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01-01-2013 02:28 AM  5 years agoPost 1
Riq

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This just popped up on an aviation website I frequent. Not many details. Tragic none the less.

http://www.smh.com.au/world/freak-a...0101-2c3kk.html

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01-01-2013 02:29 AM  5 years agoPost 2
GabrielB1231

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What a bummer. Maybe their will be more details

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01-01-2013 05:45 AM  5 years agoPost 3
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Always give more room for error on windy days. Do you think he might have piloted a Turbine toy plane?

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01-01-2013 10:39 AM  5 years agoPost 4
GetToDaChopper

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is it still a toy when it kills someone ???

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01-01-2013 01:36 PM  5 years agoPost 5
Redlight

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is it still a toy when it kills someone ???
I would say yes. If you choke to death on a G.I. Joe it would still be a toy.What it is does not change.

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01-01-2013 03:07 PM  5 years agoPost 6
heliVoY

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Always give more room for error on windy days. Do you think he might have piloted a Turbine toy plane?
Any why would it be a turbine ? Props are a lot more dangerous anyway. Also, most guys flying flying turbines are a lot more experienced pilots in general over most other plank guys ( yes this is a generalization)

Like car accidents on highways ... It's the common motorist more prone to cause damage over experienced pro driver

so far all rc airplane deaths have been by sport planes / beginners ... Like the guy who flew a trainer into his chest when he lost it in the sun, ... Or the newbie who flew into a guy with a heli cutting his throat .... Then there was the giant scale biplane that killed one and almost cut another person in 1/2 at a European air show ....

Most incidents like this are caused by lack of following rules, or common sense ... Sad to hear someone die in such a freak way

In this case sounds like the pilot was very irresponsible. I don't care how gusty it is, if you come close to people it's always controllable , even if that means dumping your plane in the ground!! I see to many people losing control flying and trying to save planes or helis completely endangering others in the process ... :/

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01-01-2013 06:09 PM  5 years agoPost 7
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well i'm thinking it was a slope plane just because of the location of the story, 'on a hill on the north-west outskirts of the city popular with paraglider flyers and model-plane enthusiasts'

so if it was a slope plane going 100+mph hitting someone in the head, I can see this sad event happening.

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01-01-2013 06:12 PM  5 years agoPost 8
jgunpilot

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It kind of sounds like the guy was dynamic soaring, which means speeds well in excess of 100 mph. A couple of pounds at that speed equals fatality.

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01-01-2013 07:15 PM  5 years agoPost 9
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01-01-2013 11:24 PM  5 years agoPost 10
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Wow strange

Ugly can be fixed stupid is forever!

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01-02-2013 06:25 AM  5 years agoPost 11
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If they were DS Soaring it means speeds in excess of 200 mph EASY!!!!! EASY!!!

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01-02-2013 06:56 AM  5 years ago •• Post 12 ••
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Funny how when a death occurs, the debates come next.

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01-02-2013 08:12 AM  5 years agoPost 13
Blanka

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I'd like to know the radio brand... maybe SCKAPTUM ?

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01-02-2013 10:47 AM  5 years agoPost 14
dialarotor

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Slope soaring can be very serious business
Speeds nearing 400mph

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01-02-2013 11:44 AM  5 years agoPost 15
Heli143

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Most incidents like this are caused by lack of following rules, or common sense ... Sad to hear someone die in such a freak way
Don't know the facts of this incident, but the above statement hits close to home for me.
Many years ago while flying helicopters in Bremen, Germany, an individual who apparently didn't like helicopters flew a 2 meter glider over my head at high speed. All I heard was a whistle seconds before it flew over my head. The gliders and helicopters were on opposite sides of a very large field so there was no reason for him to fly over. It could have turned out differently but in this case I left the field and never went back.
I should mention it was definitely on purpose and the incident was debated afterwards.

Either way, my condolences to the deceased and his family.

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01-02-2013 12:13 PM  5 years agoPost 16
Sherman89

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I had a similar incident at the Joe Nall last year but I do not think it was intentional, while flying float planes at the lake a guy flew his float plane over the shore line at me and I caught a glimpse of it coming my way in time to duck down----had I not ducked the plane would have hit me in the head----needless to say I had a chat up close with the pilot and he got the message loud and clear----he packed up and left and was not seen again.

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01-03-2013 12:23 AM  5 years agoPost 17
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Gee guess it's time to ban assault airplanes.

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01-03-2013 01:10 AM  5 years agoPost 18
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I do believe most of my manuals from CX2 to Raptor 50 DO state,"this is not a toy". I've heard and read too much on this site alone to really fly with anyone. I enjoy most being alone only being that I'm learning 3D and concentration is sooo easier.! We fly safe with only friends in a private field. Has it's percs for sure!!

I wish I still flew!!!

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01-03-2013 01:56 AM  5 years agoPost 19
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Most unfortunate. At a club event here last summer a pilot was egged on to go lower and lower, faster and faster until the pilot kissed the ground, sheared the prop blades off of the plane and centerpunched a spectator that was congregating adjacent to the pilot station. It was a very unfortunate and totally preventable situation. The spectator had to be transported to Erlanger via Medevac when the local hospital bailed out on handling a trauma case. He had a punctured abdomen and the last I heard recovered but not without some expense to him, the club and no doubt someones insurance....but he lived.

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