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09-22-2013 11:53 PM  5 years agoPost 221
Heli_Splatter

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NASCAR vehicles should not drive next to the walls either.

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09-23-2013 03:00 PM  5 years agoPost 222
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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even in nascar they wear seat belts and safety suits.

guess no one wants to have to use safety gear or any type of protection.

Insha Allah made in america

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09-23-2013 06:04 PM  5 years agoPost 223
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Safety cages? nah, Common sense? Definately.

IMHO, cages are too restrictive as I have a habit of migrating during my flights. That, and I don't like the idea of having something in front of me that I can trip over or obstruct my line of sight. Peering in between a chain link fence is just as annoying as having a knat buzzing in your face for an entire flight.

I like to fly aggressive, but I have a few guidelines that help. I don't fly the heli directly over my head. I do not hover at eye-level. I don't fly directly at myself. Nose-in hovers are only perfomed offset..not right in front of me. High speed circuits are flown across me. I always adjust my flight pattern with my back to the wind or across me...I don't fly with the wind at my front if I can help it. Tic Tocs, Hurricanes, etc are are never excecuted with the rotors facing me if I'm closer than 20ft. Finally, I read the heli's attitude and if it doesn't feel right, I land and check it out. I've found a few potential problems this way.

This is really all any pilot of any skill really needs. COMMON SENSE. Pay attention and don't overfly your skill level. Most of us do this and we're are just fine. That and just be aware that anything can happen at any time. Roman was an awesome pilot and probably performed that flight a million times without a hitch. But, I think Roman just got caught of guard this one time. I don't think he was being careless...just too compfortable with his machine. It was definately a freak incident. RIP Roman.

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09-23-2013 06:51 PM  5 years agoPost 224
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Well said, Ladymagic.

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09-23-2013 07:23 PM  5 years agoPost 225
hindsight

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Magical lady
That was well said, and is very much how I fly.. You make a lot of sense.. I'm still putting together my barrier though.. I'm gonna try it..hell why not.. I flew my 700 this morning and charging up the vibe 50 as we speak for afternoon flights..no barrier yet.. I felt safe.. Just not piro flipping directly in front of my self and flying further away... Really trying to get the tail down piro funnels.. Got it locked in on the sim very well and can pull them when I get the balls but very high.. I'm gonna work on them all day today...I need new tricks, I'm getting bored...

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09-23-2013 07:52 PM  5 years agoPost 226
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Hindsight,

If that's what you feel you need to do..then, by all means go for it. But, I doubt you'll really ever need it if you simply fly with safety in mind.

Think about how many heli pilots there are out there that rip it up now. Think they ever needed cages? Its all about how much thought you put into your flights and your training. Think ahead and know what could go wrong and adjust your flights accordingly.

I've done piro for years now. I'll admit sometimes, I'm kinda close. In fact, I fly mostly while piroretting and flipping most of the flight. One key element there is that I always flip the heli away from me.

I knew a fellow pilot who had a bad habit of flipping his heli towards him. It was a big, heavy N9. He'd flip it so that the rotor was right over the top of his head and then add negative pitch to push it away from him....good pilot, but really bad habit. Would have landed right on top of him if his cyclic didn't respond. That's the kinda of stuff that'll get you hurt.

Mellisa

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09-23-2013 08:35 PM  5 years agoPost 227
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Good pair of safety glasses would be a start,strong enough to stop an air rifle,i have seen Baseball caps with strong metal shield in the front in a badge form thats covers the front of the cap all along the front,the only other risky part would be the neck,just a thought.

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09-23-2013 09:39 PM  5 years agoPost 228
hindsight

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I just flew two flights with my 700.. The Texas sky here is so bright, big and blue it's so tuff to see sometimes.. Taking a break between flights here... Anyway, I have been flying for years and years now, and without a safety net. I have really only had one close call with my vibe 50 and once when I was a new flyer, when my 90 flew over my head, granted it way up high but none the less out of control... I think there have been so many near Mises like your buddies N9 and other instances where people have actually been hit that have been forgotten or go un reported.. I am trying to learn new tricks and I would love to have a safety net in place in case in loose it.. This partial cage is so light and so strong and so visible... It's also very cheap at less than 8 bucks a section....and I only need two..it would be enough to break up the blades.. My 450 is what really scares me.. That would leave a Frankenstein mark from hell...that one flies kinda close and I hold back with it cause I don't want it near me.. It would be nice to let it rip

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09-23-2013 10:03 PM  5 years agoPost 229
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Hindsight,

I understand how you feel. I've had a few close calls myself and I used to shake like a wet kitten when I'd try a new stunt. Sometimes I still do when I'm pushing my heli. But, what got me through was having a bail-out plan everytime.

