27-2010 11:04 PM  9 years ago
helidevil

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ah true.......but if i were in this situation i would save it just because i hate wrenching a lot.....especially re-kitting, too much re set-up lol
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12-27-2010 11:06 PM  9 years ago
Supercoolheli

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hmm would you rather pay like $1000 to rebuild a heli, or pay like a heck of a lot more for someone's hospital bills or funeral ?
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12-27-2010 11:31 PM  9 years ago
McKrackin

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It's never worth the risk of hurting someone to save a toy.

Never.
I literally never use the word literally right.
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12-28-2010 12:29 AM  9 years ago
JPhillips

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I was at that funfly with a group of my friends right behind Nick when he stuffed that one in. He did hit the tail and it was comin right for him so he put it in. I don't blame him a bit.

I'm with y'all, I'll stuff it in a second if I think I'm losing it or it's gonna hit me or someone else. Screw the heli, life is important.
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12-28-2010 12:36 AM  9 years ago
Mike Fortin

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Yep, good call on Nick's part to plant it.

Once the tail hit you can see the heli just start to spin a split second before he planted it.

A great call by a great pilot.
Have Rotors, Will Fly!
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12-28-2010 12:37 AM  9 years ago
jcoats

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I saw that Nick crash in person too....after he hit the tree and repaired the bird...something didn't sound right.. it was going down regardless,..he had a beautiful save when he hit the tree the first flight...nice...
Kyle Stacy put a fury 55 in pretty hard too during that funfly..anybody have that video?
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12-28-2010 09:50 AM  9 years ago
Footey

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No one likes to see a crash but no one likes to miss it either

Great videos
Life is like a bath, the longer you stay in it the more wrinkled you get.
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12-31-2010 03:07 AM  9 years ago
rstacy

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Kyle Stacy put a fury 55 in pretty hard too during that funfly..anybody have that video?
I would like to see that video myself!
Kyle didnt crash there. LOL!
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12-31-2010 03:26 AM  9 years ago
jcoats

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Really...I thought that was him?...idk..
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12-31-2010 05:43 AM  9 years ago
Santiago P

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there is a slight difference in situations between "amateur flying for fun" and "sponsored pilot flying for demo" Where an amateur might have incentive to avoid crash expenses, a sponsored pilot has no such excuse to let one get even close. tail was out, vector was straight at the flight line, nailing it into the dirt costs him nothing and avoids having his sponsors look bad when their pilot kills someone.
I am glad that several of you can tell that Nick put it in for a reason. Most of us know the amount of skill in Nick, and he can tell within split seconds if it can be saved or not. I've seen him save helis many times after hitting the tail down and just piro to upright and auto. The hit on the downleg was hard enough to affect the cyclic too and he could tell, therefore the NO MAS for that ENV.

Chago
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