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HomeAircraftHelicopterMain Discussion › Personal safety cage or cover for hard smack down 3d flying(Solved, finally)
09-06-2013 05:07 AM  4 years agoPost 1
hindsight

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Love to hear some design thoughts.....PVC pipe structure with chicken wire mesh? I know there are people out there much smarter than me.. Love to hear your ideas.... I have been so afraid to pull of my piro tail down funnels low and close enough for fear of injury.. If I had a cage to fly behind I would rip this **** with more confidence...any thoughts...

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09-06-2013 05:14 AM  4 years agoPost 2
TMoore

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You would need a cage like we used for pylon races. It might be tough to see out of.

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09-06-2013 05:16 AM  4 years agoPost 3
rudyy

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I think the PVC pipe made cage will block the view.

Just do not fly too close; do not do the fast and furious inverted backward hurricane a foot away from your face. Keep a safe distance.

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09-06-2013 05:18 AM  4 years agoPost 4
hindsight

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Maybe I could used to looking through the cage... I'm gonna build one for sure now... Ill post some pictures if anyone cares... It's my 450 that I'm really concerned with. I can't see that sucker if I fly it far off from me...

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09-06-2013 05:19 AM  4 years agoPost 5
hindsight

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Just make the main structure from the PVC.. Kind of like Fence posts... Part of the fun is flying in where you can see the heli good.. It's part of the 3d culture if you watch all the big names fly... Flying on the deck is part of our hobby.. We just need the right safety equipment..not change our flying style

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09-06-2013 05:20 AM  4 years agoPost 6
rudyy

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The easiest way would be just putting on a motorbike helmet.

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09-06-2013 05:24 AM  4 years agoPost 7
hindsight

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Too hot to fly in helmet....plus you have other arteries you can severe.. Keep the ideas rolling... I. Making a trip to Home Depot soon

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09-06-2013 05:50 AM  4 years agoPost 8
jongurley

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I just don't come that close, simpl, after the tragedy in New York it reminds me to keep it out in front of me two mistakes away, not worth it.

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09-06-2013 06:03 AM  4 years agoPost 9
Flyin for Jesus

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I have full leathers and a helmet from my roadracing days... will that help?
Seriously though, I have thought about this a bit...
Net doesn't need to be thick and heavy. A heli might get through a soccer goal net but it will not come through with much left in the blades. ( leave the netting loose so it will wrap up in the blades ) I would assume this would cut at least 80% of the momentum.
2nd thing I was thinking of was a frame to the side with a cable holding up the net in front of you. Prolly not portable... but something you could have at a flight field.

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09-06-2013 06:11 AM  4 years agoPost 10
Einzelganger

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Panels like for dog kennels come to mind.

1)Chain link panels with a generous view panel. Maybe a plexiglass window.

2)Plexiglass front with chain link panels flanking sides and top.

Not everyone would want to use it. Special for those who really want to get up close and personal.

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09-06-2013 06:34 AM  4 years agoPost 11
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After having my 700 electric lose control and it was out about 100 feet and up 100 feet, zipped right over my head just a couple of feet. Scared the holy bejesus out of me. I now fly multirotors, very unlikely to get killed, maybe could cut you slightly, and they tend to fall rather than fly out of control. I switched to multi rotors for photography reasons, so my 700 has been retired to hang itself from my shop ceiling.
I too wondered about a helmet and other safety gear, but most would consider it too much trouble, or looking like a sissy.
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I think the glove would have to go in the safety gear below.

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09-06-2013 06:37 AM  4 years agoPost 12
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no metal cages/fences, you'll just create a faraday cage and lose your radio signal.

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09-06-2013 07:08 AM  4 years agoPost 13
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Fence
This is what we use at our field, but is for the rest of the pilots not flying. The pilot will allways be vulnerable!

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09-06-2013 07:24 AM  4 years agoPost 14
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Part of the fun is flying in where you can see the heli good.. It's part of the 3d culture if you watch all the big names fly... Flying on the deck is part of our hobby.. We just need the right safety equipment..not change our flying style
See ! it is this type of belief we must try and get rid of ...
This is just plain wrong and kids nowadays all wanna look like and fly like the pros. Pros are flying dangerously close, because it will indeed shows up better on Youtube videos. But for the sake of our own leisure into this hobby, I think flying high and far away is just as enjoyable, and most importantly safer.

Cages are for keeping animals inside. What you need is to change your habit.

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09-06-2013 07:25 AM  4 years agoPost 15
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Cut a hole on the fence for the transmitter... I'm not going to fly with the fear of death hanging over me... I'm building a net of sorts.. Really I am

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09-06-2013 07:35 AM  4 years agoPost 16
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That's complete bull****... You fly high and far away of that's what you enjoy doing.. The standard 3d flight at any contest any place is close enough to the pilot and the crowd to cause serious injury... I personally can't see my maneuvers that well......real up high... Why not just fly behind a barrier.. This is what 3d is... Not flying around your head but as your skills improve and you learn to put on the smack down flight, the heli will always be close enough to kill... especially when doing piro flips and tricks that have many orientations involved... you cant to hurricanes at 100 feet high and 100 feet out.. Just look at racing.. they are constantly modifying the cars and adding safety equipment as they learn from tragic accidents... You still have to race hard, go three wide in the turns to win, but make sure every last safety feature is in place.. Having a barrier at the flying field is a no brainer to me... Even a caged monkey can see that..I love my helis and fly weekly... I fly Align junk cause it flies good and its cheaper than other brands.. I wonder when something is going to snap in flight.. I don't want to feel nervous when I fly... I want to enjoy my hobby... I'm building/buying and testing a net device that I can transport... I like flying at a level that I can see my ****... Not so it looks good on you tube.. I always thought a spotter was a bad idea.. I would never do it... Nor stand on a spot flying while others flew there stuff while I flew mine...

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09-06-2013 08:04 AM  4 years agoPost 17
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LOL, umpire face guards, thats funny. What about the spotter, what does he use to protect himself?

How many batters have ever been offed from baseballs to the head or body?
Save yourselves the money and embarrassment, just practice keeping the heli a little ways out further.

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09-06-2013 08:23 AM  4 years agoPost 18
Zbawer

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100 feet away and maybe 50 feet high, on a 450 size heli, sounds just about right in terms of safety and still with enough visibility to throw whatever hurricanes or piroflips you want at it.
make it double if you're on a 600 / 700 size bird
Maybe what you need is a visit to an ophthalmologist and get yourself some prescription glasses ! Sure is cheaper than your PVC cage ...

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09-06-2013 08:33 AM  4 years agoPost 19
hindsight

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What's your problem with me wanting some saftey equipment.. Not everyone flies why up high.. Haven't you been watching all the videos on runryder? People enjoy flying there machines low... Your not realistic..sorry... You remind me of the old men plankers that want you to fly the pattern with your helicopter when you show up at the field... Round in circles high and far away.. This is 3d flying bro...

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09-06-2013 09:00 AM  4 years agoPost 20
Zbawer

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[quote]Haven't you been watching all the videos on runryder? /quote]
Thanks for making my point.

There's nothing wrong either at flying "hard smack down 3d", right on the deck, BUT 50 / 100 feet away. That's just as impressive to me. if your buddy is recording your flight he can always zoom in.

Many fellow hobbyist are standing close to the pit line while flying, then flying close to you would endangers your heli buddies standing behind you just as much ... are you gonna build some kind of bunker for them to stay inside as well ?

Just get used to fly further away, that's the ONLY responsible answer to enhance safety.

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