In any case, having a cage can't hurt any more than getting smacked by a heli. I just think not having a cage forces you to have more respect for your machine and how you fly it. And really, that's all you need to stay safe.

Mellisa

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09-23-2013 10:08 PM  5 years agoPost 230
hindsight

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Yea, I hope so.. I love my helis.. I'm building a new dfc 700 and 550 dfc pro...I'm totally addicted.. I loved this **** the first time I saw one fly.. I know I'm over reacting a little.. I'm just freaked out about what happen to Roman... The thought of getting smacked by that flying machete is really frightening..God have Mercy... Wow...

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09-23-2013 11:22 PM  5 years agoPost 231
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understand how you feel. I've had a few close calls myself and I 
NEW world order for flight safety if and whenever it a fun fly all the attendee need to bring a binocular or a 50x zoom camera
as they'll have to stay the length of a football field from the pilot spectate from. And build a chimney for the pilot I am optimistic
this' s the best protection for everyone.
Remember Roman was bad azz pilot with all our greatness
you never know what can go wrong, for no man can do more than theirs time. But When it comes to untimely deaths prevention is the only cure. So if we do the right thing we can prevent such.

I was waiting on some honey but there aren't no Queen bee,

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09-23-2013 11:49 PM  5 years agoPost 232
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I always flip the heli away from me.

I knew a fellow pilot who had a bad habit of flipping his heli towards him. It was a big, heavy N9. He'd flip it so that the rotor was right over the top of his head and then add negative pitch to push it away from him....good pilot, but really bad habit. Would have landed right on top of him if his cyclic didn't respond. That's the kinda of stuff that'll get you hurt.
No one taught him safe flying habits I bet.
I always flip the heli away from me.
uhh huh.

I understand hindsight, he wants to really go for it without becoming an ho victim in the process. No doubt somewhere something will not go right. The cage gives you the chance to let it all out without fear. If hindsight is willing to fly a 700 into the cage without anyone in it first he'd better video it and post it on rr to show everyone. One of the manufacturers should throw a few bucks for testing, where the heck are they?

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09-24-2013 12:28 AM  5 years agoPost 233
raptormandan

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cage
your all nuts..freakn cages....

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09-24-2013 12:31 AM  5 years agoPost 234
hindsight

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I have got a raptor 90 frame, engine.. I just need blades, servos, 401 or something cheaply.. And the time to build it.. I would gladly do a crash test.. I'm building two helis at the moment ....plus I work a lot... I'm not saying I would fly without fear.. I'm just saying I would like the buffer... Why the hell not.. Go to the Home Depot and check out the wire I'm talking about.. It ain't getting through with force to kill.. I'm just have such a pretty face... I would hate to get hurt

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09-24-2013 12:33 AM  5 years agoPost 235
es1co2bar3

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manufacturers should throw a few bucks for testing, where the heck are they?

I was waiting on some honey but there aren't no Queen bee,

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09-24-2013 12:34 AM  5 years agoPost 236
hindsight

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I just flew my vibe 50
Wow, been awhile... What a treat.. Jr 9717, hyper 50, damn.. It flys way better than my 700 le... Way better

Maybe I should have ordered the HV kit on my new Dfc nitro cause the vibe is so sweet.. Le don't compare... Wonder how the big 90 a Scott gray fly.. Got me curious now..

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09-24-2013 12:52 AM  5 years agoPost 237
es1co2bar3

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Comoñ you all we should be giving Roman some love we talking about prevent our own DTH like we planing a time out.
the guy gone where no man had gone before thinks" 2600RPM
on a 700 size bird that's amazing ....for me to get my A7 to that
rpm) I'D need to connect my motor to a lightning bolt . I'm quiet sure we all fly @ around 1875% kias. With our 90's size.

I was waiting on some honey but there aren't no Queen bee,

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09-24-2013 01:33 AM  5 years agoPost 238
icanfly

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2600RPM
that's upping the ante with failure risk on a 700, and a dfc at that.

A cage a cage what's a cage by another name, a SHARK CAGE.

this thread did go somewhere today.

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09-24-2013 02:32 AM  5 years agoPost 239
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(btw, the man in the drawing looks like the typical rc heli pilot don't you think,lol)
Hey, Hey! The days of On-Radio Antennae is over. On-Head is the s*** Nowadays!
Better than i could've done.

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